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DrCrawdad
06-11-2004, 08:51 AM
The SCORE just played an interview with Konerko that took place in the Sox clubhouse. During the interview, as clear as can be, you hear the unedited Elia tirade.

:D:

DrCrawdad
06-11-2004, 08:57 AM
When the interview started "Godsmack" was playing in the background. Then the Elia tirade starts. The funny thing is, the interview though being taped just continues. Paul giggles a few times as the SCORE's David Schuster is asking Paul about his wife and dog as Elia spews the F-Bomb left & right.

Only for those with a tolerance for Olympic cursing. (http://quote.webcircle.com/more/elia.wav)

DaveIsHere
06-11-2004, 09:11 AM
Originally posted by DrCrawdad
When the interview started "Godsmack" was playing in the background. Then the Elia tirade starts. The funny thing is, the interview though being taped just continues. Paul giggles a few times as the SCORE's David Schuster is asking Paul about his wife and dog as Elia spews the F-Bomb left & right.

Only for those with a tolerance for Olympic cursing. (http://quote.webcircle.com/more/elia.wav)

That is awesome :)

TornLabrum
06-11-2004, 09:13 AM
Originally posted by DrCrawdad
When the interview started "Godsmack" was playing in the background. Then the Elia tirade starts. The funny thing is, the interview though being taped just continues. Paul giggles a few times as the SCORE's David Schuster is asking Paul about his wife and dog as Elia spews the F-Bomb left & right.

Only for those with a tolerance for Olympic cursing. (http://quote.webcircle.com/more/elia.wav)

Grobber told the story about how that tirade started a while back on the Dahl show. IIRC, it just started by his saying something like "Another tough loss..." to him and Elia just let it all go.

It gets better every time I hear it.

bennyw41
06-11-2004, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by DrCrawdad
The SCORE just played an interview with Konerko that took place in the Sox clubhouse. During the interview, as clear as can be, you hear the unedited Elia tirade.

:D:

Why was that tirade being played in the Sox Clubhouse? Sorry, just a bit confused.

joeynach
06-11-2004, 10:06 AM
Originally posted by bennyw41
Why was that tirade being played in the Sox Clubhouse? Sorry, just a bit confused.

Am i retarded, what the hell is the "Elia Tirade"??????

fledgedrallycap
06-11-2004, 10:08 AM
Originally posted by joeynach
Am i retarded, what the hell is the "Elia Tirade"??????

Yes. Yes you are. :D:

Back in the early 80's Lee Elia was coaching the Cubs and infamously blew his top regarding the fans. It's a classic moment.

Brian26
06-11-2004, 10:12 AM
Originally posted by bennyw41
Why was that tirade being played in the Sox Clubhouse? Sorry, just a bit confused.

I'm asking myself the same question. That Elia clip is mostly found on the web now too. Did someone have a computer set up in the clubhouse? Maybe a player had downloaded it to an MP3 and then they were playing it over a set of speakers? Really bizzare.

Philo-Sox-er
06-11-2004, 10:14 AM
I knew the history of this tirade; but likewise I am confused as to why it was playing in the background. Any ideas?

Philo-Sox-er
06-11-2004, 10:18 AM
Maybe this was Boyer's idea? It further explicates the differece between US and Them. That is, even their own coach recognizes that their fans don't work for a living; while PK is a workhorse playing for a working class team. Also, note that he complained about the 3,000 fans in attendance--there was time when the Cubs were not as popular as they are!

CubKilla
06-11-2004, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by Philo-Sox-er
Also, note that he complained about the 3,000 fans in attendance--there was time when the Cubs were not as popular as they are!

The Sox were the team in Chicago until, coincidentally , JR and EE bought the team and introduced the fanbase to firing popular broadcasters, making the bulk of TV games PPV, diminished skills clauses, White Flag Trades, incentive laden contracts, obsolete ballmalls funded by the taxpayers, etc. in an effort to make the Chicago White Sox a "first class Organization."

