Just saw this and i thought it was really funny. The front page of ESPN right now has a picture of Mike Quade, the new Cubs manager with the title of the piece called "Hope Springs Eternal". I think that maybe we should be taking action against ESPN for this line as we had much earlier coined the phrase "Hoke Springs Eternal". Of course I am kidding but just thought it was ironic and funny that the title is so similar.
OT- ESPN front page
He thought he was all
But in reality he was more
As a Cubs fan, it's been painful. Every year is "the year".
I think that you nailed it on the head, the organization really doesn't need to win to be profitable, and that brings up the good old "what is the primary purpose of a professional franchise, winning or making money?" question. It's a good debate, but I think the Cubs would really profit from all the attention, money, support, etc. that comes along with fielding a winner. Mediocrity is the Cubs in a nutshell, and it's a little frustrating (I'm not a diehard, but I do root for the Cubs) but I think that the infinite loyalty is ultimately a good thing. It's the only difference between us and the Pirates.
I think all teams would profit from actually winning but the risk is much higher if you go and spend the money needed to win.
was the article about the Lions or the Cubs?
The Cubs often field talented teams that finish near the top of the division. The fact that they have gone 100 years without a single team making it over the top to win a World Series is a whole different conversation, but its not as though this is a team that sucks year in and year out.
Until their recent World Championships, the Red Sox and White Sox had each gone about 95 fuckin' years since they had won it all. Don't be a trashy south sider.
Alexander Pope? How dare he coin our phrase in 1733. Son of a bi...
that Hope Springs Eternal is an old saying right???
Im gettting too old for this shit.
You wrote commercials for Highland Appliance
-"Never Eat Spinach With A Stranger." -Benjamin Franklin (On the telephone with Thomas Jefferson)
how we need full functionality restored to the Board. Hoping it is soon.
I hope to God that you're not an alumnus. Otherwise, I might have to re-evaluate my degree.
"Hoke and a Prayer"
Have you been drinking?
Even crazier is the 527,000 results for "Hope springs eternal" on google.
Wow! 527,000 royalty checks! Brian will never have to blog again!
What I think we should be most focused on is where hope springs eternal from ... breasts. Dude must have dropped some knowledge on "Eternal wisdom" ...earlier.