Friday, December 16, 2005

Houston - Where the Team Has No Name

Like many of you, I have been following the San Jose/Houston debacle with some interest. It seems AEG did what they could to stay in San Jose and give the town a chance. I haven't talked about it much because there really wasn’t a lot going on that wasn’t in the SJ papers or coming out of the SSV people.

But consider this… While there is going to be voting for the name, MLS/AEG has the artwork and logo all ready to go for the new franchise. Even if you don't know anything about graphics design, I am sure you will know that these things take time. Also the deal to play in Robertson Stadium was done in time for today’s announcement. Those kinds of deals also take time. So for them to be done already with these items, means they have been planning this for a while. It makes me wonder if there really was much chance San Jose was going to be in San Jose for 06.

I have been trying to get a hold of the logo but have not been able to. But I am told by some people involved in the process that the logo is a "shield." Go look at the Real Salt Lake logo if you don't know what a shield logo is.


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