I wonder if, when all is said and done, if JR will admit his complicity in the baseball swing from south to north. I doubt it. He'll probably blame the fans. Hasn't stopped him before.

CubKilla
06-11-2004, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by Philo-Sox-er
I knew the history of this tirade; but likewise I am confused as to why it was playing in the background. Any ideas?

Because it's funny. Truer words have never been spoken. It's a timeless rant that is more relevant today than when it was captured 21 years ago.

bennyw41
06-11-2004, 12:00 PM
That doesn't make sense. Why was a random tirade on in the background of an interview. ITs not like that stuff is playing on the radio all the time, or on CD's.

CubKilla
06-11-2004, 12:03 PM
Originally posted by bennyw41
That doesn't make sense. Why was a random tirade on in the background of an interview. ITs not like that stuff is playing on the radio all the time, or on CD's.

OK. It's still funny and maybe one of the newer players, like the new catcher just called up, has never heard it.

Maybe Paulie's a fan, like I am, of it and someone thought it would be funny to see if Paulie could make it through the interview without laughing while the rant is being played.

Who cares why it was playing?

bennyw41
06-11-2004, 12:06 PM
I am just wondering. I mean, all the interviews and stuff, you don't hear random clips of things going on in the background

eurotrash35
06-11-2004, 12:07 PM
Wow, I can't believe I never heard that before. Probably one of the funniest sports rants I've ever heard.

DrCrawdad
06-11-2004, 12:44 PM
http://www.670thescore.com/graphics/pic_david_schuster.jpg
According to David Schuster, Konerko said that he downloaded the Elia tirade off the 'net and made put it on a tape. (I guess that Konerko actually burned a CD and not a tape.)

Why did Konerko have it playing in the clubhouse? Why do we listen to the tirade and enjoy it? It's funny!

TDog
06-11-2004, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by bennyw41
That doesn't make sense. Why was a random tirade on in the background of an interview. ITs not like that stuff is playing on the radio all the time, or on CD's.

A lot of baseball people have the tirade on tape and treat it like people used to treat Richard Prior records. I wouldn't be surprised to hear it in any clubhouse. I wouldn't be surprised if it was something frequently heard in the Sox clubhouse as they struggle to get the attention they deserve in a city where everyone is supposed to be a Cubs fan.

Baby Fisk
06-11-2004, 12:48 PM
THEM: Let's hear what Lee Elia thinks...


This is the best tirade ever. :cool:

1951Campbell
06-11-2004, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by bennyw41
I am just wondering. I mean, all the interviews and stuff, you don't hear random clips of things going on in the background

I love this team and PK even more for this little caper! There is no way that was an accident.

Baby Fisk
06-11-2004, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by 1951Campbell
I love this team and PK even more for this little caper! There is no way that was an accident.

Totally agree with 1951C! The boys in the Clubhouse, no doubt egged on by the Ozzmeister, are probably as thick into the Sox-Cubs thing as the good folk at WSI. Let this be the opening salvo in the 2004 city series. :cool:

Mickster
06-11-2004, 01:12 PM
Originally posted by Baby Fisk
THEM: Let's hear what Lee Elia thinks...


WE: Agree.

Brian26
06-11-2004, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by CubKilla
The Sox were the team in Chicago until, coincidentally , JR and EE bought the team and introduced the fanbase to firing popular broadcasters, making the bulk of TV games PPV, diminished skills clauses, White Flag Trades, incentive laden contracts, obsolete ballmalls funded by the taxpayers, etc. in an effort to make the Chicago White Sox a "first class Organization."

I wonder if, when all is said and done, if JR will admit his complicity in the baseball swing from south to north. I doubt it. He'll probably blame the fans. Hasn't stopped him before.

UGH.

This is the same team that was almost moved to Seattle and Milwaukee 5 years prior to Jerry and Eddie purchasing the team because attendance was so low?

This town has always been a Cubs town. Let's not blame it on Reinsdorf.

