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cub killer
10-14-2008, 11:31 PM
Didn't catch the news today, but I would like to see if they taped the updating of that "eamus catuli" sign. Since today was the 100th anniversary of the cubs' last championship, I assume today was the day that the Lakeview Baseball club (the owners of said sign) took down the two 9's and put in 1 0 0. That would be sweet to watch. Officially now, a full century of failure.

kittle42
10-15-2008, 12:03 AM
Obviously, it just makes the sign even more charming.

Hitmen77
10-15-2008, 07:51 AM
Only the Cubs would have a failure-o-meter viewable at their ballpark. :rolleyes: What a bunch of dumbasses. I can't think of any other sports team anywhere that glorifies losing and attendance over winning.

DSpivack
10-15-2008, 10:38 AM
Only the Cubs would have a failure-o-meter viewable at their ballpark. :rolleyes: What a bunch of dumbasses. I can't think of any other sports team anywhere that glorifies losing and attendance over winning.

To be fair, it's not at the ballpark but at a rooftop across the street.

Their fans voluntarily put it up.

SOXPHILE
10-15-2008, 11:21 AM
I kind of wonder if this latest failure will cause the fans to take it down. I don't know how long it's been up there, but I sorta got the feeling they were doing it in a way of saying "No way it's going to get to 100 years, they'll win it all before then", and smugly, arrogantly thought it would happen, well, just because it would. Kind of like an hourglass showing how much time they had left to win it before the century mark. Now that it actually is at 100 years, it'll look even dumber than ever before. Then again, you can never underestimate the low baseball I.Q. of the "Cubs Game" fans, and they'll probably leave it up, an ever climbing meter measuring futility, on display for all the world to see.

Hitmen77
10-15-2008, 11:22 AM
To be fair, it's not at the ballpark but at a rooftop across the street.

Their fans voluntarily put it up.

Yes, that's why I said "viewable at their ballpark". :cool:

ChiSoxFan81
10-15-2008, 11:32 AM
Just like when your odometer rolls over to 0, it's probably time to get a new car.

LITTLE NELL
10-15-2008, 01:23 PM
To be fair, it's not at the ballpark but at a rooftop across the street.

Their fans voluntarily put it up.
Whats fair is what a joke that whole scene is, from the lovable losers, to the smelly ballpark to the sheeplike ignorant fans.

cub killer
10-16-2008, 12:39 AM
Whats fair is what a joke that whole scene is, from the lovable losers, to the smelly ballpark to the sheeplike ignorant fans.

I agree with you 100%

DSpivack
10-16-2008, 12:41 AM
Whats fair is what a joke that whole scene is, from the lovable losers, to the smelly ballpark to the sheeplike ignorant fans.

I almost like it even better that's it at a rooftop and not in the park. Instead of the team putting it up as some nonsensical form of cutesy loser marketing, it's their own fans highlighting as to the depth of their team's ineptitude.

Yes, that's why I said "viewable at their ballpark". :cool:

Reading is FUNdamental.

guillensdisciple
10-16-2008, 01:34 PM
I kind of wonder if this latest failure will cause the fans to take it down. I don't know how long it's been up there, but I sorta got the feeling they were doing it in a way of saying "No way it's going to get to 100 years, they'll win it all before then", and smugly, arrogantly thought it would happen, well, just because it would. Kind of like an hourglass showing how much time they had left to win it before the century mark. Now that it actually is at 100 years, it'll look even dumber than ever before. Then again, you can never underestimate the low baseball I.Q. of the "Cubs Game" fans, and they'll probably leave it up, an ever climbing meter measuring futility, on display for all the world to see.

Oh no, that will be used as a testament to their loyalty. Trust me, Cubs fans and media will somehow make 100 years look like a gift.

Maybe another video showing how loyal Cubs fans have been for sticking around with those loveable losers.

They are just all so fuzzy, those losers, losing every year, how could you not fall in love with losing, it is what people are fundamentally made of!!!


I HEART BEING A CUBS FAN.



*puke* *throw up* *puke*

Stupidity will always reign supreme over there, it is pointless wasting time on such a failure of a franchise.

cub killer
10-26-2008, 09:09 AM
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RadioheadRocks
10-26-2008, 07:19 PM
Eat more cactus!

FedEx227
10-26-2008, 08:43 PM
Only the Cubs would have a failure-o-meter viewable at their ballpark. :rolleyes: What a bunch of dumbasses. I can't think of any other sports team anywhere that glorifies losing and attendance over winning.

I really had a long conversation with a Cubs fan today and came away with no real answer for him.

Why would a team want to advertise losing as much as they do? It just doesn't make sense. He tried to use a bunch of history, attendance arguments, but fundamentally he could not give me a reason why.

