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Re: Wow...No One Has Posted This Yet...

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:25 am
by Old_Style
Neato Torpedo wrote:Chicago's not a hockey town...it goes Cubs-Bears-Bulls-Sox, with the Bulls and Sox switching off depending on who's doing better or what time of year it is. Hockey has a presence but not comparable to the big four teams.


I'm not so sure about that. Chicago's a football town first and foremost.

Re: Wow...No One Has Posted This Yet...

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:46 am
by Neato Torpedo
Old_Style wrote:
Neato Torpedo wrote:Chicago's not a hockey town...it goes Cubs-Bears-Bulls-Sox, with the Bulls and Sox switching off depending on who's doing better or what time of year it is. Hockey has a presence but not comparable to the big four teams.


I'm not so sure about that. Chicago's a football town first and foremost.

Well, if we take out the casual sports fans you're right. :-/

Re: Wow...No One Has Posted This Yet...

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:21 am
by knapplc
Of course, then there are those of us who are blessed enough to find interest in both baseball and football, for whom the Bears and Cubs share equal ranking. ;-D

Re: Wow...No One Has Posted This Yet...

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:26 am
by CineMamet
So who likes the Sox? If you grow up in the ghettos?

Re: Wow...No One Has Posted This Yet...

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:31 am
by Matthias
CineMamet wrote:So who likes the Sox? If you grow up in the ghettos?

Pretty much.

Sox/Cubs is a class division.

The Cubs play on the North Side in the middle of coffee shops, bars, bookstores, and record stores.

The Sox play on the South Side in the middle of a war zone.

The upper-class white folks follow the Cubs and the working-class whites and most of the black community follow the Sox. Or more accurately, the upper-class white folks follow the Cubs, the working-class whites follow the Sox, and most of the black community follows the Bulls.

Re: Wow...No One Has Posted This Yet...

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:30 pm
by knapplc
CineMamet wrote:So who likes the Sox? If you grow up in the ghettos?

Matthias' explanation is pretty spot on, but of course there are exceptions. My dad and cousin, for two. They both grew up in the suburbs, in reasonably affluent families, but they don't have the good sense to like the Cubbies. Some men you just can't reach.

I hold up the "classy" side of the family, and I'm raising my daughter as a Cubs fan, too. But her grandpa and cousin... well, every family has Black Sheep. :-°

:-D