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FJA
10-16-2003, 10:58 AM
Link (http://www.suntimes.com/output/cubs/cst-nws-cell16.html)

Ha ... between this and the ads for World Series tickets, I don't know what's better.

Unregistered
10-16-2003, 11:04 AM
Dooley said Wrigley area call volume during the playoffs is similar to "a major blackout.'' Thats comedy gold writing itself.

kraut83
10-16-2003, 11:09 AM
I kind of liked this one:

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-main16.html

A few choice tidbits:

"Moments after the game ended, Kathy Byrne, a lawyer from the Near North Side, hugged her 6-year-old son, Willy, inside the ballpark and sobbed."

''We'll win the pennant when you're 7,'' she told her son, who was inconsolable."

"Health club owner Heather Haneman, 33, from Chicago, sported a 1920s replica jersey. "Absolutely I'm a Cubs fan for life. They are the underdogs: you've got to be with the underdogs,'' said Haneman."

Yep, a multi-million dollar media giant the underdogs. Well said!

Jerko
10-16-2003, 11:12 AM
Here's a good one

http://www.suntimes.com/output/roeper/cst-nws-roeplose16.html[/URL]

Jerko
10-16-2003, 11:23 AM
Originally posted by kraut83
I kind of liked this one:

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-main16.html

A few choice tidbits:

"Moments after the game ended, Kathy Byrne, a lawyer from the Near North Side, hugged her 6-year-old son, Willy, inside the ballpark and sobbed."

''We'll win the pennant when you're 7,'' she told her son, who was inconsolable."

"Health club owner Heather Haneman, 33, from Chicago, sported a 1920s replica jersey. "Absolutely I'm a Cubs fan for life. They are the underdogs: you've got to be with the underdogs,'' said Haneman."

Yep, a multi-million dollar media giant the underdogs. Well said!


I am SICK of this underdog crap. Sucking for 1000 years and being an underdog are 2 different things! I don't see the rush on Clippers gear, nor do I see a renaissance of the Harford Whalers coming any time soon. Hey, go Bengals! WHY does everybody flock to THESE losers when there are so many other losers around without the obnoxious-ness of Cubdom. You want a loser to cheer for just go watch the damned Bears. At least they are realistic.

SaltyPretzel
10-16-2003, 12:50 PM
On the Cubs board, someone was ignorant enough to write that there has always been a media bias against the Cubs and Red Sox.

Kilroy
10-16-2003, 12:58 PM
This one (http://www.suntimes.com/output/cubs/cst-nws-street16.html) has the best quotes. A few samplings...

This is a catastrophe. I compare it to the Titanic and Pearl Harbor. This is the worst day of my life," said Andrew Hoyle, 18, from Chicago as he sat in the middle of Waveland surrounded by the litter of losers.

Draped from a three-story building outside Wrigley, a 4-by-6-foot homemade poster labeled "Terrorism in Chicago" displayed an Ace of Spades bearing a picture of Steve Bartman, the fan who interfered with a foul ball during the game. Some fans wore homemade T-shirts with Bartman's picture and an expletive underneath.


Al Martinez, 28, of Evanston used his baseball mit to snag Miguel Cabrera's home run ball in the first inning but refused to throw it back. Only after several minutes of taunts from bleacher and street fans did Martinez throw back the ball -- actually a decoy he'd brought just in case.

doublem23
10-16-2003, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by kraut83
"Absolutely I'm a Cubs fan for life. They are the underdogs: you've got to be with the underdogs,'' said Haneman."


And that whole "home-field advantage" was just a ploy.