Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#414973 - 10/09/04 02:31 PM Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
Adam F Offline
Member

Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 213
Loc: Brooklyn, NY
Excellent New Yorker article:

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/content/?040920ta_talk_mcgrath

Yet another reason to hate the Yankees...

Top
#414974 - 10/09/04 02:45 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
Paul O'Keefe Offline
Member

Registered: 03/21/02
Posts: 5308
Loc: Newfoundland, Canada
Do people still watch baseball?

As if these people really represent sports talent of the cities and areas that bear the name of their teams.

Where before teams (and I'm talking all pro sport) played for their towns, they now instead play for their corporate masters and the almighty dollar.
_________________________
"It's Like trying to get along [with] the Dino Bots while your Optimus Prime." ~The Last Starfighter

Top
#414975 - 10/11/04 06:46 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
Adam F Offline
Member

Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 213
Loc: Brooklyn, NY
Quote:
Originally posted by Paul O'Keefe:
Do people still watch baseball?

As if these people really represent sports talent of the cities and areas that bear the name of their teams.

Where before teams (and I'm talking all pro sport) played for their towns, they now instead play for their corporate masters and the almighty dollar.


Yes, people still watch baseball.

True, corporate interests and the "almighty dollar" now define the game. Why is this so? The Yankees. Why is this also so in politics? The Republicans. That was one of the points of the article.

Top
#414976 - 10/11/04 07:34 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
jack Offline
Member

Registered: 11/11/99
Posts: 12596
Loc: Just south of NYC
Quote:
Originally posted by Paul O'Keefe:
Do people still watch baseball?

As if these people really represent sports talent of the cities and areas that bear the name of their teams.

Where before teams (and I'm talking all pro sport) played for their towns, they now instead play for their corporate masters and the almighty dollar.


Don't be nasty about things you are clueless about.

Top
#414977 - 10/12/04 09:35 AM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
flying pig Offline
Member

Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 277
Loc: Denver, CO
Another strange but true is the Washington Redskins last home game before the election. If Washington wins, the party that is in the White House stays. If Washington loses, the party that is in the White House goes.

The last home game before the election is Sunday Oct. 31st against Green Bay.
_________________________
"Weaseling out of things is important to learn"
Homer Jay Simpson

Top
#414978 - 10/12/04 12:49 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
Paul Herden Offline
Member

Registered: 02/04/02
Posts: 1859
Loc: location
Too bad it's not at "Lambert Field."

Top
#414979 - 10/12/04 01:36 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
Brent Grenier Offline
Member

Registered: 12/14/01
Posts: 2381
Quote:
Where before teams (and I'm talking all pro sport) played for their towns, they now instead play for their corporate masters and the almighty dollar.


http://www.cfl.ca/

Top
#414980 - 10/21/04 02:29 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
Adam F Offline
Member

Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 213
Loc: Brooklyn, NY
The whole thing was so absurdly improbable, that, even as the final chips fell into place, there was this weird feeling of lingering disbelief...

Was I thinking of the 2000 election or last night's game?

So far so good. Fantastic, in fact. Let's hope the Democrats/Red Sox vs. Republicans/Yankees analogy mentioned in the Nyer article holds true for the 2004 election.

Top
#414981 - 10/21/04 03:06 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
Mr Socko Offline
Member

Registered: 08/20/04
Posts: 1304
Let's not.

Try tarot card reading or using a magic 8 ball for more fun..

Idiot.
_________________________
"Stuart's an expert groveler...so I let him back in." Rick Veitch (Administrator)

YOU ARE F__KING DEAD YOU PIECE OF SHIT - snoid

Top
#414982 - 10/21/04 03:24 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
Paul Herden Offline
Member

Registered: 02/04/02
Posts: 1859
Loc: location
Quote:
Originally posted by Mr Socko:
Idiot.


Oops. "Idiot" isn't the best word to use this year to dismiss the Red Sox vibrations and their obvious relevance to the election.

http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=48346

"When you have idiots on the team, like Kevin and myself, we're kind of like hang-loose, happy-go-lucky kind of guys. We weren't panicking at all,'' Damon said.

More scientific data:
"George W. Bush" + "idiot" = 64,200 Google matches
"John Kerry" + "idiot" = 68,400 Google matches

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >