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Hangar18
08-24-2004, 04:24 PM
they had a few minutes with him, and he again said he was the biggest sox fan growing up, and that he identified more with the 50's 60's teams than
the one now. I couldnt hear the rest of him ...............

Brian26
08-24-2004, 04:30 PM
they had a few minutes with him, and he again said he was the biggest sox fan growing up, and that he identified more with the 50's 60's teams than
the one now. I couldnt hear the rest of him ...............

Yeah, I saw that, and then Morgan and Miller were rambling about how Mac was also a concession worker at Soldier Field in '85. Bernie Mac said his favorite White Sox player was "No Neck" Williams...which seemed to be a bit odd.

TornLabrum
08-24-2004, 07:44 PM
Yeah, I saw that, and then Morgan and Miller were rambling about how Mac was also a concession worker at Soldier Field in '85. Bernie Mac said his favorite White Sox player was "No Neck" Williams...which seemed to be a bit odd.
Why is that odd? If it was in response to his working at Soldier Field, it is, but if it's because he was his favorite player, I don't see that odd at all. Williams hustled all the time, like Pete Rose, running to first base on walks, etc. As I recall he had a child with some illness or disorder, but I forget what.

samram
08-24-2004, 07:48 PM
I saw the interview. He was talking about last year, and not very accurately. He was saying that they blew it in the last week of the season and finished 8 games out. What he should have said is " I went to a Sox game when I was a kid and I root for the Sox if they're in the playoffs and I can shill for my show when their playoff games are on Fox."

Frankfan4life
08-24-2004, 10:08 PM
Why is that odd? If it was in response to his working at Soldier Field, it is, but if it's because he was his favorite player, I don't see that odd at all. Williams hustled all the time, like Pete Rose, running to first base on walks, etc. As I recall he had a child with some illness or disorder, but I forget what.I also enjoyed watching Walter "no neck" Williams play. What ever happened to him?

jortafan
08-24-2004, 10:47 PM
I saw the interview. He was talking about last year, and not very accurately. He was saying that they blew it in the last week of the season and finished 8 games out. What he should have said is " I went to a Sox game when I was a kid and I root for the Sox if they're in the playoffs and I can shill for my show when their playoff games are on Fox."
You don't know how relieved I am to read your post.

I heard Bernie Mac's version of how the White Sox went from 1/2 game to 9 1/2 games out at season's end with an intense losing streak, and was wondering when all this happened. Bernie must have been smoking some serious Cubbie crack at season's end if he saw the season like that.

As far as I'm concerned, Bernie can stay a Cubs fan.

CanBuehrleWait
08-24-2004, 11:02 PM
He was exagerrating and probably joking that's what he does. I recall in the CUbs series last year while on T.V during the stretch he said even there he was a Sox fan.:bandance::dtroll:

doublem23
08-24-2004, 11:18 PM
A) Bernie Mac is not funny.
B) Bernie Mac is an assclown.

Resume discussion.

petekat
08-24-2004, 11:23 PM
let's give old Bernie a break. The Sox are so celebrity starved we'll take anyone. Afterall, 3 page discussion on Matt Lilliard. Old mac has stated repeatedly how much he likes the Sox- he wanted to film Mr. 3000 at Comiskey and play in a Sox uniform but the team public relations wouldnt grant the producers permission. isn't that enough, or do we have to subject him to a loyalty oath?:wink: Being the clown prince that he is- he just playin




He was exagerrating and probably joking that's what he does. I recall in the CUbs series last year while on T.V during the stretch he said even there he was a Sox fan.:bandance::dtroll:

jordan23ventura
08-25-2004, 02:59 AM
A) Bernie Mac is not funny.
B) Bernie Mac is an assclown.

Resume discussion.
A) Bernie Mac is hillarious (Have you seen Kings of Comedy?)
B) Bernie Mac is a frustrated Sox fan like anyone else here. The only difference is that he is famous.
C) Bernie Mac's show is crap, just like anything else on the WB.

Baby Fisk
08-25-2004, 08:15 AM
Wasn't he wearing a Brewers jersey during that interview? Very confusing.:?:

fledgedrallycap
08-25-2004, 08:35 AM
A) Bernie Mac is hillarious (Have you seen Kings of Comedy?)
B) Bernie Mac is a frustrated Sox fan like anyone else here. The only difference is that he is famous.
C) Bernie Mac's show is crap, just like anything else on the WB.

Factually speaking, his show is on FOX. You are correct about it being crap, though...

fledgedrallycap
08-25-2004, 08:36 AM
Wasn't he wearing a Brewers jersey during that interview? Very confusing.:?:He has a new movie, Mr. 3000, that is coming out next month centered around baseball. He played a Brewer in the movie. It looks alright from the previews.

