Finally. Hockey and basketball is back.

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It’s only been about four months since we last saw the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks in action. This Friday, we get both in the same day. And thank God.

While I am excited to see the Chicago Bulls open up the preseason and the regular season in about a month, I don’t expect big things to happen this year. Ben Gordon signed with Detroit and replacing him is no easy task. He wasn’t the best defensively but when the team needed to make a comeback, he would come through more times than none. He was almost a guarenteed 20 points a game and when he was on, he was on. No doubt the Bulls are going to miss him. I fully expect them to make the playoffs but once again get eliminated in the first round by Orlando or Cleveland.

The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the top teams in the Western Conference. The concern seems to be circling around the mediocre, overpaid goalie Cristobal Huet and if he can play consistently this year. Injuries have already hit the team. Marian Hossa had surgery in the offseason and probably won’t be back until December and Adam Burish tore his ACL last week and will be out until March or April. Expectations are high though and they could be the favorites along with Detroit.

Another season of Pat Foley on the call with all 82 games being on TV is always fun. My earliest memories of Pat Foley was when he did the old NHL Games of The Week on FOX back in the mid-90’s. The guy is genuine and always speaks his mind. A good friend of mine e-mailed this video to me:

If you wanted to know how awful the Blackhawks franchise was earlier this decade, that video pretty much summed it up. Around that time, the Blackhawks had Theo Fluery who was a douche and Joclyn Thibault who reminds me of Cristobal Huet today: Bad.

If any of you are looking for a good Blackhawks website, check out http://www.hockeenight.com. I also have their link on the right side of the homepage.

The Blackhawks open up against the Florida Panthers in Helsinki, Finland at 11 a.m. Friday as well as Saturday on Comcast SportsNet. The Bulls open up the preseason at 6 p.m. Friday night against the Indiana Pacers on Comcast SportsNet Plus. It should be an exciting day.

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63 Responses to “Finally. Hockey and basketball is back.”

  1. MadCityMac Says:

    As much as I love football, I am really ready for hockey, especially if the Blackhawks can expand upon what they did last year. Sucks that Adam Burish is going to be out for pretty much the entire season though. Badger hockey hockey starting soon as well; I’m pumped!

  2. robert Says:

    good news one and all

    The 2010 Cubs are beginning to take shape, and it appears those hoping that new owner Tom Ricketts will usher in change are setting themselves up for disappointment. Every indication is that manager Lou Piniella, general manager Jim Hendry and the main core of players will return. Meet the new Cubs, same as the old Cubs.

  3. chucky Says:

    BAARRRFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. robert Says:

    yeah my thoughts exactly

  5. genrebuster Says:

    If that is the case, and they tank for the 102nd year in a row…it could be my last year as an official fan. I’m really sick of this shit. Hendry & Rothschild should be fired. It’s an insult to the real fans if they come back.

  6. chucky Says:

    There actually is some good news out there men. Kevin Gregg had an MRI and they found a cracked rib. He’s done for the year. Glad they didn’t run that MRI on his head. They wouldn’t have found anything. Seriously though, it’s good that we don’t have to look at that steaming shitstain anymore this year. Fuck him, and fuck anybody who supported this assbag for one second this year.

  7. robert Says:

    what is gonna end up is ryne sandberg is gonna take a job for a national league team and end up meeting girardis yankees in the 2010 world series and hendry is gonna look up looking like a bigger a.. he is

  8. genrebuster Says:

    Another complete game by a Cubs pithcer…WTF!

    How many saves did the gaspen blow this year? Hell, how many saves did Gregg blow?

    Maybe if Piniella had let the starting pitchers go longer, the Cubs would be in the playoffs…

    Might as well bring back Brown Spot.

  9. genrebuster Says:

    just kidding (on howry).

  10. genrebuster Says:

    and fuck Kevin Gregg.

  11. Dave Says:

    Good game Dempster. Glad to see you put in a great effort this season.

    Well, they are officially eliminated with the Rockies winning tonight. This may sound sheep like, but through all the trouble, bullshit, gascan bullpen, bad trades, crappy offense, lackadaisical Lou, dumbass Moe Hendry, Lawrence Rothschild, and all other crap that has gone on this season, the Cubs have their third consecutive winning season. Such a thing has not happened in about 3 decades. There’s a stat the Irish Yeti should be happy about.

