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SSN721
06-08-2004, 12:00 PM
An interesting article about the Sox. Just nice to get some national attention. Tells a little more of our plight of being Sox fans.
linky (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=hays/tortured_chicago)

SSN721
06-08-2004, 12:05 PM
After reading the full article now trying to comprehend the authors intent. Somewhat poking fun at both sides of town it seems. Just thought it was intersting and very rare we actually get any mention at all on page 2.

habibharu
06-08-2004, 12:45 PM
i cant believe that chicago is not 1st on that list of cities!

TommyJohn
06-08-2004, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by SSN721
An interesting article about the Sox. Just nice to get some national attention. Tells a little more of our plight of being Sox fans.
linky (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=hays/tortured_chicago)

Bah. It's just a rehash of the same sorry crap. How much more
pathetic our history is compared to the [won't type the name in
a Clubhouse thread.]

And for the luvapete, when are these idiot moron jerk joke
pathetic excuses for writers going to let go of the "whatever
they call the park"? Are these ding-a-lings aware that that
joke ceased to be fresh the 100th time that Jay Mariotti cracked
it? (Mariotti certainly isn't.) Just about every single sports
franchise in America plays in a stadium named for a corporate
entity, why are the White Sox the only ones taking abuse for it?
Let it go. It's about as fresh as moss-ridden bread.

Well, I'd still like to award the writer the "Pete and Repeat" prize
for being the 1,000,000 idiot sportswriter who's in love with his
own cleverness to crack that lame joke. It'll be the only writing
award he'll ever win. Other than that, dumb article. He could've
kept that one in the fridge with his cold pizza.

JGarlandrules20
06-08-2004, 01:23 PM
White Sox losses are served straight, without any romanticized garnish.
I like that part.

SoxOnTop
06-08-2004, 01:33 PM
I thought that article was a hoot. A rare look for the rest of the nation into the myth of the goat, but it took a dive when he started to blabber on about a stupid hat curse. Leave that to the northside. The guy obviously couldn't be a Sox fan if he actually wore a sCrubs hat to a Sox WS game....

PaulDrake
06-08-2004, 01:46 PM
I'm wondering which cities are in the top 3? Cleveland and Philadelphia to be sure, but the third one?

just_visiting
06-08-2004, 02:10 PM
Originally posted by PaulDrake
I'm wondering which cities are in the top 3? Cleveland and Philadelphia to be sure, but the third one? Maybe Detroit?

PaulDrake
06-08-2004, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by just_visiting
Maybe Detroit? You could be right.

eriqjaffe
06-08-2004, 02:55 PM
Probably New York. They lost the Dodgers and the Giants, after all.

guillen4life13
06-08-2004, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by PaulDrake
You could be right.

Why? The Pistons have won the NBA championship, Stanley Cup and a World Series in the last 25 years. What's to pity about them?

For that matter, what's to pity about Chicago? 6 NBA Championships, a Stanley Cup appearance, an MLS Championship, and a Super Bowl in the last 20 years.

ode to veeck
06-08-2004, 04:10 PM
86 years without a single baseball championship between two teams in the 2nd or 3rd largest market is really pathetic.

MLS don't count for 85% of the sports fans in Chicago