34 Inch Stick
06-11-2004, 01:22 PM
It would be great if the Sox played that about a half hour before the Friday Cubs/Sox game.

Baby Fisk
06-11-2004, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by Baby Fisk
THEM: Let's hear what Lee Elia thinks...
Originally posted by Mickster
WE: Agree.

Dinger! (two heads are better than one) :cool:

CubKilla
06-11-2004, 01:37 PM
Originally posted by Brian26
This town has always been a Cubs town. Let's not blame it on Reinsdorf.

At least Reinsdorf agrees with you

Lip Man 1
06-11-2004, 01:38 PM
Brian:

Sorry no, that's revisitonist history.

I lived through the late 50's and 60's in Chicago. I can tell you this was not a Cubs town. They had awful teams, could barely draw anybody and got the bare minimum of media coverage. That remained par for the course until Leo Durocher arrived and the race riots started. The White Sox without question had the better players, had winning seasons EVERY year and were involved in legit pennant races. This was not a Cubs town.

The current organization through moves made on their part and also through some things that happened beyond their control have shrinked the fan base considerable from when they took over.

Lip

bennyw41
06-11-2004, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by CubKilla
At least Reinsdorf agrees with you

You can't argue that the cubs aren't more popular. You just can't.

CubKilla
06-11-2004, 01:42 PM
Originally posted by bennyw41
You can't argue that the cubs aren't more popular. You just can't.

Now they are. But that wasn't always the case.

bennyw41
06-11-2004, 01:45 PM
So what good does it do now to harp on the past?

PaleHoseGeorge
06-11-2004, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by 1951Campbell
I love this team and PK even more for this little caper! There is no way that was an accident.

I agree 100 percent. This was no accident. As soon as the interview started, the tape went on.

If I was talented enough to be a major league ballplayer living and playing in Chicago, I would resent all the fawning and media attention a bunch of also-rans wearing baby bear pajamas were getting -- unless of course I was a Flubbie myself, in which case I would be hanging in nightclubs picking the choicest of all the low-hanging fruit... before meeting Mrs. PHG, of course. :smile:

Good for Walnuts, and good for the Sox. They're irritated too, just like the rest of us.

:gulp:

Hangar18
06-11-2004, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by Brian26
UGH.
This town has always been a Cubs town. Let's not blame it on Reinsdorf. NO. This Town was NEVER a cub town. Erroneous statement. History proves otherwise

Hangar18
06-11-2004, 04:08 PM
Originally posted by bennyw41
So what good does it do now to harp on the past?


I told a Cub Fan that the other day .......... to quit living in the past
(in regards to their "old-fashioned scoreboard" )

Fridaythe13thJason
06-11-2004, 04:08 PM
Originally posted by Hangar18
NO. This Town was NEVER a cub town. Erroneous statement. History proves otherwise

It is right now, so your statement is incorrect.

Hangar18
06-11-2004, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by UICJason
It is right now, so your statement is incorrect.

ok......were getting into Semantics here ......... this town was NEVER a cubs town BEFORE today. Response to previous statement ......being "this towns always been a cub town".

Frater Perdurabo
06-11-2004, 04:10 PM
I am now officially off the "Trade Paulie" bandwagon. His deliberate decision to play the tape, combined (more significantly) with his improved performance this year, has put him back on my list of favorite Sox players.

Baby Fisk
06-11-2004, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by DrCrawdad
When the interview started "Godsmack" was playing in the background. Then the Elia tirade starts. The funny thing is, the interview though being taped just continues. Paul giggles a few times as the SCORE's David Schuster is asking Paul about his wife and dog as Elia spews the F-Bomb left & right.

