Pitch and Kvetch

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

You’re now the principal sponsor of the English Premiere League’s Manchester United.

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12 Responses to “Pitch and Kvetch”

  1. #1 |  Don Lloyd | 

    What’s a principle sponsor? Why do principles need sponsors?

    Regards, Don

  2. #2 |  Eyewitness | 

    Wow! A Spelling flame! Cool!

  3. #3 |  eric | 

    Of course we sponsor the Yankees of the Premier League. Couldn’t we bail out Carlsberg?

  4. #4 |  Lior | 

    Well, since the government sponsors the Yankees (the state and city are paying for their new stadium, the feds are paying by making the bonds tax-exempt), why shouldn’t they sponsor Man United as well?

  5. #5 |  Bad | 

    I think what our national football team really needs is a new stadium, don’t you?

  6. #6 |  Lee | 

    Sweet can I score me some free tickets now that I am part owner?

  7. #7 |  Chris in PA | 

    Exactly, Lee, new national agenda:
    -get me in the sponsor’s box for a Champions league match
    -run some sort of passport shenanigans to get their youth team players on the US men’s team

  8. #8 |  Chris Berez | 

    But… but… I hate Manch United. Next you’re going to tell me I’m the primary sponsor of the Yankees, Colts Pistons and Montreal Canadiens. :(

  9. #9 |  dmoynihan | 

    Speaking of the Colts, may I say I admire Mr. Balko’s professionalism in not touching upon the Tom Brady matter with extreme gloating?

    /’Cuz I’d be.

  10. #10 |  Jeff | 

    Eric – I think that, given Liverpool’s past experiences with American ownership, us taking over their sponsor would cause riots.

  11. #11 |  xyz123 | 

    soccer. tchah! how can you trust a sport where they don’t fall on a loose ball!?

  12. #12 |  Andrew Williams | 

    Does that mean I can bend it like Beckham? Oh wait no, he’s playing for the LA Galaxy now. Shoot.