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mph32
08-10-2006, 11:36 AM
I am not going to the game tonight, but I have read on the board that the Yankee fans are compete *******s as usual. So I thought I would try to help the fans tonight.
1. You can remind them that they did not get out of the first round of the playoffs last year. They lost to the Angels and we took care of them 4-1.
2. Start a chant of 2000, since that is the last time they won the world series.
3. Remind them that they were part of the biggest CHOKE in baseball history. Up 3-0 to Boston and blew it. That has to still sting.

Just trying to help my fellow Sox fans.

Law11
08-10-2006, 11:38 AM
Winning would help..

mph32
08-10-2006, 11:39 AM
very true. but i just thought that during the game we can help shut their asses up without punching them.

itsnotrequired
08-10-2006, 11:41 AM
I am not going to the game tonight, but I have read on the board that the Yankee fans are compete *******s as usual.

At least we aren't stereotyping here.

:rolleyes:

Scottiehaswheels
08-10-2006, 11:41 AM
very true. but i just thought that during the game we can help shut their asses up without punching them.Just ignore them... The 2 games I've been to so far haven't really ran into one thats really all that bad... Just fans of their team... Can't knock someone for that...

Chicken Dinner
08-10-2006, 11:43 AM
Don't stoop that low. Just keep up the tradition of being a knowledgable and classy fan.

cbotnyse
08-10-2006, 11:45 AM
Last night I had an a Yankee fan next to me and he kept saying "we have 27 championships, you guys have 1" ......I said no actually we have 3. Then he said "yeah 100 years ago." Then I said, O yeah I forgot you guys won the last 27 years in a row. I think he then realized his argument was going nowhere.

note to Yankee fans: Ruth and Gehrig are long gone.

mph32
08-10-2006, 11:45 AM
i am all for being a fan of your team. i have went to Sox road games and cheered them. I just have never yelled at the other teams fans. I just thought we could help the fans who are sitting near big mouth yankee fans tonight.
but your right, getting a big lead early is a great way to shut them up.

itsnotrequired
08-10-2006, 11:55 AM
Last night I had an a Yankee fan next to me and he kept saying "we have 27 championships, you guys have 1" ......I said no actually we have 3. Then he said "yeah 100 years ago." Then I said, O yeah I forgot you guys won the last 27 years in a row. I think he then realized his argument was going nowhere.

note to Yankee fans: Ruth and Gehrig are long gone.

Um, you do realize that they have won 4 of the last 10 World Series, don't you? 6 pennants in that timeframe. They have also been to the playoffs the last 11 seasons in a row. They have every right to be boastful.

skottyj242 put it best yesterday: If someone brags about how the Yankees have won 27 world titles, remind them that they have also lost 11.

:redneck

batmanZoSo
08-10-2006, 11:59 AM
Um, you do realize that they have won 4 of the last 10 World Series, don't you? 6 pennants in that timeframe. They have also been to the playoffs the last 11 seasons in a row. They have every right to be boastful.

No, they do not.

Scottzilla
08-10-2006, 12:00 PM
uhh youre not gonna win an argument about which franchise has a better history. so just punch him in the face. :D:

itsnotrequired
08-10-2006, 12:02 PM
No, they do not.

Sure they do. It isn't like the Yankees had all their success decades ago. The Yankees have been very successful as of late, comparable to many of the Yankee teams of old.

Chez
08-10-2006, 12:06 PM
I went to the games the last two nights. Last night in Section 552, the Yankee fans were all fine -- just cheering for their team. Tuesday night in Section 137 was a completely different story. Rather than simply cheering for their team, these two morons were heckling the Sox players and taunting/mocking the Sox fans in the section leading to a rather tense and needlessly uncomfortable confrontation they had with Sox fans giving it back to them. It culminated with the Yankee fan threatening to "rip the heart out" of a Sox fan -- and he was serious. Ridiculous. I'm convinced that the only way to shut these bozos up is for the Sox to just stomp on the Yanks. I really don't hate the current group of Yankees -- just their obnoxious, loud-mouthed fans.

