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by KingCubsFan
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 389
Views: 19469

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

It's really laughable at how whiny they are for attention Laura and I, again, expressed our concern about the public perception on the deal. I expressed my thought that it is crucially important that we try to keep the press clear on what the new ownership of the Cubs will look like. My reasoning f...
by KingCubsFan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 28861
Views: 1299980

Re: Politics & Current Events

Cubswin11 wrote:What is going on


Big Cat and A-Rod have a podcast where they interview business leaders. Presume it’s for that.
by KingCubsFan
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1357
Views: 95949

Re: Addison Russell

Wait....Moises Alou? Why? Moises Alou was a whining, complaining baby. The Bartman play was just an example of everything wrong with him. Before Milton Bradley (and obviously Russell now), it was Alex Gonzalez for me. The guy completely choked and got away with it because of the media's fascination...
by KingCubsFan
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5761
Views: 414372

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

The Ricketts could today afford anything they want. They are in a private club who has decided they want to keep costs down and have artificially set a ceiling that they are agreeing not to go over. The Ricketts are one of the prime movers behind this agreement. Yes, you subscribe to what I like to...
by KingCubsFan
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 206803

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Jerry Reinsdorf and the White Sox. Now there's a respectable franchise. :roll: Until it comes out that he's retaining the services of a known vile spousal abuser and creating a partnership with one of the biggest threats to our democracy, he's a horsefeathering saint to me. https://apnews.com/33669...
by KingCubsFan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 389
Views: 19469

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

We get it. You hate him because he (probably) votes Republican. Oh, come the horsefeathers on. How many different posts do you need to completely ignore about people griping about how they're spending money (or not) on this team to lazily fall back on some kind of "liberal bias" gobbledyg...
by KingCubsFan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 389
Views: 19469

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

Oh my god you're such a boot licker. Great rebuttal There's nothing to rebut. Your stance is laughably pathetic. It’s not a stance. It’s simple math. The Cubs charge the highest possible price on tickets that people are willing to spend in order to maximize gate revenue. It’s the same price regardl...
by KingCubsFan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 389
Views: 19469

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

Brian wrote:https://twitter.com/BleacherNation/status/1085917662364938240

This is the type of stuff I take issue with. Passing on potentially signing Harper because of a temporary one year expense is short-sighted.
by KingCubsFan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 389
Views: 19469

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

jersey cubs fan wrote:
KingCubsFan wrote:It cuts into the money that they can charge fans for tickets. Rather than it going to the team, it goes to the city. You really can't figure that out?

Oh my god you're such a boot licker.

Great rebuttal
by KingCubsFan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 389
Views: 19469

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

oh poor baby wickettses how will they ever cover that nut you angling for a job there king? It's nothing. They're making profit hand over first and still whining about taxes. That's horsefeathers republican behavior 101 and only the doofuses fall for it. The amusement tax is paid via ticket sales. ...
by KingCubsFan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 389
Views: 19469

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

I didn’t realize the federal government cut the Chicago city amusement tax, which is what Ricketts was referring to. Based on publicly available information, that tax is around 25m a year, which isn’t nothing. oh poor baby wickettses how will they ever cover that nut you angling for a job there kin...
by KingCubsFan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 389
Views: 19469

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

I always thought the lumping Tom with his brothers and dad as crazy hardcore Republicans wasn't necessarily fair, and he seemed to be more apolitcal to me... yeah not so much anymore. He really came out of the closet this morning, so to speak. https://twitter.com/BleacherNation/status/1085896201356...
by KingCubsFan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 389
Views: 19469

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

I always thought the lumping Tom with his brothers and dad as crazy hardcore Republicans wasn't necessarily fair, and he seemed to be more apolitcal to me... yeah not so much anymore. He really came out of the closet this morning, so to speak. https://twitter.com/BleacherNation/status/1085896201356...
by KingCubsFan
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 90359

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

Bear Cub wrote:Why the hell do the Yankees have money to spend and we dont?

