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Old 06-03-2009, 12:27 PM
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Default 100 years of failure = 'uplifting saga'

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local...Believers.html
Caution: Article may induce vomiting
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:34 PM
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I hope they are marketing it as a comedy.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:39 PM
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Is it wrong that I'd actually like to see this?
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:41 PM
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Is it wrong that I'd actually like to see this?
It'll make you laugh, it'll make you cry. Just at the opposite time from everyone else in the crowd.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:42 PM
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I like this line from the story... "and is sponsored by -- surprise, surprise -- Budweiser."
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:43 PM
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Is it wrong that I'd actually like to see this?

I kind of want to see it, but I do not know if it is for the right reasons.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:43 PM
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Is it wrong that I'd actually like to see this?
This sentence caught my eye
"plumbs the depths of the typical Cubs fan's psyche during "We Believe" in an attempt to explain the mystical attraction between Chicago and its Cubbies. "

That would be the aspect I'd be interested in seeing.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:44 PM
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I like this line from the story... "and is sponsored by -- surprise, surprise -- Budweiser."
Of course...Harry Caray was Bud-Man you know and he was a
cub broadcaster all his life...they can prove it to becuase there
is a statue out side their ballpark !
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:45 PM
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I kind of want to see it, but I do not know if it is for the right reasons.
Perhaps one of the reasons would be--Schadenfreude.

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Old 06-03-2009, 12:46 PM
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The "most loyal fan base in all of baseball"? Really? Why? Becasue they've suffered through a 100 year championship drought? Please.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:48 PM
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Perhaps one of the reasons would be--Schadenfreude.

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I wikipedia-ed that, and the answer is yes for that reason.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:53 PM
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You mean, the most loyal since the early 80's, when the stadium and the neighborhood became trendy.
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:00 PM
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You mean, the most loyal since the early 80's, when the stadium and the neighborhood became trendy.
They ought to make a documentary about the marketing genius that turned a team that was nothing special into "Chicago's" or, worse, "America's" team without ever winning a goddamn thing. That, I think, would be worth watching.
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:06 PM
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They ought to make a documentary about the marketing genius that turned a team that was nothing special into "Chicago's" or, worse, "America's" team without ever winning a goddamn thing. That, I think, would be worth watching.
No way that happens because it would be a combination of requiring critical thinking skills mixed in with researching facts--something that is a deadly combination to Scrub fans and their "beloved."

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The "most loyal fan base in all of baseball"? Really? Why? Becasue they've suffered through a 100 year championship drought? Please.
Just once, I'd like to see someone in the national media challenge this notion that Cubs fans are "the most loyal" and "deserve a championship."

The Cubs fans have been booing their asses off this year. I suppose they are just "proving their loyalty" by turning their backs on their underachieving heroes.

You never hear people say that Pirates fans "deserve a championship," and Pittsburgh has sucked even worse than the Cubs over the last couple decades.
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