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JohnBasedowYoda
06-17-2006, 01:39 PM
Well the Pryor lovefest in full swing. More than likely he will get shelled by the Tigers as he's set to start tomorrow. The trib also had a classic pic. of the towel workout today.


They've been talking about this on the score for hours it seems like.

:puking:

CHISOXFAN13
06-17-2006, 01:45 PM
Well the Pryor lovefest in full swing. More than likely he will get shelled by the Tigers as he's set to start tomorrow. The trib also had a classic pic. of the towel workout today.


They've been talking about this on the score for hours it seems like.

:puking:

White Sox Weekly ended 45 minutes ago, and the current hosts are basically making a joke out of the whole thing.

Lip Man 1
06-17-2006, 01:51 PM
Who cares.

Lip

gf2020
06-17-2006, 01:55 PM
Who cares.

Lip

Well, we are trailing the Tigers and Prior is now facing them on Sunday.

So I do.

voodoochile
06-17-2006, 02:01 PM
Hope he's healthy tomorrow...

CubsfansareDRUNK
06-17-2006, 02:08 PM
Well, we are trailing the Tigers and Prior is now facing them on Sunday.

So I do.

Yup, same here. I care.

MarySwiss
06-17-2006, 02:10 PM
Well, we are trailing the Tigers and Prior is now facing them on Sunday.

So I do.

Me too.

tick53
06-17-2006, 02:29 PM
Hope he's healthy tomorrow...

Is it my imagination or does he look thinner? What happened to "Calvezilla"?

MUsoxfan
06-17-2006, 02:42 PM
Well the Pryor lovefest in full swing. More than likely he will get shelled by the Tigers as he's set to start tomorrow.

http://www.ozombie.com/archives/images/Richard_Pryor.jpg

"Who, me? I'm dead. I don't think I'll be pitching against the Tigers tomorrow."

InContention
06-17-2006, 02:46 PM
Who cares.

Lip

I do too. Now my fantasy team will rise from the second division and take the season!

JohnBasedowYoda
06-17-2006, 02:59 PM
"Who, me? I'm dead. I don't think I'll be pitching against the Tigers tomorrow."

I customarily spell the names of Flubs players wrong. They are not worthy of being recognized properly.


Maybe Lee is.

TornLabrum
06-17-2006, 03:26 PM
http://www.ozombie.com/archives/images/Richard_Pryor.jpg

"Who, me? I'm dead. I don't think I'll be pitching against the Tigers tomorrow."

http://members.tripod.com/Baseballs4me/brettonbase.jpg

"He was talking about me!"

SOXSINCE'70
06-17-2006, 06:05 PM
Once again,I am forced to utter this sentence:

"THANK GOD FOR SATELLITE RADIO!!"

SOXSINCE'70
06-17-2006, 06:06 PM
http://members.tripod.com/Baseballs4me/brettonbase.jpg

"He was talking about me!"

Isn't that George Brett????

Jerko
06-17-2006, 06:07 PM
Does he even remember how to get to the Urinal, or is he just gonna walk across Lake Michigan till he hits ivy?

Deebs14
06-17-2006, 06:09 PM
Might as well start engraving his name on the Cy Young Trophy. :rolleyes:

TornLabrum
06-17-2006, 11:06 PM
Might as well start engraving his name on the Cy Young Trophy. :rolleyes:
That's the Simulated Cy Young Trophy for Towel Throwing.

Hitmen77
06-17-2006, 11:42 PM
So, tomorrow we Sox fans yet again will be put in a position of lowering ourselves to root for the Cubs - only to watch them go down in flames. Again. Yayyyyy!!!!!!

Palehose13
06-18-2006, 12:56 AM
So, tomorrow we Sox fans yet again will be put in a position of lowering ourselves to root for the Cubs - only to watch them go down in flames. Again. Yayyyyy!!!!!!

Try doing what I am doing...not "rooting" for the cubs, but instead "rooting" for the Tigers to lose. I know that there may not be a difference, but it sure makes me feel better and I have been able to sleep at night! :wink:

Fuller_Schettman
06-18-2006, 01:20 AM
If Prior sticks around the Bigs long enough, it looks like it will be Garland vs. Prior to open the series at the Urinal on 6/30

TornLabrum
06-18-2006, 01:43 AM
Try doing what I am doing...not "rooting" for the cubs, but instead "rooting" for the Tigers to lose. I know that there may not be a difference, but it sure makes me feel better and I have been able to sleep at night! :wink:

I watched the first half inning of today's fiasco and left cursing the Cubs because I was rooting against the Tiggers. It was the best of both worlds.

GOGOGOPODS
06-18-2006, 02:19 AM
I hope Prior pitches and kicks the Tigers ass!! God can't we ever gain a game on them? I guess all we have to do is beat them when we play them, because we can't gain any ground on them when we don't.

GOGOGOPODS
06-18-2006, 02:19 AM
I hope Prior pitches and kicks the Tigers ass!! God can't we ever gain a game on them? I guess all we have to do is beat them when we play them, because we can't gain any ground on them when we don't.

GOGOGOPODS
06-18-2006, 02:19 AM
I hope Prior pitches and kicks the Tigers ass!! God can't we ever gain a game on them? I guess all we have to do is beat them when we play them, because we can't gain any ground on them when we don't.

WSox597
06-18-2006, 08:02 AM
I tried to root for the Cubs, I really did. It just seems so unnatural to me. But I was hoping they'd win the series from the Tiggers.

I just wanted Michelle Barrette to go 0 for the series.

I feel unclean having somewhat rooted for the Cubs. Maybe they can pull off the win in the third game somehow.

cbotnyse
06-18-2006, 02:26 PM
unbelievable.....gives up 3 HRs in the first...and the inning isnt even over yet as I post this.....It just could not be a worse return. wow.

LongLiveFisk
06-18-2006, 02:31 PM
Way to go, "Messiah"...a 6-0 deficit after the first inning.

