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#414973 - 10/09/04 02:31 PM Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
Adam F Offline
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Excellent New Yorker article:

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

Yet another reason to hate the Yankees...

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#414974 - 10/09/04 02:45 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
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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.
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#414975 - 10/11/04 06:46 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
Adam F Offline
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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.

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

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#414977 - 10/12/04 09:35 AM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
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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.
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#414978 - 10/12/04 12:49 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
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Too bad it's not at "Lambert Field."

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

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

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#414981 - 10/21/04 03:06 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
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Let's not.

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

Idiot.
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#414982 - 10/21/04 03:24 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
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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

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#414983 - 10/21/04 03:27 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
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Quote:
"John Kerry" + "idiot" = 68,400 Google matches


[img]http://animatedtv.about.com/library/graphics/nelson.jpg[/img]

Ha Ha!
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#414984 - 10/21/04 04:35 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
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Will those parallels hold up in 2 weeks? Who knows? But the Yankees choked that series like it was a Presidential pretzel. The umpires reversed important calls like they were Ashcroft's terror prosecutions. And no amount of money could obscure the fact that, after Game 3, the Yankees had no intelligent exit strategy.

Somewhere today, Steinbrenner is kicking an invalid. Could portend a bad, bad month for unelected trust fund dictators with anger management issues named "George."

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#414985 - 10/21/04 04:43 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
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Quote:
Originally posted by Paul Herden:

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


Results 1 - 10 of about 120,000 for "George Bush" + idiot. (0.53 seconds)  

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#414986 - 10/21/04 05:16 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
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Easily as accurate and enlightening as the polls:

"George W. Bush" + "dill pickle" = 157 matches
"George W. Bush" + "man's inhumanity to man" = 690 matches
"George W. Bush" + "upskirt videos" = 13 matches
"George W. Bush" + "The Fonz" = 952 matches
"George W. Bush" + "tattoo removal" = 174 matches
"George W. Bush" + "my ass itches" = 25 matches
"George W. Bush" + "mush, you huskies" = 1 match
"George W. Bush" + "I want to sing-a" = 5 matches
"George W. Bush" + "tweezers" = 835 matches
"George W. Bush" + "Cookie Crisp" = 71 matches
"George W. Bush" + "smegma" = 803 matches
"George W. Bush" + "Edie McClurg" = 121 matches
"George W. Bush" + "baked Alaska" = 189 matches
"George W. Bush" + "The People's Eyebrow" = 39 matches
"George W. Bush" + "naked matador" = 1 match
"George W. Bush" + "Aquaman" = 650 matches
"George W. Bush" + "Aqualad" = 39 matches
"George W. Bush" + "mating season" = 470 matches
"George W. Bush" + "infected toe" = 17 matches
"George W. Bush" + "Take The Skinheads Bowling" = 67 matches
"George W. Bush" + "Goose Gossage" = 91 matches
"George W. Bush" + "we all live in a yellow submarine" = 104 matches
"George W. Bush" + "fisting technique" = 1 match

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#414987 - 10/21/04 05:41 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
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Post of the month!
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#414988 - 10/21/04 07:18 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
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Sheesh....

It's an ANALOGY, ferchriskes, suggested by a lighthearted New Yorker article, not an attempt at serious political analysis. With the reactions to that post got you'd think I was making an analogy between Bush/Kerry and raping babies or something.

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#414989 - 10/21/04 11:46 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
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"George Bush" + "raping babies" = 36 matches
"John Kerry" + "raping babies" = 35 matches

Ooooh! As tight as a hot 6-month-old! Let's see what happens when we delve into the numbers a little further:

"George Bush" + "raping babies" + "likely" = 36 matches
"John Kerry" + "raping babies" + "likely" = 12 matches

A Bush blowout! Those babies can crawl, but they can't hide!

"George Bush" + "raping babies" + "registered" = 3 matches
"John Kerry" + "raping babies" + "registered" = 4 matches

Kerry squeaks out the win! Luckily, he has a plan to increase funding for baby rape counseling!

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#414990 - 10/22/04 05:12 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
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My. Stomach. Hurts.

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#414991 - 10/22/04 07:08 PM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
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I feel dirty for laughing. How will I ever become clean again?
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#414992 - 10/25/04 08:47 AM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
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Stop posting ever?
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#414993 - 10/25/04 09:27 AM Re: Red Sox vs. Yankees=Democrats vs. Republicans?
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[irony mirror defence] Stop posting ever? [/irony mirror defence]
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