Monday, July 09, 2007

Get real, Salt Lake

This is not news, although it was to me when I heard this recently. There's a soccer team in the MLS that is known as Real Salt Lake. That's Real as in Real Madrid, pronounced ray-al.

Uggghhhh. This is so stupid as to be embarrassing. DC United was bad enough, but this is 10 times worse. Worse than the Utah Jazz, which I used to think was about as bad as it could get. Are Utahns completely incapable of using their imagination and local references for team names?

I wonder what David Beckham will be thinking when someone asks him about the next game against Real.