* Their baseball team is run by a tightwad megalomaniac.
* Their football team was stolen from Cleveland*.
* Their basketball team has been in Washington for decades.
* They couldn't support minor-league hockey.
It's the Blast or Johns Hopkins lacrosse, really.
*Yes, I know Indianapolis (actually, Jim Irsay) stole Baltimore's team. But two wrongs still make a wrong.[/quote]
It's evident they you don't know much about BALTIMORE sports (maybe sports in general, but I digress)!!!!!!
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black
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1) As if "the sports world" gives a darn about the MISL
2) as if the MISL title is "coveted"
3) as if the Blast didn't win the title the exact same way a few years ago without a peep from you.
The rest of us did research, too. You simply choose to ignore it.
It is cool that you two completely different people managed to find each other, though. Cough cough.
Your team lost. You know that, right? Your team lost. And nobody gives a rat's behind who's older except you and your buddy.My good friend, take a bow because you just put the final nail in this coffin. I have tried for years to right the wrong that the *Milwaukee Wave were the oldest active professional soccer team in the nation. They have propetuated this lie to a niave public, knowing that the BALTIMORE BLAST were indeed king of this throne.
What do you have against reality? Seriously.It is also refreshing that *Milwaukee Wave Owner, Jim Lindenberg has chimed in to tell the truth on this matter. The *Wave folded in 2009; even if it was only for a week, they folded. That's it folks.
The Blast folded, too. Lindenberg will admit it, but you won't. What's the difference there, exactly?
The Baltimore Blast ceased to exist in 1992. Period. Full stop.
The second franchise then re-taking the Blast name and Ed Hale buying them does not close the loop on that. It doesn't. You're a moron.
Which point was I wrong about?
The Orioles are run by Peter Angelos. Nuff said.
The Ravens were the Cleveland Browns for 40+ years.
The Washington Wizards were once the Baltimore Bullets.
Do the words "Baltimore Skipjacks" mean anything to you?
And I'll add that 1st Mariner Arena may only avoid the title "Worst Arena In The Mid-Atlantic" only because they haven't blown up the Richmond Coliseum. Yet.
You and your alter-ego are, frankly, frightening. You're fixated on the Blast in a way that Chris Hansen might find creepy. I strongly suggest you find a hobby to distract you from your hobby.
In the meantime... if a one-week furlough means a team folded, how many NFL teams are folding this month?
Also, how many years do they consider professional? I mean it wasn't until the 90's the two teams met in the highest pro indoor league. Until then it was sub-par for the Wave. The Blast are the only ones to be in all 3 MISL's... Do I even dare mention the traveling circus act the Wave were part of in the XSL?
Milwaukee Wave: Various league levels, different arenas, same staff/coaches/players, same name *most recent to shutdown for a period of time.*
Who's older? Any fool could tell (except for the unpaid intern who writes the articles for the Wave.)
Because the great sports city of Baltimore hasn't built a new arena in 50 years. I believe the Wave have played in three buildings.
Because, of course, the party don't start 'til the Blast walk in. Just keep parsing until you get the result you want, the one that will make you feel better about yourself.Also, how many years do they consider professional? I mean it wasn't until the 90's the two teams met in the highest pro indoor league. Until then it was sub-par for the Wave.
Do I even dare mention the NPSL Baltimore joined in 1992...the one that already had Milwaukee in it?The Blast are the only ones to be in all 3 MISL's... Do I even dare mention the traveling circus act the Wave were part of in the XSL?