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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Fresh off success with Boston Red Sox, Jimmy Buffet called in to "break curse" of Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field over Labor Day weekend   ( divider line
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2005-03-09 10:00:12 AM  
But who's going to break the curse of Jimmy Buffet songs making me feel physically ill?
2005-03-09 10:14:16 AM  
Not sure who's more annoying, Parrot Heads or Cubs fans.
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2005-03-09 10:17:41 AM  
Hey, a lot of my friends are ParrotHeads. They are quite hilarious.
2005-03-09 10:57:18 AM  
Even though I'm a Reds fan and I want to see them win central, I wish the Cubs good luck this year! The baseball curses need to go!
2005-03-09 10:58:34 AM  
Good luck.. They're gonna need it..

/Cincinnati still sucks. Pete Rose needs to come back into baseball.
2005-03-09 11:23:10 AM  
it takes more than a man to lift a curse...and only a goat to make one.
2005-03-09 11:25:27 AM  
Cincinnati still sucks. Pete Rose needs to come back into baseball.

Cincinnati is doing quite well, thank you. But I don't think it would hurt for ol' Pete to come back in some fashion.
2005-03-09 11:26:45 AM  
what about the White Sox.. stop by there on his tour as well.
2005-03-09 11:27:08 AM  
Fark the Cubs.

2005-03-09 01:12:00 PM  
With that much suckage in one place, I fear that this will generate a black hole.
2005-03-09 03:09:02 PM  
FalloutBoy: Not sure who's more annoying, Parrot Heads or Cubs fans.

Dead Heads.
2005-03-09 03:10:14 PM  
I love Jimmy, guy has THE life. Flys his own plane to the best sruf/fishing spots in the world with his family, writes a song about it, makes millions.

/Im the son of son of a sailor too!
2005-03-09 03:10:55 PM  
2005-03-09 03:12:12 PM  
I used to have to play Buffet tunes when I used to play guitar at the beach. I hate Jimmy Buffet. I hate him so very, very much.
2005-03-09 03:14:51 PM  
I think they'll also have to trade Nomar...
2005-03-09 03:15:17 PM  
Cubs Suck.....

but a smart move on their part to make the concert money. The curse will live on!!!
2005-03-09 03:17:36 PM  
Let the Cubs take a real example from Boston and build a team with heart. Jimmy Buffet is going to do no more than blowing that ball up. Curses only exist if you believe in them.

/Cubs not going to win it this year either.
2005-03-09 03:18:44 PM  
2005-03-09 03:22:38 PM  
Go Braves!!!

2005-03-09 03:23:40 PM  
I thought blowing up the Steve Bartman ball was supposed to break the Curse. Then I thought eating the blown up ball was supposed to break the Curse. All I know that is that having Nomar Garciaparra on your team is a sure way to remain cursed.
2005-03-09 03:26:26 PM  
Go Cubs! **Joo-deee, Joo-deee Davis, catcher without fear** Hey, Cubs fans deserve it so back off.

Most importantly, thank you, fark, for showing me that I am not the only one who cannot listen to J.B. I find him annoying...very annoying and something else that I can't put my finger on. Can someone help me put my finger on it?
2005-03-09 03:28:15 PM  

"With that much suckage in one place, I fear that this will generate a black hole."


God, I hate the Cubs! If one of the Cubs scratches an itch, the Chicago media covers it. That a**hat owner of Harry Caray's is the biggest "media wh*re evar", what with blowing up the "Bartman Ball" and then cooking up a spaghetti sauce with the remnants of said baseball & selling it as a $17.95 entree. You want The Cubs to win? Convince George Steinbrenner to buy them from The Tribune Company. Until then, the idiots who fill Wrigley -- win or lose -- will continue to ensure their team's bad performance.

I'm rooting for the White Sox to go all the way, if only to get this town to stop talking about The Cubs as if they have a actually have a chance!

2005-03-09 03:28:30 PM  
I disliked Jimmy Buffett until I spent a week at Key West a couple of years ago. Now I hate him with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns.

/Jim from accounting thinks he's all bohemian cause he wears a stuffed parrot on his head.
2005-03-09 03:28:37 PM  
What was that great Jimmy Buffet song...oh yea:

I don't know where I'm a-gonna go when the Cubs once again blow!
2005-03-09 03:32:07 PM  
Funny, I'm a Red Sox fan and I thought the fact the Sox had better pitching than the competition last year broke the curse...
2005-03-09 03:38:23 PM  
The Red Sox curse was something you could wrap your imagination around. They traded away the greatest player in history for cashiathe Cubs curse? They didn't allow some jackass with a goat into their stadium.

That is the lamest excuse for decades of suck that I've ever heard. I wonder what the White Sox excuse is?

Go Nationals!!
2005-03-09 03:40:54 PM  
You mean you don't know? The Black Sox Scandal? If any team deserves a curse, it's the White Sox.

Red Sox really didn't have a curse, more of a myth. It was basically conceived by the Boston Media in the 80's, there was no "Curse of the Bambino" mentioned until then.

The Cubbies actually have a written curse. It doesn't matter what it's about, the very fact that it exists (you can go see it) makes it funny/sad.
2005-03-09 03:47:24 PM  

Exactly. Some people will probably stop believing in the curse because of the Buffett concert.

And hey, any excuse to listen to Jimmy Buffett is good; his songs are relaxing. I have no way in Hell of getting tickets, so I'll be listening live online over Radio Margaritaville.

/The only Parrot Head on Fark, evidently.
2005-03-09 03:48:06 PM  
2005-03-09 10:14:16 AM FalloutBoy

Not sure who's more annoying, Parrot Heads or Cubs fans.