Man, is this team worthless.

oeo
06-18-2006, 02:31 PM
unbelievable.....gives up 3 HRs in the first...and the inning isnt even over yet as I post this.....It just could not be a worse return. wow.

Even if it is against the Tigers, I can't help but laugh. They rush the guy back, and for this? Way to go Flubbers.

32nd&Wallace
06-18-2006, 02:31 PM
Future Hall of Famer Mark Prior out of control. Tigers take 6-0 lead. Pathetic.

Steelrod
06-18-2006, 02:32 PM
Kinda hard to pitch with nails in your hands!

Flight #24
06-18-2006, 02:32 PM
And in typical flub fashion, 3H, 1BB, 2HR, 4ER and that's in all of 0.1IP.

EDIT: Nice. A 6-spot / 5ER in the first. Where's Edward G. Robinson when you need him? "Where's your messiah NOW!"

cws05champ
06-18-2006, 02:32 PM
Hey, at least he got a stike out in the inning so Flub fans can hang their little "K" Signs!

cbotnyse
06-18-2006, 02:35 PM
Hey, at least he got a stike out in the inning so Flub fans can hang their little "K" Signs! that last strike out looked like a sympathy K from the Tiggers batter. :redneck

At least I dont have to flip back to the Cubs game anymore. only took 1/2 of an inning.

dcb56
06-18-2006, 02:38 PM
Even if it is against the Tigers, I can't help but laugh. They rush the guy back, and for this? Way to go Flubbers.

It's too funny, looks like the Messiah should stick to throwing bullpen towel toss sessions!

In other news, Pittsburgh is up on Minnesota right now so if they hang on and the Cubs lose, the 1908's will be tied for worst record in the National League and second worst record in all of baseball, ahead of only the Royals.

oeo
06-18-2006, 02:44 PM
It's too funny, looks like the Messiah should stick to throwing bullpen towel toss sessions!

In other news, Pittsburgh is up on Minnesota right now so if they hang on and the Cubs lose, the 1908's will be tied for worst record in the National League and second worst record in all of baseball, ahead of only the Royals.

I think they would be competing with the Royals for the worst record if they were in the AL. That team is terrible.

itsnotrequired
06-18-2006, 02:49 PM
Meanwhile, Rogers is killing them. 16 pitches, 6 outs.

MrX
06-18-2006, 03:39 PM
Maggs, Polanco, and Rogers are the only players in the Tiger line-up without a HR today.

dcb56
06-18-2006, 03:57 PM
Maggs, Polanco, and Rogers are the only players in the Tiger line-up without a HR today.

Stinks that barring a miracle, the Sox won't pick up any ground in the standings today, but at least the Tigers raised some serious cash for prostate cancer research.

chisoxmike
06-18-2006, 03:57 PM
Honestly, I'm getting a certain satisfaction seeing Prior got SHELLED today. I really wasn't expecting the Cubs to beat the Tigers this weekend, it would've been nice. But it was great to see Prior get manhandled today on his first start.

MrRoboto83
06-18-2006, 03:58 PM
The Tigers are not a good team to make your first start of the season. Although if they waited another couple of games they would have Cleveland's potent offense to put Prior up against. The Flubs are toast. I wouldn't be surprised if they loose all the interleague games.

itsnotrequired
06-18-2006, 04:03 PM
Whoa, Jermey Piven just called the Cub fans "little bitches" during the 7th inning stretch.

:redneck

chisoxmike
06-18-2006, 04:04 PM
Whoa, Jermey Piven just called the Cub fans "little bitches" during the 7th inning stretch.

:redneck

Well...

Unregistered
06-18-2006, 04:04 PM
Whoa, Jermey Piven just called the Cub fans "little bitches".

:redneck
Wow, he's totally wasted.

"Hey Cub fans, let's hug it out you little bitches!"

And then he proceeds to screw up half the words and does some little barking thing afterwards. Awesome.

Unregistered
06-18-2006, 04:06 PM
Maybe he's just coked up. He's definitely on something...

JohnBasedowYoda
06-18-2006, 04:06 PM
Honestly, I'm getting a certain satisfaction seeing Prior got SHELLED today. I really wasn't expecting the Cubs to beat the Tigers this weekend, it would've been nice. But I was great to see Prior get manhandled today on his first start.

I'm with you. He looks stupid as hell, especially how he wears that garbage hat.
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/2005/08/26/phenom.pitchers/prior.jpg

Why was this pic taken at the Cell?

JohnBasedowYoda
06-18-2006, 04:07 PM
Whoa, Jermey Piven just called the Cub fans "little bitches" during the 7th inning stretch.

:redneck

For real?! I had it on but I didn't pay attention

itsnotrequired
06-18-2006, 04:10 PM
For real?! I had it on but I didn't pay attention

I have it on in the background while I'm doing a little house cleaning. I had to do a double-take and ask myself "Did he just say that?"

Unregistered
06-18-2006, 04:11 PM
"It's just... they're shelling them. Is it safe to say that I should warm up?" - Piven

TornLabrum
06-18-2006, 04:11 PM
Wow, he's totally wasted.

"Hey Cub fans, let's hug it out you little bitches!"

And then he proceeds to screw up half the words and does some little barking thing afterwards. Awesome.

http://thecharger.org/1997/images/caray.jpg

"Ah, ya can't beat fun at the old ballpark!"

http://familyscreenscene.allinfoabout.com/graphics/chasing_piven.JPG

"Thazh right Harry!"

JohnBasedowYoda
06-18-2006, 04:12 PM
my friend (a cub fan) is going to offer his milkshake to Santo, inducing a coma and putting him out of his misery

Unregistered
06-18-2006, 04:13 PM
"I'm confused - is this batting practice or are we actually in the game right now?" - Piven to a nervous-laughing Brenly.

They're doing everything they can to talk about anything BUT this awful game...

Hitmen77
06-18-2006, 04:14 PM
Wow, he's totally wasted.

