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ws05champs
09-19-2006, 10:09 AM
These last few weeks have been brutal. If you are still watching the Sox, what do you do to help keep yourself sane after the games?

I take my airsoft BB rifle down in the basement and shoot off a couple of clips into a target. At 200 rounds per minute it does the job.
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I am also watching a lot more Comedy Central.

MarySwiss
09-19-2006, 10:19 AM
Continuing with the gun theme, today is Ladies' Day at a local shooting range, so I think a little target practice is in order. To improve my aim, I plan on visualizing various members of the Minnesota Twins and maybe an umpire or two.

SoxFan78
09-19-2006, 10:24 AM
I hit my first home run this year in softball to get my frustrations out. But after seeing them lose, I know its done, and I can finally move on.

soxfan13
09-19-2006, 10:25 AM
Watched Monday nite football after the third inning:(:

Mr.1Dog
09-19-2006, 10:29 AM
Played my drums for 2.5 hours.

BA: The Hitman
09-19-2006, 10:30 AM
Watched Monday nite football after the third inning:(:


I tried doing that because it was becoming too painful to watch but I couldnt stop flipping the Sox back on. I'm just glad I saw the homer by Josh Fields :smile:

viagracat
09-19-2006, 10:53 AM
I flipped back and forth between the game and the Steelers-Jaguars game as I have Fred Taylor on my fantasy team and the Sox game wasn't going good from the start. Unfortunately I had the Sox game on when McCarthy gave up the dinger to Inge in the 9th. Right there I just got that knife in the heart feeling; when you really know it's all over.

Watched the rest of the football game, had another beer, read a few chapters of the book I'm working on and went to bed. :(:

alohafri
09-19-2006, 10:55 AM
Watch Monday Night Raw and dream of Vince McMahon buying the Sox. ;)

zmz723
09-19-2006, 10:56 AM
college

Madvora
09-19-2006, 11:29 AM
I went into White Sox isolation after the 9-1 loss to the Indians on September 7th. I didn't watch a game or check any scores. I completely shielded myself from any Sox news.
They were a half game behind the Twins at that point and I had already given up. I knew it was over and I couldn't bear to see another inning.

My last hope was that I'd emerge from my cocoon exactly one week later (9/14) and see if suddenly the Sox would be ahead.... Nope.

MadetoOrta
09-19-2006, 11:34 AM
I take a step back, realize its a game and a business and admit nothing will top the feeling I had last October when Paulie turned to the first base umpire and before you know it my three (3) kids were smothering me, an unreal feeling of euphoria enveloped me, my daughers crying for joy, my phone starts ringing off the hook, my mother [who was a nurse for the Sox [Mercy Hospital] in the '70's] is sitting in a hallway in Naples Fl riding out a hurricane crying for joy, I conference in my brothers who are going crazy and my neighborhood sounds like the 4th of July.

Folks, that's what it's all about. Everything else is gravy.

Chicken Dinner
09-19-2006, 11:36 AM
These last few weeks have been brutal. If you are still watching the Sox, what do you do to help keep yourself sane after the games?

I take my airsoft BB rifle down in the basement and shoot off a couple of clips into a target. At 200 rounds per minute it does the job.
http://www.shortyusa.com/cart/thumbs/922.gif

I am also watching a lot more Comedy Central.

Where did you get the Ozzie targets??? :D:

DaleJRFan
09-19-2006, 11:45 AM
Here's my list:

Watch the 2005 Sox DVDs and relive that magical season. Its amazing how I got so caught up in this year's let down, that I almost forgot how amazing last year was. Everything about last year was pure magic. No crap the 2006 Sox can dish out on the field can take away from the magic of 2005 - and for as long as KW and Ozzie are around, I'll always give them that much, they gave us a title.

Build my dream 2007 Sox team (realistically) on PS2 to see how they do in a full season

Watch Kevin Harvick and Dale Jr battle for the NASCAR Championship

****-talk to my friends who are Packers fans about how awesome the Bears are this year.

Chez
09-19-2006, 11:47 AM
I look at the scars I've got from two surgeries I've had this in the last 60 days and realize that it really is just a game. Plus, as a previous poster pointed out, I never thought they would win a World Series in my lifetime. So anything after 2005 is gravy.

