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Memories of the "Tribune Headline" thread

Posted 12-04-2010 at 10:25 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 05-29-2011 at 10:48 AM by TommyJohn

This may seem unusual or seem like I am patting myself on the back, but believe me, I am not.

I fondly remember back in July 2005 when Dr. Crawdad started a thread called "You write tomorrow's Cubune headline." It was a response to Scott Podsednik defeating Derek Jeter in the fan's vote for the final All-Star representative. Craw asked WSIers how the Tribune would spin it. (Note: I HATE the word "Cubune" but I would be dishonest if I didn't use it, because that...
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Kirk offers his thoughts.....

Posted 11-05-2010 at 10:18 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 11-20-2010 at 10:46 AM by TommyJohn

Today Kirk Gibson-former outfielder/manager/psycho/whacko/nutjob-offered his thoughts on the death of Sparky Anderson, the manager for whom he played in Detroit. They were both a part of the 1984 Tigers team that went wire-to-wire in winning the World Series that year. He....


Ricky the whiny sportswriter here. I interrupt this obit to whine once again. You mentioned 1984. That was the year my Cubbies lost 3 games to 2 to the Padres. If they had won Game 5, there never would...
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Alternate Super Bowls

Posted 11-02-2010 at 07:53 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 11-07-2010 at 02:47 PM by TommyJohn

And in the interest of equal time, I present "Alternate Super Bowls" featuring the losers of the Championship Games:

I: Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills
II: Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Oilers
III: Cleveland Browns vs. Oakland Raiders
IV: Cleveland Browns vs. Oakland Raiders
V: San Francisco 49ers vs. Oakland Raiders
VI: San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Colts
VII: Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
VIII: Dallas Cowboys vs. Oakland...
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Alternate World Series

Posted 11-02-2010 at 07:19 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

Headline from a 1946 edition of the "Onion" in the book "Our Dumb Century:"

Nazis, Japs victorious in alternate Phillip Dick Universe

Pretty funny stuff, and now that baseball is over, I will be pretty bored and looking for things to do. One thing I got around to thinking about was MLB's League Championship Series. Some of those series have sometimes been far more compelling and memorable than the World Series itself. I vividly remember moments like...
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Meanwhile, back in the Twin Cities...

Posted 10-22-2010 at 10:50 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 05-29-2011 at 10:52 AM by TommyJohn

Twins demand Selig name them AL Champions
"It is so unfair. We have a better record than the Rangers, we should be having the World Series at Target Field"-Bert Blyleven

"We had a better record and they should let us be in the World Series. Baseball needs to change the rules just for us"-Joe Nathan
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