Is this 1969 All Over Again?

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Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby Garapp » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:19 pm

I'm old enough to remember 1969, and this series reminds me of the choke job of 69

Hope I'm wrong.
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby cl smooth » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:03 pm

What kind of [expletive] is this?!
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:13 pm

I don't think there are any comparisons. If I remember what I studied about that season, the Cubs had been good from the beginning of the season into the first couple days of September, then went into a long losing streak.

If the Cubs don't win the division, I don't think people are going to think of this as some great collapse, but rather a team that severely underachieved.

But people probably have more knowledge of this and perhaps can tell me I'm way off.
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby UMFan83 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:20 pm

Yes it's 1969 all over again. Now you don't have to watch.

This is more of a battle to see which team can suck less.
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:27 pm

Jesus Christ. I've got a raging doom boner going right now, but come on; of course it's nothing like "the collapse of 'XX" the horsefeathering SEASON AFTER THEY FINALLY WON THE WS.
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:28 pm

People really need to calm down a bit and think with a rational brain
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby Duke Silver » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:32 pm

Didn't the '69 Cubs blow like a 12-game lead and finish 10 games back? So far, this team performed below expectations for most of the season and then were swept in one series on a weekend in early September. There's been no collapse yet. We're still in first. And there isn't much of a collapse to have when you've never been up more than 5 games all year.
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby UMFan83 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:39 pm

Duke Silver wrote:Didn't the '69 Cubs blow like a 12-game lead and finish 10 games back? So far, this team performed below expectations for most of the season and then were swept in one series on a weekend in early September. There's been no collapse yet. We're still in first. And there isn't much of a collapse to have when you've never been up more than 5 games all year.


I don't know blowing a 5 game lead with 22 left qualifies as some degree of a collapse.
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby Derwood » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:47 pm

Cubs are still at 89.7% to make the playoffs per ESPN
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:48 pm

It's just like 1969; right on the heels of that 1968 Cubs World Series championship.
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby Duke Silver » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:53 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
Duke Silver wrote:Didn't the '69 Cubs blow like a 12-game lead and finish 10 games back? So far, this team performed below expectations for most of the season and then were swept in one series on a weekend in early September. There's been no collapse yet. We're still in first. And there isn't much of a collapse to have when you've never been up more than 5 games all year.


I don't know blowing a 5 game lead with 22 left qualifies as some degree of a collapse.


But we haven't blown anything yet. We've lost some games off our lead.
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:59 pm

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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:15 am

Duke Silver wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
Duke Silver wrote:Didn't the '69 Cubs blow like a 12-game lead and finish 10 games back? So far, this team performed below expectations for most of the season and then were swept in one series on a weekend in early September. There's been no collapse yet. We're still in first. And there isn't much of a collapse to have when you've never been up more than 5 games all year.


I don't know blowing a 5 game lead with 22 left qualifies as some degree of a collapse.


But we haven't blown anything yet. We've lost some games off our lead.


I know I was addressing your last sentence
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:51 am

Garapp wrote:I'm old enough to remember 1969, and this series reminds me of the choke job of 69

Hope I'm wrong.



Did they win the World Series in 1968?
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:05 am

Nice
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby weis21 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:34 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:Nice

I'm really disappointed at myself for missing this opportunity earlier tonight.
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby Schwarber Fan » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:54 am

Even an irrational meatball such as myself realizes this was our first series loss in a few weeks... unfortunate that it had to be a sweep. This slide would have to last another 1.5-2 weeks to be considered a collapse, and the 2nd half Cubs have inspired enough confidence to believe that's not going to happen.

Yes I realize this is an offbeat post from me.
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby SouthSideRyan » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:45 am

No, that team was a bunch of do nothing losers
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:26 pm

no, it's nothing like that horsefeathers team.

it's its own horsefeathers team
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby champaignchris » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:16 pm

Man, if it's 1969 all over again, forget this baseball thing and let's go catch Led Zeppelin at the arena. I hear James Gang is opening for them.
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:23 pm

champaignchris wrote:Man, if it's 1969 all over again, forget this baseball thing and let's go catch Led Zeppelin at the arena. I hear James Gang is opening for them.


Nah, it's the Bartman Group.
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby Enn Tea » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:27 pm

2004 is a much better comparison.
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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:31 pm

Enn Tea wrote:2004 is a much better comparison.

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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby Duke Silver » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:05 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:
Enn Tea wrote:2004 is a much better comparison.

1909


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Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

Postby Bull » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:00 pm

Duke Silver wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:
Enn Tea wrote:2004 is a much better comparison.

1909


1908

Would you please stop posting positive things?! You just ruined the possibility of a repeat.
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