Mike's Chicago Cubs Scrapbook (MLB)
#69 Fan Chicago Cubs
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Im looking forward to seeing the continued progress of the kids, hope we can avoid 100 losses!
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Please, please, do not sign Adam Dunn, Adam...
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Great move, bringing in Mike Quade, he earned it!
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Favorite Players:
(current and past)
All time Fav: Glenn Beckert Active fav: Ryan Theriot
Why I am a fan:
Well, in 1969 it was hard to avoid getting interested in following the Cubs because they were in first place and my dad had the games on all the time. So I got interested and even though they lost that year, there was an excitement that they might win it the next year. Plus, they had players that were fun to watch, like Beckert, Billy Williams, Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Fergie Jenkins, Randy Hundley, Phil Regan, Willie Smith
Favorite Moments:
The 3 Division championships, of course, Pappas' no hitter, Ernie Banks' 511th HR(which we got to see in person), Sammy Sosa in 1998, Kerry Wood in 1998, Bruce Sutter striking out 9 in row(Another game I saw in person), Andre Dawson in 1987, Ryne Sandberg in 1984, Rick Sutcliffe in 1984
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Mike's Chicago Blackhawks Scrapbook (NHL)
#88 Fan Chicago Blackhawks
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Sad to see whats going on with the players and owners, but since Donald Fehr got involved not suprised.Hope those players enjoy the year off
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A little concerned, but hopefully they will be...
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Still think the Hawks can take the Preds, itll...
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Favorite Players:
(current and past)
Fav Past player: Pat "Whitey" Stapleton Fav. Active player: Patrick Sharp
Why I am a fan:
I was a Black Hawks fan in the 70s during the Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita days, but after Hull left, I started to lose interest, but I kept watching. But by the mid 80s, it seemed like they kept losing their best players and the team was only mediocre. By the 90s, I stopped caring at all. Then, 2 years ago, Bill Wirtz, the longtime owner who drove Hull and others out of town because he wouldnt pay them, passed away and his son took over the team. all of a sudden it seemed like they were bringing in some talented young kids. Now they are a successful team again and it doesnt look like that will change anytime soon. Now I find myself watching hockey games again for the first time in 20 years!
Favorite Moments:
Bobby Hull getting a hat trick, the Hawks in the 1971 Stanley Cup finals. Tony Esposito making great saves. Keith Magnuson kicking someones butt! And my man Pat Stapleton making a great defensive play
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Mike's Chicago Bulls Scrapbook (NBA)
#154 Fan Chicago Bulls
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Congrats to Chet the Jet for making the Hall of Fame, still remember the great combo of Walker and Bob "Butter" Love!
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A nice job staying afloat
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Bulls are doing pretty much as expected, with...
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Favorite Players:
(current and past)
Fav past player: Bobby Weiss Fav active player: Joakim Noah
Why I am a fan:
They had a pretty good team in the early 70s. Very skilled defensive team with a couple of good scorers in Love and Walker, but they always seemed to be missing something. But they were always exciting to watch. The older I get the more I appreciate what a great coach Dick Motta was. I stayed a fan because they always seemed to show promise, even if they didnt always deliver. Then when Jordan arrived it changed the whole culture. since then, theyve been very uneven. Hopefully with Derrick Rose, they will be watchable again soon.
Favorite Moments:
classic playoff games with the Pistons in the mid-70s. Watching Larry Bird in a game in the old Stadium that I got to see in person. Jordans coming of age in the 1986 playoffs. The championships, of course. Watching Isiah Thomas acting like a big baby in the 1991 playoffs while the Bulls finally beat the Pistons bad boys!
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Mike's Phil Mickelson Scrapbook (Golf)
#286 Fan Phil Mickelson
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Not a great year, but its understandable, givin what hes been going through
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Congrats on a great Masters!
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My thoughts are with Phil and his wife. Im sure...
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Favorite Players:
(current and past)
Fav active player: Phil Mickelson, Theres something like an underdog about him. He always seems to be battling back from something. Fav past player: Payne Stewart. I always thought he seemed so down to earth and maybe a bit underrated.
Why I am a fan:
There is something fascinating about trying to hit a little ball into a cup hundreds of yards away in as few strokes as possible. Theres no other sport like it.
Favorite Moments:
The 1986 Masters with Jack Nicklaus, the great icon making one last run at a major against the young rising star Greg Norman. That was exciting.
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Mike's Chicago Bears Scrapbook (NFL)
#202 Fan Chicago Bears
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You know, if I had an O-Line like Cutler does Id be pissed too! Why dont Dave Kaplan and some of local media get off Cutlers back for once!
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Looks like Cutler finally gets it. And the...