mph32
08-10-2006, 12:07 PM
and the biggest choke, up 3-0 and lost

LongLiveFisk
08-10-2006, 12:08 PM
Every team has cool fans and ******* fans (yes, even Sox fans, don't kid yourself). For the ******* Yankee fans, they will always brag about their 27 championships. So I'd rather just ignore them than argue.

cbotnyse
08-10-2006, 12:11 PM
Um, you do realize that they have won 4 of the last 10 World Series, don't you? 6 pennants in that timeframe. They have also been to the playoffs the last 11 seasons in a row. They have every right to be boastful.

skottyj242 put it best yesterday: If someone brags about how the Yankees have won 27 world titles, remind them that they have also lost 11.

:redneckI think you watch too much ESPN. :redneck

batmanZoSo
08-10-2006, 12:18 PM
Sure they do. It isn't like the Yankees had all their success decades ago. The Yankees have been very successful as of late, comparable to many of the Yankee teams of old.

It doesn't excuse them for acting like asses, which the fan in question was if the story is accurate.

I don't even bother arguing about the past. I've only been watching this team for a little over a decade and they have three division titles and one Championship. That's a better ratio than most. :wink:

Scottzilla
08-10-2006, 12:23 PM
:iron
"Those who live in the past are cowards and losers"

bludupree
08-10-2006, 12:29 PM
At least we aren't stereotyping here.

:rolleyes:
What do you want him to say...."57.6% of the Yankee fans I ran into on Wednesday, August 8th at U.S Cellular field in Chicago are jackasses?"

Is anyone else sick of these pointless cliche PC comments?


Don't stoop that low. Just keep up the tradition of being a knowledgable and classy fan.

Oh, you mean the long-standing tradition invented within the last 2 years on WSI by a group of lame-asses and their lackeys? Take your tradition to the Opera. This isn't the Bronx, it's the South Side. If they run their mouths then they need to be stood up to. There is plenty to say to a Yankee fan. They may have a better franchise but a little creativity can always shut someone up.

itsnotrequired
08-10-2006, 12:34 PM
Oh, you mean the long-standing tradition invented within the last 2 years on WSI by a group of lame-asses and their lackees?

What the hell is this even supposed to mean?

bludupree
08-10-2006, 12:43 PM
What the hell is this even supposed to mean?

It means that a large number of people trying to fit in with the WSI culture created this idea that we should all be "classy fans" by sitting in the seats, minding our manners, and acting out a scripted routine. DOn't show emotion, don't show pride, just sit quietly because you are "classier" than anyone that does differently. How many posts do you think have used the word "classy" this year. I haven't done a search but I am sure the number is high. All classy means is boring. Since when is a tradition. THe last thing I want is a lame, colorless, boring crowd at my park.

TornLabrum
08-10-2006, 12:46 PM
It means that a large number of people trying to fit in with the WSI culture created this idea that we should all be "classy fans" by sitting in the seats, minding our manners, and acting out a scripted routine. DOn't show emotion, don't show pride, just sit quietly because you are "classier" than anyone that does differently. How many posts do you think have used the word "classy" this year. I haven't done a search but I am sure the number is high. All classy means is boring. Since when is a tradition. THe last thing I want is a lame, colorless, boring crowd at my park.

Tell you what. Slug the first Yankmee fan that pisses you off. I'll be right there laughing at you as you're escorted from your seat.

CLR01
08-10-2006, 12:50 PM
Anyone who chants "2000" deserves to be kicked out and a beating from security.

kitekrazy
08-10-2006, 12:51 PM
I'm sure Jerry doesn't mind the jackass Yankee fans helping out on the Sox payroll.

Sounds like we have some sour grape Sox fans.

itsnotrequired
08-10-2006, 12:52 PM
Tell you what. Slug the first Yankmee fan that pisses you off. I'll be right there laughing at you as you're escorted from your seat.

Laughing isn't allowed. Sounds like you need to review your WSI Game Etiquette pamphlet that was provided to you when you signed up. Emotion is not allowed whatsoever.

