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MICROblue
03-10-2006, 07:43 AM
Maybe this belongs in another forum, sorry if that is the case. In recent days I've seen several lists similar to the below attempting to bash our team. Since we are champions, there really is no need to rebut. However, I got a laugh out of this and thought it might be funny to share. It was forwarded to me by a friend.


I know tickets went onsale last Friday, but good seats still remain for the 2006 Cubs season. Keep these dates in mind when purchasing your tickets.

2006 Chicago Cubs Promotional Schedule


April 7: Home Opener and raising of the "Attendance Flag" to commemorate the magical 2005 season in which the Cubs were a bigger draw than any of their hated rivals. Not being raised: World Series Champions flag.

April 8: Presentation of the "Nice Neighborhood" rings to members of the 2005 squad in commemoration of their capturing of the city's heart by playing in such a cute little part of town. Not being presented: World Series Champions rings.

April 9: Home Opener Weekend festivities conclude with the Cardinals completing a sweep of the Cubs at Wrigley.

April 24: Win a Mark Prior autographed picture! 100 lucky fans will receive a 5 x 7" photo signed by the Cubs' 11-game winner!

April 25: Turn Back the Clock - with throwback jerseys, old-timey music and special guests and relive the magic of the Cubs' epic loss to the Florida Marlins in the 2003 NLCS.

May 13: Turn Back the Clock II with authentic 1984 uniforms jerseys and an even-more-authentic loss to the 1984 NLCS champion San Diego Padres.

May 14: Precious Moments figurine doll to the first 10,000 female fans.

June 15: Kerry Wood bobblehead day. The first 10,000 fans will receive a bobblehead doll of the Northsiders' all-time leader in simulated strikeouts!

June 16: Turn Back the Clock III - Kick off a rematch of the Cubs' most recent World Series appearance as they welcome the Detroit Tigers and try to beat them for the first time since 1945.

June 30: Crosstown Amnesty Day - All managers and first 25 players on the White Sox active roster will receive a complimentary win.

July 1: Turn Back the Clock IV - 1906 World Series rematch. Authentic memorabilia will be given out to lucky Cub fans, as will an authentic 1906-style massacre of their lovable losers.

July 2: Lovable Loser Day - First 15,000 losers get to fall in love with the Cubs even more as they are handed yet another staggering loss at home by yet another area team that has built something more substantial than their own ticket-scalping empire.

July 14: Harry Caray Day, featuring an all-star tribute to the late and beloved former White Sox and Cardinals announcer.

August 1: Nine Games Back Day - First 10,000 fans in attendance to correctly explain what "Nine Games Back" means receive a Cubs t-shirt.

August 19: Playoff Day. Come out and root for the Cubs as they stand on the brink of elimination against the Cardinals with forty-one games still left to play in the season. First 20,000 fans wearing Cubs gear receive a White Sox t-shirt.

September 2: Turn Back the Clock V - Cubs fans, come out and party like it's 1989 in this showdown against the 1989 NLCS champion San Francisco Giants!

October 1: Final Home Game / Wait 'Til Next Year Day - First 39,538 fans get heads examined for free.

The Critic
03-10-2006, 07:53 AM
I guess we're in for this all year long.....

Sad
03-10-2006, 08:14 AM
this is like deja vu...

itsnotrequired
03-10-2006, 08:16 AM
http://www.donaldburns.com/copywriting/copywriting_electric_car/car_burn.jpg

doublem23
03-10-2006, 08:26 AM
You owe us all a beer! I'll be nice and just take an MGD! :gulp:

TomBradley72
03-10-2006, 08:56 AM
Maybe we could ban all threads related to the 2006 Cubs Promotional Schedule? :cool:

SoxFan78
03-10-2006, 10:03 AM
This is a joke right???? I thought seeing this post for the 39th time a couple of weeks ago would stop it. Guess I was wrong!

soxinem1
03-10-2006, 10:13 AM
Oh, c'mon, doesn't anyone appreciate sarcasm anymore!!!

I like the amusing nature of the list and appreciate the effort that went into it, but I would have rather spent my time on pro-Sox efforts.

mjharrison72
03-10-2006, 10:25 AM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=4051&d=1141829857
"This was funny the first five times."

Kwrubac
03-10-2006, 10:35 AM
MJ: Just wanted to stay I love the count, way to encorporate him into your icon, it cracked everyone up at work...

You know I've seen this promotional schedule at least 20 times, but I have to admit it's still funny!

mjharrison72
03-10-2006, 10:46 AM
MJ: Just wanted to stay I love the count, way to encorporate him into your icon, it cracked everyone up at work...
Thanks... I wish I could go back in time and make my username "The Count." As of now, people notice the sig, but my username is pretty forgettable. Not memorable like "Hangar 18." :D:

chisoxmike
03-10-2006, 11:38 AM
Are you ****ing kidding me?

I'll have a bottle of Miller Lite please...:gulp:

Pierzynski 12
03-10-2006, 11:53 AM
That gives me a good laugh.:smile:

The Critic
03-10-2006, 11:53 AM
Thanks... I wish I could go back in time and make my username "The Count." As of now, people notice the sig, but my username is pretty forgettable. Not memorable like "Hangar 18." :D:

I almost asked to change my name to Jose Contrarian, but I like to have a name that won't go out of style if/when Contreras leaves the Sox.

LuvSox
03-11-2006, 01:00 PM
Beck's, please :gulp:

JohnBasedowYoda
03-11-2006, 01:13 PM
I must've entered a wormhole and traveled back in time.

TheDarkGundam
03-11-2006, 01:50 PM
C'mon MICROblue! You're giving St. Charles a bad name! Use the search function.
BTW, I can't drink yet. I'll take a Dr. Pepper. :gulp:

JohnBasedowYoda
03-11-2006, 01:52 PM
C'mon MICROblue! You're giving St. Charles a bad name! Use the search function.
BTW, I can't drink yet. I'll take a Dr. Pepper. :gulp:

So whoever starts a duplicate thread has to buy everyone drinks?

TheDarkGundam
03-11-2006, 02:12 PM
So whoever starts a duplicate thread has to buy everyone drinks?
I believe one of the mods decided a long time ago that the next time someone posts the "Cubs promotional schedule" they have to buy everyone drinks. Of course, it's been posted a few times since then.
I'm not positive it was a mod though.

JohnBasedowYoda
03-11-2006, 02:24 PM
I believe one of the mods decided a long time ago that the next time someone posts the "Cubs promotional schedule" they have to buy everyone drinks. Of course, it's been posted a few times since then.
I'm not positive it was a mod though.

The killer is that the damn thing isn't even that funny. I'd accept some revisions.