ESPN2 Blackout?

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  1. Rowdies 71

    Rowdies 71 New Member

    Sep 14, 2000
    Oak Park
    Anyone know if the ESPN2 broadcast will be blacked out locally in Chitown?

    My apologies if this has been covered in another thread. Couldn't find any info though.
     
  2. IntoTheMainstream

    IntoTheMainstream New Member

    Feb 15, 2003
    Decatur, Il
    why don't you just come to the game and not worry about it?
     
  3. Rowdies 71

    Rowdies 71 New Member

    Sep 14, 2000
    Oak Park
    Sounds easy enough, but pre-existing plans dictate that I'll be watching this one on the tube.

    That said, back to my original question.
     
  4. Fanaddict

    Fanaddict Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    streamwood IL USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've never known MLS games on espn2 to be blacked out in the home city.
     
  5. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    Please. Never call Chicago "Chi-town" again.
     
  6. Metrohooligan101

    Metrohooligan101 New Member

    Apr 23, 2003
    Orlando Fl
    it should be blacked out unless fire can get 30,000 or more:-D but im very positive fire can accomplish that feat.
     
  7. Chris M.

    Chris M. Member+

    Jan 18, 2002
    Chicago
    If you really want to get some people's blood boiling, try going to the Bay Area and throwing around the term "Frisco" :)
     
  8. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
     
  9. Rowdies 71

    Rowdies 71 New Member

    Sep 14, 2000
    Oak Park
    Granted, I've only lived in Chicago for about 10 years, but I'm gonna need an explanation as to why that was so offensive?

    I am assuming you are a born and bred Chicagoan who can enlighten me to this faux pas. Yes?

    much appreciated.
     
  10. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    See above re: "Frisco". It's just not done.

    And geez, it's not like it's loads shorter or something. All of one syllable :)
     
  11. Rowdies 71

    Rowdies 71 New Member

    Sep 14, 2000
    Oak Park
    Are you quoting Mr. Izzard to prove your point?
     
  12. chicago1

    chicago1 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jun 6, 2003

    Way to be tough guy. Your an idiot
     
  13. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    Not to prove so much as to discourage use.

    All I'm saying is you'll be hard-pressed to see that term used for the city or region in any media or in common usage in town. It's something people from other parts of the country seem to use in referring to the city, and it makes you a bit easier to ID. :)

    Okay then.
     
  14. Rowdies 71

    Rowdies 71 New Member

    Sep 14, 2000
    Oak Park
    ID as being someone who's lived in Chicago for 10 years? Guilty as charged.

    Anyway, I was merely trying to find out if the game was going to be blacked out, not a schooling on how to refer to my hometown. I suppose that was just thrown in for free.
     
  15. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    I think maybe you were taking that part of it far too personally.

    Just having fun with the remark.

    And ESPN2, as was mentioned, does not blackout MLS games. MLS does not have a blackout policy.
     
  16. jjayg

    jjayg New Member

    May 9, 2002
    Rolling Ghettos, IL
    The views and opinions expressed on these message boards are strictly those of the authors. They have not been approved by the city or the people of Chicago.


    In other words, I say chi-town whenever I feel like it and I was born and raised here. I've never heard anyone complain. At least no one who didn't have a stick up their ass or something close to it.
     
  17. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    Well okay then... Are you implying something? :p

    Maybe I'm misguided with that, but most of the folks I've known or things I have read over time in growing up here have indicated to me "Chi-town" is a ugly moniker. That's all. Excusez-moi.

    Hey Jason, send me an email, BTW.
     
  18. total_football

    total_football Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    As a Chicagoan who winces when outsiders refer to it as "Chi-Town", a phrase almost nobody I know uses, I spent a couple summers in the Bay Area and noted that citizens of that City by the Bay, in referring to their hometown, manage to plagarize the term for the London, England financial district...

    A bit pretentious on their part, but what-the-hell..and nobody ever referred to it as "San Fran", either.
     
  19. Rowdies 71

    Rowdies 71 New Member

    Sep 14, 2000
    Oak Park
    ok, ok. now that we have clearly strayed from the intention of this thread, I must ask...

    What is it that enables a person to call themself a "chicagoan" and what about being a "chicagoan" is so offensive about the term "chi-town."

    ...and why when using the word does it label someone an outsider? (other than the resemblance to shitown)

    Just wondering. I had no idea we would end up having so much fun over the word chitown.
     
  20. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
    These guys use it:

    www.chitownfutbol.com
     
  21. Rowdies 71

    Rowdies 71 New Member

    Sep 14, 2000
    Oak Park
    Now look what we've gone and done. We've got an "outsider" telling us "chicagoans" that our fellow "chicagoans" are acting like "outsiders."

    This is getting more confusing by the minute.

    Where's 2-bit and Soda Pop?
     
  22. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
    I'm a little less "outside" than oak park ;)
     
  23. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    I guess the same thing that irks San Fransciscans about "Frisco" or New Orleans residents about the way the name is pronounced.

    Just cause? It's always struck me as sort of stupid personally, especially if the intent is to create a shorter nickname as it's only by a syllable, but that's me. Based on what I know lots would just prefer to call it Chicago, if we're not talking about a descriptive name like "city of big shoulders" or "the windy city" (which admittedly, even a lot of chicagoans still don't get the meaning of).

    Maybe because it seems diminuitive? The idea of Chicago being a 'town' as opposed to a big, bustling city? I really don't know. Maybe Chicagito would at least sound better? ;)
     
  24. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    Just "pop", thanks :)
     
  25. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yea...Wapner on at 4...yea...K-Mart sucks.
     

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