"Hey Cub fans, let's hug it out you little bitches!"

And then he proceeds to screw up half the words and does some little barking thing afterwards. Awesome.

What a fine tradition they have there on the north side. :rolleyes:

JohnBasedowYoda
06-18-2006, 04:14 PM
"I'm confused - is this batting practice or are we actually in the game right now?" - Piven to a nervous-laughing Brenly.

keep it up with the Piven trancript :thumbsup:

itsnotrequired
06-18-2006, 04:15 PM
The Cubs are getting absolutely destroyed now. Shelton homers again and Rogers just doubled. Magglio is the only one in the lineup without a hit.

What a pathetic team...

JohnBasedowYoda
06-18-2006, 04:16 PM
as long as they get a mildly cold beer in a horrible paper cup

Unregistered
06-18-2006, 04:21 PM
Piven: "Let's just hope the Cubs can turn it around and put a tourniquet on this bleeding and not set the record for most home runs allowed..."

Kasper: "Right. So tell me more about Entourage..."

All of sudden Len Kasper is the Entourage fanboy. "Are you gonna be taking it easy on Lloyd this season?!?"

Again, anything to take the focus off of this drubbing.

cbotnyse
06-18-2006, 04:22 PM
Wow, he's totally wasted.

"Hey Cub fans, let's hug it out you little bitches!"

And then he proceeds to screw up half the words and does some little barking thing afterwards. Awesome.
:kneeslap: have another, Piven. :drunken:

wdelaney72
06-18-2006, 04:22 PM
"Let's hug it up you little bitches!"

And then the bird...

Mod Edit: Picture copyrighted by MLB/WGN

Gee, what a class act.

TDog
06-18-2006, 04:23 PM
Whoa, Jermey Piven just called the Cub fans "little bitches" during the 7th inning stretch.

:redneck

Is Jeremy Piven a celebrity?

At least there is the tradition of Wrigley. Can you imagine being a young man who took your father to a Cubs game today, just getting settled to see the second (not the second, but certainly subsequent -- as hie has been on the DL before) coming of the Messiah? There go three home runs in the first.

"I paid $300 for this?"

Unregistered
06-18-2006, 04:26 PM
Is Jeremy Piven a celebrity?

Admittedly, "Let's hug it out, you little bitch" is one of Piven's more noted lines from Entourage, but I guarantee he didn't clear that with the FO before calling 40,000 pathetic fans "little bitches."

Too great... :cool:

Hitmen77
06-18-2006, 04:26 PM
The Cubs are an embarassment to baseball - both on and off the field.

SOXfnNlansing
06-18-2006, 04:27 PM
8 hrs and counting........ cryor must have had some raindrops in his eyes to give up all those homers :rolleyes:

Dan Mega
06-18-2006, 04:27 PM
JEREMY PIVEN- SOX FAN?
With his swearing and not so nice words, its obvious that Jeremy Piven must be a Sox fan. But only when he is drunk.

JohnBasedowYoda
06-18-2006, 04:28 PM
8 hrs and counting........ cryor must have had some raindrops in his eyes to give up all those homers :rolleyes:

:Rocker:

Wicked!

cbotnyse
06-18-2006, 04:29 PM
At least there is the tradition of Wrigley. Can you imagine being a young man who took your father to a Cubs game today, just getting settled to see the second (not the second, but certainly subsequent -- as hie has been on the DL before) coming of the Messiah? There go three home runs in the first.

"I paid $300 for this?" I was thinking the same thing. Today's game was over after about 20 pitches. brutal, just brutal.

I was honestly hoping for at least one win from them this weekend. I dont even think they were even close to leading any of the games. *shaking head in disgust*

Unregistered
06-18-2006, 04:30 PM
8 hrs and counting........ cryor must have had some raindrops in his eyes to give up all those homers :rolleyes:
Meanwhile, looks like the Trib jumped the gun again with stories like "Happy Day for Prior (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-060617cubsprior,1,4729197.story?coll=cs-home-headlines)" and quotes like

It doesn't always pan out in the long run, though Prior has had strong outings in every one of his comeback starts.

and

No matter how Prior fares Sunday, the Cubs hope his presence can help lift a team that's seemingly on the road to nowhere.

Nothing like getting shelled for 3 innings to "help lift your team." :rolleyes:

itsnotrequired
06-18-2006, 04:32 PM
I was honestly hoping for at least one win from them this weekend. I dont even think they were even close to leading any of the games. *shaking head in disgust*

The Tigers took the lead in the first inning of every game and never looked back.

Unregistered
06-18-2006, 04:33 PM
Please let this be all over the news... :praying:

TDog
06-18-2006, 04:45 PM
Admittedly, "Let's hug it out, you little bitch" is one of Piven's more noted lines from Entourage, but I guarantee he didn't clear that with the FO before calling 40,000 pathetic fans "little bitches."

Too great... :cool:

Again ... Entourage ... not registering.

Baseball was the language of my childhood. If I were a Cubs fan (thankfully I didn't go over to the dark side at the end of the '60s like so many others) it would annoy me that Cubs baseball isn't about the baseball.

itsnotrequired
06-18-2006, 04:46 PM
Again ... Entourage ... not registering.
It is a show on HBO. Piven is in it. Tonight is the season premier.

gf2020
06-18-2006, 04:47 PM
It is a show on HBO. Piven is in it. Tonight is the season premier.

Last week was the premiere episode "Aquamom."

itsnotrequired
06-18-2006, 04:48 PM
Last week was the premiere episode "Aquamom."

Oops, I just remembered.

:redface:

Ol' No. 2
06-18-2006, 04:56 PM
They would have been better off with the other Pryor.

http://www.ozombie.com/archives/images/Richard_Pryor.jpg Thass right.

slavko
06-18-2006, 05:15 PM
If it wasn't for Prior demanding a $12M signing bonus, he would have been drafted by the Twins. Instead they took Joe Mauer and Prior fell to the Cubs who drafted next. The Lord works in mysterious ways. (Check the BA rank for the AL in today's paper.)

