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Old 05-06-2011, 06:37 AM
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Default Is there such a thing as fun bad?

This is something I'm wondering. Part of me just wants to declare the Sox fun bad and stop worrying, but I just can't do it. Teams can be "fun bad" when you don't care for them, but I just can't declare my team to be "fun bad," even if I really should.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:13 AM
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It's official...WSI has lost it.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:19 AM
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Fun would mean you're enjoying it. This is more numb-bad to where the losses have no effect on me anymore.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:36 AM
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The Sox' woes have elicited something of a black, gallows-like humor here in the last week, but it's more akin to living on the edge of the classic choice between laughing or crying. This is bad, but it sho' ain't fun....
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:37 AM
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I'm guessing you aren't familiar with the concept of "fun bad." "Fun bad" is a term I've heard used by B&B on 670 several times in the past few years to describe certain teams. For example, Bernstein used it last year to describe the Cubs.

I'm asking the question because no matter how much this team sucks I just can't define them as "fun bad" as the crap i'm seeing is in no way fun.

If there is such a thing as fun bad, this team would be that to the neutral observer. The errors, the inability to catch a ****ing ball, the hitting, etc. I just can't find anything fun about this team.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:52 AM
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I know what you're saying. But there's 126 million reasons why the Sox aren't fun-bad. They're insulting -bad to me. ****ers.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:58 AM
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They're pretty fun bad right now. Everytime I watch them I just sit there and laugh. What else can you do? I could sit there and be miserable or try to have some fun with it.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:30 AM
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Watching this team could be "fun bad" -- like the epic hangover after a three-day bender.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:43 AM
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Fun would mean you're enjoying it. This is more numb-bad to where the losses have no effect on me anymore.
That's kind of where I'm at right now.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:56 AM
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The Sox aren't "fun bad." No one on or off the field seems to be having fun. On the other hand, Boers and Bernstein are sometimes "fun bad," but usually just plain bad.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:52 AM
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The '62 Mets were fun-bad. Here are Frank Thomas (no, not that one), Gil Hodges, Don Zimmer (!) and Roger Craig from that team inexplicably celebrating:




The Sox were fun-bad in 1977 because they were sloppy in the field but mash-happy at the plate, all while they weren't expected to contend.

The 2011 Sox were supposed to be fun-good. It's the expectations that make the difference.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:03 PM
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I even have fun just by making bets with myself during the 2-3 seconds a pop-up is in the air as to whether Juan Pierre is going to catch it or not.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:23 PM
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I think a team can be "fun bad" if they are expected to be bad going into the season. A team with Freddy Manrique, Donnie Hill, Dan Pasqua, Jose DeLeon, Bob James, Juan Agosto, Reid Nichols, Dave LaPoint, Eric King, and Melido Perez can be considered "fun bad" (although I was pretty miserable those seasons too).

The Sox are miserable bad because they were expected to be good.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:27 PM
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Fun bad would be a bunch of rookies for a team not expected to compete.

This just blows. Blows more than Boers and Bernstein.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:33 PM
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If I were enjoying it, I would say bad fun.
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