Baby Fisk
08-25-2004, 08:49 AM
He has a new movie, Mr. 3000, that is coming out next month centered around baseball. He played a Brewer in the movie. It looks alright from the previews.Ah, now it makes sense. :cool:

SoxFan78
08-25-2004, 09:05 AM
let's give old Bernie a break. The Sox are so celebrity starved we'll take anyone. Afterall, 3 page discussion on Matt Lilliard. Old mac has stated repeatedly how much he likes the Sox- he wanted to film Mr. 3000 at Comiskey and play in a Sox uniform but the team public relations wouldnt grant the producers permission. isn't that enough, or do we have to subject him to a loyalty oath?:wink: Being the clown prince that he is- he just playin
I was wondering why if Bernie Mac was such a big Sox fan that why is he playing a Brewer in the movie. If thats true that the sox PR wouldnt grant the permission, that is just dumb. Think of all the PR they would be getting. New comiskey being shown in theatre's all over the country, Sox jerseys everywhere. I would of been great.

But hey, at least he's not playing a Cub

fledgedrallycap
08-25-2004, 09:26 AM
I was wondering why if Bernie Mac was such a big Sox fan that why is he playing a Brewer in the movie. If thats true that the sox PR wouldnt grant the permission, that is just dumb. Think of all the PR they would be getting. New comiskey being shown in theatre's all over the country, Sox jerseys everywhere. I would of been great.

But hey, at least he's not playing a Cub
I would question that as well. My guess is the Sox wanted more money to use the logo and franchise; plus using Comiskey hasn't been very easy b/c of all the renovations that have been done during the offseasons.

Foulke29
08-25-2004, 09:49 AM
A) Bernie Mac is not funny.
B) Bernie Mac is an assclown.

Resume discussion.
Always one of them in every thread.

:dtroll:

Best thing in Ocean's Eleven is when Matt Damon cons Andy Garcia about Bernie's past history of being a criminal in the casino interegation room. Funny stuff!

:bandance:

Foulke29
08-25-2004, 09:50 AM
I would question that as well. My guess is the Sox wanted more money to use the logo and franchise; plus using Comiskey hasn't been very easy b/c of all the renovations that have been done during the offseasons.
I wonder if Buddy S. had anything to do with Bernie playing a Brewer - MLB will sell the rights to use their logos and property - IF your player is a Brewer.

PatK
08-25-2004, 09:52 AM
Bernie's show isn't bad. You're getting him confused with Steve Harvey and all that crap on UPN.

Hangar18
08-25-2004, 11:46 AM
The Sox are so celebrity starved we'll take anyone. Old mac has stated repeatedly how much he likes the Sox- he wanted to film Mr. 3000 at Comiskey and play in a Sox uniform but the team public relations wouldnt grant the producers permission.

Wait a Second here .................... Petekat, Im not trying to call you our or anything, but to say the SOX are "Celebrity Starved" is very Mike Kiley-esque.
2nd, Is this TRUE that BMac wanted to film as a SOX and at Comiskey?
Are You Sure ....... because this would be a PR Gaffe of Reinsdorfian/Gallas Proportions ......... This is a story the Chicago Media (never mind, theyre too busy asking people if theyd watch a cub game/little lg ws/olympic softball questions) should be trying to uncover. This city makes me sick,
and so does the White SOX organization :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

kittle42
08-25-2004, 12:44 PM
Wait a Second here .................... Petekat, Im not trying to call you our or anything, but to say the SOX are "Celebrity Starved" is very Mike Kiley-esque.
2nd, Is this TRUE that BMac wanted to film as a SOX and at Comiskey?
Are You Sure ....... because this would be a PR Gaffe of Reinsdorfian/Gallas Proportions ......... This is a story the Chicago Media (never mind, theyre too busy asking people if theyd watch a cub game/little lg ws/olympic softball questions) should be trying to uncover. This city makes me sick,
and so does the White SOX organization :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:
Why do we care if any celebrity is a Sox fan?

HomeFish
08-25-2004, 01:06 PM
How can anyone accuse this man of lying?

Why now, during the greatest year of Cubbie hype ever, would he go out and declare himself a fan of the team that is 7 GB and playing to 15k crowds rather than the first-place WC team that is considered the worlds series favorite? Why during the NLCS, when it seemed certain the Accursed Ones were series-bound, would he say that he was a Sox fan? He has absolutely nothing to gain from saying that.

If anything, Bernie deserves a medal for bravery.

petekat
08-25-2004, 03:59 PM
have it on good authority from film contacts that Bernie wanted to shoot Mr. 3000 at Comiskey but the Sox turned it down....
similar thing happened with Major League III- producers wanted to use the White Sox as the comeback team, when Sox mgmt refused, plot got changed to a minor league affiliate of the Twins. Admittedly, ML III was a pretty bad movie but still, the attention would have been nice....






