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Nellie_Fox
08-21-2008, 12:59 AM
Today was "move in day" at the university, the first day students can get into their dorm rooms. It's mostly incoming freshmen and parents.

As I was leaving campus, I had to make my way through a mob of parents and kids in the Student Union who were lined up for something or other. I was wearing a Sox t-shirt (I can still be super-casual this week, as it's just meetings and getting ready) and a couple of the parents said "hey, you from Chicago?" I said "yeah, originally, although I'm faculty here now. Why, are you from Chicago?"

They said "yeah, south side." Now, given that my Sox shirt attracted them, and they were south siders, I said "Sox fans, huh?"

The reply: "oh, no, Cubbies."

:gah: :upsidehead: :dunno:

Foulke You
08-21-2008, 01:19 AM
Today was "move in day" at the university, the first day students can get into their dorm rooms. It's mostly incoming freshmen and parents.

As I was leaving campus, I had to make my way through a mob of parents and kids in the Student Union who were lined up for something or other. I was wearing a Sox t-shirt (I can still be super-casual this week, as it's just meetings and getting ready) and a couple of the parents said "hey, you from Chicago?" I said "yeah, originally, although I'm faculty here now. Why, are you from Chicago?"

They said "yeah, south side." Now, given that my Sox shirt attracted them, and they were south siders, I said "Sox fans, huh?"

The reply: "oh, no, Cubbies."

:gah: :upsidehead: :dunno:
Ugh. The blue plague does indeed infect everywhere.

Do you get a lot of grief from Twins fans up in Minny, Nellie? I imagine a college has fans of all types though. I've only been up there once for a Sox/Twins game and by far of all the parks I've been too, I received the least amount of grief for wearing my Sox colors at the Hump Dome.

Boondock Saint
08-21-2008, 01:24 AM
It's almost as if they stopped you to tell you that they're Cub fans...

"Hey, you! You're a Sox fan?"

"Yep."

"They suck. Go Cubbies."

kittle42
08-21-2008, 02:17 AM
It's almost as if they stopped you to tell you that they're Cub fans...

"Hey, you! You're a Sox fan?"

"Yep."

"They suck. Go Cubbies."

Bah. I'd do the same.

DumpJerry
08-21-2008, 08:12 AM
Nellie, do they realize you control their rugrat's GPA and, by extension, his/her future earning potential?

Johnny Mostil
08-21-2008, 08:53 AM
But, Professor, if they didn't have things to learn, then they wouldn't need to go to school! Teach them well . . .

getonbckthr
08-21-2008, 03:23 PM
Better CUbs than Twin fans.

PaleHoser
08-21-2008, 04:03 PM
Better CUbs than Twin fans.

Never!

How can you teach them, considering you can't use logic or reason when trying to explain anything to a Cub fan.

Nellie_Fox
08-21-2008, 05:18 PM
Better CUbs than Twin fans.I've never heard a Twins fan refer to their team as the Twinsies.

DickAllen72
08-21-2008, 05:30 PM
Better CUbs than Twin fans.
:rolleyes:

pearso66
08-21-2008, 07:07 PM
My normal response to anyone who tells me they are a Cubs fan is, "I'm sorry". They just normally laugh

MarySwiss
08-21-2008, 07:15 PM
My normal response to anyone who tells me they are a Cubs fan is, "I'm sorry". They just normally laugh
I do that too, but they usually look confused, as if wondering why anyone would feel sorry for Cubs fans. But I've never had one respond yet.

WhiteSoxOnly
08-21-2008, 10:06 PM
A few weeks back,wifey and i are in Vegas for our anniversary
and we walk in to a casino where they have one of those giant
spin wheels that has probably never ever landed on the jackpot.
I'm wearing my Sox hat and the guy at the wheel greets me with
a "hey,this is a cubbie wheel" ! ...so i look him in the eye and
tell him "great,that means that nobody will ever win at this thing"
which was followed by a few seconds of stammering on his part
before he concedes that my comeback was pretty good.He must
have been one of the few smart cub fans out there who actually
acknowledge their miserable existence.

DumpJerry
08-21-2008, 11:48 PM
A few weeks back,wifey and i are in Vegas for our anniversary
and we walk in to a casino where they have one of those giant
spin wheels that has probably never ever landed on the jackpot.
I'm wearing my Sox hat and the guy at the wheel greets me with
a "hey,this is a cubbie wheel" ! ...so i look him in the eye and
tell him "great,that means that nobody will ever win at this thing"
which was followed by a few seconds of stammering on his part
before he concedes that my comeback was pretty good.He must
have been one of the few smart cub fans out there who actually
acknowledge their miserable existence.
:thumbsup:

nug0hs
08-23-2008, 11:06 AM
To be fair, I grew up and still live in Northbrook and I've been a Sox fan my whole life...

johnnyg83
08-25-2008, 10:50 PM
and I grew up in rogers park ... lifetime sox fan

DSpivack
08-26-2008, 12:53 AM
and I grew up in rogers park ... lifetime sox fan

I grew up two blocks north of Rogers Park...you're not alone. :D: