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Cowhead418
05-14-2005, 07:07 PM
I went on the ESPN message board that was open to fans of all teams and I found a topic about which team has the most respectable fans in baseball.

http://forums.espn.go.com/espn/thread?forumID=733&start=0&threadID=1781247&sortBy=null

Apparently we're not the only ones who think Cub fans are the worst in baseball. Some fans called us the best (an O's fan too) and some Cub fans immediately jumped on them and called the Cubs the "best fanbase". The rest of the thread had Cardinal fans, Brewer fans, Orioles fans, Yankee fans and some White Sox fans arguing with the Cub fans. I was surprised at how many people hate Cub fans from other teams. The O's fan even said that Cubbie trolls frequented the Baltimore board.:?:

MeanFish
05-14-2005, 07:30 PM
Yeah, I post at that board fairly regularly and pretty much any thread that passes judgement, good or bad, on any team's fanbase reverts into a Cub fan bashing 100% of the time.

We're not the only demographic that hates Cubs fans, we're just the only one that has to share a city with them.

cheeses_h_rice
05-14-2005, 07:44 PM
Cub fans are just like Yankees fans.













(Minus the 27 championships to possibly back up their smack.)

Whitesox029
05-15-2005, 02:04 AM
Cub fans are just like Yankees fans.

I disagree to an extent. Cub fans are more like Red Sox fans, except that they stand by and take the futility instead of actually being critical of their club. You can't compare fans of a team with 27 championships (who are actually pretty knowledgeable in my experience) to those of a team whose fans don't give a damn if they lose, as long as the outfield wall slowly turns green over the course of the season.

SoxFan76
05-15-2005, 03:21 AM
I disagree to an extent. Cub fans are more like Red Sox fans, except that they stand by and take the futility instead of actually being critical of their club. You can't compare fans of a team with 27 championships (who are actually pretty knowledgeable in my experience) to those of a team whose fans don't give a damn if they lose, as long as the outfield wall slowly turns green over the course of the season.

The Yankees Cubs and Red Sox are all the same in the fact that they all have more bandwagon fans than real fans. I don't hate the Yankees because I'm far too young to have lived through the rival days with the White Sox, and also they WIN. The Red Sox and Cubs seem the most alike to me. Now I know Fenway would beg to differ, so let me just say that I know they (Sawx/Cubs) aren't the same. They are just the most similar. Losing team with a large following. The thing is that even though the Red Sox have won 1 WS in the past 100 years and the Cubs have won 0, the Red Sox have been far more competitive over the years. (I know it's not 100 years, I just said it) The Cubs...well their popularity will always be a mystery to me. Crappy stadium, crappy teams, whatever. I just wonder where all these "hardcore fans" were 10, 20, even 30 years ago when they were tarping off the UD at Chewing Gum Park.

TheOldRoman
05-16-2005, 12:01 AM
Cub fans are just like Yankees fans.

(Minus the 27 championships to possibly back up their smack.)
Make that 26 championships.

DumpJerry
05-16-2005, 12:12 AM
ok, another major difference between Flub fans and Red Sox fans: Flub fans choose to be Flub fans since they could have choosen to be White Sox fans. Boston is a one-team town, there is no alternative if you are a baseball fan.People are Flub fans because they choose to be loosers. It's that simple....:smile:

Hangar18
05-19-2005, 03:27 PM
I like how Cub sheep spew the same lines ......over and over and over and over again. Most knowledgable, best fans, more tradition, more loyal etc etc,
but doesnt give reasons to prove his point.

The one guy made me laugh, had to put the coffee down "Most loyal since the teams inception" IMBECILE. Someone needs to tell him this whole cub thing is a recent phenomenon ............

Uncle_Patrick
05-19-2005, 03:30 PM
Someone needs to tell him this whole cub thing is a recent phenomenon ............

You dare doubt baseball's most knowledgeable fan base?

jackbrohamer
05-19-2005, 03:49 PM
I like how Cub sheep spew the same lines ......over and over and over and over again. Most knowledgable, best fans, more tradition, more loyal etc etc.

You're right, it's like they rehearse the same "talking points" and repeat them brainlessly like a mantra over and over again. And the only things they know to say about the Sox is "attendance" "dangerous neighborhood" "ugly park." Which is why it's a waste of breath to argue about baseball with a Scrub fan

tebman
05-19-2005, 03:53 PM
Cub fans are just like Yankees fans.



(Minus the 27 championships to possibly back up their smack.)

:rolling: He shoots, and he scores! Love it!

SoxBoy14
05-19-2005, 07:00 PM
It happened again today at the Brook Boyer luncheon, I reminded everyone in attendance that until the gentrification of East Lakeview, the cubs drew some 4000 fans a game until school let out. Loyal? BS

SoxBoy14
05-19-2005, 11:10 PM
Here's the difference between Sox fans and cub fans: I attended the final Chicago game for Mike Schmidt and Carl Yastremski. At the Urinal, a handful of fans realized what was happening and gave him a hand. At Comiskey, Carl Yastremski pinch hit in the 8th. As he walked out of the dugout to the on-deck circle, the crowd [a large Sunday afternoon crowd I believe '83 game - might have been the game Bull Luzinski hit the roof shot off Oil Can Boyd] rose to its feet, stayed on its feet as Yaz grounded out and made Yaz come out of the dugout for a curtain call before settling down. That's class. That's knowledgeable. That's why Sox fans are liked and respected around the country.

Nellie_Fox
05-20-2005, 12:55 AM
The one guy made me laugh, had to put the coffee down "Most loyal since the teams inception" IMBECILE. Someone needs to tell him this whole cub thing is a recent phenomenon ............From 1951 through 1967, the Cubs only outdrew the Sox in ONE YEAR, that being 1958, Ernie's first MVP year.

In 1957, the Cubs drew 670,629, while the Sox drew 1,135,668, nearly double.

In the 51-67 time period, the Sox only failed to draw a million (a big deal back then) three times. The Cubs only drew a million once.

This was a Sox town back then. The Cubs were not loveable yet, and Wrigley wasn't a shrine yet.

PaulDrake
05-20-2005, 12:36 PM
The knowledgeable, witty, urbane cub fans on that board seem intent on calling all who disagree with them "trailer trash." Sad.

Tekijawa
05-20-2005, 01:12 PM
The one guy made me laugh, had to put the coffee down "Most loyal since the teams inception" IMBECILE. Someone needs to tell him this whole cub thing is a recent phenomenon ............

If this is the case then at one point they were all White Sox fans? I'm glad that that branch broke off and did their own thing, the baseball equivalent of the Mormons if you with, but instead of heading west they all moved north (or stayed there really I guess).

viagracat
05-20-2005, 10:39 PM
From 1951 through 1967, the Cubs only outdrew the Sox in ONE YEAR, that being 1958, Ernie's first MVP year.

In 1957, the Cubs drew 670,629, while the Sox drew 1,135,668, nearly double.

In the 51-67 time period, the Sox only failed to draw a million (a big deal back then) three times. The Cubs only drew a million once.

This was a Sox town back then. The Cubs were not loveable yet, and Wrigley wasn't a shrine yet.

I agree. I remember when the upper deck at Wrigley would be closed off during the week because the Cubs only drew a couple thousand fans for a game. Of course, back then Wrigley was just another tired old ballpark, and Wrigleyville (simply part of Lake View back then) was pretty much an average neighborhood. Of course, the area now is where all the yuppies who move here from Peoria or Cedar Rapids want to live, and part of that scene is to pretend to be a "long-suffering" Cub fan. Prety pathetic.