Sometimes I really wonder why people do the things that they do. This time it’s on a professional level.
This Saturday is one of the biggest days of the year for sports fans in the state of Utah. The reason for that is that BYU and the University of Utah square off on the gridiron. It seems like just about every person in the state has an opinion and a rooting interest in who will come out victorious. Not so shockingly, I am one of those people. I have a passion for all sports but college football is at the top of my list.
I am also a passionate soccer fan and a season ticket holder to RSL. The problem with that is someone made the decision to schedule a RSL home game on the same night as a BYU vs. Utah football game. I know the people who do the scheduling and make the decisions in the MLS don’t care about that but the ownership and front office personnel of Real Salt Lake definitely should.
There is no way I am going to miss the last installment of the rivalry game just to go watch RSL play a regular season home game. I know soccer people think that they are the only sport that matters but they are wrong. I know plenty of soccer fans who love other sports as well and for most of them soccer doesn’t take the top spot. Maybe the brass at RSL should think about that when they look at the schedule.
They could’ve easily moved the game time to play a day game or scheduled it the night before. I don’t know why you would want to compete with the biggest game in the whole state every year because there is no doubt that you won’t get the result you want.
The stadium might be full but it’s because people like myself had to give their tickets away and as a paying customer it’s not something I like to do. Chances are I will remember that when it comes time to renew my season tickets and make me second guess getting seats in the future.