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 Post subject: Oh! to be a Cubs fan...
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:57 pm 
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Wonder who they are going to blame this year? Wonder who's life they are going to wreck this time?


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 Post subject: Re: Oh! to be a Cubs fan...
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Yes, those poor, poor Cubs fans.

To have such a fine team. The best in the National League, according to Manny Ramirez.

Such great pitching. So many good hitters.

And to see them CHOKE like dogs. What a shame. Makes me want to cry.


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 Post subject: Re: Oh! to be a Cubs fan...
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I'm getting old.

I actually feel a tad bit sorry for some good friends of mine who are not prototypical Cubs fans. They are pretty down in the mouth right now. Although it seems like an eternity, I do recall how painful that feeling was in '90, '91 and '92.

As for the rest of Cubs Nation . . . . :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Truth be told, I was hoping for a Cubs/White Sox series on many levels and for many reasons with the White Sox winning in four. The ultimate pain that could be delivered to the Cubs would be a White Sox series sweep. The number of bodies being flung from tall buildings in despair . . . :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I guarantee you that a great deal of Cubs fans would rather NOT make it to the World Series than lose to the Sox in the World Series.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh! to be a Cubs fan...
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I work with a Cubs fan and his reaction to the first two games caught me off guard. He is a really laid back kind of guy but he has taken fandome to a new extreme these past few day. Cracks me up.


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 Post subject: Re: Oh! to be a Cubs fan...
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I am really enjoying this. Hopefully, they don't come back.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh! to be a Cubs fan...
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The way baseball is structured it's only a matter of time before the Cubs win it all. I didn't want them to ever win a championship, but if they do wouldn't Detroit Lions fans become the longest suffering fans in all of sports? My Lions have won one playoff game in fifty years!


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The Cubbies pissed away two perfectly good chances to advance to the World Series in '84 and '03, but this one has gotta hurt Northsiders considerably more. That was as poor a showing by a 95+ win, odds-on favorite in the post-season as I've ever seen.

It felt good. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Oh! to be a Cubs fan...
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Dodgers starting pitching was just filthy.

Cubs have all those righty hitters, and the Dodgers righty starters simply dominated them. Made Lee, Ramirez, Soriano, etc. look stooopid.


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Check out Billy the Goats Facebook page. Funny stuff...............

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 Post subject: Re: Oh! to be a Cubs fan...
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Ahh those Cubs...aren't they just the cutest thing?

Seriously, the worst thing that could happen to that franchise is winning a World Series.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh! to be a Cubs fan...
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IA Pirate wrote:
Ahh those Cubs...aren't they just the cutest thing?

Seriously, the worst thing that could happen to that franchise is winning a World Series.

Tell that to Red Sox fans.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh! to be a Cubs fan...
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IA Pirate's point is the "charm" of being a Cubs fan lies in their reputation of being "lovable losers." The Cubs arguably lose that label when they win a World Series. They lose the old "wait until next year" line that brings so many laughs.

The Red Sox were never considered "lovable losers;" neither were the White Sox.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh! to be a Cubs fan...
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No. 9 wrote:
The Red Sox were never considered "lovable losers;" neither were the White Sox.

There was plenty of ink wasted (much of it emanating from NY) after the 2004 WS regarding how, now that they had broken the Curse of the Bambino, the Red Sox and their fans had likewise lost a crucial component of their identity.

Better that they had lost their millions of pink-cap-sporting, entitlement-issue-having bandwagoners instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh! to be a Cubs fan...
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Ever since winning the World Series in 2004, Red Sox fans have become the most annoying fans in all of sports. The Sawks were arguably the most popular team around these parts until everyone jumped on the Rays bandwaggon a few weeks ago. Most of their idiot fans have never known consistently bad baseball. I am going to be 30 next week and would be surprised if the Sox have had five losing seasons in my lifetime. Sure, they went a long time without winning the Series, but they were always in the thick of things and always had hall of fame caliber players to root for. I hope the Rays sweep them in four. I'll be at the Trop for game 2 sans the cowbell.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh! to be a Cubs fan...
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No. 9 wrote:
IA Pirate's point is the "charm" of being a Cubs fan lies in their reputation of being "lovable losers." The Cubs arguably lose that label when they win a World Series. They lose the old "wait until next year" line that brings so many laughs.

The Red Sox were never considered "lovable losers;" neither were the White Sox.



Exactly. The Red Sox have always been bitter and cold. Now they are just plain obnoxious. Cubs fans are, well, care to finish the sentence No. 9?



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 Post subject: Re: Oh! to be a Cubs fan...
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What? No cowbell? Por que?


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Prince of Pittsburgh wrote:
I am going to be 30 next week and would be surprised if the Sox have had five losing seasons in my lifetime.

Since 1978, the Sawx have had exactly 6 losing seasons: '83, '87, '92, '93, '94 and '97.

Your point is still well-taken. The franchise's image as perennial underdogs — even prior to '04 — was pretty much a media- and fan-perpetuated fiction.

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Az Bucco fan wrote:
What? No cowbell? Por que?


The cowbell is very annoying. It ranks right up there with thundersticks. The cowbell seems very minor-leaguish. At game one of the ALDS, I sat next to a guy about my age who was ringing a cowbell for almost the entire game. It was a sad day for manhood. I'll be at ALCS game 2 on Saturday making noise the old fashioned way, yelling and clapping between sips of beer. This is my first championship game since Game 4 in 1992 (Drabek vs. Smoltz). May this one end better...
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Prince of Pittsburgh wrote:
I am going to be 30 next week and would be surprised if the Sox have had five losing seasons in my lifetime.

Since 1978, the Sawx have had exactly 6 losing seasons: '83, '87, '92, '93, '94 and '97.

Your point is still well-taken. The franchise's image as perennial underdogs — even prior to '04 — was pretty much a media- and fan-perpetuated fiction.


Thanks. In my lifetime, we have had only nine winning seasons, none in the latter half of my life :cry:

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Prince of Pittsburgh wrote:
The cowbell is very annoying. It ranks right up there with thundersticks. The cowbell seems very minor-leaguish.


Prince -
Have to disagree. I've got a fever and the only cure is more cowbell.

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No. 9 wrote:
Prince -
Have to disagree. I've got a fever and the only cure is more cowbell.


Hahaha. I should have expected that. Allegedly, one of the reasons for the cowbells at games have roots with the fact that the Rays' brass is a fan of the SNL skit.

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