Jack's Smack: Sporting KC might be the only professional franchise, in any sport, without a nickname

Our soccer team worked out tonight for the first time in their brand new $200-million dollar complex at Village West in the Legends.

That's a lot of money for a stadium, in a sport, still trying to find its niche in town.

It might be the only professional franchise, in any sport, without a nickname.

It used to be the Wizards, before that - The Wiz.

The guys in our sports department, for a lack of a better name, call them, "The Sporties"

A club official sent me an email asking that I refrain from using that name.

My reply, what the hell do you want us to call ‘em?

First of all, the team has won only one game in the first two months of the season.

The Sporties first 10 games are on the road while the club has been waiting for the new stadium to go up.

The price tag began at $140 million, but to add all the bells and whistles, it shot up to $200 million, making it the second most expensive stadium in the league. Only New York spent more.

The team owners, the Cerner Corporation, do everything in a first class manner, but for the life of me, where in the world did they come up with this European sounding name.

To me, Sporting Kansas City sounds like some sailing club at Lake Perry.

Go figure, a $200 million dollar state-of-the-art stadium and nobody knows what to call the team.

C'mon Sporties, you can do better than that.

That's Jack's Smack.

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