Dan H
06-18-2006, 05:27 PM
The Cubs are an embarassment to baseball - both on and off the field.

Can't agree more. First you play a three game weekend series at home and never lead for one inning. Then you make your fans sit through another stupid, inane celebrity seventh inning stretch. Then after the game Dusty Baker said he didn't remember seeing so many home runs. How about a couple weeks ago when the Cubs gave up 8 to the Braves? And we all know what powerhouse the Braves are. Not to mention that they are almost 70 games into the season and their two supposodly best pitchers have one win between them. And of course there are their fans who buy tickets in Feburary to see this nonsense.

vegyrex
06-18-2006, 05:32 PM
"Let's hug it up you little bitches!"

And then the bird...

Mod Edit: Picture copyrighted by MLB/WGN

Gee, what a class act.
Wow, a few weeks ago some lady calls into 'GN and complained about seeing an ad behind home plate for Viagra during a Sox game. She said she didn't want her kids seeing that. I'm almost certain she was a cub fan and just called to complain about something insignificant about the Sox. I wonder what that lady's reaction to Piven's finger jester would be?

samram
06-18-2006, 05:38 PM
Can't agree more. First you play a three game weekend series at home and never lead for one inning.

Hell, they were never even tied for one inning. They just laid down and let the Tigers beat them to death.

itsnotrequired
06-18-2006, 05:54 PM
Geez, I didn't realize Piven flipped them off.

Unregistered
06-18-2006, 05:56 PM
Geez, I didn't realize Piven flipped them off.
I wonder if he kicked Hendry in the nuts on his way out, to complete the Hangar18 dream sequence... :dunno:

itsnotrequired
06-18-2006, 06:00 PM
I wonder if he kicked Hendry in the nuts on his way out, to complete the Hangar18 dream sequence... :dunno:

:rolling:

MarySwiss
06-18-2006, 06:01 PM
Geez, I didn't realize Piven flipped them off.

Cripes! Whaddaya wanna bet there's an article in one of the fishwraps tomorrow harrrumphing indignantly about such a spectacle..and on Father's Day yet? Of course, the article will feature quotes from some of the Cubbies' flacks decrying such horrible hooliganism and distancing the Cubs as much as possible from this deplorable incident.

Or else neither paper will mention it.

Come to think of it, that's the more likely of the two choices.

Unregistered
06-18-2006, 06:19 PM
Cripes! Whaddaya wanna bet there's an article in one of the fishwraps tomorrow harrrumphing indignantly about such a spectacle..and on Father's Day yet? Of course, the article will feature quotes from some of the Cubbies' flacks decrying such horrible hooliganism and distancing the Cubs as much as possible from this deplorable incident.

Or else neither paper will mention it.

Come to think of it, that's the more likely of the two choices.
I'm hopin it's mentioned and becomes a big deal - that way everyone can talk about what a stupid idea the whole "celebrity 7th inning" thing is, and how incidents like this are just waiting to happen, but I'm guessing it gets the ol':

:giantsnail

spiffie
06-19-2006, 01:00 AM
Cripes! Whaddaya wanna bet there's an article in one of the fishwraps tomorrow harrrumphing indignantly about such a spectacle..and on Father's Day yet? Of course, the article will feature quotes from some of the Cubbies' flacks decrying such horrible hooliganism and distancing the Cubs as much as possible from this deplorable incident.

Or else neither paper will mention it.

Come to think of it, that's the more likely of the two choices.
Or it will get a 2 line mention in the Quick Hits column with some remark about about AJ and Barrett needing to hug it out. And it will get a token mention by Moronotti in his column since he's been in a Cub-bashing wind lately. The Trib will instead publish 4 articles talking about how good Prior looked once he got settled in.

rowand33
06-19-2006, 03:11 AM
Ok first off... there are people that haven't haerd of Entourage? Seriously? huh... weird. I mean, I know that not everybody has HBO, but it's referenced constantly.

Second... I know Piven is from chicago, do we know if he's a confirmed Sox fan?

Banix12
06-19-2006, 04:07 AM
Admittedly, "Let's hug it out, you little bitch" is one of Piven's more noted lines from Entourage, but I guarantee he didn't clear that with the FO before calling 40,000 pathetic fans "little bitches."

Too great... :cool:

Apparently he got "Let's hug it out, cubs fans" ok'd by the Cubs Brass but pulled a last minute switcheroo, at least that is the official story from the tribune.



This appears to be a classic case of a guy believing he is more popular than he acutally is.

I personally never would have known that was his catch phrase. I am aware of the show and I know what it is about but I have only ever seen one episode at a hotel since I don't have HBO.

And I bet that is a sentiment shared by a majority of people. While Entourage is presumably "culturally signifigant" it has never garnered high ratings. It gets a lot of buzz and does well at award time but only a couple million people in the whole country actually watch it on a regular basis, that's not very good for a TV show (it's about the equivilent to UPN and WB sitcoms and certain syndicated court shows) and less than 1% of the population.

It is entirely probable that most of the cubs viewing audience had no idea what Piven was talking about, and many probably took offense.

TDog
06-19-2006, 06:01 AM
Hell, they were never even tied for one inning. They just laid down and let the Tigers beat them to death.

That's what happens when their enforcer isn't around to punch guys on the other team in the face after they dare to score.

Steelrod
06-19-2006, 08:36 AM
For what it's worth, the Cubs payroll is more than double the combined total of all teams with a worse record than them, with one more loss, it goes to six times!!

Hitmen77
06-19-2006, 08:58 AM
I'm hopin it's mentioned and becomes a big deal - that way everyone can talk about what a stupid idea the whole "celebrity 7th inning" thing is, and how incidents like this are just waiting to happen, but I'm guessing it gets the ol':

:giantsnail


The Trib mentions the profanity today, but no mention of Piven's obscene gesture.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-060618piven,1,5495984.story?coll=chi-sportsnew-hed

wdelaney72
06-19-2006, 09:01 AM
Look, I like Jeremy Piven as an actor, but I kind of hope he's NOT a Sox fan. Cubs or not, his behavior was INCREDIBLY inappropriate. Thank God for Tivo, cause I just barely saw the finger and was able to go back and rewind and confirm. This should be all over the news, but I'm sure it'll blow over.

