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    Go Cubs Go

    Among the vast sea of lame franchise theme songs, this has got to be the lamest in history. Even lamer than the Cincinnati Bengals theme song "sung" by team members back in the day.

    I'm neither a Red Sox nor Yankees fan, but I admit that it's kind of fun to stand amongst the local chuckleheads after a home team win and enjoy the jubilant out-of-tune strains of "Dirty Water" or "New York, New York."

    Not so for this travesty of a theme song. The next time you find yourselves at Wrigley after a Cubs win, please dump your beer on the nitwit next to you who subjects you to this drivel.

    If you know anyone in the Cubs marketing department, beg them to find a replacement victory song. Emmanuel Lewis singing "My Kind of Town" is preferable to this.

    http://ballhype.com/video/go_cubs_go_2009_edition/
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    Re: Go Cubs Go

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    Among the vast sea of lame franchise theme songs, this has got to be the lamest in history. Even lamer than the Cincinnati Bengals theme song "sung" by team members back in the day.

    I'm neither a Red Sox nor Yankees fan, but I admit that it's kind of fun to stand amongst the local chuckleheads after a home team win and enjoy the jubilant out-of-tune strains of "Dirty Water" or "New York, New York."

    Not so for this travesty of a theme song. The next time you find yourselves at Wrigley after a Cubs win, please dump your beer on the nitwit next to you who subjects you to this drivel.

    If you know anyone in the Cubs marketing department, beg them to find a replacement victory song. Emmanuel Lewis singing "My Kind of Town" is preferable to this.

    http://ballhype.com/video/go_cubs_go_2009_edition/
    Please. Please. I beg of you. Never, ever mention that God forsaken song again.

    Please!

    Everytime I accidently leave on WGN after a Cubs game, I have nightmares from that song for two days.
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    "WGN" is actually in the lyrics!
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    It blows my mind that the writer of that song also wrote thast davis Alan Coe song "You Never Call Me". I think John prine had a hand in it too.
    I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
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    How dare any of you complain about that song. I live RIGHT NEXT TO THE STADIUM.

    We had to turn the movie up tonight to hear it over the song after Soriano's grand slam tonight.

    Thank god I'm moving in 2 days.

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    Re: Go Cubs Go

    Quote Originally Posted by 919191 View Post
    It blows my mind that the writer of that song also wrote thast davis Alan Coe song "You Never Call Me". I think John prine had a hand in it too.
    You mean David Allen Coe, correct? That's You don't even call me by my name. But even better is he (Steve Goodman) wrote City of New Orleans

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    Listen -- they're Cubs fans. They had to write a song that even they couldn't screw up -- only claim they're going to win AFTER they've won.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    You mean David Allen Coe, correct? That's You don't even call me by my name. But even better is he (Steve Goodman) wrote City of New Orleans
    Yep. That was some bad typing.

    I think I've got a Prine show where he sigs the Coe song.
    I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
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    That's every bit as good as the old Houston Oilers fight song.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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    The even sadder thing is watching the fans standing, waving their foam fingers and pennants singing along. They did it in Houston with "Houston Oilers, Houston Oilers, Houston Oilers #1" they're doing it now with "Go Cubs Go." People seem to dig it, and I just don't get it.

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    Do the White Sox at least have the good sense to play "Sweet Home Chicago"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Do the White Sox at least have the good sense to play "Sweet Home Chicago"?
    I was in Old Comisky and the organist played "Like a Virgin"

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    Don't badmouth Isaac Curtis's "Bengals #1".

    But yeah, that Cubs song is godawful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    I was in Old Comisky and the organist played "Like a Virgin"

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    Re: Go Cubs Go

    That song sounds like something that would have come out thirty years ago.

    Help stamp out, eliminate, and do away with redundancy.


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