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SouthSide_HitMen
04-12-2006, 11:45 AM
Nice to see the billboard a few blocks from my house (near the Kennedy & Nagle) proudly displaying White Sox Grinder Rule #76.

Pitch. Hit. Win. Repeat.

I'd say the area went from 85% cubbies, 15% White Sox to about 75% cubbies, 25% White Sox during the offseason (though the billboard is mostly there for the Schaumburg and other NW suburb sheep that are heading home from work on the Kennedy after an afternoon of the cubs losing and the White Sox getting ready to play).

White Sox Army has their work cut out for them on the Northwest Side but sooner or later, the White Sox will own all areas of the city - it is just a matter of time. :cool:

Theanticub
04-12-2006, 11:49 AM
I've noticed a lot of sox fans in the north side recently. It's nice to see some of them come out of the woodwork, but cubs town/ sox town...in my opinion it's irrelevant...let's just win :D:

viagracat
04-12-2006, 12:10 PM
I'd say its 70% Cubs 30% Sox out here in the Land Beyond O'Hare. The Sox fans here tend to be truly die-hard.

anti-cub
04-12-2006, 12:56 PM
A friend of mine lives on 3700 n. wilton right next to the urinal and he was saying there's alot of Sox gear around there and a group of college guys were moving in next door and all had sox jerseys and hats on.

chisoxfanatic
04-12-2006, 12:59 PM
There's a gas station near LSD on North Ave. that has a poll that says vertically "GO SOX!" on it.

lostletters
04-12-2006, 02:41 PM
I live in woodstock. I have noticed there are quite a few sox fans up here, though most people are cubs fans. But the sox fans tend to wear sox hats more often.

PaulDrake
04-12-2006, 03:00 PM
Nice to see the billboard a few blocks from my house (near the Kennedy & Nagle) proudly displaying White Sox Grinder Rule #76.

Pitch. Hit. Win. Repeat.

I'd say the area went from 85% cubbies, 15% White Sox to about 75% cubbies, 25% White Sox during the offseason (though the billboard is mostly there for the Schaumburg and other NW suburb sheep that are heading home from work on the Kennedy after an afternoon of the cubs losing and the White Sox getting ready to play).

White Sox Army has their work cut out for them on the Northwest Side but sooner or later, the White Sox will own all areas of the city - it is just a matter of time. :cool: As a kid growing up in North Park, Albany Park and Uptown back in the 50s and 60s I can tell that it will just be history repeating itself. I was far from alone rooting for the Sox back then.

spiffie
04-12-2006, 03:02 PM
I know there's a good amount of us lurking in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. I always see folks with Sox stuff on, and the Daily B&G always seems to have a few Sox fans inside of it when I go in.

Law11
04-12-2006, 03:14 PM
As a lifelong southwestsider until recently moving to Arlington hts
I have to say I'm not seeing it in my area. Ive had my Sox flag and Sox
mailbox destroyed on 3 occassions.

Hasnt deterred me in any way though.
So far no incidents this year.

Altough the wireless security camera I installed may have had an effect
as it sits in plain view from the roof of my home.

If anything its gotten my Cub neighbors showing their colors with their "W" flags on their homes.
Funny it wasnt flying yesterday though...

batmanZoSo
04-12-2006, 03:54 PM
There's a grinder rule billboard with Bobby Jenks along the Kennedy (can't spell win without a few K's). Can't place exactly where it's at, maybe North Ave or so. :?:

We're slowly taking over the city. :thumbsup:

SOXPHILE
04-12-2006, 03:58 PM
I think its always been more Cub out here in the NW 'burbs. I even remember taking heat for wearing Sox stuff pre-1984. (It's what started my hatred of the blue ones). The Sox fans have always been pretty die-hard though, while most of the Cub fans I experienced were usually more casual, wishy-washy, and didn't seem as fanatical as we are. Post 1984, of course, it's gotten even worse and worse. Not uncommon at all to see some ditzy girl in a cute little Cub halter top, or a backwards Cub hat & pookha bead wearing frat boy in Schaumburg/Arlington Heights/Palatine/Buffalo Grove in some store, restaurant, movie theater or bar; And if you asked them what they thought about the hit & run, infield fly rule, or a balk, would stare blankly at you before saying something like "I don't know. I'm just a CUBS FAN ! WOOOO !! CUBBIES !!! Wrigley Field is a P-A-R-T-Y ! How can you like the Sox ? They suck !"

SouthSideSid
04-12-2006, 05:42 PM
I hear brilliant stuff from cub fans like "The cubs are still #1 in Chicago." That is usually as deep as their argument can get. I just tell them I am happy for them - I will take the Sox being #1 in the world. I really think it is just time to completely ignore the cubs. They are just the annoying team from the other side of town that will be six easy wins later this year.

cheeses_h_rice
04-12-2006, 05:54 PM
The past two days, I've gotten off my Metra stop at Irving Park and Pulaski, only to have to fight through a swarm of Blue Kubbie Klown losers too rude to let everyone get off the train before they board the train bound for Iowahoma. They're all over that area like a bad shirt after day games, I guess.

Sux 2 B Me.

HomeFish
04-12-2006, 07:20 PM
I live on the Northwest Side when I'm not at school. I'd put the Sox fan figure as high as 30%, though that may be inflated because Sox fans are more likely to put up Sox stuff in their yards as Cub fans given the relative performance of the two teams in 2005 (i.e., one is easy to be proud of, the other less so) and I'm mostly using yard signage as a measure. There is one guy in Norridge, however, who made his backyard into a miniature Wrigley Field. Its rather pathetic, especially since he dug up his yard to create a baseball diamond.

Back when they did the Subway sandwich thing, the South Sider definately sold much better at both of my local subways on the NW side, for what that's worth.

mccombe_35
04-12-2006, 07:26 PM
I've been northwest of the city my whole life (Crystal Lake, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights) & until 2005 I would guess Cubs fans outnumberd Sox fans 75 - 25. But things are changing. A LOT more Sox stuff around, & as I walk around in my Sox gear a lot more peaple start talking to me about the Sox... It's pretty cool.

White Sox Randy
04-13-2006, 10:05 AM
I've always lived in the northern suburbs - Skokie, Des Plaines, Morton Grove, Buffalo Grove and Vernon Hills and I just LOVE seeing people wear White Sox gear out here.

The other day I was at Target in Vernon Hills with my fiancee and even though she loves the Sox, she said " I'm getting tired of seeing all this Sox stuff. "

We were walking around the store for about 2 hours because we had just moved into a new house. I kid you not, besides me, there must have been 6 or 7 other people wearing Sox hats, shirts or jackets and I saw NO cub gear !