    So lets all be happy sheep and sing!

    Go Cubs Go!!
    Baaah Baaah Baaah!!
    Take it away Sheep Boy and the Whiffenpoofs….
    er um, maybe not.

    And to quote the great man above me, 102 years, BARF, pathetic.

    Tick tock.

  12. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Keving Gregg has a cracked rib?

    Alright…Which one of you assholes beat the shit out of him leading to that cracked rib? Whoever you are, thank you very much. It won’t bring back any of the games he blew however. I guess that beating he took is payback for not telling Louser not to put him in the games.

  13. genrebuster Says:

    Dave, believe me “great man” is way too generous…but Thanks for the sentiment.

    It is indeed PATHETIC that 3 consecutive winning seasons hasn’t happened in about 3 decades…they must be on the right track, huh? Uh oh…there I go BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    How the hell do you crack a rib pitching?

    Moe and Lawrence: please pick up your pink slip on your way out of Wrigley Stadium, your services are no longer needed.

    102 years. PATHETIC.

    tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…

    BARF.

    FIRE JIM HENDRY.

    TAKE OUT THE GARBAGE (courtesy of Matt Stairs Superfan, I believe).

  14. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Actually Genre, I believe it was Dave who came up with that first. At least I think. There is just so much frustration at this blog, we tend to forget at times who came up with what.

    If it wasn’t any of you guys who cracked Gregg’s rib, could one speculate that it might have been someone in the clubhouse? I cannot doubt that fights don’t happen in there but I wouldn’t put it past this team. Does anyone think it would be right for a pitcher who blows the save to get the shit kicked out of them by their teammates?

    One last comment…I found more humor courtesy of Irish Stupidity. Read what he says in the middle of this comment about St. Louis and the division race:

    https://firedustybaker2.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/09-cubs-fifty-games-in/#comment-2173

  15. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    One more and this was from Morpheus who has not showed up in quite some time to argue this. I am not saying…I’m just saying.

    https://firedustybaker2.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/09-cubs-fifty-games-in/#comment-2183

    “7) Aaron Heilman and Kevin Gregg – you’re ready to call those “mistakes”? Good thing you aren’t short-sighted.”

    …He was arguing to all of us that Jim Hendry shouldn’t be criticized as much. Just make sure if any of these sheeple decide to return here, we can show them their own comments and prove once and for all who was right and who was wrong.

  16. Irish Yeti Says:

    Actually Genre, I believe it was Dave who came up with that first. At least I think. There is just so much frustration at this blog, we tend to forget at times who came up with what.

    If it wasn’t any of you guys who cracked Gregg’s rib, could one speculate that it might have been someone in the clubhouse? I cannot doubt that fights don’t happen in there but I wouldn’t put it past this team. Does anyone think it would be right for a pitcher who blows the save to get the shit kicked out of them by their teammates?

    One last comment…I found more humor courtesy of Irish Stupidity. Read what he says in the middle of this comment about St. Louis and the division race:

    https://firedustybaker2.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/09-cubs-fifty-games-in/#comment-2173

    I bet if the Cardinals don’t make the trades they made, they’d have like 84 wins right now.

  17. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    I think you are missing the point I was trying to make Yeti.

    You see…Good teams with a good general manager, manager and coaches know when their teams aren’t good enough to contend. So what do they do? They go out and get better (i.e. DeRosa, Holliday, Smoltz, Lugo, etc.) And let’s not forget their pitching coach, Dave Duncan. Just about any pitcher he picks up off the streets turns into a pot of gold for him. Would you rather have Duncan or Rothschild who you and the other sheeple who come here have probably defended?

    And of course, bad teams with a bad general manager (Hendry) amd stubborn manager (Louser) think their team is good enough when even the fans know well before the season starts that there are many problems with this team. How many times did you hear Hendry and Louser complain of not having a left-handed bat? Do you personally believe that being left-handed has anything to do with it?

    It doesn’t matter if you are right-handed or left-handed. I’ve always believed that and I am certain that it is true. Give me 25 guys who can get on base anyway they can regardless of what side you bat on. I believe that is called baseball. Same goes with a pitcher. I don’t give a damn if a pitcher is a lefty or a righty. Can they get batters out? If they can, I want them. Since you like stats so much, the probability of getting on base for a right handed batter is the same as a left-handed batter. 50/50 chance right? You either get on base or you don’t. For a pitcher, you either get a batter out, or you don’t. Apparently, the so called “experts” say otherwise.

    By the way Yeti, I want your response to this since I still consider you to be a guy who thinks he knows it all. Do you believe that anyone on this team can be traded and if someone does get traded, don’t you want someone better traded for in return?

  18. genrebuster Says:

    Happy Wednesday to Irish Yeti and Morpheus!

    DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!

    For the 101 year in a row, the Cubs have managed to NOT win a World Series.

    For the 55th year in a row, the Cubs have managed to NOT make it to the World Series.

    And yet, the sheeple continue to flock to Wrigley, to watch the lovable losers. And they think “it’s great”!! I hope they enjoy it as much as the “shit sandwich concession stand” that Rickett’s is planning to install, near the troughs….

    “So kewl! So kewl! So kewl! So kewl! So kewl! So kewl! So kewl! So kewl! So kewl! So kewl! So kewl! So kewl! So kewl! So kewl! So kewl! So kewl! So kewl!” — (the sheeple youngsters)

    …ok, to be fair, that is a rumor, yet to be confirmed (the shit sandwiches).

    On a positive note, this miserable season is over.

    YES, it IS really tough to win it all….but it’s even more difficult to lose for 101 consecutive years….unless you are the Chicago Cubs.

    FIRE JIM HENDRY. This miserable season might have ended differently had he done a serviceable job…but he didn’t. He failed miserably and he knows it. FIRE JIM HENDRY.

    Don’t feel sorry for Hendry: based on the Milton Bradley signing alone, I am confident he can get a job with AIG, the banking industry, in the political arena or with Chrysler…he’s just what they are looking for!

    PATHETIC.

  19. genrebuster Says:

    ATTENTION, there are errors in my previous post:

    “101st” (I beg your pardon, Mitch)

    ….and to the rest of you, my bad: the Cubbies haven’t played in a World Series in 65 years! (NOT 55)…

  20. E=mc2 Says:

    Good day to all,

    To the young Irish lad: Unfortunately, after extensive research in my lab I have determined that saying the same thing repeatedly does not ensure that certain events will occur (although my esteemed colleague Goethe might disagree).

    There are numerous examples to support my claim (far too many to list here) but here are two examples pertaining to the Chicago baseball team from the North side:

    1. “Wait ’till next year” 2. “this could be the year”

    Cheerio!

    Fondly, Albert

  21. genrebuster Says:

    from Cubs.com:

    “They pay me to be ready for 162,” Gregg said Tuesday. “I want to pitch, I want to go out there. Even if you’re not 100 percent, you still want to give it a chance.”

    Piniella and the Cubs medical staff, led by athletic trainer Mark O’Neal and orthopedic specialist Dr. Stephen Gryzlo, said no.

    “He’s had a lot of discomfort,” Piniella said. “He doesn’t know how it happened. I know one thing, he’s done a nice job here this year.”
    ********************************************************

    “I know one thing, he’s done a nice job here this year.”

    WHAT? “He’s done a nice job….”?

    That’s a joke, right?

  22. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater Says:

    That’s “Hockey and basketball ARE back.” FWIW.

  23. MadCityMac Says:

    Ah yes, Lou Piniella in Fantasyland! Are you fucking kidding? Time to fire the useless caretaker of the Cub’s managerial position NOW! Somebody wake up Grampa Lou from his nap. If Ricketts hangs on to Piniella, Rothschild, Hendry, and Crane Kenney, I AM DONE with this franchise, once and for all. But the sheeple will be happy. WAIT TIL NEXT YEAR!!! my ass. Thank god for alcohol.

  24. genrebuster Says:

    Dr. Kenneth, are you sure about that? Your buddy Duck Chickens might disagree and I hear he’s REAL smart. Smarter than Chuck Dickens, that’s for sure.

    BTW, I knew a guy named Mr. Rosewater once…he owned a restaurant.

    Kenneth….if you care to respond, do you have a dianosis of what’s wrong with the Cubs..and what the prognosis is moving forward (if such a thing is even possible)?

    Inquiring minds want to know!

    DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  25. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Genre,

    No need for Dr. Nosepicker to inquire. He seems to be one of those Southern guys who married his cousin and thinks she is his soul mate. Point is, he doesn’t know any better. Let the hillbilly run wild.

  26. genrebuster Says:

    “Let the hillbilly run wild”

    “Take out the fucking garbage”

    Classics.

    I know there’s more, we should compile a list.

    Mac, I’ve been trying to give Piniella the benefit of the doubt–why I don’t know–but if he’s serious about Kevin Fucking Gregg doing a “nice job”, then I say set a place for him at Dusty’s table, that’s what he deserves.

    Maybe he meant to say “nice hatchet job”.

  27. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    I apoligize Genre for my damn rants. I know Fro said we can say just about anything and everything we want so I felt like ranting.

    I just hope Irish Yeti or Dr. Nosepicker don’t name their kids or pets after sports terms. Such examples would be Ryne, Maddux or even Wrigley. I bring that up because I read online that a couple sheeple named their dog Wrigley. Why the hell would you name your dog after a dump?

  28. genrebuster Says:

    Matt Stairs, no apology necessary…I enjoy the ranting and I’m not the only one, that’s a safe bet.

    “Come here Toilet, time to go out…you smelly boy!” (Devoted sheeple calling his dog)

  29. genrebuster Says:

    btw….the combined 2009 salary of Zambrano and Lilly is $31.75 million — or about $577,000 per start.

  30. Fro Dog Says:

    Hey Genre.

    This is way off-topic but I had to chime in because I got a chance to take a look at your website a little bit more. As long as I’ve been talking to you, I don’t ever think I told you about my past in music. It’s not a great deal but it’s worth mentioning. I played the Alto Saxophone for seven years in school. I noticed one of the pictures had you with a guy playing a Tenor. I tried a bit of jazz with a Baritone but there wasn’t much music that I enjoyed. Then I tried the Alto again but my fingers weren’t fast enough to keep up with the notes in the measurements so I stuck with marching and concert music. I did enjoy some Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington though.

    After I finished high school, it kind of has been just sitting in my closet collecting dust. I played it every now and then when I lived at my parent’s house. But in the last two years since I have been living on my own, I have tried to get back into it. I actually bought a whole set of reeds about a year ago. I plan on trying to get back into the mix again soon. By the way, have you ever played any insturments other than the guitar?

  31. ksmc2000 Says:

    Fro,

    I used to play drums in a copy band in the late 70’s/early 80’s. I had a full time job working the graveyard shift during the week, and played gigs with the band on Friday and Saturday nights. I was having the time of my life playing music. After the band broke up in 82, I sold my kit, and never looked back. I wish I would have kept playing. I’ve had a couple of offers during the last two years, but I have been away from it for too long.

  32. MadCityMac Says:

    Keith, it’s never too late to get back into music! I know it’s probably not easy with all of Sami’s activities, but ya never know. Same for you Fro. My oldest daughter has her statewide audition for the Metropolitan Opera coming up in a couple weeks; appearently, each state has an area competition. I just wish I had some musical talent; it all comes from my ex’s side of the family! And Scott, well put!

  33. genrebuster Says:

    Fro, the 6-string guitar is definitely my thing.

    I can play some “functional bass”…but I have very limited chops. Same with piano, can voice a few chords if I’m producing parts…but zero “real time” chops. Years ago I had a lap steel, mandolin and harmonica. I do play some slide guitar….

    Mac, you are correct: It is never too late to get into — or back into — making music.

    One great thing about music — for those of us that make it — is that nobody can take it from you.

    BUT, I digress…

    ***************

    Thank God this season is “officially over” ie. no WS Title for the Cubbies once again! Hmmmm….it’s a familiar feeling, ain’t it (that’s for the hillbilly’s). What a PATHETIC organization…but, they are LOVABLE. barf.

    If Ricketts has half a brain, he’ll FIRE JIM HENDRY and take out the fucking garbage.

  34. erniesarmy Says:

    The 2010 Cubs are beginning to take shape, and it appears those hoping that new owner Tom Ricketts will usher in change are setting themselves up for disappointment. Every indication is that manager Lou Piniella, general manager Jim Hendry and the main core of players will return. Meet the new Cubs, same as the old Cubs.
    =============

    If that is true, then Ricketts will be absolutely no different than the Tribune Co., or the idiot that preceded them. He obviously isn’t very interested in winning, or he would never say anything like that. He would say something like,

    “I am happy to have the chance to own the team I have rooted for since I was a kid. As a die-hard Cub fan, I am sick to death of the fact that we have gone over 100 years without a WS title. I want to say to Cub fans everywhere, that I intend to change that, and I will begin by evaluating every facet of this organization from the scouting dept. to the minor leagues, to the managers and coaches on the field, all the way to the front office. Everyone will be evaluated, no one’s job is safe. Until I have had a chance to look over the organizational structure of the franchise, from top to bottom, I refuse to make any comment on changes, or non-changes, I intend to make.”

    Now that’s what any smart owner would say, he wouldn’t comment one way or the other. If he was smart, he would keep decisions he intends to make quiet, at least until he has a chance to look over what he’s got. I guess hoping for a smart owner is asking too much.

    I will wait until I actually see what he intends to do. But, like the rest of you, if he refuses to make the changes that must be made for this franchise to succeed (he can equivocate on Rothschild and Piniella, but Hendry must be fired!) , then after 45 years as a Cub fan, next year will be my last.

    I know he could care less, as long as he has the sheepie pouring through the turnstiles, then, like the Tribune Co. before him, who cares if the club wins a WS! We’re getting rich! But, if enough Cub fans, like us, get fed up and leave, he will be up to his elbows in debt with a worthless franchise that no one will want.

    I eagerly await his first decision as owner.

  35. erniesarmy Says:

    Hey Matt, did you get this little bit from our Bud, Irish Betti?
    ………………………..
    145. Irish Yeti (view all comments) — Oct 01, 2009 @ 10:39 AM

    I see I’m not the only one that’s been reading the comments on Miles’ blog. (dying laughing)
    Actually, I didn’t get it from there, but those comments might be coming from the place I’ve been reading this bullshit all year. Prepare to have an aneurysm: http://www.firedustybaker2.wordpress.com
    ………………………….

    Hey, you little twerp, I see you haven’t got the guts to come over here and try your so-called arguments out. Why? Because you get your candy ass kicked every time!

    “Bullshit”? I guess that’s a great description of what we have been having to put up with from you all year.

    You remind me of the “squirrels” we used to grab, stuff in the towel bag, and hang them up on the rafters of the locker room, right after we pants them and threw them in the girls locker room. No matter how many times we would have to teach punks like you a lesson, for some odd reasons you’d always come back for more.

    I guess that goes with having no brains, huh?

  36. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Hey guys. This place is getting noticed I’ve been reading this blog for quite a while and today, I noticed the link to this place:

    http://anothercubsblog.net/index.php/site/comments/why-is-ted-lilly-pitching#149

    That place is full of Irish Yeti’s. And the leader of that blog is an idiot with the name “MB21”. Milton Bradley 21? Brace yourselves. This turd might be the second coming of Al Yellon.

    Ernie, I happened to catch quite a bit of those comments. They are all sheepie. I read a few other baseball blogs on an almost daily basis just to try to get a different opinion. Some is good and some is bad. I like coming here because we all share the same idea that this philosophy needs to be changed on the team.

    I have this idea that Yeti was the kid in high school who got put into lockers by bullies only to see him trying to hang out with them later on. Hey pal, they are not your friends!

    That blog along with Yeti are prime examples of what is wrong with this fan base.

  37. MB21 Says:

    I wasn’t going to comment, but I had to. The idea that I’m like Al Yellon is so comical that I couldn’t let it go. Nearly every person on ACB has been banned from BCB. Has Al Yellon ever said that Wrigley Field should be burnt down? I have. Has he ever said that it should be burnt down with 40,000 Cubs fans in it? I have. Has he ever said that the overwhelming majority of Cubs fans are the dumbest motherfuckers who have ever walked the earth? I have. And after reading through this place, I’m further convinced that is an accurate assessment of Cubs fans.

    What is it about Cubs fans proud ignorance? Why do so many refuse to pay attention to the new methods in evaluation? Why is it that so many of them are racist assholes? The difference between this place and me is that you guys are proud to be Cubs fans. I’m embarrassed by it because of people like those on BCB, this place and the morons who attend the games.

    There’s a reason I had forgotten this site existed: it’s not even as good as BCB. That’s impressive and I’m sure your mothers and fathers are proud of the ignorance they raised, but it likely makes them wish they had an abortion. That’s gotta suck knowing your parents are embarrassed that they brought you into this world. I can’t imagine how you all feel.

    By the way, the idea of someone getting “their candy ass kicked every time” by the people on this site is laughable. The quality of the discussion on this place is elementary. The logic behind the arguments is flawed and any rational person knows that. The most in depth discussion on this place could be found in a junior high classroom. I’m sure you all have the ability to learn, but you’ve chosen to remain ignorant instead. Pick up a book.

    I’d recommend The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. The B-Pro books are useful. The Hidden Game of Baseball is fantastic. THT’s annuals are outstanding. Read BtB every day and check out Inside the Book on a daily basis. Statspeak has some quality info and Justin Inaz has a great Reds blog that has some of the best analysis you’ll find on any team-oriented site. Rally runs a great site on the Angels and has one of the best statistical databases on the internet. Fangraphs is a must read. Anything by Bill James, especially the New Historical Abstract as well as the Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers. If you read just one, read the first one I mentioned and the quality of this site will improve significantly. That is the goal, right?

    There’s still time. There’s no reason you have to be content with what this place is now. Check out some of the advanced stats sites and pick up some books and you’d be surprised at how quickly the quality of discussion around a place like this could improve to the point where you might attract knowledgeable fans.

    Good luck.

  38. MB21 Says:

    That blog along with Yeti are prime examples of what is wrong with this fan base.

    Are you retarded or just incapable of reading? We fucking hate Cubs fans. If you’re going to pick on someone, at least do so honestly. I have a lot of faults and I’m more than willing to accept criticism for those, but you clearly stated something without any fucking knowledge of what has been said on ACB. That makes you a retard or illiterate. Which is it?

  39. genrebuster Says:

    MB21, I’m afraid your screen name disqualifies you from commenting. You’re not banned…but I fear that you are the one who might a little “off” (politically correct). HA HA HA

    As much as I appreciate stats and analysis, they don’t tell the complete story. It’s a business and it starts at the top: even though the players play the game, when upper management is shit, it trickles down. And that affects everything. I believe that there is a great deal of data on the Cubs organization to support this position.

    One more time, class…repeat after me: THE STATS DO NOT TELL THE WHOLE STORY.

    Questions:
    1. How long have you been following the Cubs (I am not playing the “age card” so PLEEZE don’t get your panties in a wad)?
    2. IF you are a fan of the team, for how long?
    3. Where in the hell did you get the idea that any of “us” are concerned with “attracting knowledgeable fans” (to this site).
    4. What is your definition of a “knowledgeable Cubs fan”?
    5. If you truly “fucking hate Cubs fans”, then why are you here? (I’m not a Cardinals fan…therefore, I don’t go to Cardinal’s blog sites and flame).
    6. What does MB21 — your screen name — stand for? And why did you choose it?
    7. Are truly embarrassed to be a Cubs fan?
    8. Or, are you embarrassed because others might perceive you as just another stat loving-name calling-arrogant-know it all-little prick?
    9. Would that make mommy and daddy proud (refer to #8)?

    Please…do yourself–and the rest of us–a big favor and just go away. You may rest east knowing that you and your opinions will not be missed.

    I find your previous posts BORING and PATHETIC. We can agree to be mutually unimpressed with each other…yay.

    One more thing: NO. I don’t think that “improving the quality of this site” is our goal here.

  40. genrebuster Says:

    You may rest “easy”..and if you choose, east.

  41. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    MB21,

    The fact of the matter is is that we are tired of the losing that this franchsie has been accounted for. We are sick of the regime that is in place. And for the record, I personally have stated that Wrigley is a damn dump. I haven’t been there in over 5 years. I can’t stand the place. I wish a new stadium would be built.

    And if you take a look at many of the threads that this blog has had, you can see many of us are just as pissed off as you. Some of us even refuse to support the team by going to the games, buying merchandise, etc. Fuck, even the administator quit being a fan. Clearly, you are one of the sheeple.

  42. erniesarmy Says:

    By the way, the idea of someone getting “their candy ass kicked every time” by the people on this site is laughable. The quality of the discussion on this place is elementary. The logic behind the arguments is flawed and any rational person knows that. The most in depth discussion on this place could be found in a junior high classroom. I’m sure you all have the ability to learn, but you’ve chosen to remain ignorant instead. Pick up a book.
    ………………………………………….

    So, Einstein, what three books have you read in the past month that weren’t named “Motors for Morons” or “Sheepshearing Made Easy” ? Oh, by the way, I’ve seen the “quality of discussion” on your site, and a band of monkeys playing hide the sausage makes more sense!

    I like all the “logic” you produced in this vacuous post of yours, very impressive. I wonder if Big Bird and the Cookie Monster were impressed?

    Look, idiot, you don’t impress any of us here, because you have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to the Cubs, or this site. How do I know? By this statement you made, “Why is it that so many of them are racist assholes? The difference between this place and me is that you guys are proud to be Cubs fans.” Anyone that took even a cursory scan of this blog knows that none of us are PROUD CUB FANS! Also, the racist line was a bit “Milton Bradlish” of you, don’t you think? My guess is you’re some dumb 300 pound white guy who’s never met a black man in his life, but feels all warm and fuzzy all over when he crowns himself as Mr. Racial Tolerance.

    Get over yourself slick, you just entered a place that eats punks like you for breakfast.

  43. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Hey “MB21″…I am still guessing that stands for Milton Bradley 21 but I could be wrong. Where on this blog did any of us say we are proud to be fans?

    Why don’t you take a look at a few threads and see if we say that. I am sure most of us wish we didn’t grow up that way. We were brought into it probably like you were.

    We want a world championship for this team. We have been screaming for it for a long time. Anything less is a failure. We have all said it.

  44. erniesarmy Says:

    AHHHHH … we hurt lil Irish Betti’s lil feelings –

    2. Irish Yeti (view all comments) — Oct 01, 2009 @ 06:50 PM
    Looks like my linkage of FDB2 got noticed by those fucks. I apologize if it brings some retards your way.
    ——————-

    What’s the matter squirrel, can’t handle it over here, so you go crying to mama over there? “Whaaaa, I’m so sorry MB21…those guys over there are soooo mean and nasty. I didn’t mean to ruin your widdle site … waaaaaaa!!”

    You are one pathetic little turd.

  45. genrebuster Says:

    ernie, have you ever read any James Lee Burke, in particular the “Dave Robicheaux series”? The “slick” reference is why I ask (good stuff and NOT loaded with stats or sausage metrics).

  46. genrebuster Says:

    I bet Irish Yeti’s mommy and daddy are real proud of their “boy” (no racist connotation intended) throwing around the word “retard”.

    PATHETIC.

  47. erniesarmy Says:

    Hey fellas, this is priceless –

    4. Noted Sidekick FPO (view all comments) — Oct 01, 2009 @ 07:07 PM
    Looks like my linkage of FDB2 got noticed by those fucks. I apologize if it brings some retards your way
    We’ll deal with them. We always do.
    …………………………..

    Oh, he’ll “deal with us”? Have any of you heard of this clown? He’s never been on this site in his life and he’s claiming that he’ll deal with us!!!!!

    I’m serious, those ACB’ers are some kind of comedy act, or a group of Junior High School girls goofing on each other. I don’t know, but it sounds like somebody is having to pay their “monthly bill” this morning, eh Noted Sidekick? Make sure your dress is nice for school.
    ==========
    Hi, Genre,

    No, I have never read any of those books, are they any good?

  48. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    There is an Irish Yeti born every minute!

    Stats don’t mean shit unless of course you are counting wins and losses. But what do I know.

    These retarded sheeple will never “get it”. Let them be satisfied with this team’s failures every year. By the way, ACB sounds a lot like BCB. And guess what? They have the same concept!

  49. genrebuster Says:

    I’ve enjoyed the “Robicheaux” series by Burke. The “Jack Reacher” series by Lee Child is good, too.

    ***************************************************

    Noted Sidekick FPO: “We’ll deal with them. We always do.”
    Translation: “BAAAAAAAA” “BAAAAAAAA” “BAAAAAAAA” “BAAAAAAAA”

  50. genrebuster Says:

    The stat “Wins-Losses” is indeed one worth noting. Enquiring minds, take note.

