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The Blasphemy Thread

Postby Derwood » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:18 pm

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I think the "horse feathers" filter is no longer funny and is now annoying.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:31 pm

I'd hope Fred haunts the ever-lovin' horsefeathers out of you, but that would be really cruel to someone as awesome as him.
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Postby treebird » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:31 pm

donald trump's election completely negated all my enthusiasm about the cubs world series. i feel like an idiot for caring so much about a sports team. i am certain i will never separate these events in my mind.

i don't believe in karma or order to the universe, but it feels like the cubs win was just a nice treat to take the edge off this horror.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:35 pm

treebird wrote:donald trump's election completely negated all my enthusiasm about the cubs world series. i feel like an idiot for caring so much about a sports team. i am certain i will never separate these events in my mind.

i don't believe in karma or order to the universe, but it feels like the cubs win was just a nice treat to take the edge off this horror.


Same here. The special on FS1 really helped alleviate it a little bit; I had kinda been ignoring all things Cubs besides this board for a while because the WS and the election of the damned were so closely conflated. It's going to suck that when I think of the Cubs winning that WS I automatically think of that horsefeathering nonsense happening right after.
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Postby Derwood » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:42 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:I'd hope Fred haunts the ever-lovin' horsefeathers out of you, but that would be really cruel to someone as awesome as him.


My brain can read {expletive] as the correct word in the context of the post, but I an only read horsefeathers as horsefeathers
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Postby Banedon » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:54 pm

treebird wrote:donald trump's election completely negated all my enthusiasm about the cubs world series. i feel like an idiot for caring so much about a sports team. i am certain i will never separate these events in my mind.

i don't believe in karma or order to the universe, but it feels like the cubs win was just a nice treat to take the edge off this horror.


Yeah, the Cubs win before the election, and my vacation shortly after it made for some fine bread on a horsefeathers sandwich.
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Postby rocket » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:33 pm

even the fanciest, yuppiest, most pretentious beer you all love doesn't taste all that good because it's beer
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Sammy Sofa wrote:
treebird wrote:donald trump's election completely negated all my enthusiasm about the cubs world series. i feel like an idiot for caring so much about a sports team. i am certain i will never separate these events in my mind.

i don't believe in karma or order to the universe, but it feels like the cubs win was just a nice treat to take the edge off this horror.


Same here. The special on FS1 really helped alleviate it a little bit; I had kinda been ignoring all things Cubs besides this board for a while because the WS and the election of the damned were so closely conflated. It's going to suck that when I think of the Cubs winning that WS I automatically think of that horsefeathering nonsense happening right after.


I've been waiting my entire life for a Cubs World Series, nothing could possibly ruin that for me with the exception of an unexpected death in the family.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:37 pm

We've all been waiting our whole lives for a Cubs WS.
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Postby David » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:47 pm

i don't tend to like craft beer and i usually just drink whatever crappy domestic light is on special, but i do make an exception for delirium tremens. that horsefeathers is delicious.
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treebird wrote:donald trump's election completely negated all my enthusiasm about the cubs world series. i feel like an idiot for caring so much about a sports team. i am certain i will never separate these events in my mind.

i don't believe in karma or order to the universe, but it feels like the cubs win was just a nice treat to take the edge off this horror.


I'm in a similar boat to an even greater extent. While the Cubs are by far my greatest sporting interest, my other favorite pro sports teams are the Cavs(won NBA title), Sounders(play for MLS title Saturday), and Chiefs(9-3 in NFL's hardest division). If Seattle does win you can probably make yourself some money on picking a super bowl winner now, but it does feel like small potatoes given real life events.

More to the title of the thread, my blasphemic reaction is that I was far more relieved than excited when the Cubs won it all. It reminded me a bit of my summer league team in 8th grade, we only lost 1 game the entire year, and after we won the championship, we barely celebrated after the final out. It wasn't some intentional decision, it was just that winning the league was what we expected. I had similar feelings about the Cubs, they were so much better than everyone else this year that not winning would have been a disappointment/injustice far greater than them taking their rightful spot as champs. I mean you can make the argument that we just saw one of the best individual seasons+playoffs in 120 years of MLB seasons and I was sighing in relief when Bryant got the final out instead of screaming or crying in joy.
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treebird wrote:donald trump's election completely negated all my enthusiasm about the cubs world series. i feel like an idiot for caring so much about a sports team. i am certain i will never separate these events in my mind.

i don't believe in karma or order to the universe, but it feels like the cubs win was just a nice treat to take the edge off this horror.


I'm in a similar boat to an even greater extent. While the Cubs are by far my greatest sporting interest, my other favorite pro sports teams are the Cavs(won NBA title), Sounders(play for MLS title Saturday), and Chiefs(9-3 in NFL's hardest division). If Seattle does win you can probably make yourself some money on picking a super bowl winner now, but it does feel like small potatoes given real life events.