I'll tell you what's worse: drunkass Parrothead Cubs fans (though I guess the word "drunkass" is redundant when describing Parrotheads or Cubs fans). I had to deal with way too many of 'em during my days at Purdue (if you went to the piano bar at the Neon Cactus, you know what I am talking about). Guess what, there is no such thing as a curse, idiots. Try getting a good team with heart. Ditching Sosa was a good step in the right direction, but I'll miss making fun of him.

Go Reds!
And for the last time, that thing on my head is a Reds hat, not a Bears hat, dipshiats.
2005-03-09 04:00:36 PM  
Buffett wrote some good tunes in the 70's and early 80's. Then he turned into a Vegas act. What LessthanZero said above, about Jim from accounting is now a bohemian. Oh man, that says it all. Don't forget the Mardi Gras beads.

To me, it's similar to Emeril Lagasse. It's not the man which irritates me, it's the dippy audience. Oh boy, look out, Emeril's adding garlic. Oh boy, look out, we're mixing Margaritas in the concert parking lot. Par-tay.
2005-03-09 04:05:23 PM  
The Cubs aren't cursed. They just suck.
2005-03-09 04:07:51 PM  
Jimmy Buffet SUCKS. Big time.
2005-03-09 04:31:58 PM  
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Bartman, the goat boy
2005-03-09 04:33:38 PM  
Jimmy Buffett is the greatest entertainer of all time, and I would like to point out that it is BUFFETT and not Buffet.
2005-03-09 04:33:59 PM  
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Even Buffett is no match for the goat.
2005-03-09 04:39:28 PM  
I don't think they need Buffett, but the Cubs really could use Steve Goodman. But I guess that whole dying thing will pretty much keep that from happening anytime soon.
2005-03-09 04:40:19 PM  
Living in the south side, I will say I prefer Cubs fans to Sox fans. The Cubs fans are merely obnoxious; many White Sox fans I've encountered are asinine bigots.
2005-03-09 04:42:57 PM  
I hope the Cubs rid themselves of their curse. However, the White Sox can rot in curse hell. Throwing a World Series is definitely more deserving of a nice long championship drought than any goat.
2005-03-09 04:43:47 PM  

Jimmy Buffett is the greatest entertainer of all time, and I would like to point out that it is BUFFETT and not Buffet.

A girl I dated in college was a huuuuuge parrothead. On USENET, she used to point out to people who dropped the last "t" that Mr. Buffett was not a serve-yourself dinner.
2005-03-09 05:02:01 PM  
Although I've kind of fallen out of favour with his more recent stuff, I have to say that nobody was able to convey the feelings of island living like Buffett. Having lived on various islands for a good portion of my life, he captures the attitudes, sights, sounds and smells better than anyone else I've ever encountered.

/Chicago Cubs?!?!
2005-03-09 05:03:47 PM  
It was the Dropkick Murphys performing (and recording) the old Red Sox battlesong "Tessie" (last performed at Fenway in 1918) that got them the Championship, if you wanna get superstitious. Buffet had nothing to do with it.

Also, "the greatest entertainer of all time"?? It is to laugh.
2005-03-09 05:05:11 PM  
Jimmy Buffet can't help the fact that the cubs don't have a decent closer.
2005-03-09 05:06:01 PM  
They are opening a Chicago Baseball Museum and one of the local sports writers suggested that the first thing you see when you walk into the museum is a television with a brick in it.


/It's perfect
2005-03-09 05:26:54 PM  
Go Angels!
2005-03-09 06:01:09 PM  
how exactly did jimmy buffett break the red sox curse?
2005-03-09 06:27:14 PM  
Not a big Buffett fan but I am a huge Cubs fan...go Cubs!
2005-03-09 06:33:25 PM  
The sox won it all, now it's the cubbies turn!
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2005-03-09 07:29:37 PM  

I think I saw these two young ladies at Wrigley Field the last time I was there.

I was watching the White Sox beat the Cubs, and these two were sitting in front of me, drinking beer, talking either to each other or on their cell phones. Neither of them paid any attention to the game, except when it was time to stand up for the 7th Inning Stretch.

They are typical of about 90% of the Cub fans that attend games at Wrigley Field. They aren't baseball fans, they are there because it's the "cool place to be seen". They probably couldn't name a player, except Sammy Sosa, and he's gone (thank god!).

For most Cub fans, Wrigley Field is a giant Beer Garden with a bunch of guys in funny uniforms running around on the grass. The cover charge is REALLY EXPENSIVE. There's absolutely NO PARKING anywhere near the ballpark. The food is expensive and SUCKS. But it's the trendy place to be right now!

I am a lifetime White Sox fan who until recently has stuck with usual White Sox fan tactics: "White Sox fans have two favorite teams, the Sox, and whoever is playing the Cubs.". However, in the past few years, the Tribune Company, owner of the Cubs, has ACTUALLY ATTEMPTED to put a winner on the field, so my hatred of the Cubs has been tempered to relative neutrality.

That aside, I reserve the right to ridicule idiotic Cubs fans who will pay to see their team even when they suck and have no chance of winning!

My predictions for 2005:

Cubs: 3rd Place
White Sox: 1st Place

Oh, yeah... in the words of my favorite Mooninite, Ignignot, "Just like 'Loverboy', Jimmy Buffett has ALWAYS sucked."
2005-03-09 09:16:38 PM  
lubertdas I reserve the right to ridicule idiotic cubs fans who will pay to see their team even when they suck

loyalty not to high up on your list is it? As I recall the White Sox were pretty bad themselves for most of the 90s and do have the second longest stretch without a series. Plus they sold out and renamed comiskey....
2005-03-09 09:23:51 PM  
I thought the Sox won because the Yankees suck...?
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