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Jes Beard

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Re: Predictions
« Reply #60 on: May 22, 2012, 05:43:57 pm »
Rather than a bad team performing badly when it was 100% predictable, people should be worried about the emerging reality that the Ricketts are a dysfunctional and despicable family (most of them).

On what do you base your conclusion that the family is "dysfunctional and despicable?"  Sure appears that they have been functioning reasonably well.

And there's growing reason to doubt they will (give the Theocracy the funds that lead to the Cubs winning the World Series).

What is the "growing reason"?

BTW, I agree that Joe's proposed superpac campaign sucks.

The proposal which has been widely reported was not Joe's, but was instead a proposal which someone else made to him and which he rejected.  Are you saying it sucks that he rejected it?  I would agree with that.  Too bad he did.

This brewing debacle is a body blow to both, especially if public financing for Wrigley is a casualty.

"Brewing debacle"?  What "brewing debacle"?

And I see it as a plus that the Cubs not get public financing for Wrigley.  There is no reason the government should pay for or subsidize the Cubs, any other sports franchise, or any other business.


The info that's emerging - that it was Joe calling the shots in the negotiations,

Info that is "emerging"?  I posted a link to a video of him making comments a year ago.  What is it that is "emerging" now?


his bragging (on camera) that it was the fact that the Cubs could sell out the ballpark with bad teams that attracted him to the idea of buying the team - is just the tip of the iceberg.

And the idea that the Cubs sell out even with bad teams is a new one?

Only the Ricketts were aware of it?

Anyone buying the team was going to buy it in part because of the loyalty of the fan base.  Any owner who would NOT have known that and taken it into account would have been so stupid he would have been a disaster as an owner.


The problem is, Tom Ricketts can't extract himself from the stink.  It's obvious Joe and Pete are involved intimately in the financial side, and the growing ill will on the part of the fans is going to further poison the relationship with the ownership.

What stink?  You really think Cub fans give a rat's as* about Joe's PAC?

  And if the Ricketts don't get their publicly funded Wrigley upgrades - which is where they saw the dollar signs flashing - they aren't going to spend heavily on trivial things like payroll.

And you base that on.... what, exactly?

If the fans do not show up because the team stinks and is showing no sign of improving, that might create a reasonable incentive for spending to improve the team.

It's no wonder Joe sent Laura to the Kerry Wood retirement festivities...

And what information do you have leading to the conclusion Joe ordered his daughter to attend the "festivities"?


Whether Tom is able to repair relations with Rahm remains to be seen.

Why would relations between the Cubs and Rahm be damaged by Pappa Ricketts hearing, AND REJECTING, a proposal to fund PAC adds focusing on Obama's ties to Wright?

I base my opinions on the Ricketts Family from growing up with them as an outsider, going to a high school full of people like them....

Your post reeks of envy, and for you to have a valid opinion of the Ricketts family based on "going to a high school full of people like them," you first need to know how the Ricketts' family is, and it appears you know squat about them, other than they have money, and it appears you do not and are jealous about it.

davep

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Re: Predictions
« Reply #61 on: May 22, 2012, 05:55:24 pm »
Other than the $10 million SuperPAC fiasco, the SuperPAC set up to "end government spending" by a man who wants $300 million is government spending directly to his pocket and Joe Ricketts saying he bought the Cubs because they sold tickets even when they sucked, you mean?

What superpac fiasco are you referring to?  I have already said that no public money should be spent on Wrigley Field, but what does that have to do with a SuperPAC?

shasson

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Re: Predictions
« Reply #62 on: May 22, 2012, 10:17:33 pm »
Davep, nice homage to JesBeard. Funny stuff.

Cactus

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Re: Predictions
« Reply #63 on: July 05, 2012, 12:07:23 am »
The Cubs have reached the mid-point of the season with a record of 31-50. 

Total wins for the 2012 season...

88 - DaveP
87 - FITS, AZSteve
85 - Ray
83 - BR
82 - DelMar, Tico
81 - Cactus, Jay
80 - Dave23
79 - JR, Clark
76 - Chiman, Santo
75 - Craig, Cubsin, PR, Ben
74 - Jacey, Jes, Dihard
73 - Robb
72 - ECF, Deeg
71 - grrrrlacher
70 - Jiggy
69 - Bitter
63 - StrikeZone

davep

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Re: Predictions
« Reply #64 on: July 05, 2012, 12:50:40 am »
So far, so good.

JR

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Re: Predictions
« Reply #65 on: July 05, 2012, 08:29:43 am »
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63 - StrikeZone

Damb pessimist.

CurtOne

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Re: Predictions
« Reply #66 on: July 05, 2012, 08:33:37 am »
Without my prediction and mO's that list is invalid.

papa smurf

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Re: Predictions
« Reply #67 on: July 05, 2012, 06:03:14 pm »
i had 69

Deeg

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Re: Predictions
« Reply #68 on: July 05, 2012, 06:51:53 pm »
Summer nights...

DelMarFan

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Re: Predictions
« Reply #69 on: July 06, 2012, 11:59:21 am »
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So far, so good.

Currently at 31-51, but 7-3 over their last 10 (since the Big Riz came up).  When they keep playing at that clip, 7-3 extrapolates to 57-25 over the second half of the season.  57 + 31 = 88.

Sweet.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2012, 01:14:19 pm by DelMarFan »

davep

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Re: Predictions
« Reply #70 on: July 06, 2012, 01:50:38 pm »
So my game plan is working perfectly.

Cactus

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Re: Predictions
« Reply #71 on: August 22, 2012, 12:31:34 am »
Total wins for the 2012 season...

88 - DaveP
87 - FITS, AZSteve
85 - Ray
83 - BR
82 - DelMar, Tico
81 - Cactus, Jay
80 - Dave23
79 - JR, Clark
76 - Chiman, Santo
75 - Craig, Cubsin, PR, Ben
74 - Jacey, Jes, Dihard
73 - Robb
72 - ECF, Deeg
71 - grrrrlacher
70 - Jiggy
69 - Bitter
63 - StrikeZone
The Cubs are 47-75 after losing to Milwaukee Tuesday night.  With forty games left in the season, DaveP has been mathematically eliminated.

davep

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Re: Predictions
« Reply #72 on: August 22, 2012, 12:42:04 am »
What if they win the rest of their games and then sweep the playoffs and World Series?

CurtOne

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Re: Predictions
« Reply #73 on: August 22, 2012, 06:40:23 am »
If this were like the Price is Right, mO and I are looking pretty good.

Ray

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Re: Predictions
« Reply #74 on: August 22, 2012, 06:43:53 am »
Come on 38-2....