It's official. I have chosen sides. The Volvo Ocean Racers no longer have to worry about which team the editorial might of EVK4 SuperBlog is backing. It hasn't been easy. I have reasons to root for most teams but it came down to two.
Puma v. Green Dragon
The case for Puma is simple. I have been wearing their sneakers for years. Their hull paintjob is just stupid enough to be cool. But their sails are really cool. I like Ken Read. And I think any company that is going to sponsor the coolest race around and start delivering new sailing gear is worth rooting for.
The case for Green Dragon is even simpler. I'm about 40% Irish. Green is my favorite color. And my daughter was born in the Year of the Dragon. I have no idea who is on their boat so I don't have any sort of "Brave Ocean Going Racer" type of rivalry with them yet. What's not to like about a team like that.
It came down to the boat with the cooler name. How can you go wrong with Green Dragon? It's not a sponsored name, it's just a cool name for a boat. Green Dragon. My pick for the Volvo Ocean Race 2008!