Baby Fisk
06-19-2006, 09:40 AM
Hey Cub fans!

http://t3amss.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/thecreepyburgerking.jpg.w300h162.jpg

Unregistered
06-19-2006, 10:04 AM
This appears to be a classic case of a guy believing he is more popular than he acutally is.

I personally never would have known that was his catch phrase. I am aware of the show and I know what it is about but I have only ever seen one episode at a hotel since I don't have HBO.

And I bet that is a sentiment shared by a majority of people. While Entourage is presumably "culturally signifigant" it has never garnered high ratings. It gets a lot of buzz and does well at award time but only a couple million people in the whole country actually watch it on a regular basis, that's not very good for a TV show (it's about the equivilent to UPN and WB sitcoms and certain syndicated court shows) and less than 1% of the population.

It is entirely probable that most of the cubs viewing audience had no idea what Piven was talking about, and many probably took offense.Yeah, I wouldn't even go as far as to call it his "catch phrase," considering he only said it once (or maybe twice) ever - and that was in the first season of that show, IIRC.

So yeah, anyone with less than a good familiarity with the show probably had no clue what he was talking about. Which to me, makes it all the more hilarious/disasterous. :cool:

Palehose13
06-19-2006, 10:05 AM
Ok first off... there are people that haven't haerd of Entourage? Seriously? huh... weird. I mean, I know that not everybody has HBO, but it's referenced constantly.

Second... I know Piven is from chicago, do we know if he's a confirmed Sox fan?

Ummmmm...seriously, no. First, I don't have HBO and second I don't watch much TV. Is that ok?

Unregistered
06-19-2006, 10:06 AM
Look, I like Jeremy Piven as an actor, but I kind of hope he's NOT a Sox fan. Cubs or not, his behavior was INCREDIBLY inappropriate. Thank God for Tivo, cause I just barely saw the finger and was able to go back and rewind and confirm. This should be all over the news, but I'm sure it'll blow over.
From the Trib:
[Marketing Chief John] McDonough, while noting that Piven has been a loyal Cubs fan and friend to the team, was disappointed and issued an apology.

itsnotrequired
06-19-2006, 10:15 AM
Ummmmm...seriously, no. First, I don't have HBO and second I don't watch much TV. Is that ok?

Don't watch TV? That's un-American! Get her!

Palehose13
06-19-2006, 10:19 AM
Don't watch TV? That's un-American! Get her!

No doubt, right. I have some advice to the couch potatoes out there:
Read a ****ing book!

Flight #24
06-19-2006, 10:22 AM
Don't watch TV? That's un-American! Get her!

Let's toss her in the lake, if she floats, then she's made of wood and therefore a witch!

Ol' No. 2
06-19-2006, 10:28 AM
No doubt, right. I have some advice to the couch potatoes out there:
Read a ****ing book!I never heard of him either. Or his show. And I doubt we've missed much.

Palehose13
06-19-2006, 10:40 AM
I never heard of him either. Or his show. And I doubt we've missed much.

LOL...I think you are correct.

I am not much into "pop culture". I don't watch a lot of TV, watch a movie occasionally, and don't listen to the radio (I have several local and not so famous artists that I listen to via iPod). So when people are talking about "stars" and hollywood gossip they are amazed that I am clueless. To tell you the truth, I am happy that I a clueless. IMO, what a waste of time to follow the personal lives of entertainers.

SOXPHILE
06-19-2006, 10:52 AM
Well, I didn't know about the Jeremy Piven "incident" until I saw the news this morning. Classic. Oh, and in the Tribune I saw, there is NO mention of what happened during the 7th inning stretch. (4-3 Cubs-Sox stories for those still keeping score.) The replays I saw on the news, after Mr. Piven's diarrhea of the mouth, alot of fratboys & trixies raised their beers and "WHOOOO !" 'd. But I also saw some shots of people staring up at the camera with a disgusted, "did he just say that ?" look on their face. Way to go Cubs. Keep on embarrassing yourselves with this "tradition". I think this makes them look real bad, and they can't just sweep it under the carpet. You think they would have learned by now, after Ozzie Osbourne, drunk Mike Ditka, Jeff Gordon & "Wrigley Stadium", and that J.J. guy from Good Times yelling out "2 grand slams !!" in a game the Cubs were losing something like 16-1. Way to go Cubs. Keep on parading out the C, D, E, F and G list celebrities to butcher, slur, yell, and gurgle out that song in a tradition that should have been done for 1 season only (1998), in honor of Harry Caray, and then regulated to the way every other park now does it: Organ plays, everyone sings along. I also heard on the Score this morning, that right after Piven's performance, some Cub PR person, who escorts these "celebrities" around, had this shocked/angry look on his face and was on his cell phone making calls.

Risk
06-19-2006, 10:57 AM
Well, I didn't know about the Jeremy Piven "incident" until I saw the news this morning. Classic. Oh, and in the Tribune I saw, there is NO mention of what happened during the 7th inning stretch. (4-3 Cubs-Sox stories for those still keeping score.) The replays I saw on the news, after Mr. Piven's diarrhea of the mouth, alot of fratboys & trixies raised their beers and "WHOOOO !" 'd. But I also saw some shots of people staring up at the camera with a disgusted, "did he just say that ?" look on their face. Way to go Cubs. Keep on embarrassing yourselves with this "tradition". I think this makes them look real bad, and they can't just sweep it under the carpet. You think they would have learned by now, after Ozzie Osbourne, drunk Mike Ditka, Jeff Gordon & "Wrigley Stadium", and that J.J. guy from Good Times yelling out "2 grand slams !!" in a game the Cubs were losing something like 16-1. Way to go Cubs. Keep on parading out the C, D, E, F and G list celebrities to butcher, slur, yell, and gurgle out that song in a tradition that should have been done for 1 season only (1998), in honor of Harry Caray, and then regulated to the way every other park now does it: Organ plays, everyone sings along. I also heard on the Score this morning, that right after Piven's performance, some Cub PR person, who escorts these "celebrities" around, had this shocked/angry look on his face and was on his cell phone making calls.