REELSCENE: News and Notes

WHEN THE WHITE SOX didn’t want to step up to the plate, Chicago lost a $30 million feature for this year. We heard Sox management sniffed that the club was in the baseball business and not the movie business when producers said they’d like to film “Mr. 3000” in Comisk – sorry, U.S. Cellular Park this summer. (Some habits die hard.)
A disappointed Ron Ver Kuilen then referred the producer to Milwaukee’s Miller Park. They liked what they saw and will return in July and August for six weeks of filming with star Bernie Mac, who wanted to work in Chicago.

Milwaukee is rolling out the red carpet for its first feature since another baseball film, “Major League,” shot there in 1989. The Sheraton Hotel, for example, besides giving low room rates and lots of room amenities, will provide guests with free transportation to and from the ball park every day





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Make some "Dinner" reservations for the Mac Man. Bernie Mac says he wants to do a major movie remake in Chicago.

The "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" star has been tapped for a modern-day version of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and he tells GLARE, "I'd love to shoot it in Chicago.

Mac especially wants to film in Chicago because he was denied the opportunity to shoot the film he's currently lensing, "Mr. 3000," in his hometown.

The South Side native wanted to shoot the baseball flick in one of the local stadiums. "I tried to shoot it at home, but the White Sox and the Cubs didn't make that possible." He says the field formerly known as Comiskey would have been perfect, but "we had to move it and make me a Milwaukee Brewer."

The plot? "It's about an arrogant baseball player. I'm over the top. [Muhammad] Ali ain't got nothing on me. I treat everybody bad."

But the character does grow, Mac says. "You see a transformation from a young bullhead to a warm, caring individual," says Mac. "That's the reason I took the movie. A lot of people in Hollywood don't know my range. And as my mother always said, 'You have to educate people.' " Big Picture News Inc.



Wait a Second here .................... Petekat, Im not trying to call you our or anything, but to say the SOX are "Celebrity Starved" is very Mike Kiley-esque.
2nd, Is this TRUE that BMac wanted to film as a SOX and at Comiskey?
Are You Sure ....... because this would be a PR Gaffe of Reinsdorfian/Gallas Proportions ......... This is a story the Chicago Media (never mind, theyre too busy asking people if theyd watch a cub game/little lg ws/olympic softball questions) should be trying to uncover. This city makes me sick,
and so does the White SOX organization :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

ewokpelts
08-25-2004, 04:08 PM
I would question that as well. My guess is the Sox wanted more money to use the logo and franchise; plus using Comiskey hasn't been very easy b/c of all the renovations that have been done during the offseasons.the producers wanted to shoot during the two weeks before the 03 asg. MLB and the sox said no.
The cubs also sed no to shooting at the urinal.
Gene

hsnterprize
08-25-2004, 04:14 PM
...where was all his Sox love when he told TV reporters that being a White Sox fan was like "being with an ugly girl who gives good sex?" Where was his Sox Pride when he blatantly said the Sox could "go to hell?" Where was his admiration for the 50's and 60's Pale Hose when he said during last year's Cubbie playoff run that since it's a Chicago team in the playoffs, we should support it?

Bernie didn't look too much like a Sox fan when he sung TMOTHBG at Wrigley during game 7 of the NLCS last year. He was wearing a Cubs jersey, CUbs cap, Cubs jacket. For all I know, he may have been wearing a Cubs thong and had Cubbie condoms in his pocket.

I commend him for wanting to shoot "Mr. 3000" at the Cell, and I feel bad the Sox wouldn't let him do it. Still, he's got a LOT of explaining to do as to why he seemingly forsook all things Sox last fall, and acted like 1 of the millions of Cubbie bandwagoner who sank with the Titanic-sized hype when the Cubs lost to the Marlins.

WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Say THAT with me.

skobabe8
08-25-2004, 08:42 PM
he wanted to film Mr. 3000 at Comiskey and play in a Sox uniform but the team public relations wouldnt grant the producers permission. Where did you hear that?

EDIT: NEVERMIND! NEXT TIME I'LL READ THE WHOLE THREAD BEFORE I POST!

Hangar18
08-26-2004, 02:11 PM
PeteKat ........ way to get the info man .......... very important to the argument here. I dont know who is the winner, the sox or the brewers, but
HSNTERPRIZE brings up an EXCELLENT point ........ why was he forsaking everything SOX, then want to film here? was JR getting back at him?
or was JR being shortsighted as usual, cutting off his nose to spite his face?
Bernie Mac ......... beat it my man ....... WOOOOOO, say it with me is right