Thursday’s Fire tilt marks the always anticipated Brimstone Cup match with long time rivals F*C* Dallas. You can find tickets to the match here.
The history between the Fire and that Texas team is long and bitter. If you’re looking for a historical breakdown of rivalry, you will not find it in the article. Chances are you know how to use Wikipedia. Instead, this article will briefly focus on the events that transpired last year in Dallas when the Fire for the first time in three years lost the Brimstone Cup.
July 16, 2016 could not have a been a more stereotypical Dallas day. Excruciating heat and humidity. The day started off with a fun twist; those who brought the Brimstone Cup down to Dallas were greeted by Chicago Sun-Times journalist and author, Neil Steinberg, who took some interest in the trophy. Once at the stadium, the Dallas Beer Guardians were quite accommodating to those fans who made the trip down. They gave us beer, we repaid them with Malort.
It wasn’t long after the game started and Maximiliano Urruit’s goal in the 23rd minute, the half dozen or so fans from Section 8 who made the trip down saw the writing on the wall. We enjoyed our recent run of Brimstone success and decided to use the trophy for what it really is – a cup. A group of us went up to the concession and ordered, well, a Margarita Cup. You can see how the order took place below.
I personally can say the Margarita Cup was delicious and a great way how to drain our sorrows.
The Brimstone Cup will be back in Chicago on Thursday night traveling up with Dallas fans. Let’s win it back and keep for a couple more years. We Mess With Texas.