More to the title of the thread, my blasphemic reaction is that I was far more relieved than excited when the Cubs won it all. It reminded me a bit of my summer league team in 8th grade, we only lost 1 game the entire year, and after we won the championship, we barely celebrated after the final out. It wasn't some intentional decision, it was just that winning the league was what we expected. I had similar feelings about the Cubs, they were so much better than everyone else this year that not winning would have been a disappointment/injustice far greater than them taking their rightful spot as champs. I mean you can make the argument that we just saw one of the best individual seasons+playoffs in 120 years of MLB seasons and I was sighing in relief when Bryant got the final out instead of screaming or crying in joy.


i had so much anxiety about getting there and then blowing what could be our only chance when we fell behind 3-1 that any sense of what you described was gone for me...well, there was relief, but it wasn't like "this was supposed to happen" it was more like "THANK horsefeathering GOD THIS HAPPENED THIS IS AMAZING"
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Postby NOLA » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:00 am

I have lost interest in sports in general outside of the Cubs. I'll catch a Saints game or a Hog game, but it's nowhere near the intensity I had even a couple of years ago. Hell, I used to have Sunday Ticket, but I can't remember the last non-Saints NFL game I watched. The NFL blows in recent years.
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Postby David » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:02 am

I guess my contribution to this thread should be that as much as I was shocked and pissed off at the election results as they were happening and as horrible as i think this presidency will be, it doesn't really alter my mood on a daily basis. only when i'm actually reading/thinking about it. but for the most part it's life as usual.

so i guess my blasphemy is that the election didn't ruin my enjoyment of what the cubs did. i feel like some kind of philistine for saying that.
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Postby David » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:04 am

NOLA wrote:I have lost interest in sports in general outside of the Cubs. I'll catch a Saints game or a Hog game, but it's nowhere near the intensity I had even a couple of years ago. Hell, I used to have Sunday Ticket, but I can't remember the last non-Saints NFL game I watched. The NFL blows in recent years.


this may have something to do with the cubs being amazing and the saints being crap.

i remember banedon talking about how he didn't really care about baseball anymore a few years ago. well, about that...
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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:More to the title of the thread, my blasphemic reaction is that I was far more relieved than excited when the Cubs won it all. It reminded me a bit of my summer league team in 8th grade, we only lost 1 game the entire year, and after we won the championship, we barely celebrated after the final out. It wasn't some intentional decision, it was just that winning the league was what we expected. I had similar feelings about the Cubs, they were so much better than everyone else this year that not winning would have been a disappointment/injustice far greater than them taking their rightful spot as champs. I mean you can make the argument that we just saw one of the best individual seasons+playoffs in 120 years of MLB seasons and I was sighing in relief when Bryant got the final out instead of screaming or crying in joy.

This is essentially 100% how I felt and still feel and I hate myself for it.
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David wrote:
NOLA wrote:I have lost interest in sports in general outside of the Cubs. I'll catch a Saints game or a Hog game, but it's nowhere near the intensity I had even a couple of years ago. Hell, I used to have Sunday Ticket, but I can't remember the last non-Saints NFL game I watched. The NFL blows in recent years.


this may have something to do with the cubs being amazing and the saints being crap.

i remember banedon talking about how he didn't really care about baseball anymore a few years ago. well, about that...

Agreed, but I used to be able to watch any sports at any time even if my team was not involved. I just don't care anymore. I could easily get behind a winning Hogs or Saints team, but it's just the random sports viewing that I don't care for anymore.
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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:More to the title of the thread, my blasphemic reaction is that I was far more relieved than excited when the Cubs won it all. It reminded me a bit of my summer league team in 8th grade, we only lost 1 game the entire year, and after we won the championship, we barely celebrated after the final out. It wasn't some intentional decision, it was just that winning the league was what we expected. I had similar feelings about the Cubs, they were so much better than everyone else this year that not winning would have been a disappointment/injustice far greater than them taking their rightful spot as champs. I mean you can make the argument that we just saw one of the best individual seasons+playoffs in 120 years of MLB seasons and I was sighing in relief when Bryant got the final out instead of screaming or crying in joy.

This is essentially 100% how I felt and still feel and I hate myself for it.

This was 100% my sentiment as well, for a few days. By the weekend it sunk in and I shed a tear and enjoyed it.
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Postby Banedon » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:19 am

David wrote:
NOLA wrote:I have lost interest in sports in general outside of the Cubs. I'll catch a Saints game or a Hog game, but it's nowhere near the intensity I had even a couple of years ago. Hell, I used to have Sunday Ticket, but I can't remember the last non-Saints NFL game I watched. The NFL blows in recent years.


this may have something to do with the cubs being amazing and the saints being crap.

i remember banedon talking about how he didn't really care about baseball anymore a few years ago. well, about that...


Yep, definitely was true, and definitely is not the case anymore.
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Postby The_Achiever » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:41 am

Not sure it relates to the thread but one of the best things about the Cubs winning it all is the reverse shaudenfraude I got out of it. I have a couple former friends who are cardinals fans and I know they were rooting hard against the Cubs to win it all. One is even married to a Cleveland fans and they now live there!

