Scorpions are the new Iguanas. Sure it wasn’t quite the same situation, but I’m beginning to understand the disappointment of local hockey fans who were broken up about the Iguanas leaving and the Rampage replacing them.
At the time, I didn’t understand why hockey fans wouldn’t enjoy a better brand of the game here, backed by the local basketball ownership. Now I do. I understand the feeling but I still can’t intellectualize it other than to say the new team, logo, signings, marketing, and support feel forced and inorganic.
I hate to be the hipster here, but I liked SA soccer when it was the underdog. I liked it when it wasn’t owned by SS&E, mostly because the capitalist in me likes to have some competition.