Don't forget the time a drunk Steve "Mongo" McMicheal made a complete ass out of himself while butchering the fine Wrigley tradition.

Risk

SOXPHILE
06-19-2006, 11:21 AM
Don't forget the time a drunk Steve "Mongo" McMicheal made a complete ass out of himself while butchering the fine Wrigley tradition.

Risk

Oh yeah ! That was a game against the Rockies I think, where he blurted out how he was going to "have speaks" with umpire Angel Hernandez for apparantly blowing a call. I remember Hernandez looking up at the booth and motioning for him to get kicked out of the stadium. Wrigley Field. Tradition, with fun for the whole family indeed.:rolleyes:

JohnBasedowYoda
06-19-2006, 11:57 AM
No doubt, right. I have some advice to the couch potatoes out there:
Read a ****ing book!

So you don't sit on a couch while reading?:?:

Palehose13
06-19-2006, 12:11 PM
So you don't sit on a couch while reading?:?:

No. That was my point. If you are going to sit on a couch at least engage your mind a little. IMO, reading a book is powerful and the "TV" in my mind that illustrates the story is far batter than anything on the tube...but maybe I just have an active imagination. :o:

JohnBasedowYoda
06-19-2006, 12:14 PM
No. That was my point. If you are going to sit on a couch at least engage your mind a little. IMO, reading a book is powerful and the "TV" in my mind that illustrates the story is far batter than anything on the tube...but maybe I just have an active imagination. :o:

I'm just messin. Books are good.

Palehose13
06-19-2006, 12:19 PM
I'm just messin. Books are good.

Don't mess with a mod. Some of us can't handle disagreement and we will ban you just for the hell of it. :wink:

SBSoxFan
06-19-2006, 12:28 PM
Don't mess with a mod. Some of us can't handle disagreement and we will ban you just for the hell of it. :wink:

I thought mods took no pleasure in banning people. :?:

It's probably best the game turned out that way. Can you imagine how much kool-aid would have been passed around had Prior actually pitched well???

PatK
06-19-2006, 12:46 PM
Best part of that whole game was Bob Brenly saying something along the line of "one positive thing about today is that he wanted to come out and throw strikes and he is".

TornLabrum
06-19-2006, 12:56 PM
I never heard of him either. Or his show. And I doubt we've missed much.

I don't subscribe to HBO, I never heard of Jeremy Piven, and I've never heard of Entourage, let alone that "catch line." I had to look him up in the IMDB. I found out he's from Evanston.

Rob190
06-19-2006, 01:18 PM
Best part of that whole game was Bob Brenly saying something along the line of "one positive thing about today is that he wanted to come out and throw strikes and he is".

They said the same thing about Woods first game. Brenly doesn't seem to understand its more important for you to have good location and not just getting over the plate, so they can kill it.

rowand33
06-19-2006, 01:35 PM
I don't subscribe to HBO, I never heard of Jeremy Piven, and I've never heard of Entourage, let alone that "catch line." I had to look him up in the IMDB. I found out he's from Evanston.

Honestly, I'm really surprised at the number of people who haven't even heard of the show.

Not even just because it's a great show, but because the new season just premiered and the show was getting so much press and all the stars were doing the talk show circuit.

Well, season's 1 and 2 are on DVD and it's definately worth a watch. Probably the most enjoyable show on TV right now.

jdm2662
06-19-2006, 01:46 PM
LOL...I think you are correct.

I am not much into "pop culture". I don't watch a lot of TV, watch a movie occasionally, and don't listen to the radio (I have several local and not so famous artists that I listen to via iPod). So when people are talking about "stars" and hollywood gossip they are amazed that I am clueless. To tell you the truth, I am happy that I a clueless. IMO, what a waste of time to follow the personal lives of entertainers.

People are amazed that the last TV show I watched during it's run was Seinfeld. Yes, I'm well aware it's run ended in 1998. They are also amazed I don't go to the movies anymore. Many people are amazed I've never even seen one show of the Sopranos. I barely have time to watch my sports teams, let alone keep up with a TV show. Besides, nothing that comes out these days seem original to me. It's always rehashed garbage.

To note, no I've never heard of this guy, and no, I've never heard of his show on HBO.

Ol' No. 2
06-19-2006, 01:52 PM
Honestly, I'm really surprised at the number of people who haven't even heard of the show.

Not even just because it's a great show, but because the new season just premiered and the show was getting so much press and all the stars were doing the talk show circuit.

Well, season's 1 and 2 are on DVD and it's definately worth a watch. Probably the most enjoyable show on TV right now.Did they run any ads during Sox games? Those are the most enjoyable shows on TV right now.

Palehose13
06-19-2006, 03:09 PM
People are amazed that the last TV show I watched during it's run was Seinfeld. Yes, I'm well aware it's run ended in 1998. They are also amazed I don't go to the movies anymore. Many people are amazed I've never even seen one show of the Sopranos. I barely have time to watch my sports teams, let alone keep up with a TV show. Besides, nothing that comes out these days seem original to me. It's always rehashed garbage.

To note, no I've never heard of this guy, and no, I've never heard of his show on HBO.

I've never seen a Soprano episode either. If I sit down in front of the tube, I usually look for some Law & Order rerun if there isn't a Sox game on which I half-watch while I do something else because I have seen it before.

SBSoxFan
06-19-2006, 03:19 PM
Honestly, I'm really surprised at the number of people who haven't even heard of the show.

