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elrod
05-22-2005, 12:49 AM
Check out the representative picture of the "Cub fan".

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-050521soxcubsgamer,1,1343287.story?coll=chi-news-hed
Scroll down to the picture of the dude with his thumb up.

What a cheeseball. In fact, it finally dawned on me why I hate the Cubs. They are just a cheesy, corny organization. Their whole marketing campaign is geared toward dorks with beer, "flashy" women, fake happiness, and the celebration of mediocrity as a badge of pride. Everything from Ron Santo in the booth, to those dumb 1980s-era ads with that blond mustached dude buying Cubs tickets, to the stupid Harry Carey statue (sorry, I could never stand him) to the idiotic rendition of the 7th inning Take Me Out to the Ballgame, to the fantasyland fetishization of Wrigley Field, just reeks of cheesiness.

Hokiesox
05-22-2005, 01:30 AM
Speaking of take me out to the ballgame.

While 99% of the time it is cheesy, we can never forget bernie mac singing root for the champs 1.5 innings before the greatest collapse in cubs history. Therefore, they should always have to sing it.


edit: signing, singing. tomato, tomato. let's call the whole thing off.

MUsoxfan
05-22-2005, 01:33 AM
we can never forget bernie mac signing root for the champs 1.5 innings before the greatest collapse in cubs history. Therefore, they should always have to sing it.

Did you see him in the concourse or something?:tongue:

White Sox Josh
05-22-2005, 01:56 AM
Tulsa's Angela Rogers says this picture was taken June 26, 2004 at Slugger's during a Cubs/Sox game. "We refused to go to Comiskey, U.S. Cellular, or whatever they are calling it these days; so we went to Wrigleyville!" From left: Angela Rogers, Cynthia Bartos of Tulsa, and Janice Ilg of Aurora. Just your typical cubs fan.

White Sox Josh
05-22-2005, 01:58 AM
Typical Cubune Crap! they have 7 Sox photos and 13 Cubs photos.

seanpmurphy
05-22-2005, 08:18 AM
Check out the representative picture of the "Cub fan".

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-050521soxcubsgamer,1,1343287.story?coll=chi-news-hed
Scroll down to the picture of the dude with his thumb up.

What a cheeseball. In fact, it finally dawned on me why I hate the Cubs. They are just a cheesy, corny organization. Their whole marketing campaign is geared toward dorks with beer, "flashy" women, fake happiness, and the celebration of mediocrity as a badge of pride. Everything from Ron Santo in the booth, to those dumb 1980s-era ads with that blond mustached dude buying Cubs tickets, to the stupid Harry Carey statue (sorry, I could never stand him) to the idiotic rendition of the 7th inning Take Me Out to the Ballgame, to the fantasyland fetishization of Wrigley Field, just reeks of cheesiness.

Well put and I couldn't agree more with basically everything mentioned. People don't understand when I tell them that only dorks and trend-seekers are Cubs fans. Who would have thought I find something intelligent on these boards! Huge j/k on that. Hence teal? :smile:

PeteWard
05-22-2005, 09:02 AM
And when the hell was "Wrigleyville" invented? What a fake transplant term that is! I can't recall Jack Outhouse using the term so it must have come into vogue with the gentrification of the 80's. Wasn't it just part of Lakeview or the far northside or something? Help me out here. Sort of like that area near the Sheraton being called Streeterville. Please.

The Racehorse
05-22-2005, 09:33 AM
Typical Cubune Crap! they have 7 Sox photos and 13 Cubs photos.

I noticed that too. Here's my break down on the pics;

Cute kids: 5 Cubs - 1 SOX.
Dogs: 1 Cubs - 1 SOX.
Verbal blast on other team's home park: 1 Cubs - 0 SOX. Memo to what's-her-name... keep drinking babe, it's your only hope.

Clembasbal
05-22-2005, 09:55 AM
I noticed that too. Here's my break down on the pics;

Cute kids: 5 Cubs - 1 SOX.
Dogs: 1 Cubs - 1 SOX.
Verbal blast on home park: 1 Cubs - 0 SOX. Memo to what's-her-name... keep drinking babe, it's your only hope.

Though the numbers are off, I like the pictures we had.

100% of our pictures are from Chicagoans, about a 1/3 of the Cubs pictures are from Chicagoans. Ok, so deep down in my heart I believe that this is a White Sox town, just that there are more transendants and non-natives who root for the Cubs because it is the cool thing to do - casuing a larger fanbase throughout Chicago/Cuburbs/United States.

