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Old 10-16-2003, 08:07 AM   #1
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crys Oh Cubs..... Im so sorry you didnt reach the World Series (again!)

Oh NO! how SO SO SO disappointing to see Cubs throw it all away! what a crying shame!

As a Brit who happens to love baseball, I just feel for you Cub fans... really I do... and heres why.....i know its doesnt make it any better but at least you know you are not the only one.....

My beloved (football or soccer as all americans call it) team, Newcastle United is about the same as the Cubs in terms of frustration and patience of waiting and waiting for the team to win either the top league championship and/or the FA Cup (knockout club competition). The last time Newcastle had won the top league championship was the 1926-27 season and the last time they won the FA Cup? 1955.

And we are still waiting..... we were close a few times in the past 10 years of winning the championship or FA Cup. Most famously, in the 1995-96 season, Newcastle were 12 points in the lead at the top and were several games away from winning the title for the first time since 1926-27. We were practically coasting towards the title then but something happened in the same way when Cubs were so close in clinching a berth in this year's World Series. Newcastle just collapsed and lost quite a few important games along with draws but only one or two wins thus virtually giving the title on a plate to my most hated soccer team, Manchester United! To this day, Newcastle fans (Toon Army we are called) still laments about that season as if it was a curse on their beloved team.

Anyway, on that basis, I was so rooting for Cubs throughout the NLDS and the NLCS cos I know how frustrated their fans are and how passionate they also are about baseball. I dont think I have ever come across such a passionate army of baseball fans as the Cubs are! In a way, its the same as Newcastle fans, soccer is in our blood in the same way as baseball is in Cubbies' blood.

Final thing to say is Sorry Cubs but Im sure now that the team would feel so much more determined next year to try again! They will, believe me, they will!

As for the other game, YOU GO SOX!!!!!!!

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Old 10-16-2003, 08:21 AM   #2
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I'm sorry too
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It was a hard game to watch last night.
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Old 10-16-2003, 09:27 AM   #4
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I really wanted the Cubs to win. The fans in Chicago must be so disappointed.
I hope whoever wins the ALCS beats the Marlins, but that's a tall order. The Marlins are on fire, and they've got hot pitching...and that wins games.
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if the moon was made out of hot dogs... would you eat it? come on norm... it's a very simple question. i know i would

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so painful....
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haha i am not sorry!
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Fox must be seriously bummed...the ratings for a Sox/Cubs series would have set records, Cubs/Yanks would have been nearly as high...Marlins are a ratings killer.
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the post-season up to this point has been so great, and the ratings have been so high, that even with the marlins this series should be the highest rated world series in a long long time... not as high as if the cubs had made it, but high enough to keep selig and murdoch happy men.
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Old 10-16-2003, 12:29 PM   #10
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I agree headache....

Cubs/Red Sox World Series would have been a HUGE TV ratings winner.... but it was not to be....Marlins/Sox series would be slightly better while Marlins/Yankees would be terrible!

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yankees marlins would do fine... you still have the #1 market in the nation, after all... and the whole "evil empire" vs. the young upstart marlins makes for a pretty good story in it's own right. as long as the games are still good, and they've been great thusfar, the people will keep watching.
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now why is it I saw no sympathy for the Braves when we were beat?
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There was sympathy for you. People consoled you.

As for Cubs vs. Braves in the sympathy game...Cubs get in the playoffs every once in a while...they are the underdog of underdogs. When they lose, the underdog loses. Everyone loves the underdog.

Braves are not an underdog. They are a consistently GOOD team that has bad luck in the playoffs.
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i know jeff, i am once again being a sarcastic ass.
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cool

It is hard to tell sometimes.

I am not sure if NBC really wanted to know in your friend Cain was his brother's keeper.
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