Bucky F. Dent
09-19-2006, 11:51 AM
I remember that I have followed this team for what is going on forty years, and that for the vast majority of those forty years my favorite team was effectively out of the playoffs by the middle of July, not the middle of September, and remember that this is a team that won the world championship last year, and remember that this is still a damn good team that will finish well above .500 this year, and challenge for a playoff spot well into the Fall again next year.

Beyond that, I have one word "Stolichnaya."

Scottiehaswheels
09-19-2006, 11:54 AM
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Mind doing me a favor and giving me a slow death with that thing? thanks! :D:

Huisj
09-19-2006, 12:42 PM
I moved on Saturday and Sunday to a new apartment, and I don't have cable or internet there yet, so other than during my breaks between classes when I can run to a lab, I pretty much can't get any coverage of anything. I can't pick up any AM radio stations at all from my apartment either, so I can't listen to games.

Oh yeah, and I'm leaving to go to Cincinnati to play at the Midpoint Music Festival down there on Thursday, so I'm keeping myself pretty well distracted from the Sox all the sudden.

What a change from last yere--it was a year ago today (ok, well techincally tomorrow if you go by the date, but it was a Tuesday) that I was sitting restlessly in a lab in the early afternoon and suddenly had this overwhelming urge to drive to Chicago and to the game against Cleveland that night . . . and it just so happened that a certain third baseman hit a walkoff in the 10th. Somehow, I just don't feel that same urge today that I felt that day. I'm sadly thinking it's all over.

SouthSide_HitMen
09-19-2006, 12:54 PM
Prepare for 2006 Mets Postseason Baseball.

Complete my 120 hours of CPE due Sept 30 :angry:.

Think good thoughts about 2007 and the fact my family and I are alive and well.

Accept the reality - Let It Be.

I want Mags back
09-19-2006, 01:15 PM
I also watched MNF. great game that was. lowest score in MNF history. I think the bears win sunday helped me a lot. At least we might have something to look forward to when the Sox are gone

nysox35
09-19-2006, 01:59 PM
1. Go to Yankees games (I Have a partial season ticket plan)
2. Go to a Mets Game tonight (a girl from school invited me)
3. Manage my fantasy baseball teams (have two in the championship rd)
4. Manage my fantasy football teams
5. Try to read for my law school classes
6. Work part time at a law firm
7. Get drunk and hit on girls

Scottzilla
09-19-2006, 02:31 PM
I beat my wife and kids.

in this weeks chicago tribune.

stacksedwards
09-19-2006, 02:37 PM
Look more on Bears' sites and get ready for each Sunday. Wager on college football. Get ready for the Hall and Oates reunion tour (o its comming). Search for Jimmy Hoffa, look for Rick "The Model" Martel's fragrence. Go to bars and pick fights with women.

bluestar
09-19-2006, 03:20 PM
My life is really busy outside of baseball, so I just try to concentrate on my family, my job, and other things that interest me. I look forward to hockey season and following the Predators again this season.

Still, I tend to go to bed at night thinking about the Sox and wake up in the morning thinking about them. I'm not looking forward to the official end of the baseball season for the Sox, whether it comes sooner or later.

SoxFan78
09-19-2006, 03:21 PM
Search for Jimmy Hoffa, look for Rick "The Model" Martel's fragrence.

You might want to ask Jake "The Snake" Roberts for Rick Martel's fragrance

roylestillman
09-19-2006, 03:59 PM
You Tube

thomas35forever
09-19-2006, 09:23 PM
My new job has distracted me from many a heartbreaking loss. I must've been hired a few weeks ago for a reason. What a great season and-a-half we had with this team.

we be jake
09-19-2006, 09:30 PM
I remember that I have followed this team for what is going on forty years, and that for the vast majority of those forty years my favorite team was effectively out of the playoffs by the middle of July, not the middle of September, and remember that this is a team that won the world championship last year, and remember that this is still a damn good team that will finish well above .500 this year, and challenge for a playoff spot well into the Fall again next year.

Beyond that, I have one word "Stolichnaya."

I'm a long time fan too and understand these sentiments precisely. I'm not looking to point blame:not now. Now... I'm going to the kitchen.

Palehose13
09-19-2006, 09:32 PM
1. Work
2. Read
3. Da Bears

1951Campbell
09-19-2006, 09:32 PM
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"I go upstairs."

October26
09-19-2006, 10:03 PM
walk on the treadmill while re-reading all of my 2005 World Series magazines (Sports Illustrated, etc). I also collect books on the White Sox - will add to my collection this off-season.