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StockdaleForVeep
12-27-2005, 03:34 PM
Wow, things just keep gettin better

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Am79a.J5n7Ov1xckS.qjrN85nYcB?slug=ap-storyofyear&prov=ap&type=lgns

Im actually surprised it beat out steroid scandals and hurricane katrina

TornLabrum
12-27-2005, 03:39 PM
:reinsy

"I guess Chicago hasn't always been a Cubs town!"

:gallas

"As God is my witness, I swear it always has been."

cheeses_h_rice
12-27-2005, 04:00 PM
And the surreality continues...

:gulp:

Realist
12-27-2005, 04:12 PM
Nice kudos tossed out to the scouts in that article. I've been thinking about what a huge role they played in putting that team together and thinking that they should be probably given more credit.

Is there a list of scouts that were responsible for helping create the 2005 Chicago White Sox World Champions?

DumpJerry
12-27-2005, 04:21 PM
Aw jeez, I'm getting misty-eyed all over again....becoming a daily event.....2006 will be such a great year at 35th and Shields.....:D:

Norberto7
12-27-2005, 04:26 PM
Interesting choice. Personally I'd say the hurricane was a lot bigger story, but hey.

Frater Perdurabo
12-27-2005, 04:32 PM
Interesting choice. Personally I'd say the hurricane was a lot bigger story, but hey.
Reading the linked article very carefully, the Sox were the AP sports story of the year. The part about "beating out Katrina" was that the AP judged the Sox to be a bigger sports story than the Saints having to leave New Orleans. When it comes to the news story of the year, I'm almost certain Katrina will win out.

Still, there's no raining on our parade as Sox fans! :supernana: :)

Norberto7
12-27-2005, 04:35 PM
Reading the linked article very carefully, the Sox were the AP sports story of the year. The part about "beating out Katrina" was that the AP judged the Sox to be a bigger sports story than the Saints having to leave New Orleans. When it comes to the news story of the year, I'm almost certain Katrina will win out.

Still, there's no raining on our parade as Sox fans! :supernana: :)
Eh, careful reading...:redface: . I'm going to have to agree with them, in that case.

Fake Chet Lemon
12-27-2005, 04:42 PM
Jerry really has some outstanding quotes in there.

infohawk
12-27-2005, 04:42 PM
Im actually surprised it beat out steroid scandals and hurricane katrina

Not to nit-pick, but the article mentions that the Sox winning the WS was voted the number one sports story of the year. Also, Hurricane Katrina was mentioned in conjunction with the New Orleans Saints not getting to play any home games at the Superdome.

Either way, great to finally get some positive recognition around here!!! :cool:

itsnotrequired
12-27-2005, 04:44 PM
Wow, things just keep gettin better

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Am79a.J5n7Ov1xckS.qjrN85nYcB?slug=ap-storyofyear&prov=ap&type=lgns


:bandance:

Frater Perdurabo
12-27-2005, 04:52 PM
Eh, careful reading...:redface: . I'm going to have to agree with them, in that case.

No sweat. I did a triple take reading the story, simply because even as a die-hard Sox fan I found it preposterous that AP would think the Sox were a bigger story than Hurricane Katrina itself. Cheers!
:D:

batmanZoSo
12-27-2005, 05:48 PM
Reading the linked article very carefully, the Sox were the AP sports story of the year. The part about "beating out Katrina" was that the AP judged the Sox to be a bigger sports story than the Saints having to leave New Orleans. When it comes to the news story of the year, I'm almost certain Katrina will win out.

Okay, thank you. I can raise my jaw now...:D:

I read through it quickly and for a minute I wasn't sure if the Sox were the biggest sports story or simply the biggest story. :o:

(certainly the biggest story as they apply to me though...)

gbergman
12-27-2005, 05:49 PM
heres the link
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/baseball/mlb/12/27/bc.bba.storyofyear. (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/baseball/mlb/12/27/bc.bba.storyofyear.)ap/index.html

MUsoxfan
12-27-2005, 05:54 PM
Christ almighty....at least look ONE THREAD deep before posting a double

chisoxfanatic
12-27-2005, 05:54 PM
Yea baby! Perhaps next year, they should try doing a story on the White Sox Army.