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Hard to figure this team out. O-Line struggles,...
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Favorite Players:
(current and past)
Fav active player: Hunter Hillenmyer, I like the guys that personify defense and Hillenmyer does that without a lot of fanfare Fav. past player: Dave Duerson, a guy from the Super Bowl that just went out and did his job and was very good at it.
Why I am a fan:
Like I said, the Super Bowl Bears team got me interested. Though I will follow football, I dont know if I can say I am passionate about it.
Favorite Moments:
The 1985 season in general, but I do remember the play of William "the Refrigorator" Perry. That guy was an original. The Super Bowl video. January 1986, Super Bowl 20.
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Mike's Bio
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Well, its been a couple of weeks since Milton Bradley has run his mouth whining about how poorly the Cubs treated him, so I guess he felt it was time to cry some more. He was afraid to come out of his...  Read More »
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Yesterday, it was announced that Andre Dawson was elected to the Hall of Fame after 9 tries. As someone who has had the opportunity to follow his career, I think it is well deserved. I saw Dawson pl...  Read More »
Sport: MLB
The Strange Case of Sammy Sosa - MLB Photo
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What is going on with Sammy Sosa? Let me preface this by admitting that Ive always had a soft spot for Sammy, through the corked bat incident(though I believe the media blew it out of proportion), his...  Read More »
Sport: MLB
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  To: Louis Piniella, Manager, Chicago National League Baseball Club, Inc, Subject: the offense Dear Mr. Piniella, I am a long time Cubs fan who has faithfully followed this teams fortunes fo...  Read More »
Sport: MLB
About Me
 
 
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I am THE Die Hard Cubs fan of all time! Ive been a fan since the heady season of 1969 when they almost won the division, but for the stinkin' Mets, though to be fair, whenever people say the Cubs blew it, I always say that the Mets just outplayed the Cubs for about a month and a half! It was NOT the heat. I remember the summer of '69 and it wasnt THAT hot!
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 200
Bats: R
Throws: R
Relationship Status: Free Agent (Single)
Kids: None that I know of(I think you have to have sex in order to have kids!)
Occupation: Legal Marketing
Companies: A1 legal Services and Mediation Centers
Places I lived: Palatine, Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, Illinois, Peoria, Phoenix, Arizona
Greatest Moment in Sports:It hasnt happened yet, but the day the Cubs win the World Series WILL be THE greatest moment in the history of sports BAR NONE!!!!!!!!!
Greatest Event in Sports:Again, hasnt happened yet, the Cubs World Championship Party!!!!!!!!
Greatest Athlete of All Time:From what Ive heard about him, Jim Thorpe might very well be the greatest.
Greatest Coach of All Time:You cant really compare coaches from differant sports. But I think the greatest manager of all time was John McGraw, the greatest basketball coach of all time was Phil Jackson(when he was with the Bulls), the greatest football coach of all time was Vince Lombardi.
Most Fanatical Moment:I dont know if Ive ever done anything really fanatical, unless trying out for the 7th Inning Stretch Contest would be considered fanatical
My Sports Superstitions:Im not superstitious.....indeed, I want to see the damn Billy Goat curse put to rest ONCE AND FOR ALL!
Most Disappointing Sports Moments:The 2003 Championship Series, the Cubs vs. Florida, game 7: I actually thought for a brief moment that the Cubs might finally get to the World Series, but the Marlins came back to win. That was probaly the most disappointing moment in the 40 years Ive been a Cubs fan.
Fantasy Sports I Play:NFL, MLB, NBA, Golf, NHL
Fantasy Skill Level:Probaly a moderate, Ive won a championship in Fantasy Football, but no trophies for Fantasy Baseball, which is odd because Im more into baseball than football.
Sports I Play:Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Skating, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
Nickname:drwoowoo(not really a sports nickname, but its the only one I have!)
Current Skill Level:just for fun
Athletes I've Played With/Against:The closest I can come is say that my brother played with the brother of one time Yankees pitcher Fritz Peterson
Career Highlights:I once caught a fly ball while playing softball!
Career Lowlights:pretty much most of my playing career......lol!
Sports Injuries:I once suffered a sprained finger playing softball(at least I think it was a sprain. Now its got a huge bump there!
Games I Usually Attend:Cubs games
Greatest Sporting Event I've Attended:Milt Pappas pitching a no-hitter on Sept. 2, 1972
Sports People I've Met:I met Fergie Jenkins and Rollie Fingers once when I went to a senior league game they were playing in back in the late 80s.
