Let's do a little fact check and analysis of "Jack Smack"...
Our soccer team worked out tonight for the first time in their brand new $200-million dollar complex at Village West in the Legends.Actually they worked out a couple weeks ago in a closed session. No public attending is okay but with no media there it didn't happen Jack?
That’s a lot of money for a stadium, in a sport, still trying to find its niche in town.
It is a lot of money for a stadium but it will also be the best and most innovative (my opinion) stadium in the country when it opens officially. That is June 9th by the way Jack since I am guessing you haven't paid attention to that either. Perhaps the really cool and innovative stadium will help the team find their niche despite the best efforts of sports "reporters" such as yourself.
It might be the only professional franchise, in any sport, without a nickname.
The only professional franchise, in any sport, without a nickname? Are you serious? This is soccer, there are lots of teams without official nicknames. The most famous team in the world in any sport (and they visited Kansas City last summer) does not have an official nickname. Manchester United are not the "Uniteds". Closer to home (as in North America) there is DC United, FC Dallas, Real Salt Lake, Chivas USA and Toronto FC. Those teams are not called the Uniteds, the FC's, the Real's or the Chivas's.
It used to be the Wizards, before that - The Wiz.I'm glad you remembered those names, at least you paid attention at some point.
The guys in our sports department,The guys in your sports department? Both of you? That is more than I have in my "Sports Department" so you got me there. Unless I count my dog, that should even it up.
for a lack of a better name, call them, “The Sporties”
The Sporties? Very clever. At least when bloggers make up bad nicknames (and I hate this one) for the team it is a little more creative.
A club official sent me an email asking that I refrain from using that name.
So a club official sent you an email asking that you refrain from calling them by an improper name and that set off this rant? Maybe a professional reporter should use the teams name? Hey, at least you are talking about soccer...
My reply, what the hell do you want us to call ‘em?
First of all, the team has won only one game in the first two months of the season.
The Sporties first 10 games are on the road while the club has been waiting for the new stadium to go up.
You threw me a curve here (baseball term so you would understand Jack), what the heck does the one win in the long road trip have to do with you coming up with a goofy nickname?
The price tag began at $140 million, but to add all the bells and whistles, it shot up to $200 million, making it the second most expensive stadium in the league. Only New York spent more.
Back to the price tag of the stadium? Short rant and you are already repetitive...
The team owners, the Cerner Corporation, do everything in a first class manner...
Cerner does not own the team. Some bigwigs who made money at Cerner and some who didn't own the team. That is pretty hard to double check?
...but for the life of me, where in the world did they come up with this European sounding name.
They came up with this "European" sounding name months ago. They posted the reasons behind the name on their very own web site. A little google action and I am sure you could find that info. Is the internet just a little too hard for you some days?
To me, Sporting Kansas City sounds like some sailing club at Lake Perry.
Go figure, a $200 million dollar state-of-the-art stadium and nobody knows what to call the team.
C'mon Sporties, you can do better than that.
C'mon Jack, YOU can do better than that!
That’s Jack’s Smack.
That's Jack something or other. Pretty sure I could come up with a colorful phrase here...
So Jack, were you saving this rant since last fall? Waiting on a slow news day or when you just couldn't bring yourself to talk about the Royals one more time?
I wish I could say this will make me watch his broadcast even less but it can't. Nothing is less than the zero times I have watched this year. I suppose I should be happy that he is noticing Sporting Kansas City at all but really Jack?