If you think the Cubs are cheap, I suggest you look at the Yankees. They could easily sign both Harper and Machado and instead they’re choosing LeMahieu.
by KingCubsFan
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Round 1: Eagles at Bears Sunday 3:40 on NBC
Replies: 575
Views: 11709

Re: Round 1: Eagles at Bears Sunday 3:40 on NBC

The offense had to move the ball and score. They did not. Special teams was fine, sans Parkey. Defense was fine. Offense was not here. They did nothing and the QB, Mitch Trubisky, takes the bulk of the blame. He was not good. The QB has to be good to win in the playoffs. Mitch was not. He was bette...
by KingCubsFan
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Round 1: Eagles at Bears Sunday 3:40 on NBC
Replies: 575
Views: 11709

Re: Round 1: Eagles at Bears Sunday 3:40 on NBC

Amos and O’Donnell both had huge plays. Punting didn’t lose this game. Neither did the secondary. The offense did nothing. The offense didn't have huge plays? The offense had to move the ball and score. They did not. Special teams was fine, sans Parkey. Defense was fine. Offense was not here. They ...
by KingCubsFan
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Round 1: Eagles at Bears Sunday 3:40 on NBC
Replies: 575
Views: 11709

Re: Round 1: Eagles at Bears Sunday 3:40 on NBC

David wrote:haha, i could swear this is purple fanta shirt guy


It is indeed the purple Fanta shirt guy
by KingCubsFan
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 206803

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

i was just untangling the mess of words, not saying the thought made any sense he's just saying other teams are making the types of offers he's deserving of i ask because harper is such a unique FA in terms of both talent and age, so i kind of read his tweet to be downplaying the amount he'll get. ...
by KingCubsFan
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 206803

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

It’s a lot of Heyman circle talk and hedging but some good stuff to hear from a national guy who at least, hopefully, is hearing half truths. A guy who has historically been well connected with Boras to boot . My current guess is that they have lined up the salary dump(s) they need to sign Bryce, b...
by KingCubsFan
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 90359

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

That's playing with semantics a bit - I was calling the luxury tax an artificial constraint and even go on to acknowledge that there is a break-even number somewhere. Okay - here's a more rigorous treatment after a solid sixty seconds of googling: https://www.forbes.com/teams/chicago-cubs/ $457M in...
by KingCubsFan
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 90359

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

This is something I have found people with terrible, thoughtless, baseless, and immature opinions like to say. That last bit about spending being against the rules is not even an opinion and is factually incorrect. Same is true of the Harper/Yelich OBP takes Merry Christmas! No clue what you are ta...
by KingCubsFan
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Daniel Descalso
Replies: 64
Views: 6942

Re: Daniel Descalso

jersey cubs fan wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:If money is tight, I don't really understand why you trade away La Stella and sign Descalso.

because money is only mostly tight. The fiscal year has almost ended and if they don't spend it now it won't be made available next year

Are they paying him out of their FSA or something?
by KingCubsFan
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 206803

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

It's funny that everyone just assumes the Cubs are some cash cow for the Ricketts family that throws off tons of cash on a yearly basis directly into their pockets. It would be very surprising if that was even remotely the reality. With that said, sign Harper.
by KingCubsFan
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs better start moving
Replies: 20
Views: 1390

Re: Cubs better start moving

He is saying 1/2 billion as in 500 million. I read it wrong at first too. It is still wrong but closer. I like that they made 3 billion in 2016!?! If they're making $500 million in profit per year, they're a Fortune 500 company and one of the most profitable companies in the US. They would literall...
by KingCubsFan
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs better start moving
Replies: 20
Views: 1390

Re: Cubs better start moving

DonnieD wrote:He is saying 1/2 billion as in 500 million. I read it wrong at first too. It is still wrong but closer. I like that they made 3 billion in 2016!?!

If they're making $500 million in profit per year, they're a Fortune 500 company and one of the most profitable companies in the US.

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