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by Andy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4178
Views: 202311

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I buy almost all my tickets on StubHub, so I don't usually keep track of the Cubs' prices. I did go with my wife a couple years ago and we sat in the bleachers because the tickets were cheaper there, so it is probably a little closer to an accurate reflection these days, but for the most part you ca...
by Andy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4178
Views: 202311

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Not sure if this should be its own thread. A group of friends and I are looking to make a weekendish trip to Wrigley this year. I'm the only member of the group that has been before. We don't really care about a particular series. Would like to do Thurs-Fri-Sat, but I know there aren't many Thursda...
by Andy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 1024
Views: 38788

Re: Sports Media Thread

So $1 per week for the Athletic? I always told myself I would never pay for sports content or any news content. But then I remembered I used to pay 35 cents daily for the Sun Times back in the day and that was garbage. You can usually get it for less than that; they pretty much always have some sor...
by Andy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4178
Views: 202311

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

https://twitter.com/sahadevsharma/status/964233350645886976 Joe you don't need to waffle here. Your first instinct is usually correct especially with something as obvious as this. Waffling, sure but I'm just glad you don't need to read much in to it to see he's clearly on the side so many are on th...
by Andy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 418
Views: 11529

Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Who are you reading/talking to that looks at Contreras in a negative light regarding baserunners? Every time Lester pitches a national game, the broadcasters always make sure to at least briefly interrupt their obsessive yammering about the throwing yips to point out that Contreras is a magnificent ...
by Andy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 1024
Views: 38788

Re: Sports Media Thread

Mannnnnnn, between Sahadev and Mooney, the Athletic's Cubs coverage is in a great great place. Worth the price alone (not to mention the Bears content too...Bulls coverage seems MEH). And I was a big anti-Athletic guy Totally agree. It was the CFB site that got me on board but the Cubs stuff is a h...
by Andy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which Cubs jersey(s) would you buy
Replies: 24
Views: 238

Re: Which Cubs jersey(s) would you buy

I have Rizzo, Bryant, Russell (meh) and Contreras shirseys. Debated Contreras and Javy and decided on the former. Only actual jersey is Santo because I'm poor. If I were to get another it'd be Rizzo. Also voted Contreras because he's fun as hell.
by Andy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 2973
Views: 139694

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Maddux said Himes told him during the 92 ASB that he hadn't yet won 20 games or a CY so therefore he would not be paid commensurate to what he felt he was worth. Maddux then went on a rampage and ran away with the CY. I'm having a tough time finding details on a last ditch effort by either party. H...
by Andy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4178
Views: 202311

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I just realized this is the 20th anniversary season of the Sammy Sosa/Kerry Wood/Wild Card season. https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHC/1998-schedule-scores.shtml This will always be my favorite non-WS winning Cubs team. I was just a little too young to appreciate 1989, so seeing them do th...
by Andy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W
Replies: 442
Views: 15474

Re: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W

That was the worst real win of the year. Winding up with the 8th or 9th pick is going to suck. The draft lottery is still fixed, isn't it? It seems like the league will try to have the Bulls win since the Bulls being good helps ratings a lot. I'd have more hope for that scenario if there was a sure...
by Andy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 418
Views: 11529

Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Sounds like Theo made one last call to Jake’s contingent before finalizing the Yu deal. Reportedly he asked if Jake would be willing to accept a similar deal and was told no. Where did you see this? Interested to read the article. Wouldn’t be surprised if Jake waits in to Spring at this point and w...
by Andy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 2973
Views: 139694

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I do not recall him ever being more valuable than B. Harper? When was that? S. Castro was pretty valuable after his 2011-12 seasons, and then had a bad year in 2013. He bounced back in 2014, but missed some time due to injuries. Then it was pretty much downhill from there... I don't specifically re...
by Andy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 2087
Views: 82695

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Very sorry to hear this, Whole 9. You are not alone. Two different couples in my circle of family and friends have gone through this within the last few months. Everyone deserves the chance to be a parent and I hope you get that chance.
by Andy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 NFL Playoffs
Replies: 245
Views: 6304

Re: 2017-18 NFL Playoffs

Philly wasn't winning that game without Foles outplaying Brady and Pederson outcoaching Belichick. I'm in utter shock that both happened.
by Andy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 20674
Views: 630319

Re: Politics & Current Events

When is the last time the #1 non-incumbent candidate 2.5 years before an election was the nominee? Adlai Stevenson? Isn't Hillary Clinton the answer to this question, or am I missing something? I was thinking by non-incumbent he was also meaning "incumbent party." Yeah I figured if I had ...
by Andy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 20674
Views: 630319

Re: Politics & Current Events

SouthSideRyan wrote:When is the last time the #1 non-incumbent candidate 2.5 years before an election was the nominee? Adlai Stevenson?

Isn't Hillary Clinton the answer to this question, or am I missing something?
by Andy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 NFL Playoffs
Replies: 245
Views: 6304

Re: 2017-18 NFL Playoffs

I watch Jeopardy each day and it never ceases to amaze me how incredibly smart people can know absolutely nothing about a topic (sports) on which so many people have at least a passing knowledge. This category is an extreme example, but something like this happens probably about a third of the time ...
by Andy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W
Replies: 442
Views: 15474

Re: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W

Assume that just means like, top 3 protected right? Very slim chance they even fall out of the playoffs in the first place. Edit: Top 5, and apparently we threw in a second round pick. Whatever. We were probably going to sell that second rounder anyway. Their pick being top 5 this year seems wildly...
by Andy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W
Replies: 442
Views: 15474

Re: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W

The Bulls gave up 50 to CJ McCollum in 3 quarters last night. The tank is back on, baby.
by Andy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: #MeToo
Replies: 1033
Views: 29666

Re: #MeToo

I have no idea how relevant this is - not very, I'm guessing, since it's an early-1990s story - but this is the first I've heard of this.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/won ... 09096.html
by Andy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Adieu Wahoo
Replies: 76
Views: 1655

Re: Adieu Wahoo

I don't really understand why they can't just junk them this season. It's not like the Indians don't already have plenty of uniform options that don't include Wahoo.
by Andy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 2973
Views: 139694

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

If MLB does too much to get rid of tanking, then there will just be teams who are utterly hopeless, and that's a bad place for the sport to be in because that's when you start bleeding off fans. The things TT suggested a few posts up would be a good place to start. The draft pool thing in particula...
by Andy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Rants
Topic: Word Rants
Replies: 28
Views: 783

Re: Word Rants

Derwood wrote:It’s not the words themselves, but the way people say them (re: higher ed).

I was in grad school for a year and heard 'paradigm' enough times to last me a lifetime.
by Andy
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 1024
Views: 38788

Re: Sports Media Thread

Jon Sciambi would've been good as well, but that's a good booth.
by Andy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Land Grant trophy thread
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: The Land Grant trophy thread

jersey cubs fan wrote:

I don't know if Jay was asleep for the part where the NCAA was going to get sued into oblivion so backed off their own actions on PSU, but I'm taking a wild guess and saying that's why they haven't come out for blood here as they did then.

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