Not even just because it's a great show, but because the new season just premiered and the show was getting so much press and all the stars were doing the talk show circuit.

Well, season's 1 and 2 are on DVD and it's definately worth a watch. Probably the most enjoyable show on TV right now.
That's not saying much.

I've never heard of him or the show either. I don't have cable, and can't imagine why I would need like 7 movie channels, 5 news channels, and, and CMT :o: other then being able to watch most of the Sox games. Anyone remember when Headline News used to have 1 person on a full screen doing the news every half hour?

For me, quality TV as we know it ended when the cretins at fox canceled FireFly. :angry::angry::angry:

Baby Fisk
06-19-2006, 03:20 PM
I've never seen a Soprano episode either.
You are not alone.

Palehose13
06-19-2006, 03:54 PM
You are not alone.

Whew! People out there sure make you feel like you are.

I have, however, seen every Queer as Folk episode. :cool:

Mercy!
06-19-2006, 04:40 PM
Well, I know who Piven is, I know what his family has done for theater in the area, but I've never watched his show. Regardless, no matter how hip you think you are, what would possess any adult to make him call a stadium full of people "little bitches" on national TV? Coke? Booze?

I tuned in after the Sox win. My favorite line by an announcer was "Boy, the balls are sure flying out of here today." Odd that he didn't mention it was only the balls hit by the Tigers that were doing that.:D:

I never thought I'd be rooting for the Tigers, but I loved it when Inge got brushed back in the eighth inning, and then hit the next pitch out of the park.

Baby Fisk
06-19-2006, 04:44 PM
Whew! People out there sure make you feel like you are.

I have, however, seen every Queer as Folk episode. :cool:
I tried to like QAF, but couldn't do it. Has the series ended?

rowand33
06-19-2006, 05:11 PM
Well, I know who Piven is, I know what his family has done for theater in the area, but I've never watched his show. Regardless, no matter how hip you think you are, what would possess any adult to make him call a stadium full of people "little bitches" on national TV? Coke? Booze?


If I remember correctly, Piven has a history of being a big douche in public places.

That's not saying much.

It really is a great show though. And this is coming from somebody that doesn't watch very much TV. The only things I watch on TV are late night sitcom reruns, baseball, the History Channel, and Entourage.

TDog
06-19-2006, 05:41 PM
Honestly, I'm really surprised at the number of people who haven't even heard of the show.

Not even just because it's a great show, but because the new season just premiered and the show was getting so much press and all the stars were doing the talk show circuit.

Well, season's 1 and 2 are on DVD and it's definately worth a watch. Probably the most enjoyable show on TV right now.

I have seen nothing about this show in the newspaper. I have never heard anything about it on the radio. People I know haven't said a word about it. Until Sunday, I never saw it referenced on the Internet. If I had a television, I would only use it to watch Sox games. The fact that I would have to pay for more than 100 channels I would never watch will forever keep me from getting cable. The fact that I would have to pay extra for HBO will keep me blissfully ignorant of anything it offers. (I prefer to save my money for food, rent and world travel.) Cubs management, however, considered this tar special enough to present to fans, a few of which may have come to see a baseball game.

I guess I'm just not hip enough to be a Cubs fan.

Unregistered
06-19-2006, 05:49 PM
Honestly, I'm really surprised at the number of people who haven't even heard of the show.

Not even just because it's a great show, but because the new season just premiered and the show was getting so much press and all the stars were doing the talk show circuit.

Well, season's 1 and 2 are on DVD and it's definately worth a watch. Probably the most enjoyable show on TV right now.It amazes me that people brag about how out of touch they are with pop culture - like they're better people because they've never seen an episode of The Sopranos. :dunno:

Just sayin'...

TornLabrum
06-19-2006, 05:52 PM
It amazes me that people brag about how out of touch they are with pop culture - like they're better people because they've never seen an episode of The Sopranos. :dunno:

Just sayin'...

Since when is stating a fact "bragging"? Some of us don't get HBO and don't care if we ever get HBO. In the words of Walter Brennan in "The Guns of Will Sonnet," "No brag, just fact."

samram
06-19-2006, 05:53 PM
It amazes me that people brag about how out of touch they are with pop culture - like they deserve praise because they've never seen an episode of The Sopranos. :dunno:

Just sayin'...

Agreed.

Unregistered
06-19-2006, 06:03 PM
Since when is stating a fact "bragging"? Some of us don't get HBO and don't care if we ever get HBO. In the words of Walter Brennan in "The Guns of Will Sonnet," "No brag, just fact."I'm not necessarily singling out anyone here (which is why I didn't quote anyone who said they hadn't heard of the show), but plenty of people are delighted to tell of how they don't even own a TV, followed by a short rant on how nothing's worth watching - a statement that obviously makes no sense coming from them. It's just a trend I've grown tired of rather quickly.

TDog
06-19-2006, 06:18 PM
I'm not necessarily singling out anyone here (which is why I didn't quote anyone who said they hadn't heard of the show), but plenty of people are delighted to tell of how they don't even own a TV, followed by a short rant on how nothing's worth watching - a statement that obviously makes no sense coming from them. It's just a trend I've grown tired of rather quickly.

But isn't it great, though, that we could all get together at the Cell and enjoy ourselves rooting together the our Sox without having management divide us by trotting out some celebrity that some of us had ever heard of?

Realist
06-19-2006, 06:45 PM
I never heard of him either. Or his show. And I doubt we've missed much.

Entourage is one of the best shows on TV and Piven is brilliant on it. Larry Charles, the brains behind Seinfeld, is an executive producer. The writing is fantastic. Ari Gold, played by Piven, is one of the best characters ever created for the tube. Great stuff.

Piven is a Cubs fan.

Palehose13
06-19-2006, 08:08 PM
I tried to like QAF, but couldn't do it. Has the series ended?

A couple years ago. :wink:

Banix12
06-19-2006, 09:08 PM
Honestly, I'm really surprised at the number of people who haven't even heard of the show.

