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Hangar18
06-22-2004, 09:58 AM
SOX get more coverage today.......barely. even murph finding it hard to
talk about ANYTHING on the air today.....cubs didnt play. You'd think they would simply talk SOX instead, but theyre not.
Cubune:
4 cub
5 sox
Cub-Times:
2 cub
4 sox

Standings since ST .............
CUBS 989
SOX 675

SoxFan78
06-22-2004, 10:12 AM
After last nights game, I almost wish that the Sox would of been buried by the press. Now all I heard on the way to work this morning is ...

"Cubs, in second place and ready to move into their rightful place in first place"

"Sox, in second place and ready to move into fourth, how they were in second we will never know."

Cubbiesuck13
06-22-2004, 10:41 AM
hangar, is this the first day that we have had more stories?

maurice
06-22-2004, 04:00 PM
SOX get more coverage today.......barely.But it's completely negated by the biased and negative tone of the coverage.

The BS headline in the trib sports section reads, "Tumbling toward 3rd," though the Sox have been in first or close second all season and are as close to first place as they are to the .500 team in third place. I must have missed the headline that said the cubs were "tumbling toward 5th," when that actually happened.

Meanwhile, with Boers absent, Bernsie aired his true blue cubbie colors today by spending much of the show claiming that the Sox should stop trying to make a trade because they have no chance of winning this season. A conversation with a caller went like this.

Caller: Why are you ripping the Sox but saying nothing about the cubs?
Bernsie: The cubs are way better than the Sox.
Caller: Huh? They're both in second place and two games out of first.
Bernsie: The cubs are way better than the Sox.
Caller: But they're both two games out of first.
Bernsie: The cubs are way better than the Sox.
Caller: Why do you keep saying that? They're both two games out of first.
Bernsie: Do you think the Sox have a playoff closer?
Hanley: Do the cubs?
Bernsie: No.

Bernsie is expressing symptoms of advanced cubbieosis: blind belief in inevitable cub success, and the utter inability to discuss relevant facts.

cheeses_h_rice
06-22-2004, 05:07 PM
But it's completely negated by the biased and negative tone of the coverage.

The BS headline in the trib sports section reads, "Tumbling toward 3rd," though the Sox have been in first or close second all season and are as close to first place as they are to the .500 team in third place. I must have missed the headline that said the cubs were "tumbling toward 5th," when that actually happened.

Meanwhile, with Boers absent, Bernsie aired his true blue cubbie colors today by spending much of the show claiming that the Sox should stop trying to make a trade because they have no chance of winning this season. A conversation with a caller went like this.

Caller: Why are you ripping the Sox but saying nothing about the cubs?
Bernsie: The cubs are way better than the Sox.
Caller: Huh? They're both in second place and two games out of first.
Bernsie: The cubs are way better than the Sox.
Caller: But they're both two games out of first.
Bernsie: The cubs are way better than the Sox.
Caller: Why do you keep saying that? They're both two games out of first.
Bernsie: Do you think the Sox have a playoff closer?
Hanley: Do the cubs?
Bernsie: No.

Bernsie is expressing symptoms of advanced cubbieosis: blind belief in inevitable cub success, and the utter inability to discuss relevant facts.
Only a blind Sox fan couldn't see that the Sox are beginning to show fissures in their armor, while the Flubs will soon be at full strength once Wood gets back.

The Flubs *are* way better than the Sox right now.

maurice
06-22-2004, 05:21 PM
The Sox record is not any better than most here expected, yet the cubs have shown "fissures in their armor" all season long. Their only saving grace is that the NL sucks compared to the AL this season. Wood isn't back right now, and remains a serious injury risk that never has been as great as his hype. Even after he returns, they still will not be at full strength.

The best that reasonably can be said for the cubs is that they're a better team than the Sox on paper when healthy, but they have not met their potential this season. Even at full strength, they're certainly not as good as the offseason cubbie hype machine claimed.