Posts tagged "Chicago Cubs"

Clark the Cub was Financed by 50 Shades of Grey Movie Marketers

Clark the Cub was Financed by 50 Shades of Grey Movie Marketers
(this is satire) It was recently discovered that Clark the Cub, the Cubs’ new mascot, is the result of an advanced-marketing scheme by Universal Pictures for the third installment of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy due out in 2023. Under this marketing plan, Clark will condition children to be more accepting of BDSM once... Read more »

Crosstown Classic Wrigleyville Photo Essay: You Could not cut the Apathy With a Samurai Sword

Crosstown Classic Wrigleyville Photo Essay: You Could not cut the Apathy With a Samurai Sword
Now that Dioner Navarro, of all people, is the current leader for Best Crosstown Classic game ever, it’s time to admit that marketing-firm-named Crosstown Classic has never been a classic and has lost just about all of it’s luster. I took a walk to Wrigley for today’s game- the last of the only four (though... Read more »

Six Songs for a Wednesday Afternoon (Chicago Sports Edition, Part II)

"By the shores of old Lake Michigan, where the hawk wind blows so cold..."
If you missed Part I of Six Songs, Chicago Sports Edition, you can read it here. Those six were the game songs that we most associate with the ballparks and stadiums of our beloved Chicago clubs. Now we will celebrate a different six: the tribute songs that augment the team’s musical selections or became smash... Read more »
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Six Songs for a Wednesday Morning (Chicago Sports Edition, Part I)

Hey Chicago, what do you say?
One of my favorite schticks from my ReadJack site is “Six Songs,” which I dropped whenever the mood struck. Time to bring that over to Lists That Actually Matter, starting with a Chicago Sports edition. We’ll go with the “game” songs first, those diddies we hear at the ballpark or the stadium and on TV... Read more »

Eight Forgotten Facial Hair Successes of 90s Chicago Baseball

Eight Forgotten Facial Hair Successes of 90s Chicago Baseball
The 1990s were a tumultuous time in baseball. Labor strife wiped out the 1994 postseason. Steroid use was widespread amongst many marquee players. Expansion teams were added despite the fact that their uniforms contained numerous shades of purple and/or teal. But it wasn’t all bad. The 1990s were a golden age for attractive facial hair... Read more »

Top 5 Slogans for the 2011 Cubs

Last year the Ricketts family became the new owners of the Cubs, and opted to go with the slogan “Year 1”.   Or, as I like to call it, the two-handed flip-off from Tom Ricketts to Cubs fans across America.  Year 1? Hey, Cubs fans, forget ’08, ’03, ’84, and Brant Brown,  It’s “Year 1!” ... Read more »
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