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Monday Cubs Headlines: Super Bowl Hangover

Needing A Miracle
Why, Colts, why?


Since it took two hours to pry my eyes open through my dried tears, today, we'll play headlines as we go!


First up, dear old Blago got a forum in the Tribune, and managed to say quite a bit. Here he is comparing himself and the Cubs:

Under Hendry and Piniella, the Cubs are a top-tier team. I tried to make the case that the Cubs were doing so good because I was the governor. Look at my record as governor, and look at the Cubs, right? Last year we both got hijacked. I had a worse year than the Cubs.


Next, Blago takes a tough stand on politicians who change sports loyalties:

They're phonies (1); Durbin is one of those. Durbin likes all three teams, Cardinals, Cubs and Sox. When he's in Chicago he's a Cubs fan, but how can you root for all of them? Quinn is a Sox fan, but when he was asked who he's for, and if you live in Illinois vote against that phony, he says he's a Chicago fan. No such thing. I disagree with Daley and Obama, but I admire that they at least admit that they are Sox fans.

And reminds us of his own integrity:

I got in big trouble back in 2005, when the Sox won the World Series, and I wouldn't put the Sox hat on. I was getting maligned in the media. It would have been hypocritical of me to put the Sox hat on as a loyal Cubs fan. It would have been dishonest. I hope (Cubs fans) appreciate my integrity now.

Blago even misses giving advice to Jim Hendry. What does Jim Hendry miss about Blago?

As if Jim Hendry didn't have enough problems this winter, it recently was revealed former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he missed dispensing advice to his old pal, the Cubs general manager.

So was Blagojevich pushing the Milton Bradley signing? Was he the one who pointed out Aaron Miles' sterling batting average during day games? Was this alleged ''bromance with Blago'' the real deal?

Hendry shook his head and laughed.

"Well, the governor was a big Cubs fan," he said. "He came around every now and then and was always friendly and nice. He showed his passion for the club, and every now and then he'd say: 'What about that guy? Can we get that guy?' There were few instances like that, but no, I didn't take his advice."


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berselius said:

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"I hope (Cubs fans) appreciate my integrity now."

Good luck with that one, Blago

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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There were a couple more things to post from the Hendry article, but I can't get them to save... so if you want to know more, go ahead and read the whole thing. It's really not very informative. Just that Hendry shoulders the blame for last season's free agent busts and he thinks this year's time is "quite a bit better" than last.

AndCounting said:

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Holy mother of love, I'm so glad Hendry answered that question the right way. Never, ever, ever say you took advice from Blago.

I especially like the part about appreciating Blago's integrity as a fan. Who wants to break it to him that when you stand out among Chicago/Illinois politicians as the crooked one, no one appreciates you for your integrity?

And sorry about your Colts, Carl. I really wish they had lost three years ago and won this year. I really, really do.

plamorte said:

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I'm with you Adam, if only the Bears had beat them, then I wouldn't have been pushing for the Saints so much this year...stupid Colts.

FrankS said:

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Unfortunately, Blago doesn't stand out among the crooked politicians in this state. There are many dirty politicians in this state. He was just so dumb that he got caught.

gravedigger said:

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I think Blago was one of the Oceanic 815 survivors, and he's currently living out his alternate reality after Juliet blew up Jughead.

There's no other explanation for his batshitness.

JulieDiCaro said:

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So Blagojevich is responsible for Aaron Miles.

Actually, that makes a lot of sense.

itsjenjen said:

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Blago is so delusional I think he even believes his own lies. As for the Sox hat, how juvenile. As the Chief Exec of the state he could have worn the hat once to salute a team from his OWN state. What a slap in the face to his south side constituents. His integrity? Non-existant. I wish he would just go away.

FrankS said:

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I'm sure that Rod believes his lies. That's part of being a psychopath.

I can't blame him for not wearing the Sox gear though. He has always identified himself as a Cub fan. It would have insulted his south side constituents MORE had he worn the Sox cap. I don't want to see Obama wearing any Cubs gear if they ever win either. Don't insult my intelligence. I know you're a Sox fan. Don't try to patronize me by wearing my team's logo and colors.

JulieDiCaro said:

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This day is soooooooooo slow.

Internet scavenger time: Find me a photo of the dog that won the most recent "world's ugliest dog" competition.

gravedigger said:

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No.

I don't have to work today.

That means I also don't have to work for you.

Edelweiss said:

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Jim Edmunds Lassie

gravedigger said:

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Hey so Julie what phone did you go with?

JulieDiCaro said:

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Palm Pre Plus! I loooooove it!

gravedigger said:

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Yeah, I love the multi-tasking the most. The web browser is top-notch.

And maybe one day I'll get around to writing apps for it.

Doc said:

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Droid.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Max got the Droid. I'm not into it.

flyball said:

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is it 10 days til catchers and pitchers report? i would like baseball now

oh, and does anyone else have the calendar from the convention? I'm not gonna like the photo gets a little weirder every time I look at it

flyball said:

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I'm not gonna lie, sorry, random extra letter in there

JulieDiCaro said:

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Adam made a good point on Twitter: Since Carlos is already in camp, hasn't ST already begun?

flyball said:

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no, he just showed up to school early

AndCounting said:

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When they start letting kids in the doors, school is in session. I refuse to believe otherwise.

flyball said:

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no, school starts when being late means detention

AndCounting said:

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Being on time is late. Five minutes early is on time. Two weeks early is the start of school.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Single-game tix go on sale February 19!

Doc said:

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Ok...single game tickets go on sale on Feb 19th...we doing a LOHO day this year? If so, we'll need to stock up on tickets.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Of course we are. Let's pick a date. Someone start throwing out suggestions . . .

I'll start by saying NOT the first week in August.

flyball said:

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may I suggest mid to late june?

Doc said:

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June 18th or 19th
July 2nd or 3rd
July 16th or 17th
July 23rd or 24th
August 6th or 7th
August 20th or 21st

For me personally, I'd like June 19th or August 21st.

JulieDiCaro said:

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June 19th is good for me. Who's in town?

AndCounting said:

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[raises hand]

plamorte said:

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I can always be in town!

Teebob2000 said:

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6/19 was good for me last year, best at-game experience I've ever had.

That was the first of the Cleveland series and featured: a pre-game tropical downpour (with us walking 10 blocks from our "GREAT" free parking spot); promotional Cubs apron; rousing 2-minute standing O for DeRo's first AB; a clash of pitching titans featuring Cliff Lee (7 inn/3 ER) vs Harden (his typical 5 innings/6 ER); a Soriano error (duh); a 4-run 8th and D-Lee homer off Woodsie (SWEET!) in the 9th to tie it; and the 10-inning game-winner by The Riot (look it up! He WON the game!).

All told - sheer awesomeness.

baturkey said:

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June 19th maybe
August 21st probably

Dmband said:

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With an monster snow storm on the way, I gotta tell you when I read these dates, I literally closed my eyes for two seconds and pictured being at Wrigley in the summer time and it made me very happy. Even though this team drives me fucking nuts sometimes, those moments are why I love baseball/the Cubs.

Sorry for the introspective post...its monday after the superbowl.

gravedigger said:

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Fed govt closed again tomorrow. Soon, I'm going to start believing in god.

gravedigger said:

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Julie, when you get a chance, read this ab out your phone from a Pre blog I read daily:

http://www.precentral.net/welcome-webos-verizon-users

JulieDiCaro said:

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that's pretty awesome!

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