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Old 08-13-2006, 06:27 PM   #21
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Default Re: Best sports cities... Pgh 21 ...WTF

While the Cubs do draw an impressive number of fans to watch a team which has no hope of winning, they don not sell out every game. Only the Red Sox can make that claim.
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Old 08-13-2006, 06:49 PM   #22
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First, I find it very hard to believe that Wrigley sells out "EVERY" game.

For what it's worth: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/attend...1&seasonType=2

Second, after 15 losing seasons I would still like to see what the inside of Wrigley would look like on the attendance front. I'm willing to bet the house that Wrigley would resemble PNC.

I'm not talking about missing the playoffs for one season and hearing the sobs and cries about a goat curse while rolling with a $94,841,167 payroll. I'm talking about having a $40,234,833 payroll and not being able to muster up a winning season in fifteen straight years.
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Old 08-13-2006, 07:09 PM   #23
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I'm not talking about missing the playoffs for one season and hearing the sobs and cries about a goat curse while rolling with a $94,841,167 payroll. I'm talking about having a $40,234,833 payroll and not being able to muster up a winning season in fifteen straight years.
For those of us who aren't completely baseball literate could explain that above part for me?

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Old 08-13-2006, 07:13 PM   #24
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For those of us who aren't completely baseball literate could explain that above part for me?

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The goat curse you mean? If so.......http://cubscurse.knup.net/

It's the whole "feel sorry for us while we have a huge payroll" curse story that ESPN and FOX can run with......

Kind of like the Red Sox curse with Babe Ruth? Yeah, remember we had to hear that little sob story for the last 60 years? Thankfully that's over.
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Old 08-13-2006, 07:15 PM   #25
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First, I find it very hard to believe that Wrigley sells out "EVERY" game.

For what it's worth: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/attend...1&seasonType=2

Second, after 15 losing seasons I would still like to see what the inside of Wrigley would look like on the attendance front. I'm willing to bet the house that Wrigley would resemble PNC.

I'm not talking about missing the playoffs for one season and hearing the sobs and cries about a goat curse while rolling with a $94,841,167 payroll. I'm talking about having a $40,234,833 payroll and not being able to muster up a winning season in fifteen straight years.
well that stat pretty much proved my point...in 2001 Wrigley held about 36,000, before expanding it. and 15 losing seasons? how about not winning the world series in 98 years? i really dont care bc i hate the cubs, and am a sox/pirates/indians fan (really not a big baseball fan bc of no salary cap)..but anyways just proving that the cubs pretty much do sellout every game.....you know not all seats have to be filled for it to be included as a "sellout"
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well that stat pretty much proved my point...in 2001 Wrigley held about 36,000, before expanding it. and 15 losing seasons? how about not winning the world series in 98 years? i really dont care bc i hate the cubs, and am a sox/pirates/indians fan (really not a big baseball fan bc of no salary cap)..but anyways just proving that the cubs pretty much do sellout every game.....you know not all seats have to be filled for it to be included as a "sellout"

"Pretty much" selling out every game and selling out "EVERY" game is a tad bit different, but that's cool. Like I said, I find it very hard to believe that they sell out "EVERY" game of every year anyways.

Hell, I'm willing to take 98 years of not winning a World Series in exchange for a 94 million dollar salary (at least gives you hope, hence people go to the games) while also being able to watch baseball above the little league level year in and year out. Maybe that's just me or just the Pittsburgh native frame of mind at this point with this team.
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Old 08-13-2006, 07:50 PM   #27
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Someone doesn't know what they are saying. Detriot is also one of the bigggest sports towns around. Although I did not read the article and therefore do not know the criteria for ranking. The 4 Pro teams in Detriot are heavily attended, win, lose or tie and have been for many years.
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"Pretty much" selling out every game and selling out "EVERY" game is a tad bit different, but that's cool. Like I said, I find it very hard to believe that they sell out "EVERY" game of every year anyways.

Hell, I'm willing to take 98 years of not winning a World Series in exchange for a 94 million dollar salary (at least gives you hope, hence people go to the games) while also being able to watch baseball above the little league level year in and year out. Maybe that's just me or just the Pittsburgh native frame of mind at this point with this team.
i guess it just depend on your own definition of what a "sellout" really is. for me, a sellout is where you cant visibly see open seats in sections at a time. and i cant remember the last time i saw that on Wrigley....but thats just me, i dont know why we're even arguing bc i hate the cubs.

PS; we're on the topic of seats so i vent this.... at heinz i love the yellow seats, but for instance in the 2004 playoffs i believe when the patriots came in a took us, you could definitely see how many ppl gave up on the steelers with those bright yellow empty seats showing haha. other than that, the yellow, or maybe i should say gold, kick ass
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There's only one sports town in the world good enough to be called professional. BOSTON. All the rest are amateurs in comparison.
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There's only one sports town in the world good enough to be called professional. BOSTON. All the rest are amateurs in comparison.
boston sucks and is full of crybabies. they shoot their fans in the eyes with rubber bullets when they celebrate. plus they dont have any good nascar, golf, or football.

just a bunch of whiny baseball fans *yawn*
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