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chosk8
10-05-2003, 11:43 AM
This may be Parking Lot material, not sure...

Bashing the Shrine, how dare anyone. The only negative to the story is the 'offender' is said to be a Sox fan. He and a buddy were at wrigley yesterday rooting for the Brave (or as the article states, rooting against the cubs). The article goes on to say he and his friend never used profanity or obscene jestures, while cubs fans around him pelted him with peanuts and vulgarities. Yet he is the one who was removed from the park. The columnist takes a few jabs at the Urinal, which you don't see too often.

Where's the love Cubbies? (http://nwitimes.com/articles/2003/10/05/sports/sports_columnists/4113a5386019720c86256db600108539.txt)

And they're not talking about the Cell...
The upper deck had officially morphed into "The Jerry Springer Show."

They call this place the Friendly Confines. I don't see it.

Unless you're a Cubs fan, it feels more like The Not-So-Friendly Confined.

hsnterprize
10-05-2003, 11:51 AM
Well, Big Brother is at Wrigley Field, and he's wearing Cubs paraphenalia. That's okay...when the Braves knock the Cubs out of the playoffs later tonight, that guy who was thrown out of the ballpark will be vindicated...along with us Sox fans who are just looking for a reason to celebrate.

fuzzy_patters
10-05-2003, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by chosk8
This may be Parking Lot material, not sure...

Bashing the Shrine, how dare anyone. The only negative to the story is the 'offender' is said to be a Sox fan. He and a buddy were at wrigley yesterday rooting for the Brave (or as the article states, rooting against the cubs). The article goes on to say he and his friend never used profanity or obscene jestures, while cubs fans around him pelted him with peanuts and vulgarities. Yet he is the one who was removed from the park. The columnist takes a few jabs at the Urinal, which you don't see too often.

Where's the love Cubbies? (http://nwitimes.com/articles/2003/10/05/sports/sports_columnists/4113a5386019720c86256db600108539.txt)

And they're not talking about the Cell...

Read between the lines. The author seems to know an awful lot about the situation. He points out what was said by the "offender" word-for-word, and he seems to know exactly what the other fans reactions were. It seems that he knows a little to much to have just interviewed the man's buddy. Also, the offender was named "Brian." Interesting, since that happens to be the author's first name.

TornLabrum
10-05-2003, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by fuzzy_patters
Read between the lines. The author seems to know an awful lot about the situation. He points out what was said by the "offender" word-for-word, and he seems to know exactly what the other fans reactions were. It seems that he knows a little to much to have just interviewed the man's buddy. Also, the offender was named "Brian." Interesting, since that happens to be the author's first name.

I wonder why he didn't print the details about what happened afterwards. Column running too long?

xil357
10-06-2003, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by TornLabrum
I wonder why he didn't print the details about what happened afterwards. Column running too long?

Column running too long is probably the EXACT reason the story did not dig deeper. As someone who works with professional news reporters from a major metro daily paper (The Dallas Morning News) on a daily basis, length is the #1 "problem" editors have with columnists' and reporters' stories.

Leave it to the NWI Times to finally expose the truth about the meathead frat boys and security officials that harbor them.

The prototypical Cubs fan quite literally is a terrorist. He runs on the field at the Cell (and attacks an umpire) and at Turner Field. He harasses and assaults others who are not of their blue-striped kind in his own home stadium.

Cubs fans literally are more dangerous than Al Qaeda. Cubs fans must be terminated with extreme prejudice. If Bush simply would use "Cubs fans" rather than "terrorists" in his rhetoric, I would join the GOP in a heartbeat.