I'm thinking of bailing on this WSI "scripted routine" and studying under the guidance of bludupree. Only then will I truly appreciate a game. In no time flat I will be swearing at fans running their mouths and threatening kids who are making too much noise cheering for the other team. If I study hard enough, I just might make it to the point where I am dumping beer on people and throwing haymakers. Then I will be a real Sox fan!

batmanZoSo
08-10-2006, 12:53 PM
It means that a large number of people trying to fit in with the WSI culture created this idea that we should all be "classy fans" by sitting in the seats, minding our manners, and acting out a scripted routine. DOn't show emotion, don't show pride, just sit quietly because you are "classier" than anyone that does differently. How many posts do you think have used the word "classy" this year. I haven't done a search but I am sure the number is high. All classy means is boring. Since when is a tradition. THe last thing I want is a lame, colorless, boring crowd at my park.
I'll tell you what, I've been to a lot of Sox games and sat at a lot of bars with Sox fans and a great deal of them could use some class. It's not about table manners, it's about not acting like an idiot. Root for the team in any way you please as long as it's in a respectable way which doesn't embarrass the rest of us.

And the same applies to fans of every team. But what's wrong with striving to be a cut above the rest of them?

Scottiehaswheels
08-10-2006, 12:56 PM
It means that a large number of people trying to fit in with the WSI culture created this idea that we should all be "classy fans" by sitting in the seats, minding our manners, and acting out a scripted routine. DOn't show emotion, don't show pride, just sit quietly because you are "classier" than anyone that does differently. How many posts do you think have used the word "classy" this year. I haven't done a search but I am sure the number is high. All classy means is boring. Since when is a tradition. THe last thing I want is a lame, colorless, boring crowd at my park.What the hell does that have to do with punching some guy in the face? I'm sorry I fail to see your logic? I'm a great fan because I decked a fan of the opposing team. I hope you realize how big of an idiot you look like right? No one is advocating sitting on your hands at our own park, but dude... I like to go to other parks and cheer on our team and not have to worry about getting my ass beat because some idiot at our park did it to a them when they were at our place.

CLR01
08-10-2006, 12:57 PM
It's not about table manners, it's about not acting like an idiot. Root for the team in any way you please as long as it's in a respectable way which doesn't embarrass the rest of us.


That's impossible for some.

bludupree
08-10-2006, 12:59 PM
Tell you what. Slug the first Yankmee fan that pisses you off. I'll be right there laughing at you as you're escorted from your seat.

Laughing isn't allowed. Sounds like you need to review your WSI Game Etiquette pamphlet that was provided to you when you signed up. Emotion is not allowed whatsoever.

I'm thinking of bailing on this WSI "scripted routine" and studying under the guidance of bludupree. Only then will I truly appreciate a game. In no time flat I will be swearing at fans running their mouths and threatening kids who are making too much noise cheering for the other team. If I study hard enough, I just might make it to the point where I am dumping beer on people and throwing haymakers. Then I will be a real Sox fan!

Please point out in my email where I said you should do any of this, Or where I say that I want to fight anyone.

I have been to 100's of Sox games and never once done anything close to this. However, if some loud-mouth fan from another team is not showing us any respect while he is in our park, someone needs to talk back. That is called having pride.

bludupree
08-10-2006, 01:04 PM
What the hell does that have to do with punching some guy in the face? I'm sorry I fail to see your logic? I'm a great fan because I decked a fan of the opposing team. I hope you realize how big of an idiot you look like right? No one is advocating sitting on your hands at our own park, but dude... I like to go to other parks and cheer on our team and not have to worry about getting my ass beat because some idiot at our park did it to a them when they were at our place.

Take a look at the first post of this thread and all of my posts. Where do I talk about punching anyone? I thought this thread was about verbal responses to yankee talk. Remember the part of my post about there being plenty to "SAY" to a Yankee fan? You can call me an idiot cause YOU can't read if you choose to, and I know most will agree with you because I don't share the opinions of everyone else here, but talking crap is part of sports.

