When this year started, I was excited for the Revs. They had a new coach, a new jersey, 14 new players, a new weight room, the first-ever strength and conditioning coach, and the Heaps energy we all know and love. We fans were excited, we were ready, and we were hungry. The Revs undid the LA Galaxy, in LA, and I was there to watch the game. Things were looking up for the Revs, and we all got ahead of ourselves.
Now, it's the last game in August, and it's disappointing to see how poorly we have done, but there are plenty of upsides to this bad stretch. Currently the Revs are second to last in points, and show no hope of improving, and this is the best news of the season. Should this hold, the Revs will own the SECOND! pick in the draft, get lots of black magic I mean allocation money, and be second in the allocation order. They will also have the second highest odds in the weighted lottery system, and get the second pick in the re-entry and supplemental drafts. This would mean a lot of great opportunities to build to the back line (BOCA!). The Revs would be in a great spot for any returning players and/or own a very powerful trading chip. It is my opinion that if the Revs lose the rest of the season it won't be the worst thing, because we aren't going to the playoffs, so we might as well get some good players for our troubles.
Edited by Steve Stoehr
Editor's Note: This might seem like a defeatist point of view, but it's not one uniquely held. revsfan94 has a point when he says that the Revs will basically have the best of everything to start next season, and with no expansion draft to worry about, they will be able to keep all of their most valuable pieces, too. Do you agree?