Sports Figures from my Hometown:Fritz Peterson used to live in Crystal Lake when he was playing for the Yankees and my brother used to go to school with his brother. Mike Myers, the former Arizona reliever, is from Crystal Lake. There was a player on the Cardinals named Jim Lindeman, who was from Des Plaines, which is where I live now. My dads 2nd wife used to know the family of Scott Davis, who once played football for Oakland back in the late 80s, early 90s.
Most Prized Sports Possessions:Keith Magnusons hockey stick and autograph(actually it was my moms), Ron Santo and Ernie Banks autograph on the same scorecard(along with Joe Niekro, Rich Nye, Joey Banks and a name I still cant figure out!)
Sports Trading Cards:1970 Topps Glenn Beckert
Athlete Autographs:Glenn Beckert Randy Hundley Ernie Banks Ron Santo Joe Niekro
Favorite Sports Collectibles:Wrigley Field replica
Dream Sports Job:Announcing a Cubs game
Favorite Jerseys:Carlos Zambrano(though at the time I thought I was buying Ryne Sandburgs. Maybe I shouldve looked closer! But thats cool, I still like it) Sammy Sosa I hope they mean replica jersey because thats what they are.
Favorite Ballgame Foods:Hot Dogs, Peanuts, Frosty Malt, Pizza
Hottest Athletes:Maria Sharapova, Annika Sorenstam(maybe more cute than truly hot!), Natalie Gulbis, Paula Creamer
Ugliest Athletes:Popeye Jones, former Dallas Mavericks basketball player, had these pointy ears that made him look like Nosferatu, that vampire from that old FW Murnau movie
Favorite Sports Announcers:Steve Stone Vince Lloyd Ron Santo and Pat Hughes Jack Brickhouse Harry Caray(when he was with the Cards and White Sox in his prime) Keith Moreland Bob Uecker(Hey, Uke really knows his baseball!) Joe Garagiola Vin Scully Bob Uecker
Least Favorite Sports Announcers:Harry Caray(as a Cub announcer) Tim McCarver Joe Buck Chris Berman Dick Vitale
Favorite Sports "Experts":Bob Verdi Dave Van Dyck Paul Sullivan Dave Kaplan(thinking of moving him to the other list based on the way hes been bashing jay Cutler lately!)
Least Favorite Sports "Experts":Mike North Jay Mariotti Stephen A. Smith
Favorite Sports Movies:Pride of the Yankees Slap Shot Field of Dreams Bang the Drum Slowly Bull Durham
Favorite Sports Books:Veeck as in Wreck Just about anything by Bill James
Favorite Sports Websites:www.cubs.com www.mlb. com www.cubsanappreciation.com
Non-Sports Hobbies and Interests:Movies, reading, taking walks, listening to music
Movies:Raiders of the lost Ark, Amadeus, The Right Stuff, Pulp Fiction, The Godfather Pts 1 & 2, Groundhog Day, No Country for Old Men
TV:The Simpsons, The Odd Couple, The King of Queens, American Dad, King of the Hill, The Big Bang Theory, My Name is Earl, Bob Newhart Show
Music:Rock and Roll oldies, Classical, Jazz, Reggae, Country
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Teams Mike Hates
New York Yankees
Why I Hate Them: Whats not to hate? Everything about them rings total arrogance.
Players I Hate: A-Rod, because he just seems to brim with arrogance.
St. Louis Cardinals
Why I Hate Them: Its not so much the team, but the fans there are so arrogant.
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Chicago White Sox
Why I Hate Them: Its not so much the team, but the fans on the South Side have nothing better to do than bash the Cubs and us fans!
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Los Angeles Lakers
Why I Hate Them: The Lakers are kind of like basketballs version of the Yankees. They always seem so arrogant. For some reason, just because they are in California, near Hollywood, they seem to think they are more important than the rest of the league
Players I Hate: LeBron James is a great player, but he has gotten more arrogant than Kobe. Shaquille O'Neal has become increasingly arrogant in recent years. Now I think hes worse than Kobe.
Cleveland Cavaliers
Why I Hate Them: Its not so much the team, but LeBron James
Players I Hate: LeBron James, like Kobe, one of the best in the league if not THE best, but he seems soooo arrogant. Kobe scores 61 at MSG, so LeBron has to try to top him. Is his ego that big??????? And why does he wear a Yankee cap when he plays for Cleveland? Hes the most New York of any player that DOESNT play for New York. The funny thing is, he cant seem to win a championship. And I dont feel sorry for him at all.
New York Knicks
Why I Hate Them: Theyve always seemed kind of arrogant, going back to when Pat Riley had his thugs like John Starks beating up other teams players. Now they are arrogant in a differant way. They suck, but they still act like the world revolves around them. Certainly they did under Isiah Thomas, though maybe thats changing now that he is gone.
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