Wsoxmike59
12-27-2005, 09:16 PM
http://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/news?e=pri&dt=051227&cat=sports&st=sportsd8eortbo5&src=ap

White Sox Title Voted Top AP Sports Story

Updated 5:22 PM ET December 27, 2005 http://dailynews.att.net/news/aphome/051227/images/story_of_yearf19bT.jpg (http://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/news?e=pub&dt=051227&cat=sports&st=sportsd8eortbo5C&src=ap)
By RONALD BLUM
NEW YORK (AP) - When the White Sox won the World Series for the first time in nearly nine decades, it took awhile for Jerry Reinsdorf to realize what the title meant to many in Chicago.
"It started with a friend of mine sending an e-mail saying he had gone to the cemetery to tell his parents the White Sox had won the World Series," the White Sox owner said, "and when he got there, two-thirds of the graves were decorated with White Sox memorabilia. And then I found out that this was not just at that cemetery, this was going on all around the area."
Chicago's remarkable run to its first World Series title since 1917 was voted sports story of the year in balloting by newspaper and broadcast members of The Associated Press.

Frankfan4life
12-27-2005, 09:46 PM
Chicago's victory received 552 points in the voting. Hurricane Katrina displacing the NFL's New Orleans Saints, the NBA's Hornets and college teams was second with 465 points, followed by Lance Armstrong's record seventh straight Tour de France title (455), the furor over steroids in baseball (448), the New England Patriots' Super Bowl victory (259), Southern California's attempt to win its third straight college football title (243) and Baltimore's Rafael Palmeiro getting his 3,000th hit and then getting suspended for steroids.The Sox beat out some pretty heady competition. The White Sox deserve this honor. What a great story it was. They had a fantastic regular season and a great post season. They won the World Series with class and by playing solid baseball. Congrats!

Andy T Clown
12-27-2005, 10:25 PM
MSNBC wants to know if you agree.

VOTE: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10240260/ (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10240260/)

The Sox are losing to Lance Armstrong...lets change that.

TDog
12-27-2005, 10:31 PM
The Sox beat out some pretty heady competition. The White Sox deserve this honor. ...

Right. Before the hurricane, I didn't even know New Orleans had a football team. I would have been surprised if the Sox hadn't been voted the top story.

Baseball obviously is bigger than the other stuff. If there were no Katrina, Lance Armstrong would have been No. 2. He might have been No. 1 if there had been no steroid story and a team like the Yanks or Cards had won the Series.

SOecks
12-27-2005, 11:09 PM
MSNBC wants to know if you agree.

VOTE: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10240260/ (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10240260/)

The Sox are losing to Lance Armstrong...lets change that.

I did my part, but it only let me vote once. How can I change it to let me keep voting? Clear out my cookies?

SOecks
12-27-2005, 11:16 PM
Okay, it lets you re-vote if you clear your cookies first. I've been doing it a bunch for the last two minutes and our Sox went from 22% to 23%. Lance still has 36% though. A little help to make him number 2 would be appreciated. Too many doping allegations for my taste with Lance.

Lip Man 1
12-28-2005, 01:42 AM
And well deserved in my opinion.

Lip

DenverSock
12-28-2005, 02:28 AM
Let's see, wee lead the AL wire to wire, match the Yankees at 11-1 for best post season mark since baseball went to three divisions, nearly have the best record in baseball missing by one game. I compared this team to the '29 Athletics and the '96 Yankees. some people compare them, and reasonably at that, to the '27 Yankees. Hell yes, this is the biggest sports story of the year!

:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance:

RedHeadPaleHoser
12-28-2005, 07:29 AM
My favorite part was JR's comment about baseball being a religion. I remember some of the Bulls games I went to when I was a kid...but I DO remember my 1st baseball game. Talk about ringing true....reading that gave me goosebumps!!

Vernam
12-28-2005, 10:18 AM
I agree with everything JR said, except the final lines: "When a whole generation or several generations have failed to see a winner and then finally saw that winner, the joy is beyond belief. If we were to win again next year, I can't imagine it would be the same thing."

Speak for yourself, Jerry! :redneck

I understand it was an AP poll, but it's still ironic for the Trib to be scooped on the news that something in Chicago was the biggest national sports story of the year . . . Tomorrow's headline: Sox Biggest National Story But Distant Second in Local Coverage.

Vernam

Baby Fisk
12-28-2005, 10:40 AM
This tribute is genuinely shocking. We've been lead to believe that no one watched the WS and no one cared about who won except us diehards. Guess again! :cool:

The Wall
12-28-2005, 11:01 AM
Reading parts of that article where JR is quoted makes me think that all the dark clouds have found their leader...our very own uncle Jerry....or was it Homefish that was quoted there instead of JR???

Dolly
12-28-2005, 11:16 AM
I love it-- well, most of it-- but what's up with this line??


Had it not been for a few controversial calls in the AL championship series that went Chicago's way, the Angels could have been in the World Series seeking their second title in four seasons.


A few controversial calls decided the series???? *****. Other than that, it did strike a few chords with me, especially the part about putting Sox stuff on gravesites.