Basically the Cubs winning it all had so many great ramifications, big and small. It really has made me whole as a sports fan and I think it's going to be great fun to be a Cubs fan for at least the next 5 years. (And even if it isn't, at least we know what the very top of the mountain feels like).

And I feel like the horsefeathers thing has run its course too.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:12 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
treebird wrote:donald trump's election completely negated all my enthusiasm about the cubs world series. i feel like an idiot for caring so much about a sports team. i am certain i will never separate these events in my mind.

i don't believe in karma or order to the universe, but it feels like the cubs win was just a nice treat to take the edge off this horror.


I'm in a similar boat to an even greater extent. While the Cubs are by far my greatest sporting interest, my other favorite pro sports teams are the Cavs(won NBA title), Sounders(play for MLS title Saturday), and Chiefs(9-3 in NFL's hardest division). If Seattle does win you can probably make yourself some money on picking a super bowl winner now, but it does feel like small potatoes given real life events.

More to the title of the thread, my blasphemic reaction is that I was far more relieved than excited when the Cubs won it all. It reminded me a bit of my summer league team in 8th grade, we only lost 1 game the entire year, and after we won the championship, we barely celebrated after the final out. It wasn't some intentional decision, it was just that winning the league was what we expected. I had similar feelings about the Cubs, they were so much better than everyone else this year that not winning would have been a disappointment/injustice far greater than them taking their rightful spot as champs. I mean you can make the argument that we just saw one of the best individual seasons+playoffs in 120 years of MLB seasons and I was sighing in relief when Bryant got the final out instead of screaming or crying in joy.


I mentioned it before, but yeah, relief was definitely the prevailing feeling. It hit me the next day how the previous month had just felt like I had been tense the whole time; just constantly thinking about the games, and sleeping terribly from the stress and late start times. That night I kept weirdly waking up thinking the game was still going on, or had been postponed, but the NEXT night was such a sweet night of sleeping normally for the first time in weeks. I just didn't have the energy to be flipping out or losing it emotionally.

When my dad and I talk about the upcoming season, we both keep coming back to how it's just a relief to be able to just root for a "regular" baseball team now without all of the baggage of history.
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Postby Banedon » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:18 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:When my dad and I talk about the upcoming season, we both keep coming back to how it's just a relief to be able to just root for a "regular" baseball team now without all of the baggage of history.


I'm actually really looking forward to regular season baseball. The playoffs were a blast, but man...the regular season going to feel so relaxed and carefree for a while. Normal rotation, normal bullpen usage...

I'm sure at some point I'll be in "can we skip to the playoffs" mode, but I'm gonna try to enjoy the low stress for a while.
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Postby biittner77 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:30 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:We've all been waiting our whole lives for a Cubs WS.


No horsefeathers.
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treebird wrote:donald trump's election completely negated all my enthusiasm about the cubs world series. i feel like an idiot for caring so much about a sports team. i am certain i will never separate these events in my mind.

i don't believe in karma or order to the universe, but it feels like the cubs win was just a nice treat to take the edge off this horror.


I'm in a similar boat to an even greater extent. While the Cubs are by far my greatest sporting interest, my other favorite pro sports teams are the Cavs(won NBA title), Sounders(play for MLS title Saturday), and Chiefs(9-3 in NFL's hardest division). If Seattle does win you can probably make yourself some money on picking a super bowl winner now, but it does feel like small potatoes given real life events.

More to the title of the thread, my blasphemic reaction is that I was far more relieved than excited when the Cubs won it all. It reminded me a bit of my summer league team in 8th grade, we only lost 1 game the entire year, and after we won the championship, we barely celebrated after the final out. It wasn't some intentional decision, it was just that winning the league was what we expected. I had similar feelings about the Cubs, they were so much better than everyone else this year that not winning would have been a disappointment/injustice far greater than them taking their rightful spot as champs. I mean you can make the argument that we just saw one of the best individual seasons+playoffs in 120 years of MLB seasons and I was sighing in relief when Bryant got the final out instead of screaming or crying in joy.


I mentioned it before, but yeah, relief was definitely the prevailing feeling. It hit me the next day how the previous month had just felt like I had been tense the whole time; just constantly thinking about the games, and sleeping terribly from the stress and late start times. That night I kept weirdly waking up thinking the game was still going on, or had been postponed, but the NEXT night was such a sweet night of sleeping normally for the first time in weeks. I just didn't have the energy to be flipping out or losing it emotionally.

When my dad and I talk about the upcoming season, we both keep coming back to how it's just a relief to be able to just root for a "regular" baseball team now without all of the baggage of history.


Yep. I was so horsefeathering exhausted by the whole thing (went to every home game but one, watched all the road games at bars, etc) I was just grateful it was over with the result I wanted. Plus, I was there in person for the pennant clinching game, made it into a selfie with Willson and was on tv, so I kinda peaked then. Game 7 was still an unbelievably amazing game and the celebration afterward is something I'll never forget. But [expletive], I was tired.

Sorry for the humblebrag.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:34 pm

Me after the WS win:

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