Scottiehaswheels
08-10-2006, 01:09 PM
Take a look at the first post of this thread and all of my posts. Where do I talk about punching anyone? I thought this thread was about verbal responses to yankee talk. Remember the part of my post about there being plenty to "SAY" to a Yankee fan? You can call me an idiot cause YOU can't read if you choose to, and I know most will agree with you because I don't share the opinions of everyone else here, but talking crap is part of sports.You mentioned standing up to people... where the hell do you think that leads? how often does talking **** to the fans of the other team ever work? never.. and you know what that leads to? hotter tempers which lead to fights... trust me, i'm a big guy and i'm not afraid to fight i just don't feel like getting arrested over a goddamn game You shut them up by what your team does on the field.. not what fans do/say off it

Scottzilla
08-10-2006, 01:10 PM
seriously - you should be able to go to another park and cheer on your team. but you shouldnt go there LOOKING FOR A FIGHT!
Which is what it sounds like a lot of these so called yankee fans were doing.

bludupree
08-10-2006, 01:11 PM
You mentioned standing up to people... where the hell do you think that leads? how often does talking **** to the fans of the other team ever work? never.. and you know what that leads to? hotter tempers which lead to fights... trust me, i'm a big guy and i'm not afraid to fight i just don't feel like getting arrested over a goddamn game

I'm a small guy and I love talking. I have never let anything get to the point of fighting. Standing up to people doesn't mean physically. People stnad up for themselves through verbal communication all the time. You don't need to resort to personal attacks, but if they are saying we suck, I am going to talk back.

itsnotrequired
08-10-2006, 01:12 PM
trust me, i'm a big guy and i'm not afraid to fight i just don't feel like getting arrested over a goddamn game

Sounds like you have been brainwashed by the WSI culture. Where's your pride?

bludupree: Fine, no physical action. What exactly are you going to say that will silence loudmouth jerks? You can't argue with them or use logic so it breaks down into name calling and other elementary school playground behavior. All it does is make you look as goofy as the other guy. South Side pride, indeed...

Scottiehaswheels
08-10-2006, 01:13 PM
seriously - you should be able to go to another park and cheer on your team. but you shouldnt go there LOOKING FOR A FIGHT!
Which is what it sounds like a lot of these so called yankee fans were doing.You also have to take into account the tempers of the Sox fans in the bleachers in general... Not exactly a hotbed of civility... Where do most fights occur? Bleachers and its been that way for years... Not very often you see fights along the baselines...

Scottiehaswheels
08-10-2006, 01:15 PM
I'm a small guy and I love talking. I have never let anything get to the point of fighting. Standing up to people doesn't mean physically. People stnad up for themselves through verbal communication all the time. You don't need to resort to personal attacks, but if they are saying we suck, I am going to talk back.and how often does that work instead of just ignoring them for the useless drivel they are/spout? hell if they bug you enough just call security on them.. seen that done plenty of times...

PushnThaEscalade
08-10-2006, 01:18 PM
Last night I had an a Yankee fan next to me and he kept saying "we have 27 championships, you guys have 1"

uhh..since when have they wont 27, last i checked it's at 26.

bludupree
08-10-2006, 01:21 PM
Sounds like you have been brainwashed by the WSI culture. Where's your pride?

bludupree: Fine, no physical action. What exactly are you going to say that will silence loudmouth jerks? You can't argue with them or use logic so it breaks down into name calling and other elementary school playground behavior. All it does is make you look as goofy as the other guy. South Side pride, indeed...

I don't have any planned lines, that's why you got to be spontaneous and creative. Worst that can happen is you laugh and they keep talking.

itsnotrequired
08-10-2006, 01:22 PM
I don't have any planned lines, that's why you got to be spontaneous and creative. Worst that can happen is you laugh and they keep talking.

...or you start aggravating the people near you.

TornLabrum
08-10-2006, 01:22 PM
Please point out in my email where I said you should do any of this, Or where I say that I want to fight anyone.