Usually I'll have little jabbing discussions and what not but this was like a real long, real serious discussion about this.

soxfan2504
10-26-2008, 11:27 PM
The most pathetic thing about this (besides the celebration of losing) that "Eamus Catuli!" isn't even the proper translation for the phrase that shall not be said. "Catuli" is merely the plural, diminuitive (i.e. small) form of "catus," which approximately means wildcat or panther. The proper translation would be "Eamus Ursuli!," "Ursuli" being the plural diminuitive form of "ursus," which means (Da) bear. Instead, they have a sign up there that would be much more appropriate in Evanston or Charleston than in Lakeview.

To make it a little easier to understand, "Go Bears!" in Latin would be roughly "Eamus Ursi!"

Or if you want to get really technical, "EAMVS VRSI!"

Either way, leave it to dumbass Cubs fans to not even get the translation of their favorite team's name right. Of course, the morons who put it up probably don't have a favorite team, just a favorite Third-World quality stadium.

CubKilla
10-27-2008, 12:46 PM
I really had a long conversation with a Cubs fan today and came away with no real answer for him.

Why would a team want to advertise losing as much as they do? It just doesn't make sense. He tried to use a bunch of history, attendance arguments, but fundamentally he could not give me a reason why.

Usually I'll have little jabbing discussions and what not but this was like a real long, real serious discussion about this.

Sucking and sucking for over 100 years is a "badge of courage" to most Cub fans. It's the only thing that separates them from every other team in the league. Sticking by their team "through thick and thin" is what makes most Cub fans so great amongst the fanbase.

Look at the Red Sox. Until they won the WS, almost everyone was cheering for them to win (at least to the media). Now, not only have they lost all their curse-laden mystique, but, outside of the Red Sox fanbase, they're just another MLB team to everyone else with many obnoxious fans.

voodoochile
10-27-2008, 01:13 PM
The most pathetic thing about this (besides the celebration of losing) that "Eamus Catuli!" isn't even the proper translation for the phrase that shall not be said. "Catuli" is merely the plural, diminuitive (i.e. small) form of "catus," which approximately means wildcat or panther. The proper translation would be "Eamus Ursuli!," "Ursuli" being the plural diminuitive form of "ursus," which means (Da) bear. Instead, they have a sign up there that would be much more appropriate in Evanston or Charleston than in Lakeview.

To make it a little easier to understand, "Go Bears!" in Latin would be roughly "Eamus Ursi!"

Or if you want to get really technical, "EAMVS VRSI!"

Either way, leave it to dumbass Cubs fans to not even get the translation of their favorite team's name right. Of course, the morons who put it up probably don't have a favorite team, just a favorite Third-World quality stadium.

Just to be picky, bit cats' babies are also called cubs.

soxfan2504
10-27-2008, 02:05 PM
Just to be picky, bit cats' babies are also called cubs.

Point well taken, but I'd say the Cubs' logo makes it pretty clear that these are bear cubs. Actually, I think baby bears may be the only non-cat baby animals that are known as cubs, but I'm not 100% sure on that.

CMPDragRacing
10-27-2008, 02:12 PM
can someone explain to me the meaning of the rest of the numbers on that thing. ive known about it for years but never really understood what it meant.

thanks.

ChiSoxFan81
10-27-2008, 02:22 PM
can someone explain to me the meaning of the rest of the numbers on that thing. ive known about it for years but never really understood what it meant.

thanks.


Well, the AC stands for "Anno Catuli" (sp?), which, roughly translated, means "Year of the Cubs". The first 2 numbers represent the # of years since a division crown. The second two numbers, the # of years since a pennant, and the last 2, oops, 3 numbers # of years since WS title.

CMPDragRacing
10-27-2008, 02:24 PM
Well, the AC stands for "Anno Catuli" (sp?), which, roughly translated, means "Year of the Cubs". The first 2 numbers represent the # of years since a division crown. The second two numbers, the # of years since a pennant, and the last 2, oops, 3 numbers # of years since WS title.

thank you.

Hitmen77
10-27-2008, 08:01 PM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5973&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1225029681 (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5973&d=1225029681).

First the national debt clock runs out of digits and now the Cubs failure clock runs out of digits too. What is this world coming to!

Next year, maybe they should just slap a freaking highway sign over the last 3 digits of that thing: http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:0_wojQcASfO0gM:http://www.dot.ca.gov/interstate/images/US_101.gif (http://www.dot.ca.gov/interstate/images/US_101.gif)

Or maybe they can get a radio station sponsorship: http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:_p21Czcr4aqcFM:http://www.playerssports.net/images_ads/Q101NEW_LOGO2.jpg (http://www.playerssports.net/images_ads/Q101NEW_LOGO2.jpg)

Hitmen77
10-27-2008, 08:06 PM
Well, the AC stands for "Anno Catuli" (sp?), which, roughly translated, means "Year of the Cubs".

