It's not transfer news but it is pretty darned entertaining. Kicktv's Ferris Bueller spoof featuring Mike Magee, Fire players, fans, MLS and soccer cameos is so well done that it had to have a post all its own.
The outtakes are also excellent.
Much better is the "Penis Song" on Dennis Byrne's blog 'The Barbershop'.
Haha.....pretty funny but I'll still take Magee's Day Off.
This is great, well done MLS, well done Fire!
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Guys can anyone imagine walter Payton, michael jordon or ernie banks doing a stupid skit movie in the middle of a bad season. There is something wrong when KC is signing World Cup level talent that the fire desperately need and the best we the fire can offer beaten down fans is a rendition of stupidity.
It's obvious that Frank is struggling in a complex transfer market someone has to realize soon that they have to show their hand. Either they go with secondary talent or go out and get someone that can move this team to the next level Come on HAuptman your in the best sports city in the US. Spend some money.
While I agree I'm disappointed in the moves the Fire have made recently, I fail to see a huge difference between Jorge Carlos and Razvan Cocis. Jorge Carlos is a couple years younger, but both have the same number of caps and the same number of goals for the same tier of international squad. If anything I'd think that Romania is a bit better than Honduras (who were arguably the worst team at the WC, outside of Cameroon). To make it out that KC is signing some great talent by signing Jorge Carlos is a bit of stretch.
Also give Magee a break with the video. It was funny and there were plenty of other soccer folks involved. Also I can totally picture Michael Jordan doing stupid movies. Are we suppose to forgive "Space Jam" just because it was made during a good season?
I am inclined to let it go at the present point considering the generall upward drift of the Fire. But Andy's organization has a track record of trying to solve performance problems with cheap PR stunts, rather than investing in talent. So whenever the smoke and mirrors appear, I get nervous.
I still get the feeling this was primarily an MLS PR stunt, not just the Fire's (I don't think the Fire could have got Henry, Bradley, De Ro, Jimmy Conrad, Hope Solo, Bruce Arena, Gonzalez, LeRoux, et. al involved on their own). And it obviously worked because the interwebs loved it.
But you're feeling is totally valid based on past experience. I'm really hoping that something significant happens this transfer window.
I mean, the Chicago Bears did the Super Bowl Shuffle before winning the Super Bowl, so there's that...
well they were the monsters of midway, what do we have here?
Mmmm yeaahh... I don't think the Fire mobilized all those players and coaches to put this together. I don't know exactly when they filmed, but Magee and the Fire weren't playing for a few long weeks there. When they got Gonzalez and Bradley on film with their national team duty is another question, but it's not a concern to Fire fans.
I see this video as something completely apart from the rest of their season. I thought it was funny and well-done. It doesn't replace having a winning season, but it showcases the Fire in a positive light as a proud part of the city of Chicago.
I think we need a Blues Brothers spoof next - not sure who'd do it now, but it would have been good for Austin Berry and Arne Friedrich. What other Chicago-themed movies would make good spoofs?
Filming started in January and wrapped in April. It's pretty harmless when it comes to actually affecting the season. A majority of the production was handled by MLS and kicktv anyway.
I think we've all seen many a complaint about MLS and/or Fire marketing, or lack thereof. This was excellent, funny and got people watching and talking about MLS and soccer and going to games. I give it two thumbs up, and see it as having nothing to do with another crappy first half of the season.
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