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Discussion in 'Other Divisions' started by pookspur, May 8, 2021.
A random Dick Allen pic for your enjoyment.
But ... he missed the pileup.
I wouldn't have minded a Heckingbottom shirt either, actually, if one could find one from the right season with the right fonts, and such. That is, before he went to manage the Pigs.
I rather liked Ross Wallace as a player when he was there, but having seen an interview or two where he speaks fairly candidly about Carlos, the Chairman, and being at Wednesday ... frankly, he comes off like a douche.
That was from the cover of Sports Illustrated when I was a kid. '72, proabably. I loved Dick Allen in Chicago. And those are my all-time favorite baseball unis. Ever. Period. No questions asked. With their roads from the same time a close second.
... now that I think about it, that's not a 'random Dick Allen' pic, at all. That is the iconic Dick Allen pic. I wonder how many people - like myself - have that image pop into mind whenever the name Dick Allen comes up. Bad ass dude ... batting helmet (which he wore, even in the field) ... juggling baseballs ... ciggie dangling ... AL MVP ... chilled ...
I love Dick Allen, me.
As for Wallace, I've seen those same interviews and I don't agree with him on CC. I forgive him though. Obviously he'll never play for us again so that is water under bridge.
COMPLETELY AGREED on those ChiSox unis. The best they've ever worn.
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No news is good news... ?
Honestly though I'm not even looking for any news on us...
So maybe ignorance is bliss...?
This was kinda interesting:
The good folks at that site are compiling data about team rivalries. They seem to have included most sports and the many different levels of some of them, i.e. EPL, Championship, etc etc.
Not sure when they started compiling their data though as they still have us listed in the Championship* and the pigs in the Prem. But that isn't a problem you can toggle to other divisions to find your rival.
I did the survey for us, of course I chose the pigs as our biggest rival.
I also did one for the San Francisco Giants, and of cours I chose the Dodgers as our biggest rival.
*They've been all over me at Owlstalk about this...
I saw that a month or two back (on OO, probably). If it's what I think it is, I started to take it but stopped before I got through it, as I had somewhere to go or something to do. I figured I'd get back to it, but never did.
And now I have. To be honest, I've answered everything as though I were a Wednesday fan - which I technically am not. But it's not difficult to surmise the 'correct' answers. So that's done.
What have they been all over you about? The Giants/Dodgers thing? What the hell do they know about the Giants and the Dodgers?
... also ... I didn't realize it was for other sports/leagues/divisions. It just came up Championship, so I did it for Wednesday. I probably should've found the Prem and done it for Spurs, but whatever. It would've come out the exact same way in terms of what they're looking for.
Ok, I've just had a look. Nothing to do with Giants/Dodgers, more the wrong division thing. Yes, it was done prior to relegation, as I saw it months ago. But I'm guessing they're giving you a bit of 'no duh' in regard to that suggestion, as it's fairly obvious. Frankly, they come off a bit douchey. Folks on OO are constantly ragging on the folks on OT, but I don't give it much thought, as some of them do the same about OA, which I'd take every day of the week if it were still around.
Like every club, Wednesday has its share of meatheads amongst the support.
I'm going to do the RAIDERS one here in a bit... Who do you think the biggest rival will be @pookspur ...?
That's right! THE BRONCOS!
That's actually what I would've figured, but it's been so long since I've paid attention ... hell, I don't even know if they're in the same division anymore. And I have no idea if there's any kind of rivalry between them and the 49ers. They probably seldom play each other, but in the 80s, SF would've clearly overtaken them in terms of 'pride of the Bay area', or whatever one might call it. I could see where local fans* might opt for the 'niners.
I don't mean this as snarky as it sounds, but I really know so little about it anymore that I truly don't care. My interest in the NFL left with Otis Armstrong.
*seriously, it's only just now, after typing all that, that I've realized that they aren't in Oakland anymore. Maybe they may have developed a rivalry with the Rams when they were both in LA ... uh ... unless the Rams had already moved to St Louis by then. I have no idea. I just don't follow this stuff. Like, at all.