Only for those with a tolerance for Olympic cursing. (http://quote.webcircle.com/more/elia.wav)
Hey Frater P, I don't know if Paulie would have been able to change the tape while he was in the middle of being interviewed, so it may have been another subversive player who did the deed. Good on whomever it was! :cool:

Hangar18
06-11-2004, 04:17 PM
BUT the BEST PART of all this ................ THAT JACK-ASS
mike murphy on the SCORE had NO IDEA that it was the ELIA TIRADE being played in the background !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If he did, he wouldntve let Schuster play it. So SOXFANS
got one over on Murphy and his Yellow Propoganda Morning Show.

cheeses_h_rice
06-11-2004, 04:47 PM
The Elia tirade is include among other embarrassing celebrity gems on this 2xCD. (http://www.counterpoint-music.com/specialties/volume1.html) Perhaps the Sox got a copy of this -- I used to own it but got rid of mine, for some dumb reason.

Baby Fisk
06-11-2004, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by cheeses_h_rice
The Elia tirade is include among other embarrassing celebrity gems on this 2xCD. (http://www.counterpoint-music.com/specialties/volume1.html) Perhaps the Sox got a copy of this -- I used to own it but got rid of mine, for some dumb reason.
Man, anything in recorded history ends up on its own CD it seems. Cheeses, are you actually Dr. Demento??? :cool:

quade36
06-11-2004, 05:00 PM
"F#$% those f#$%in' fans who come out here and say they're Cub fans that are supposed to be behind you rippin' every f#$%in' thing you do. I'll tell you one f#$%in' thing, I hope we get f#$%in' hotter than ****, just to stuff it up them 3,000 f#$%in' people that show up every f#$%in' day, because if they're the real Chicago f#$%in' fans, they can kiss my f#$%in' a@@ right downtown and PRINT IT.

"They're really, really behind you around here... my f#$%in' a@@. What the f#$% am I supposed to do, go out there and let my f#$%in' players get destroyed every day and be quiet about it? For the f#$%in' nickel-dime people who turn up? The motherf#$%ers don't even work. That's why they're out at the f#$%in' game. They oughta go out and get a f#$%in' job and find out what it's like to go out and earn a f#$%in' living. Eighty-five percent of the f#$%in' world is working. The other fifteen percent come out here. A f#$%in' playground for the co@#suckers. Rip them motherf#$%ers. Rip them f#$%in' co@#suckers like the f#$%in' players. we got guys bustin' their f#$%in' a@@, and them f#$%in' people boo. And that's the Cubs? My players get around here. I haven't seen it this f#$%in' year. Everybody associated with this organization have been winners their whole f#$%in' life. Everybody. And the credit is not given in that respect.

"Alright, they don't show because we're 5 and 14... and unfortunately, that's the criteria of them dumb 15 motherf#$%in' percent that come out to day baseball. The other 85 percent are earning a living. I tell you, it'll take more than a 5 and 12 or 5 and 14 to destroy the makeup of this club. I guarantee you that. There's some f#$%in' pros out there that wanna win. But you're stuck in a f#$%in' stigma of the f#$%in' Dodgers and the Phillies and the Cardinals and all that cheap ****. It's unbelievable. It really is. It's a disheartening f#$%in' situation that we're in right now. Anybody who was associated with the Cub organization four or five years ago that came back and sees the multitude of progress that's been made will understand that if they're baseball people, that 5 and 14 doesn't negate all that work. We got 143 f#$%in' games left.

"What I'm tryin' to say is don't rip them f#$%in' guys out there. Rip me. If you wanna rip somebody, rip my f#$%in' a@@. But don't rip them f#$%in' guys 'cause they're givin' everything they can give. And right now they're tryin' to do more than God gave 'em, and that's why we make the simple mistakes. That's exactly why."


:)

bennyw41
06-11-2004, 05:02 PM
Originally posted by Hangar18
BUT the BEST PART of all this ................ THAT JACK-ASS
mike murphy on the SCORE had NO IDEA that it was the ELIA TIRADE being played in the background !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If he did, he wouldntve let Schuster play it. So SOXFANS
got one over on Murphy and his Yellow Propoganda Morning Show.

I'm just waiting for your sox love to outweigh your cubs hate. Its sort of like the people who are always the most against porn are the ones caught with kiddie porn? Maybe the most adamant cub hater is a jealous fan?