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So, the Cubs actually won the World Series last week. Insane.

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15 Responses to “Open thread”

  1. erniesarmy Says:

    Hey, Fro, we’ll trade you Mike McCarthy for a low draft choice, maybe a #10 choice.

  2. dvxprime Says:

    I am late to this party, but I have something to confess:

    The most important inning in franchise history, the 10th inning of Game 7of the 2016 World Series…AND I MISSED IT.

    I went to Buffalo Wild Wings (again) and got there during the second, and I was happy that the Cubs got the first run in. The eight innings I did watch was a snapshot into why the Cubs went 107 years without a title. It was good to see the Cubs’ bats getting hot at the right time, but I kept seeing RISPs when they had a chance to bury the Indians and take the crowd out of the game.

    Next, the defense. Holy shit, I didn’t know if it was the stadium grass or nerves, but every other ground ball seemed to be a challenge for a team that had the best defense in baseball this year. Three errors in Game 7? Really, fellas.

    Last but not least, the bane of this team for the last eight years…the relief pitching. Only the Cubs would have a pitcher hit his own catcher in the head, allowing two (!!!) runs to score on a wild pitch. And then, with four outs to go to win the Series and end “The curse”, the Cubs closer serves up a homer to one of the lightest hitters in the starting lineup.

    It was almost midnight when the rain delay started. I had had enough and I had seen all I needed to see.

    Half hour after I got home, I clicked on FoxSports.com to see WTF.

    “‘IT HAS HAPPENED.”

    Happy as anyone to see the Cubs win the World Series. Sad to have not seen it live when it happened.

    The moral of this story: sometimes you GOTTA believe.

  3. Fro Dog Says:

    Ernie,

    Regardless of how bad the Packers are (Bears lost to the Colts, too), they are still closer to the Super Bowl than the Bears. The way I see it, I’ll give a conditional pick for McCarthy. You realize how bad things are with Fox right now?

    For the record, the Vikings are falling apart. Bradford’s magic is going away. The Packers and Lions are still in it. And as we all know, the playoffs in football are insane and records are meaningless.

  4. Dave Says:

    Dusty Baker, the toothpick chomping idiot is nominated for manager of the year? What? I think Dave Roberts of the Dodgers will win it. Though Maddon has a chance as well.

    I think Bryant is a shoe-in for league MVP, Murphy could get it but his defense is average and he only plays one field position. Corey Seager will already win Rookie of the Year.

    For Cy Young, having two Cubs players in the running may screw over both of them and give it to Max Scherzer, I hope I am wrong though. Would be cool to see Hendricks win it.

  5. genrebuster Says:

    Dusty Baker once again had his team focused “ready to win”…HACK of the year!!!

  6. Fro Dog Says:

    I’ve been out out the game for a while. Does Dusty still talk about needing his horses? “Dude, I don’t have my horses.”

  7. erniesarmy Says:

    “Does Dusty still talk about needing his horses? “Dude, I don’t have my horses.”

    No, because horses clog up his bases.

  8. Fro Dog Says:

    Clogging bases is a very bad thing. If I remember correctly, walks were bad and home runs were good. You can’t have both.

  9. Dave Says:

    He lost to the Dodgers in the NLDS, remember he burned his ace Steven Strasburg late in the regular season. He did not have his horses. Should have had Rothschild get Strasburg going on those towel drills.Nope, Toothpick can’t close out a playoff series.

  10. genrebuster Says:

    …..so the election results are in: one thing we can all agree on is that “Toothpick” still stinks to high heaven!!!!

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  11. Fro Dog Says:

    Add Roger Goodell to that list, my frendt.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-nfl-tv-ratings-bears-spt-1113-20161112-story.html

    How does the NFL deal with their ratings in the toilet this year? The answer is simple: NOTHING.

    My answer: Get rid of those stupid Thursday night games. That’s a start. Also, quit changing the rules of the game such as doubling the range of extra points. He’s single-handily ruined football.

  12. dvxprime Says:

    Now that the election is over (THANK. YOU. GOD.) Let’s see 1) what happens to the quality of play this week, 2) how many more stupid assed protests are we gonna see, and 3) how much the ratings have changed.

    Can’t wait.

  13. Fro Dog Says:

    Jay Cutler’s last two pass attempts have been interceptions. The last one was a pick six…to Chris Conte.

    You can’t make this up.

  14. Fro Dog Says:

    I am sure the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Player Of The Game will be Jay Cutler.

  15. genrebuster Says:

    “Roger Goodell”….the smell of vomit.

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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