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Bleepin' playground for the bleepsuckers!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chi City 81, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    The Trib is doing a series of stories on Elia's rant, which has its 25th anniversary next week.




    The original story on the rant:


    Verdi's Sunday column:


    And here's the rant itself, for those who haven't heard it, or who want to hear it again (NSFW!):

  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    AND PRINT IT!!!!
  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Ninety percent of the world goes to work.

    The rest come here!
  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Don't rip them, rip my (bleep)ing (bleep)!
  5. Carlos Zambrano and Marty Brennaman couldn't have said it any better, but they still try.

    Fuckin' Cubs fans.




  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I thought Elia was dead. That's awesome that he's using the rant to raise money for charity.

    A rant whose words ring true and glow like burning coal to this day. :D
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I met Les Grobstein a few years ago at an NCAA regional. Unfortunately I did not find out until after the fact that he was the guy who taped that rant. I would have bought him a beer or five had I known.

    That rant summed up the Cub Experience in the late 70s-early 80s.
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Nice compilation of coaching tirades.
  9. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    It makes instantly like the man more. He comes across as brazenly honest, yet fairly humble.
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    "That's the criterior ...

    Fuckin' the Phillie-itis and all that shit ...

    It's a disheartening fuckin' situation we're in right now ...

    We got 143 fuckin' games left ..."

  11. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    I've dealt with Lee a lot over the years, and he once let me write a cool story about the rant. But to this day, I still can't see him without giggling a little inside.

    Terrific guy, and absolutely a product of another era.
  12. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    One of the biggest mistakes of my career.
    I covered that game, but I didn't go into the Cubs clubhouse afterward. And I went back to the hotel to write so, later in the press box, I couldn't catch the drift of what happened.
    Desk never mentioned it. Thanks guys.
    F*** me.
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