Wsoxmike59
05-22-2005, 09:57 AM
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Paul Konerko watches what becomes his game-winning single…scoring Aaron Rowand and A.J. Pierzynski

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-05/17678860.jpg
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-05/17678943.jpg

elrod
05-22-2005, 10:25 AM
I love the picture of the kids. The little Cub fan makes a fetish of self-loathing and the Sox fan is proud and stoic.

voodoochile
05-22-2005, 10:38 AM
I liked the sequence of pictures from Konerko's hit, but this is my favorite.

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-05/17678695.jpg

spiffie
05-22-2005, 11:51 AM
The best part is if you click on the "Faces of City Baseball" gallery. For the representative Cub fan shot they show a little 14 yr old girl in her cub blanket and tells us which Cub player she thinks is the cutest. For the Sox fan it shows a guy who drove 300 miles to get to this series and is a former Army Specialist who served in Kuwait. I think that kind of says it all.

house215
05-22-2005, 11:52 AM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-05/17679064.jpgThis one says it all.

Baby Fisk
05-22-2005, 12:04 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-05/17678943.jpg

Lil' Corey the Cub Fan: "Aww darn! The Cubs lost again! I just saw the rest of my life flash before me."

Lil' Steve the Sox Fan: "I'll take that soda, loser. I'm going to take your girlfriend too. In fact, I'm not your friend anymore. You're crampin' my style, dork. Jeez, this whole place smells like pee."

Baby Fisk
05-22-2005, 12:06 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-05/17679064.jpgThis one says it all.

The Sox Army at its subversive best. I just made this my wallpaper. :thumbsup:

FarWestChicago
05-22-2005, 12:07 PM
Lil' Corey the Cub Fan: "Aww darn! The Cubs lost again! I just saw the rest of my life flash before me."

Lil' Steve the Sox Fan: "I'll take that soda, loser. I'm going to take your girlfriend too. In fact, I'm not your friend anymore. You're crampin' my style, dork. Jeez, this whole place smells like pee.":rolling: :thumbsup:

chisoxfan64
05-22-2005, 12:11 PM
Lil' Corey the Cub Fan: "Aww darn! The Cubs lost again! I just saw the rest of my life flash before me."

Lil' Steve the Sox Fan: "I'll take that soda, loser. I'm going to take your girlfriend too. In fact, I'm not your friend anymore. You're crampin' my style, dork. Jeez, this whole place smells like pee."


LMAO!!!!!

Unregistered
05-22-2005, 12:57 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-05/17680685.jpg
I especially like the Cub fan on the left who says his most hated Sox player is Tony Phillips. Tony Phillips?! The guy who played for the Sox for like a season, 10 years ago?

Well then my most hated Cub is Steve Buechele...

elrod
05-22-2005, 01:20 PM
Lil' Corey the Cub Fan: "Aww darn! The Cubs lost again! I just saw the rest of my life flash before me."

Lil' Steve the Sox Fan: "I'll take that soda, loser. I'm going to take your girlfriend too. In fact, I'm not your friend anymore. You're crampin' my style, dork. Jeez, this whole place smells like pee."

Beautiful. Couldn't have said it better.

Jerome
05-22-2005, 08:58 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/thumbnails/photogallery/2005-05/17645618.jpg

I will be sending that pic to any sox friends I have. I love this picture.

Brian26
05-22-2005, 11:16 PM
Just your typical cubs fan.

Looks like the broads sampled everything on the sluggers menu, too.

Lip Man 1
05-22-2005, 11:32 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/thumbnails/photogallery/2005-05/17645618.jpg (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-cubsfansgallery,1,2808204.photogallery?coll=cs-ctsports)"Like a...hey dude...where's my car?"

Lip

soltrain21
05-22-2005, 11:47 PM
The little Cubs fan still has a sticker on the bottom of his cap brim. Goes a long way in showing the Cubs fan base over the last couple of years.

Andy T Clown
05-23-2005, 01:46 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-05/17679064.jpgThis one says it all.[/QUOTE]



Are they supposed to put their hands on their hips when they lose?

Fungo
05-23-2005, 01:57 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/thumbnails/photogallery/2005-05/17645618.jpg

This Thread Rules

George Knue
05-23-2005, 02:34 PM
Typical Cubune Crap! they have 7 Sox photos and 13 Cubs photos.

Don't read more in this than was there -- we used every photo we had. We just got more from Cubs fans.

George Knue
ChicagoSports.com