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quadcitiesfan
03-01-2004, 05:58 PM
Granted, I don't come here often, but I'm curious as to calling The Cell - The Joan. What's that all about?

rdivaldi
03-01-2004, 06:00 PM
Joan Cusak (an admitted Flubbie fanatic) :angry: is the spokesperson for US Cellular. We're constantly bombarded by her horse face in commercials in the Chicago area.

Thus, Sox haters love to call it "The Joan".

quadcitiesfan
03-01-2004, 06:06 PM
Thanks for the info rdivaldi. As one of the few Sox fans out here on the Mississippi I'll have to pay more attention to WSI and help spread the truth. Thanks again

ChiWhiteSox1337
03-01-2004, 06:11 PM
The Joan? Probably the worst nickname I've ever heard!
:chunks

Brian26
03-01-2004, 07:31 PM
Only 3 people on the planet use "The Joan" as a nickname for US Cellular. Those 3 people would be: Peggy Kuzinski, Steve Dahl, and Steve Dahl's kid.

alohafri
03-02-2004, 07:39 AM
Welcome aboard Quad. Now, maybe you can shed some light for me. What is the deal with the "Swing of the Quad Cities"? Now I have to retire all of my River Bandits stuff.
:angry:

wdelaney72
03-02-2004, 07:46 AM
Let's all take a happy pill and lighten up a bit. I thought the name "The Joan" was hilarious.

I don't care what people call it. It's still a great stadium.

Fungo
03-02-2004, 08:08 AM
Originally posted by wdelaney72
Let's all take a happy pill and lighten up a bit. I thought the name "The Joan" was hilarious.

I don't care what people call it. It's still a great stadium.

I think "The Joan" is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard.


Isn't John Cusak a cub fan? I guess we could call Wrigley "The John". Afterall, it is a urinal.

bennyw41
03-02-2004, 10:38 AM
Originally posted by Brian26
Only 3 people on the planet use "The Joan" as a nickname for US Cellular. Those 3 people would be: Peggy Kuzinski, Steve Dahl, and Steve Dahl's kid.

Anyone else convinced Brian is Gary Meir? Why so hateful of steve?

Iwritecode
03-02-2004, 11:41 AM
Originally posted by alohafri
Welcome aboard Quad. Now, maybe you can shed some light for me. What is the deal with the "Swing of the Quad Cities"? Now I have to retire all of my River Bandits stuff.
:angry:

Wow, obviously I haven't been to the Quad Cities enough lately. I didn't even know about this change.

Rockford's even worse. We've had 4 different teams within the past 15 years...

rmusacch
03-02-2004, 11:43 AM
Originally posted by Iwritecode
Wow, obviously I haven't been to the Quad Cities enough lately. I didn't even know about this change.

Rockford's even worse. We've had 4 different teams within the past 15 years...

I thought Rockford was a Quad City? :?:

Brian26
03-02-2004, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by bennyw41
Anyone else convinced Brian is Gary Meir? Why so hateful of steve?

Not sure about that, but you're making a nice case for being none other than Janet.

I'm Garry Meier because Dahl uses completely lame jokes? Give me a break.

doublem23
03-02-2004, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by rmusacch
I thought Rockford was a Quad City? :?:

Rock Island

vegyrex
03-02-2004, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by rdivaldi
Joan Cusak (an admitted Flubbie fanatic) :angry:

She is :?:

But she did a Sox commercial with George Wendt back in the 90's. :(

Jerko
03-02-2004, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by vegyrex
She is :?:

But she did a Sox commercial with George Wendt back in the 90's. :(

Ugh, that means people may start calling it "The Norm"

SoxEd
03-02-2004, 01:44 PM
Originally posted by Jerko
Ugh, that means people may start calling it "The Norm"

I thought Norm was a Red Sox fan :?:

quadcitiesfan
03-05-2004, 07:37 PM
alohafri, here's my take on the Swing of the Quad Cities. They're redoing the stadium on the banks of the Mississippi and I guess ownership figured they needed a new name to go with their new digs. The Swing ties in with Bix Biederbecke the cornet player from the 20's, who hailed from Davenport, and the Quad Cities reputation for his music. It just so happens there's a riverboat casino within walking distance of the ballpark named Rhythm City. The riverfront is also home to the Bix jazzfest in the summer, also the Miss River Blues fest. A whole musical theme. I liked and preferred the River Bandits also, but I'll give this name a chance and see how long it lasts.

TornLabrum
03-05-2004, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by quadcitiesfan
alohafri, here's my take on the Swing of the Quad Cities. They're redoing the stadium on the banks of the Mississippi and I guess ownership figured they needed a new name to go with their new digs. The Swing ties in with Bix Biederbecke the cornet player from the 20's, who hailed from Davenport, and the Quad Cities reputation for his music. It just so happens there's a riverboat casino within walking distance of the ballpark named Rhythm City. The riverfront is also home to the Bix jazzfest in the summer, also the Miss River Blues fest. A whole musical theme. I liked and preferred the River Bandits also, but I'll give this name a chance and see how long it lasts.

Only problem with the Bix/Swing connection is that Bix died (at age 28) in 1931. The Swing Era began with the hysteria surrounding the Benny Goodman (who played on some records with Bix near the end of his life) band in 1935.

Realist
03-05-2004, 08:52 PM
Originally posted by SoxEd
I thought Norm was a Red Sox fan :?:

Just on that TV show. The guy that plays him, George Wendt, is a White Sox fan.

Daver
03-05-2004, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by Realist
Just on that TV show. The guy that plays him, George Wendt, is a White Sox fan.

So is his mom,who still lives in Beverly.

hellenicsoxfan
03-06-2004, 12:35 AM
Originally posted by Realist
Just on that TV show. The guy that plays him, George Wendt, is a White Sox fan.

I may be wrong, but I thought that Wendt has been shown at Wrigley Field numerous times. In fact didn't he sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at Wrigley. No true Sox fan would stoop to that level. Hope I'm wrong (it's hard to remember which B and C list celebrities have taken part in that nonsense).

sas1974
03-06-2004, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by Daver
So is his mom,who still lives in Beverly.

I think they live in Western Springs.

Daver
03-06-2004, 01:07 AM
Originally posted by sas1974
I think they live in Western Springs.

I fixed a drain line in her house a year ago,in Beverly.

sas1974
03-06-2004, 01:09 AM
Originally posted by Daver
I fixed a drain line in her house a year ago,in Beverly.

Maybe they were house sitting! :D: Just kidding. Maybe they used to live in Western Springs. I don't know. I think they used to live down the block from my grandparents, but I could be wrong.

Daver
03-06-2004, 01:16 AM
Originally posted by sas1974
Maybe they were house sitting! :D: Just kidding. Maybe they used to live in Western Springs. I don't know. I think they used to live down the block from my grandparents, but I could be wrong.

George's brother lived in Western Springs,his first name escapes me right now,and he may still live there.Mrs. Wendt still lives in the family home in Beverly(as of a year ago,or so),and has the family pictures hanging in the living room to prove it.

sas1974
03-06-2004, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by Daver
George's brother lived in Western Springs,his first name escapes me right now,and he may still live there.Mrs. Wendt still lives in the family home in Beverly(as of a year ago,or so),and has the family pictures hanging in the living room to prove it.

THAT was it! It was his brother. You're quite the Wendt family expert. If I have any other Wendt-related questions, I am glad I have someone to turn to. :D: