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  1. chucky Says:

    From Cubs.com.

    “Quade has fond memories of time with Dusty”

    That’s the name of the article. Great. Now Quade needs to be fired.

  2. genrebuster Says:

    So Quade was at Dusty’s Thanksgiving Dinner, too? Uh oh…..

  3. MadCityMac Says:

    Ah, Dusty………I think I just threw up in my mouth a little!

  4. Jim Nantz Underpants Says:

    Fuck this Bulls team!

  5. Fro Dog Says:

    Oh wow. Jim Nantz Underpants is here to lay it all down!

    Out of the six playoff wins so far in eight games, the Bulls play well for just the second time. Don’t get ahead of yourself kid.

  6. genrebuster Says:

    How ’bout them Lakers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Jim Nantz Underpants Says:

    Don’t worry, I still won’t be surprised if the Bulls lose three in a row (which hasn’t happened this season) and lose the series 4-2.

  8. Fro Dog Says:

    I’ll blame you if it happens since you said it.

  9. Fro Dog Says:

    The Lakers received an ass kicking today losing by 36 points and being swept.

    Ouch.

  10. genrebuster Says:

    Loved it.

  11. Fro Dog Says:

    Bulls down 10 with just over a minute to go.

    Hey Jim Nantz Underpants, don’t post here again. Your “expertise” is way off. It’s clear you don’t know shit about basketball.

    Dumbass.

  12. Yeti Says:

    Because the Bulls are going to lose game 4, it proves JNU knows nothing about basketball? God, you’re a fucking idiot, Fro

  13. Jim Nantz Underpants Says:

    I think the Bulls should just forfeit the series and go home. No team has ever come back from a 2-2 series tie.

  14. Booty Call City Says:

    That was the worst NBA officiating I have ever seen in that 4th quarter. Rose should have had three free throws, not a jump ball. The referee knew that he fucked up, but wouldn’t go and take an official’s time out and look it over.

    Then the technical foul with a time out showing?

    Not the best game for Derrick Rose, either. But the Hawks better celebrate now, because they are going to be schooled in Chicago.

  15. Fro Dog Says:

    Yeti,

    He claims because the Bulls haven’t lost three in a row all season, that it won’t happen now. But since you just look at box scores, you have no room to make an argument.

  16. Yeti Says:

    I only look at box scores? What grounds do you use to justify that? Oh, the fact that I use stats (which are a result of what happens in the game and therefore are very effective in justifying a point) to base my arguments to your idiotic basketball opinions?

  17. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    This was Irish Yeti’s words once upon a time…

    https://firedustybaker2.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/notes-on-the-bears/#comment-5360

    Haha. There’s your proof.

    Dusty’s boys win again! I can’t believe Quade said what Chucky mentioned up top. Fond memories? By fond, does he mean the time in Game 7 of the 2003 NLCS where Dusty left Kerry Wood in there after his home run to stink it all up again? How about when Matt Clement was ready to go and he decides to put in Dave Veres and Kyle Farnsworthless?

    I am not ready to write this thing off just yet although I am think I am a bit crazy. They are 1-2 on this 9 game home stand at Wrigley Urinal. If they don’t win 4 out of 6 then I think it’s safe to say sayonara to the 2011 season.

  18. Jim Nantz Underpants Says:

    The Bulls could lose three in a row now. They could also win game 5, then lose games 6 and 7, or any other combination of 1 win and 2 losses. All of these things could happen.

    I don’t think it’s impossible, but I do find it highly unlikely, because they are better than Atlanta.

  19. genrebuster Says:

    Is anybody else happy to see the Lakers go down?

    Also, is Andrew Bynum related to Milton Bradley?

  20. chucky Says:

    Genre…I think they’re dating.

  21. genrebuster Says:

    HA HA…just saw this: Why anybody would ever give this asshole another chance is beyond me. If we never hear of him again, that would be great…

    from http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=6515029

    Slumping Milton Bradley was cut by the Seattle Mariners on Monday, leaving the temperamental outfielder again looking for a new job.

    The Mariners designated Bradley for assignment, giving them 10 days to trade, release or send him to the minors. He was making $12 million this season.

    “The situation with Milton is that we determined he’s not part of our future and not part of our present,” Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said.

    The 33-year-old Bradley hit .218 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 28 games. He was suspended for one game last week for bumping an umpire, ejected Friday for arguing a called third strike and booed by home fans over the weekend for the perception he was dogging on defense.

    “It was not a particular incident,” Zduriencik said. “It’s just an issue with our evaluations of where we are and where we are going, and our estimates were that he did not fit. That’s why the decision was made.”

    Asked if Bradley had a negative impact on the clubhouse, Zduriencik said: “That’s hard to say. I don’t know that. I think it gets down more to what we’re trying to accomplish and where we’re headed.”

  22. genrebuster Says:

    Last paragraph (from my previous post)…is it possible that the Seattle GM is even more full of shit than Hendry?!?! And if he doesn’t know the answer, then why is he a GM?

    ******

    Asked if Bradley had a negative impact on the clubhouse, Zduriencik said: “That’s hard to say. I don’t know that. I think it gets down more to what we’re trying to accomplish and where we’re headed.”

    ******

    Yeah, right. What a wimp. I’d fire him just for spewing that BS…milktoast.

  23. chucky Says:

    Can someone please explain to me why Kerry Wood still has a fucking job here? I fucking swear he’s the second coming of Kevin Gregg. And as I type this, he gives up a two run base hit to put St. Louis ahead. This guy fucking sucks.

  24. erniesarmy Says:

    Chucky –

    Another one of Hendry’s outstanding baseball moves.

    The guy is genius, pure genius.

  25. Yeti Says:

    He has a 2.57 ERA after that outing… and only given up runs in 3 seperate outings now, out of 14.. He has been a good signing.. But then again, you guys only remember the times where a reliever sucks. Not the other times when they do well. Don’t even mention fucking Gregg. I’m talking about Wood. Don’t divert your overreaction to one game to some guy who hasn’t played for the club for a couple years. Wood has been a good signing, and I won’t hear otherwise. Fuck off.

    Oh, Fro.. How about those shitty Bulls? I can only imagine you’re pissed that they won.

  26. Yeti Says:

    Oh.. Actually only 2 separate outings.. My bad

  27. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Can’t find the article anymore but saw on Foxsports.com that a columnist wrote and I quote, “Firing Hendry would be a bad idea at this time”.

    Irish Yeti…Are you that columnist?

    In the words of Genrebuster…”TICK TOCK. TICK TOCK.”

    For the love of God, fire Jim Hendry.

  28. chucky Says:

    Yeti…Don’t tell me what I can or can’t mention here. I’ll compare Wood to Gregg any goddamn time I want. “My overreaction to one game”? He’s 0-2 in save opportunities. He lost last night. He’s nothing but a fucking crapshoot every time he gets the ball. You can take your fucking stats and shove them up your ass.

    Bitch.

  29. Yeti Says:

    Alright, you tell me to shove my stats yet you point a stat out? How does that make sense? Is it just because you use your archaic 1970 stats and when I point out something a little more modern, it’s dumb? (Although I did use ERA, which is a flawed stat) Do you not know how Blown Saves work? You can get one at any time. It’s not quite equal with the stat of Save because that can only be earned in the 9th inning. And the stat of save is bullshit in and of itself but that’s neither here nor there. The fact is that Wood is not “hit or miss” every time he is out there, since he has had 2 bad outings out of 14. That’s a pretty good average for a reliever, but you wouldn’t understand that would you? Because you sit there and freak out over every fucking loss like it’s the end of the world. Relax a little. Get drunk. Jerk off. Do something, because you fuckers are way too high strung.

  30. genrebuster Says:

    RANDOM THOUGHTS

    1. Modern is not always better.

    2. Firing Hendry now would be a great move; whoever thinks otherwise is a damned fool.

    3. Regardless of what one thinks of Wood, I’ll take him over Gregg any day! Gregg was absolutely terrible as a Cub, no way around it.

    4. This Cubs team will FAIL, like the 103 before them. That shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody that watches baseball. Deal with it!

    5. Until Hendry and his stupid signings are gone, there is no reason to take the Cubs seriously. Ricketts cares more about urinals, noodle statues, cheap beer, idiot sheeple and rewarding mediocrity than he cares about winning. Ricketts is a liability, until he proves otherwise.

    6. The Cubs organization is PATHETIC. It’s not cute, it’s not even fun anymore. Cubs = laughingstock of ALL professional sports.

    7. As for the Bulls….I can’t see them winning it all unless they step it up big-time. They just don’t look like a championship caliber team. They did look good in the 4th quarter but the intensity needs to be there sooner or it will be too little, too late.

    8. The next GM that signs Milton Bradley should be fired on the spot.

    9. Andrew Bynum’s 5-game suspension is a joke…should have been at least 10 if they really are serious about deterring tha type of dangerous and bush-league behavior.

    10. As I type this, Jim Hendry is still a STINKING BUM.

  31. Fro Dog Says:

    Yeti,

    You have read my mind. Of course I am still pissed? Why? Because they had a 15 point and towards the end of the 3rd quarter, it was completely blown. Then of course, they only made 21 out of 28 free throws and had some really stupid turnovers again. Only Derrick Rose and an odd but great game by Taj Gibson saved them from being down 3-2. But really, why even complain about all of their flaws? No matter how right I may be, you will just defeat me with your stats which will put me in an even deeper state of misery.

    I wonder, do they give out championships based on stats? If so, the Spurs should have been presented with their stats trophy a long time ago. Too bad the Grizzlies took care of them. If it wasn’t for Zack Randolph taking two dumbass shots in a row at the end of the 2nd overtime, the Grizzlies could be up 3-1 on another team who’s stats are better than theirs. That just goes to show you that the better team doesn’t always win in the playoffs.

    Scott,

    Bynum is a turd and likewise for Artest. Everyone was saying on TV that Bynum should have had at least 10 games as you mentioned. That was a very nice way of them going out on Sunday. Just throw some elbows at the team that is kicking your ass by more than 30 points.

  32. Yeti Says:

    No, in many playoff setups, the best team doesn’t always win, you are correct. However, in the NBA, they usually do. The Grizzlies are the second 8 seed to win.. I don’t know the exact date they started a 16 team playoff, but that’s an indication of how rare it is. If you look at the NHL for example, the 8 seed wins around 25% of the time, which basically means one team does it every other year.

  33. genrebuster Says:

    Fro, I enjoyed the hell out of that last Lakers game, ie. watching them get their butts kicked…has Phil Jackson weighed in on it yet? I’d love to know what he really thinks…

  34. chucky Says:

    Yeti…From now on I’ll refer to you as “Dumb Bastard”. I think that is quite an accurate description of you.

    First off “Dumb Bastard”, I don’t freak out after every loss. Being the stat dork that you are, I’d would have thought you know that because I haven’t posted angry, out of control rants after every loss.

    Second “Dumb Bastard”, if ERA is a flawed stat, why the fuck are throwing it in my face to prove your arguement. Think of this way “Dumb Bastard”, if ERA is a flawed stat, YOUR GODDAMNED ARGUEMENT IS FLAWED, YOU DUMB BASTARD!!!

    Third “Dumb Bastard”, I don’t need to get drunk, jerk off or anything else like that. My favorite activity is punking out dipshit dumb bastards like you.

    Now crawl back under your fucking rock you dumb bastard. And do me the courtesy of never speaking to me here ever again. If you do that, I’ll extend the same courtesy to you.

  35. Jim Nantz Underpants Says:

    The Bulls had a 15 point lead in the first half and it evaporated in the third quarter?

    Wow, that sounds like 95% of all NBA games ever played. It’s the NBA. Teams go on runs. It’s very difficult to control the play of an NBA game for 48 straight minutes, no matter who you are. I can’t help but notice the game ended as a blowout win for the Bulls, though.

    And yeah, if not for Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson they may very well have lost the game. But since Rose and Gibson play for the Bulls, who gives a damn what might have happened if they didn’t? I bet if Joe Johnson and Josh Smith didn’t play for the Hawks they wouldn’t have won two games in the series, either. So what?

  36. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Actually the Grizzlies are the fourth 8-seed to advance past round one since 1994 (They started the 16-team format in 1984, I believe).

    ’93-94 Nuggets
    ’98-99 Knicks (advanced to NBA Finals)
    ’06-07 Warriors
    ’10-11 Grizzlies

  37. Yeti Says:

    Will someone tell Charles that he done did hurted my feelings.

  38. chucky Says:

    Good.

  39. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Chucky with the angry statement! Well justified.

    I am going to agree with him as well in his argument. He was bitching about the loss last night and rightfully so. The only stat we give a shit out about here is wins and losses. We may discuss someone’s batting average or amount of strikeouts, but when it all comes down to it, wins and losses matter the most.

  40. genrebuster Says:

    Damn…and all this time I thought walks clogging the bases and not having your horses mattered most…..dude. 😉

  41. genrebuster Says:

    Charles….a little too formal for me.

    That said, Yeti is a little too casual.

    “Where have you gone, Irish Yeti
    A nation turns its lonely eyes to you (Woo, woo, woo)
    What’s that you say, Mrs. Robinson
    Irish Yeti has left and gone away
    (Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey)”

    DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

  42. genrebuster Says:

    Gentlemen, scholars…and the rest of you:

    I am considering a visit to Chicago sometime during June 2-5. Any chance of meeting for a burger, drink…and the like? I could put this off until later in June….but I’m long overdue for a visit.

    I would be thrilled if Jimbo Hendry could show up with his new pal, Albert Pujols, too.

    If not, perhaps Crane Kenney and Tommy Boy Ricketts can join us….(?).

  43. Fro Dog Says:

    Scott,

    If you can’t make it the first week of June, later in the month would work as well. Myself, Mike and a few others have already made a promise that if you do come here, we will make it for sure. We had the setup last year in Kenosha for all of us to meet but to my memory, the weather and traveling issues with a couple of us kind of threw the chance away. If so, let us know and we will all exchange emails to plan this thing out.

  44. genrebuster Says:

    All kidding aside, I hope as many of us as possible can eventually meet up…I know it will be BIG FUN (borrowed from Miles Davis).

  45. Yeti Says:

    Am I invited?

  46. Fro Dog Says:

    Only if you are willing to bring your stat book.

  47. genrebuster Says:

    Yes Yeti, you are definitely invited. So is Irish Yeti!

  48. MadCityMac Says:

    Guys, the only weekend in June that won’t work for me is, I think, June 10, 11, 12. My daughter is home from school that week from IU, and with Bloomington being a 6+ hour drive from Madison, I don;t get as much time with her as I’d like.

  49. MadCityMac Says:

    I’m sure Jimmy and Keith will come down from the Fox Valley!

  50. Yeti Says:

    Did you mean the Bulls would win this series in 6, not that they would lose it in 6?

  51. Jimmy D. Says:

    Genrebuster,

    Finally, after all this fucking time, you pick a weekend. I’m not sure that you could have picked a worse month for me. June 2: out; mandatory meetings. June 3: out; last day of school for my boys. June 4 & 5: miscellaneous ceremonies and graduation party combinations. The following weekend, the in-laws are coming to town and we’re going to see the Broadway production of The Jersey Boys. The weekend after that…camping with my boys. The weekend of the 24th, at this point, looks like my only availability in June. Sorry. (Wednesday, the 29th is out as I’m going to see Peter Gabriel in Milwaukee that day…I can’t fucking wait; it’s gonna be amazing).

    Later,
    Jimmy D.

  52. genrebuster Says:

    OK, maybe can be later in the month….how does June 23 or 24-26 look for everybody?

  53. genrebuster Says:

    If I end up coming 1st weekend in June, will try to return in the fall for another visit…

  54. Fro Dog Says:

    Yeti,

    “Don’t be surprised if the Bulls lose this series 4-2”. I didn’t they would. But they finally pulled their shit together for a full game for the third time in two playoff series. I am still concerned because they still have trouble finding offense. Take a look at the stats of the last game and something that proves my point about free throws: The Bulls only miss two and the Hawks miss seven.

    Scott,

    The weekend of the 24th seems to fit all of our schedules. If you can do that, that would be the best case scenario.

  55. ksmc2000 Says:

    Great idea Fro. Very disappointed that we couldn’t follow through a couple of years ago. Between bad weather and mechanical issues with my car at the time made it damn near impossible to make the trip.

    I’m open for most of June, except for one weekend when my girlfriends brother gets married, but I can’t remember what weekend it is. I don’t keep track of shit like that. It’s his funeral, not mine.

    Mac, if we agree to the weekend of the 24th, we should meet up and ride down together. It’s been a long time since your retirement from the Plaza. If we can nail down a day, we could make a game plan ahead of time.

  56. Jimmy D. Says:

    All,

    The weekend of the 24th, 25th and 26th should work good for me. The Cubs are at the Royals that weekend, so we don’t have to even have a discussion about stopping inside the Friendly Confines.

    Keith and Mac, we should carpool it. Keith, I could pick you up on the way down and then Mac could drive over to Milwaukee and we could all ride down together from there.

    Yeti, I for one, absolutely would love to have you join the group. I want to raise a tall, cold one with you and shoot the breeze. It’ll be a blast.

    Later,
    Jimmy D.

  57. MadCityMac Says:

    Guys, I’m in! All we have to do is tie up the loose ends, i.e. rides and such. Just do it, right?

  58. MadCityMac Says:

    Keith, do you realize it’s been damn near 4 years since my Plaza retirement? Funny, just bumped into my friend Ian from the Plaza at the liquor store on my way home from work; probably heading down there tomorrow night! Supposed to be another big protest downtown Saturday, so I may get sidetracked to that; spent a lot of money at other bars across from the Capitol since the beginning of the year! Anyway, I’m babbling. Late June works great for me; gonna be a blast, can’t wait!

  59. genrebuster Says:

    Late June it is…I have limited time to spend with Mom & Stepdad and may not have e-z access to a vehicle…so Chicago might work better for me…unless I can catch a ride with somebody (?). How does Sat June 25 look? Friday might work for me if needed…

  60. Fro Dog Says:

    Scott,

    I think the 25th would be perfect. If we have to go Wisconsin, I am sure myself or someone else can take you up there and back.

  61. Jimmy D. Says:

    There’s always the train, too. That way you don’t have to drink and drive/crash. That can’t be a bad thing.

  62. genrebuster Says:

    OK, 6/25 it is…we’ll figure out details as it gets closer.

    Anybody know how to get in touch with bobbyd? It’s all his fault….HA HA HA.

  63. Fro Dog Says:

    Scott,

    That really does suck how we all ended up here but I am glad at least a few us are still hanging around. Can you believe it’s been almost six years between the old site and this one?

  64. ksmc2000 Says:

    Sounds like a plan Jimmy D. Maybe Mac can drive over to my place in North Fond du Lac, and we can go from there. I live right off 41, so it will be an easy off and on. If you do the driving, the gas is on me (OUCH). By the time we go, gas could be over 5 bucks a gallon.

  65. MadCityMac Says:

    JImmy and Keith, no matter how we meet up, the 3 of us should take the Metra into Chicago, and then the El out to Wrigleyville? It’s been about 48 years since I’ve been on the El or the Metra (at that time the old Chicago Northwestern commuter train when my Dad was stationed at Fort Sheridan!)

  66. Yeti Says:

    Hey Fro, the Bulls hit only 85% of their FTs compared to the Heat’s 100%

  67. Fro Dog Says:

    Hey Yeti, the Heat also had seven more turnovers than the Bulls. What are the things I have been bitching about all year that can kill the Bulls or any other team for that matter? Missed free throws, dumb shots and stupid turnovers. The Heat had a lot of stupid turnovers. I am sure you will say something along the lines of “Well the average is this…So blah blah…) And did I say anywhere that they have to be perfect to win? Most of the Bulls’ turnovers came in the first half and they pulled their shit together in the second half.

    Speaking of averages, do you also have the stats on the times you miss the toilet while pissing? If so, let me know and I can get you the stats from my averages. Or do you sit down while using the toilet?

  68. Yeti Says:

    So, what good am I to you and your readers if I don’t sit here and throw shit back in your face? To begin with, I do actually have the stats on how often I miss the toilet. I have a spreadsheet, but it’s superfluous.. I miss the toilet while peeing approximately 65% of the time. I do not sit to pee, however, I have mastered sitting down to poop, and I only miss the toilet then about 5% of the time.

    And did I say anywhere that they have to be perfect to win?

    Hey, buddy, who you crappin?. Now to be nice, I will point out what I am looking at specifically:

    I have tried to convince you that the Bulls aren’t as great as most people think. In order to win, they need to play a near perfect game. They need to play outstanding defense, hit their free throws and get players like Rose and Korver hot. When those things don’t occur, they lose in awful fashion. Their inability to to get rebounds on the defensive side and deficiencies to actually make free throws will come back to haunt them in the playoffs.

    Now you didn’t say “Perfect” but you said “near perfect”. Now, they won 62 games out of 82, which does indicate that they are able to apparently play a “near perfect” game around 75% of the time in the regular season. It stands to reason, that they might be able to pull that off in the playoffs, and they have, kind of.. Except the fact that they didn’t play all that spectacular in the Indiana series, and I think game 2 of the Hawks series wasn’t a “near perfect game” by them, yet they won.

    Another issue is your assessment that they couldn’t rebound defensively was rather laughable. I didn’t pay attention at the time, but let’s take a look at my ole stat book, shall we? The Bulls were 4th in Defensive rebounds, a mere .3 DR/game less than the leaders. They were also 1st in the league in Rebound differential at +5.8, while the closest team was at +3.5. Basically, they outrebounded the fuck out of teams.

    I like this

    There is NO WAY the Bulls will do anything this season.

    Also, this

    For anyone who thinks the Bulls have a chance this year, you are delusional. They will be lucky to advance to the second round. Great teams don’t blow huge leads and miss a shit load of free throws in one game. Fuck these assholes.

    I think you’ve already been called out on this, but hey, what’s the fun in not pointing it out again

    So don’t be surprised if the Bulls lose this series 4-2. You heard it here first. I can’t stand this fucking team.

    One underlying theme about most of your Bulls related posts are that you never seem to be right at the computer waiting to post while the Bulls are about to win a big game, or just win a game in general.. But when they lose, that’s the only time you have something to say. I am serious when I say that’s all you seem to care about: bitching about teams. You did it when you watched the Cubs. You do it for the Bears/Bulls/Blackhawks. If you feel that’s the only way you can express yourself about these teams, I suppose that’s fine. In this world, I suppose it’s necessary for there to be people out there who can’t be satisfied with something and feel the need to always bitch and moan and complain about something. That’s your right as a human. However, my right allows me to point how horribly, laughably, and ridiculously wrong you are in the shit you say.

  69. erniesarmy Says:

    And the Cubs lose another one …

    15 games below .500 by the All Star break.

    Quade is a joke, and I thought he could be the guy after last year … silly me.

    Hendry would have been fired three years ago if this were the Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, or Cardinals. But, the Cubs? Nah … let’s sign him up for three more years.

    Ricketts is a nightmare for all longstanding, longsuffering Cub fans. A sheep who happens to own the team!

  70. Yeti Says:

    Fro, where did my post from last night go?

  71. chucky Says:

    FUCK YOU KERRY WOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. genrebuster Says:

    SOS.

  73. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    In the words of our stat geek Irish Yeti…

    “Why do you always have a Fro Dog-like retarded overreaction every time one our pitches blows a save? Durrrrrrrr…You’re such an idiot!!! Durrrrrrrrrrr…Stop expecting people to be perfect. Dur…Dur…Dur…”

    They are now 6 games below .500. At this pace, they will be 12-15 games under .500 by the All Star break as Ernie mentioned earlier. For some reason, the blame will not go solely on Quade. These players are fucking up too and the responsibility that goes first and foremost is on Jim Hendry for trusting these guys.

    In a perfect world, this shit would have been blown up years ago and fixed by now. Instead, we will have at least have a few more years of this garbage.

  74. Fro Dog Says:

    Yeti,

    Your comment was automatically put into moderation. I think it’s because you had more than two links or so in a post and WordPress usually asks me if I want to approve in case it is spam. I’ll try to keep this rebuttal as civil as possible.

    1. Thanks for the stats on the toilet. I appreciate it.

    2. I clearly said “near perfect” so you can’t really throw in the “Who ya crappin’?” portion as you mentioned.

    3. The Bulls play one great game and I knew for a fact that you and a bunch of your fagtastic friends who scorn me and digest every little comment I have made. They haven’t won anything yet so don’t get ahead of yourself.

    4. “Don’t be surprised if the Bulls lose this series 4-2.” I did not say “The Bulls will lose this series 4-2”. If you are a real fan and watched the first series against the Pacers and the first part against the Hawks, you would have been worried too. Luckily, they seemed to have pulled their shit together for now. I didn’t think they would. Let me remind you again that they haven’t won anything yet.

    5. When my teams lose, that’s when I only have stuff to say? Not quite sir. Since I started this site, I have nearly had a recap of every Bears game; win or lose. Sure, some of my posts about the Bears’ victories had criticism and rightfully so, but some games, I had nothing but good things to say. When the Blackhawks had some memorable wins last year, I had nothing but good things to say.

    6. I am going to take a wild guess here and say that you and your dumbass friends stopped watching the NBA when Jordan left. If so, you have no right to say what’s right or wrong about anything concerning the Bulls. As a fan, I have had to deal with the bullshit from 1999-2003 with the likes of Rusty LaRue, Corey Benjamin, Eddie Robinson, Marcus Fizer and Kevin Ollie. There are a bunch of others but I don’t feel throwing my computer across the room in disgust of all the other shitty players there were in that time. If you didn’t sit through those times, you won’t know the difference between good basketball and bad basketball.

    I would also put money down that you and your cyber buddies are bandwagon Blackhawks fans when myself and a few select others on this site and others were following them when times were really shitty. I am sick of bandwagon fans and especially ones who try to argue with me and think they know everything. In reality, they don’t.

    7. Last thing and it’s a bit off-topic, say hello to your good friend with the multiple personalities Guest/Thrillho/Tankho/Santkho.

    Don’t forget to mention this article to him:

    https://firedustybaker2.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/a-couple-things-to-mention/#comment-6082

    He called me ludicrous for saying the Blackhawks needed 99 points to make the playoffs this season. They had 97 (and made it) and if it wasn’t for the new regulation/shootout wins rule, they would have needed 98 points to make the playoffs. I apologize for being two points off from my ludicrous comment.

    Oh well. I am sure he is having fun trolling other sites and impersonating others. I am just glad he is gone from here.

    Anybody else happy that the children are gone from this site?

  75. genrebuster Says:

    I am.

  76. Jim Nantz Underpants Says:

    “they haven’t won anything yet”

    Aren’t you the least bit happy that the Bulls recorded the best record in the NBA, employ the league MVP, and have advanced to the ECF for the first time since 1998?

    I sat through the Dalibor Bagaric era too. Having watched that, I’m not about to take this season for granted, or tell a 62-win team to go fuck itself. Even if they do lose to Miami, or lose in the Finals.

  77. Fro Dog Says:

    I am sure the rest of the regulars here will say what I am about to say about just being “happy”: Anything less than a world championship is a failure. There isn’t any other way to put it. I figured that out with the Blackhawks last year. They won it and this year, they were mediocre. It’s well documented here that if your team has a chance to win a world championship now, it’s best they win one because you don’t know if you will ever see that chance again.

  78. genrebuster Says:

    ….at least not in 103 years…and counting.

  79. Jim Nantz Underpants Says:

    I’m not talking about settling for second-best. I agree with you that the ultimate goal of any professional season is to win the championship.

    But, my god, you need to derive some enjoyment along the way, don’t you? I’m enjoying the hell out of watching the Bulls this year. Yeah, losing game 1 to the Hawks sucked, but they still came back and won the series. If free throws, or turnovers, or whatever else you perceive as their flaws lead to them losing to Miami (or losing to DAL/OKC), then complaining makes more sense — but why on earth declare “Fuck this team!” when they haven’t even come close to playoff elimination?

  80. Fro Dog Says:

    When Taj Gibson had the one-handed slam towards the end, I jumped off the couch in excitement and there were a few other moments where I did the same throughout the season. That being said, I can’t enjoy this unless they win the championship. I am excited they are here but not satisfied.

    Take the Bears for example. People were wondering why I was “spazzing” out throughout last season. On almost a weekly basis, I stated that their secondary and bad play calling overall would be the downfall. They had problems in the regular season and I said it would hurt them when it mattered the most which it did in the NFC Championship game. Aaron Rodgers had his way with the defense and I give him credit. But really, the defense gave him and his receivers the entire field to do whatever they wanted. The first two drives were touchdowns and he nearly had two more scoring drives in that half only to have the defense to my memory get two turnovers late in the first half. The defense finally played well after knocking Rodgers in the head but it was too late. The Bears lost and their season was over. I believe you were one the guys that was saying after the season ended that you’d still rather have the Bears defense over others.

    That’s one reason why I won’t get excited about any team until they win a world championship. Call me a pessimist or whatever else you want. As with the Bears, I am worried that the Bulls’ deficiencies such as missing free throws, taking dumb shots and having stupid turnovers could hurt when it matters the most.

  81. Jim Nantz Underpants Says:

    If I waited until a team won the championship to get excited, there wouldn’t be enough excitement to make following sports worthwhile. I don’t see how you can still follow the Cubs and stay sane, for example. And I say this as someone who wanted to lock the entire team and front office in Wrigley Field and burn it down after the 08 playoffs.

    As for the Bears, yes, they had visible flaws, and I wasn’t blind to those. But it was still a lot of fun to watch them win the division, end Favre’s career, pummel Seattle in the playoffs, etc. Did the loss to Green Bay suck? Absolutely. Nonetheless, I would have been miserable if I had spent the entire season waiting for the other shoe to drop, rather than trying to enjoy the ride.

    I suppose, ultimately, we have fundamentally different approaches to sports.

    (And the Bears defense only gave up 14 points to the Packers, as the other 7 came on the Hanie pick-six. Yes, they could have played better, but I’ll take 14 points allowed in a conference title game — that was my point.)

  82. Fro Dog Says:

    As far as the baseball thing, I stopped following baseball after that season. Everyone still talks about it on here but I no longer have an emotional investment towards them.

    I will agree with you on the two of us having different approaches. On the other arguments, we agree to disagree. Thank you.

  83. Fro Dog Says:

    Jim Nantz Underpants,

    The Bulls are about to lose this game. I said it above that stupid turnovers, dumb shots and missed free throws will be the demise of the Bulls. You saw all three tonight.

  84. Jim Nantz Underpants Says:

    Yup. You’re not going to win shooting 35% from the floor.

    However, Miami only scored 85. Series is a long way from over.

  85. Fro Dog Says:

    Yep. And you also aren’t going to win when you miss ten free throws which by the way, the entire media is writing/talking about. Supposedly, everyone is surprised by this except me who has been “overreacting” about it all year. When it matters the most, it will hurt the Bulls.

    The series is not over but if they do lose this series, you can look at this game and say this is the reason why.

  86. Yeti Says:

    Wait, is this were Fro wishes the Bulls shot 100% from the free throw line? I like these times

  87. genrebuster Says:

    Didn’t Dirk hit 24 of 24 the other night?

    Didn’t the Cubs win their last WS in 1908?

    What do it mean?

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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