Monday, April 25, 2005

Results Of PTE's Fact Finding Mission...

In what's bound to be a shock to anyone without even the most simple understanding of California geography, my trip to the O.C. over the weekend uncovered something I'd suspected, but hadn't completely proven.

The 'Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim' is the stupidest sports team name in the history of the world. Every single person that lives in either L.A. or Anaheim (because, you see, they are in fact, different places) HATES the new moniker. The last thing the ultra-white neo-con inbreeders of Orange County want is to be associated with Los Angeles and the last thing that the Gansta-lovin, Drive-by criminals in South Central want is to be associated with Anaheim. It's a lose-lose situation.

The point of all this was, according to the team, to make the team more marketable, but aside from children buying counterfeit T-shirts in Indonesia, who is suddenly going to think that the Angels have a lot more street cred because they're now associated with the thug-life in L.A.?

If you're going to add cities willy-nilly to your team name in the hopes of increasing marketability, why didn't they just name the team the 'New York Angels of Anaheim' or 'The Mexico City/Tokyo/Mumbai Angels of Fullerton'?


At 10:37 AM, Blogger J Shifty said...

You know, I had never even heard of Mumbai until the Angels moved there, so I'd say the marketing blitz is showing dividends already!


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