Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Revisiting the Garber-McCullers Press Conf

With The New York Cosmos announcing that Emirates Airline has agreed to a sponsorship deal to become the jersey-front sponsor of the club today I felt like revisiting something I wrote about over at Massive Report about linking up the leagues.

You can find that full post HERE.

In going back to the Garber / McCullers press conference I found myself paying more attention to Don Garber's mannerisms when Mark McCullers was talking.

If you start at around 9:00 minutes of the video you see McCullers finishing up his update on the three goals the club set out to achieve well over two years ago now (jersey sponsor, 10k season tickets, stadium naming rights). Note, if you will, Garber's reaction when McCullers turns a page in his sheet of notes.

Beyond that, here is the transcript that follows. The reason it is pulled out is because Mark McCullers repeats his 2013 sales pitch that includes the potential to host the MLS Cup at Crew Stadium.


"Uh, I've said before that I believe that this could be one of the most important years in the history of this club and I still believe that.

Uh, with USA Mexico with the Analyst Business Summit, ahum, with goal 10k, uh there's increased discussion in the training complex and oh by the way, I think our team has the chance to host the MLS Cup right here at Crew Stadium uhh, in uhh, in December.

So it's still ah exciting period for us. Ummm, a lot of hard work still to be done but we made great progress uhmm and I want to give a shout out to our staff uhumm just a tremendous group of professionals that I have the privilege to work with every day, we really make these things happen.

Um... so.

It's the Crew business update."

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