Bob Ryan is an absolute jackass. I have never liked him anyway, and I can give nothing but respect and admiration to the Timbers fans for their home debut. Any MLS fan of any team should be proud for our sport to showcase that enthusiasm to a national audience. There has to be at least a few people that watched the game and may now be more interested in soccer and the MLS because of that atmosphere. If any of you saw the episode of Around the Horn recently where Bob Ryan called it a civic joke, you may be pretty mad. He said it's worse than Boston singing Sweet Caroline, and said there was no respect for the anthem, it was just a show. What an absolute moron. They were signing our National Anthem whole heartedly. Take a look at the next sporting event you go to. Many fans are talking, texting, or in general not respecting the National Anthem in any way, shape, or form. If 18,000 plus fans signing the same patriotic song is disrespectful, then apparently texting your best friend is a much better way to honor our country and our veterans? Maybe Bob Ryan also came up with the MLS Allocation List? And while he's at it, he should cut his Orville Redenbacher hair. You may think it's weird for a Fire fan to be mad at this, but he is attacking one of the wonderful things about our sport AND our league, which is the unity and participation other sports leagues don't even come close to enjoying. An attack on one is an attack on all.