  51. ksmc2000 Says:

    Rickett’s should have an eye wide open on Fridays decision to have Chicago host the 2016 Olympics. He should negotiate a deal to convert the Olympic Stadium into a new home for the Cubs after the games, instead of wasting any more money on the Cathedral for losing.

    Wrigley Field will remain standing due to it’s historical landmark status. Hell, it will still attract 40,000 sheeple even if there isn’t any baseball being played. They don’t give a fuck about the ballgame anyway.

  52. MB21 Says:

    As much as I appreciate stats and analysis, they don’t tell the complete story.

    Yeah, you lost me right here because this is the kind of thing you’ll read on BCB and it’s wrong over there just as it’s wrong here.

    Stats don’t mean shit unless of course you are counting wins and losses. But what do I know.

    are you serious? Really?

    By the way, ACB sounds a lot like BCB. And guess what? They have the same concept!

    It’s remarkable that you’d say this right after you’d throw all logic out the window as those on BCB proudly do. I enjoy it so please keep doing so.

    Get over yourself slick, you just entered a place that eats punks like you for breakfast.

    I didn’t realize you guys would take such offense to someone who was interested in improving the quality of your site. If you all started reading a couple dozen books on advanced stats this might be a decent site in a year or two, but you’ve got work to do. There’s nothing to be ashamed of. There are a lot of bad sites on the interweb. This is just one of many is poorly written and lacks rational thought. It doesn’t have to be that way. Keep that in mind. It’s only this bad because you let that happen and you encourage it. Stupidity can be fixed. You just have to want to fix it. I’m rooting for you guys. I really am.

  53. MB21 Says:

    One more thing: NO. I don’t think that “improving the quality of this site” is our goal here.

    So let me get this straight, the goal of this site is to remain stupid? I guess that’s a goal in a strange way. Good luck

  54. genrebuster Says:

    MB21.

    Were those questions I listed for you too difficult to answer?

    As for your last post, it’s PATHETIC. How old are, 10?

    I repeat: NOBODY here gives a shit what you think. And I bet your so-called friends think you’re an annoying little prick, too…just ask them.

  55. Fro Dog Says:

    Genre,

    I think I am going to give up all together on this douche. His mommy can’t always watch was he does on the internet. I am surprised they give douches like himself internet. If companies could refuse internet service to the retarded like “MB21”, this country would be in a depression.

  56. genrebuster Says:

    You are right Fro…screw him the and sheep he rode in on.

    it is truly amazing how many unsupervised youngsters feel the need to whack their pee-pees here.

    From this moment on my response to MB21 will be:

  57. genrebuster Says:

    For those who missed it, Milton Bradley is still a stinking bum. An alleged cancer in the clubhouse, an overpaid underachieving whoa-is-me selfish stinking bum.

    He did, however pull the wool (baaaaaaaaaaaaa) over Hendry’s eyes…and land himself a $30 million contract. Kudos to him for that personal success…but money won’t change his PATHETIC professional legacy (to date).

    FIRE JIM HENDRY. The Bradley signing alone warrants it.

  58. Sandberg23 Says:

    Just thought I would post this..

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/deluca/1802229,CST-SPT-deluca02.article

    Of course with my name on here of course you know that I may have a preference towards Ryno. But I thought I would put it on here to see what you guys thought. I think he could end up being a good candidate. If they keep Lou around next year (Which I don’t think they should). Then Ryno should be his bench coach next year.

  59. chucky Says:

    I personally would love to see Sandberg get to manage the Cubs. But for some reason, and I hope to hell I’m wrong, I think Trammell may end up getting the nod. Which would suck massive, major man shaft.

  60. ksmc2000 Says:

    I hope Sandberg can remain patient for one more season. I would hate to see him take a ML managerial job with another team just because they were the first team that made an offer. If Ryno bides his time, and Mo Hendry goes with Trammel instead, Hendry should be hung by his fucking balls from the centerfield scoreboard.

  61. genrebuster Says:

    For all the stat-whores in the audience:

    Jake Peavy, 3-0 tonite 8 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 5 K, Win

    “He pitched real good”.

  62. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Shhh Genre. Don’t put stats out there. You might awaken the man they call Yeti.

  63. genrebuster Says:

    “man”?

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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