I have been to 100's of Sox games and never once done anything close to this. However, if some loud-mouth fan from another team is not showing us any respect while he is in our park, someone needs to talk back. That is called having pride.

Here's where. You tell some Yankmee fan to shut up, or start giving him ****. Yankmee fan gets mad. Words are exchanged. Yankmee fan (and possibly you) have been drinking. Words escalate. Inhibitions have been lifted as a result of alcohol consumption.

I've seen this happen all to often. I know the end result. It isn't pretty, and results in the people being escorted to the holding pen where they get an opportunity to read the phone book.

MarySwiss
08-10-2006, 01:25 PM
I usually just tell Yankee fans that their pizza sucks. That always shuts them up. :cool:

bludupree
08-10-2006, 01:29 PM
...or you start aggravating the people near you.
The yankee fan would aggrevate everyone anyway. If they want silence they can go to the opera.

Here's where. You tell some Yankmee fan to shut up, or start giving him ****. Yankmee fan gets mad. Words are exchanged. Yankmee fan (and possibly you) have been drinking. Words escalate. Inhibitions have been lifted as a result of alcohol consumption.

I've seen this happen all to often. I know the end result. It isn't pretty, and results in the people being escorted to the holding pen where they get an opportunity to read the phone book.

This can happen if you don't know where to stop, but like I said it has never happened to me and I am a season ticket holder that has been to a lot of games. It's all about knowing the limits.

TornLabrum
08-10-2006, 01:37 PM
The yankee fan would aggrevate everyone anyway. If they want silence they can go to the opera.



This can happen if you don't know where to stop, but like I said it has never happened to me and I am a season ticket holder that has been to a lot of games. It's all about knowing the limits.

Until you get somebody drunk enough to have lower limits than you anticipated.

nysox35
08-10-2006, 01:39 PM
It's dangerous to generalize. There are knowledgeable fans and there are idiots. This applies to all teams - yes, even the cubs (although they are much more loaded in the latter group).

I think getting into a "pissing contest" with a Yankee fan is just silly. They haven't won a title since 2000. Ok, last I checked that is 6 years ago. Before last year we had the second longest drought of any team. That is a very poor argument to make.
Next, their season record is 4-1 against us and they are ahead of us in the standings.
Basically, all we have to hang our hat on is 2005, because the past (2005 aside) and present favors the Yankees.

Just go to the game, support your team and let that be that. I guarantee if you try engaging in intelligent baseball conversations with Yankee fans or ask them where they are from, they will probably humor you.
I'm not talking about Cub fans posing as Yankee fans, I'm talking about real New Yorkers.

Bottom Line: Be happy you're going tonight. I'm in NY and wish I could be there to see a Sox victory. Have fun guys...

nysox35
08-10-2006, 01:40 PM
I usually just tell Yankee fans that their pizza sucks. That always shuts them up. :cool:

:D:
I took my friend, a Bronx native, to Giordano's 2 summers ago. He said he couldn't decide which style he liked better (NY or Chicago). This is a huge concession from a New Yorker, trust me.
All of our friends out here were like, "Are you serious dude?" They couldn't believe it.
Actually, this discussion is making me hungry!:tongue:

itsnotrequired
08-10-2006, 01:43 PM
It's dangerous to generalize. There are knowledgeable fans and there are idiots. This applies to all teams - yes, even the cubs (although they are much more loaded in the latter group).

:tongue:

bludupree
08-10-2006, 01:44 PM
Until you get somebody drunk enough to have lower limits than you anticipated.

You have to do game-time adjustments to assess where they are at. You can tell when someone is approaching the limit.

itsnotrequired
08-10-2006, 01:46 PM
The yankee fan would aggrevate everyone anyway. If they want silence they can go to the opera.

