Before we get into a fun story about the MLS, here's a depressing one: We flew in to Columbus, Ohio, on the ole' Red Eye, last night/this morning from Los Angeles, which is why we're dead asleep right now and the site has had so many spelling mistakes today. (Sorry.) It's one thing for us to fly coach overnight; it's cheap, and we're a blogger. You'd expect it. But on the flight with us? The Columbus Crew MLS team, coming back from a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galazy. It was distressing, we felt, for an American professional sports team to be flying coach overnight after a game. That the airline lost their bags (and ours) seemed to add insult to humiliation to embarrassment. Go Crew.
Anyway, to a more amusing story: We didn't know they did a lot of excessive celebrating in the MLS, but apparently they're becoming quite inventive at it.
After scoring, Eskandarian, who missed most of last season with post-concussion syndrome, charged toward the United bench. From the sideline, Walker, who had yet to enter the game, flipped him a can of Red Bull, the energy drink created by an Austrian company that recently bought the operating rights to New York's MLS franchise.
Eskandarian popped it open, took a big swig and then spit the contents onto the turf.
Ignoring the wimp factor of missing most of a season with "post-concussion sydrome" — don't football players, like, take some smelling salts and then come back in? — this was an excellent move, and one we support. Up next? Imagine what opponents of the Purdue Boilermakers could do after they scored, or, more exciting, the Wichita State Shockers?
Red Bull*&%! [Off Wing Opinion]