Portland, OR - Portland Timbers fan Brandon Stoltz admitted that the ecstatic high from winning MLS Cup in December carried over for a good deal longer than he thought, but he reportedly feels that enough time has passed to allow him to complain about the Timbers again.
"We got rid of our influential rock in the back with Jorge Villafana, we got rid of the crowd favorite in Maxi Urruti, we got rid of Michael Nanchoff and Will Johnson..... this is all just quickly turning to bullshit. And I feel that over a month has passed, which is more than enough time for me to finally feel that I can start complaining about this bullshit, again. I am already planning a bunch of really long winded, single paragraph posts to any Timbers blog that will take them, posting snarky comments on Reddit and ranting on my twitter account."
Mr. Stoltz admits that while the Timbers winning the cup was the highlight of his sporting life, that doesn't preclude him from slowly returning to questioning the personnel decisions of the team and ownership.
"Look, I gave them a month and a half of joy. I'm not going to give them an entire year. That's like writing a blank check for my loyalty, and they need to produce. Already I'm worried about making the playoffs in 2016 and whether Klute is going to perform at his position. No one needs to just accept that they are doing a good job."
While he has begun complaining, again. Mr. Stoltz admitted that the rest of the fan-base hasn't started, yet. "Most people seem to be perfectly content still, but I'm just ahead of the curve. I'm planning on ranting about everyone joining me on the concerned bandwagon when we can't buy a goal in May. I'm not doing the 'I was concerned before everyone else was' routine, but seriously.... I was concerned before ALL OF YOU."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Mr. Stotlz radically shifts to unwavering belief in August before collapsing back to criticism when he starts perfecting his pour over coffee technique in October.