Not even just because it's a great show, but because the new season just premiered and the show was getting so much press and all the stars were doing the talk show circuit.

Well, season's 1 and 2 are on DVD and it's definately worth a watch. Probably the most enjoyable show on TV right now.

Entourage is only notable because it is popular with the "right" people. That is people who write a lot of entertainment articles and fashion editors. They get a lot more press then they really deserve. Same can be said for a lot of HBO programming. Not a lot of people actually watch the shows, but they are popular with people who feel the need to talk about it and have the means.

I'm in no way shocked that not a lot of people don't know about Entourage. All you have to do is
1) not have HBO
2) Don't watch entertainment news programming like E! or any of the sydicated Entertainment Tonight like shows.
3) Don't read the entertainment pages in newspapers or magazines.
4) Have to work in the morning and don't watch a lot of late night talk shows.

It's a simple recipe and it's probably followed by 60% - 80% of the United States population.

It seems like an OK show. Not really that interested though. Just don't be surprised when people are unfamilar with it. It's a very big country with almost 300,000,000 people. Roughly 2 million of those watch Entourage on a regular basis.

That's roughly .007 percent of the US population who care about Entourage every week.

itsnotrequired
06-19-2006, 09:15 PM
It seems like an OK show. Not really that interested though. Just don't be surprised when people are unfamilar with it. It's a very big country with almost 300,000,000 people. Roughly 2 million of those watch Entourage on a regular basis.

That's roughly 0.7 percent of the US population who care about Entourage every week.

I fixed it for you.:cool:

I watch Entorage and found out about it because I have HBO. The only reason I have that is Comcast was offering six months free for switching to digital cable.

Entertainment gossip shows, magazines, etc. are for the birds

TornLabrum
06-19-2006, 10:18 PM
Entourage is one of the best shows on TV and Piven is brilliant on it. Larry Charles, the brains behind Seinfeld, is an executive producer. The writing is fantastic. Ari Gold, played by Piven, is one of the best characters ever created for the tube. Great stuff.

Piven is a Cubs fan.

I thought Larry David was the brains behind Seinfeld.

itsnotrequired
06-19-2006, 10:22 PM
I thought Larry David was the brains behind Seinfeld.
You think correctly.

Larry Charles was a writer/producer on the show. He wrote classics such as "The Subway", "The Heart Attack" and "The Limo".

whitesoxwilkes
06-19-2006, 10:23 PM
It really is a great show though. And this is coming from somebody that doesn't watch very much TV. The only things I watch on TV are late night sitcom reruns, baseball, the History Channel, and Entourage.

LOL. Add "The Sopranos" and CNBC to that list and you've pretty much got the extent of my TeeVee watching.

Realist
06-19-2006, 11:21 PM
I thought Larry David was the brains behind Seinfeld.

If you watch the DVDs of Seinfeld with the writer's commentary on, you'll realize that it was Charles that created the shape to Seinfeld and was responsible for entwining all the stories together for each show. Many of the stories came from David's life, but Charles was the genius behind the writing of the final product.

I always thought that it was all Larry David before listening to each of their commentaries too.

Banix12
06-19-2006, 11:21 PM
I fixed it for you.:cool:

I watch Entorage and found out about it because I have HBO. The only reason I have that is Comcast was offering six months free for switching to digital cable.

Entertainment gossip shows, magazines, etc. are for the birds

Ah, forgot to move the decimal. English major goof...

IlliniSox4Life
06-20-2006, 01:16 AM
Didnt see this posted anywhere, so here:

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-060618piven,1,2245680.story


Personally, it isn't that big of a deal to me. I mean, regretable, yes, but I don't think he was trying to cause waves. I like Jeremy Piven, and actually finished watching the most recent episode of Entourage about 5 minutes before I read this. It's unfortunate that kids have to hear that, especially from someone who is in a position of honor by singing the 7th ining stretch, but to be honest they probably hear much worse than that in the stands.

EDIT: I'm an idiot and this was posted in the thread "the messiah returns". Either let this be if you think it deserves its own thread, or merge/delet it. Mods' choice.

pdimas
06-20-2006, 01:25 AM
Didnt see this posted anywhere, so here:

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-060618piven,1,2245680.story


Personally, it isn't that big of a deal to me. I mean, regretable, yes, but I don't think he was trying to cause waves. I like Jeremy Piven, and actually finished watching the most recent episode of Entourage about 5 minutes before I read this. It's unfortunate that kids have to hear that, especially from someone who is in a position of honor by singing the 7th ining stretch, but to be honest they probably hear much worse than that in the stands.

EDIT: I'm an idiot and this was posted in the thread "the messiah returns". Either let this be if you think it deserves its own thread, or merge/delet it. Mods' choice.

They were playing the clip on 670 today. He called them bitches hee hee :D: "Hey CUBS FANS LET'S HUG IT OUT BITCHES!"

Realist
06-20-2006, 01:56 AM
99.9% of the kids that attended that game heard much worse words out of the mouths of the people sitting around them at that game than the word "bitches" - especially with the way the Cubs have been playing this year. I'm sure they heard "Son of a bitch!" at least 8 times.

Granderson homered "Son of a bitch!"
Guillen homered "Son of a bitch!"
Shelton homered "Son of a bitch!"
Wilson homered "Son of a bitch!"
Thames homered "Son of a bitch!"
Inge homered "Son of a bitch!"
Shelton homered - again "Son of a bitch!"
Inge homered - again "Son of a bitch!"No biggie.

Lip Man 1
06-20-2006, 03:39 PM
Realist:

The folks in the stands though didn't have their comments aired across the nation on Superstation WGN did they?

The guy was plastered, drunk as a skunk and it showed. It's an embarrassment to himself and to the Cubs organization.

There are certain standards that any self respecting 'celebrity' (and I use that term loosely) needs to follow. Obviously this moron doesn't feel he has to use any of them.

Lip