AC = "Year of the Cubs":rolleyes:....They really are full of themselves, aren't they?

The first 2 numbers represent the # of years since a division crown. The second two numbers, the # of years since a pennant, and the last 2, oops, 3 numbers # of years since WS title.

:lol:

cub killer
10-28-2008, 06:54 AM
Well, the AC stands for "Anno Catuli" (sp?), which, roughly translated, means "Year of the Cubs". The first 2 numbers represent the # of years since a division crown. The second two numbers, the # of years since a pennant, and the last 2, oops, 3 numbers # of years since WS title.

AC stands for After Championships. I looked it up.



cubs suck

whitesoxwilkes
10-28-2008, 06:36 PM
AC stands for After Championships. I looked it up.



cubs suck

I thought it stood for "And Counting."

turners56
10-28-2008, 07:16 PM
First the national debt clock runs out of digits and now the Cubs failure clock runs out of digits too. What is this world coming to!

Next year, maybe they should just slap a freaking highway sign over the last 3 digits of that thing: http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:0_wojQcASfO0gM:http://www.dot.ca.gov/interstate/images/US_101.gif (http://www.dot.ca.gov/interstate/images/US_101.gif)

Or maybe they can get a radio station sponsorship: http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:_p21Czcr4aqcFM:http://www.playerssports.net/images_ads/Q101NEW_LOGO2.jpg (http://www.playerssports.net/images_ads/Q101NEW_LOGO2.jpg)

lulz at Q101 sponsor.

Frontman
10-29-2008, 08:37 AM
From wikipedia:

"The Lakeview Baseball Club, which sits across Sheffield Avenue (right-field) from the stadium displays a sign that reads, "Eamus Catuli!" (roughly Latin for "Let's Go Cubs!"—catuli translating to "whelps (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/whelp)", the nearest Latin equivalent), flanked by a counter indicating the Cubs' long legacy of futility. The counter is labeled "AC," for "Anno Catuli," or "In the Year of the Cubs." The first two digits indicate the number of years since the Cubs' last division championship as of the end of the previous season (2007 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Chicago_Cubs_season)), the next two digits indicate the number of years since the Cubs' last trip to the World Series (1945 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1945_Chicago_Cubs_season)), and the last two digits indicate the number of years since their last World Series (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Series) win (1908 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1908_World_Series)). It is not currently known what the LBC will do since the Cubs have reached 100 years without a World Series title."

So, even in the sign promoting the Cubs, they are roughly referred to as whelps?

whelp (hwělp, wělp)
n.

A young offspring of a mammal, such as a dog or wolf.

A child; a youth.
An impudent young fellow.
A tooth of a sprocket wheel.
Nautical Any of the ridges on the barrel of a windlass or capstan.

A tooth of a sprocket wheel.
Nautical Any of the ridges on the barrel of a windlass or capstan.

Yep, that definately defines the Cubs. :tongue:

cub killer
10-31-2008, 03:17 AM
From wikipedia:

"The Lakeview Baseball Club, which sits across Sheffield Avenue (right-field) from the stadium displays a sign that reads, "Eamus Catuli!" (roughly Latin for "Let's Go Cubs!"—catuli translating to "whelps (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/whelp)", the nearest Latin equivalent), flanked by a counter indicating the Cubs' long legacy of futility. The counter is labeled "AC," for "Anno Catuli," or "In the Year of the Cubs."


Damn, I coulda sworn I heard Len Kasper say it meant for "After Championships", which would make alot more sense. I looked it up further and found this post on another forum:

was watching the game on the Fox Sports Ohio network, and they really came off as insufferable pricks. First they started ripping on all the balls on the field, calling it a "tired act". And not just what happened last night, but just the tradition in general. Then they started dissecting the Eamus Catuli signs... According to their sage banter, the AC under the sign stands for "After Championships"... Right. Too tough to check the interwebs from the booth? "Anno Catuli", Thommy Boy...

The thread was about Marty Brennamen's remarks about flub fans. So now that it actually stands for "in the year of the cubs", that makes the team even more hateable than they were before. Are you kidding me, "in the year" of the flubs? Right before 0063100. That sign makes no ****ing sense at all. Typical flub fans, they never know what the hell they're talking about. How can it be "in the year" when they haven't won in a ****ing century. And how can they say "in the year" right before they remind us that it's been 63 and 100 years. What total idiots. Every time I read or hear anything about that organization/fanbase, I hate them even more. I would say I hope we win it again next year, which I do, but that won't stop the flub annoyance. So I say... I hope Daley finds a loophole that will require the Urinal to be torn down immediately. And no public funding to them for a new stadium.