I don't believe anyone is advocating total silence. Playful jawwing is part of the game but when it gets out of hand, it is annoying, reagrdless of what team your rooting for. I come to watch a baseball game, not see adults act like children.

nysox35
08-10-2006, 01:46 PM
:tongue:

I knew I'd get burned on that, but I couldn't help myself. :tongue:

Scottzilla
08-10-2006, 01:46 PM
i think the problem with yankees or cubs fans is it really is about more than just baseball, its class issues.
And youre even seeing those class issues come up in this forum. e.g. its those rowdy bleacher folks who do all the fighting.

Gavin
08-10-2006, 01:47 PM
:threadrules:

"This is the South Side, where we beat the **** out of Yankees fans for coming to our house and supporting their team!! Raaaah! :gulp::gulp::gulp:"

Scottiehaswheels
08-10-2006, 01:49 PM
i think the problem with yankees or cubs fans is it really is about more than just baseball, its class issues.
And youre even seeing those class issues come up in this forum. e.g. its those rowdy bleacher folks who do all the fighting.Dude... Jenn2080 had a FIGHT COUNT in her section in her signature for I don't know how long... how many other people have that? I sit in 149 and have seen 1 fight ALL YEAR in my general area... You look over in the upper 150's and there is one over in that area just about every night... It's not a class issue it just is what it is...

areilly
08-10-2006, 01:52 PM
Wow.

Someone starts a thread on a White Sox board about Yankee fans being troublesome jerks and it promptly turns into a debate on the pros and cons of the softening of the White Sox fanbase, chock full of name-calling and a call to arms.

I hope the irony is not lost on anyone else.

:cool:

AnkleSox
08-10-2006, 02:11 PM
I was at Mcgee's watching the game last night and some clown came up to me, pointing to my sox hat after Bobby Abreu's HR, saying "Bobby, that's my BOY bro!"

I asked him "So what burrough are you from?"
Him: uuhhh, what?
Me: In New York, where do you live?
Him : I'm from Chicago, I live a little north.
Me: Hey the Cubs game is on over there, looks like the Brewers are up 6-0.

****in jerk

MarySwiss
08-10-2006, 02:12 PM
I was at Mcgee's watching the game last night and some clown came up to me, pointing to my sox hat after Bobby Abreu's HR, saying "Bobby, that's my BOY bro!"

I asked him "So what burrough are you from?"
Him: uuhhh, what?
Me: In New York, where do you live?
Him : I'm from Chicago, I live a little north.
Me: Hey the Cubs game is on over there, looks like the Brewers are up 6-0.

****in jerk

Amazing that they STILL think they have grounds for giving us crap!

itsnotrequired
08-10-2006, 02:21 PM
Amazing that they STILL think they have grounds for giving us crap!

:?:

Who's "they"? Yankee fans or Cubs fans? You know, it is possible for a fan of a given team to not live where said team is located. I figured a Diamondback fan would know better.

:tongue:

AnkleSox
08-10-2006, 03:26 PM
:?:

Who's "they"? Yankee fans or Cubs fans? You know, it is possible for a fan of a given team to not live where said team is located. I figured a Diamondback fan would know better.

:tongue:

I hate to make assumptions, but it's pretty obvious this guy was a Cub fan. His three frat boy looking cronies had Cubs hats on, and I noticed him continually turning to check the score of the Cubs game. After I pointed out that the Brewers were slaughtering the Cubs, he sort of backed off with a stupid look on his face and stopped talking to me.

itsnotrequired
08-10-2006, 03:39 PM
I hate to make assumptions, but it's pretty obvious this guy was a Cub fan. His three frat boy looking cronies had Cubs hats on, and I noticed him continually turning to check the score of the Cubs game. After I pointed out that the Brewers were slaughtering the Cubs, he sort of backed off with a stupid look on his face and stopped talking to me.

With more explaination, it sure sounds like a Cub fan. I couldn't tell from your initial story.

MarySwiss
08-10-2006, 04:23 PM
:?:

Who's "they"? Yankee fans or Cubs fans? You know, it is possible for a fan of a given team to not live where said team is located. I figured a Diamondback fan would know better.

:tongue:

The implication was that this yahoo was a Cubs fan, but either way, my comment works fine.

And why the teal? I AM a D'Backs fan. Second.