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"100 things you can do to make Houston a better sports town"

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by htownrox1, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. htownrox1

    htownrox1 Member

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    From your friendly neighborhood Jerome Solomon:

    Prepare for the long list..


    Link : http://blogs.chron.com/jeromesolomon/2010/11/100_things_you_can_do_to_make_1.html
     
  2. htownrox1

    htownrox1 Member

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    Oh crap, just realized probably posted this in the wrong forum.. Move if necessary..
     
  3. AroundTheWorld

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    101) Fire Jerome Solomon (if you are the Chronicle). 1 down (Blinebury), 2 to go (Justice, Solomon)

    102) Ban posters like rox1 who wish a career-ending injury upon our own player
     
  4. MadMax

    MadMax Contributing Member

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    among my favorites:

    • Stop thinking there are more important statistics than wins and losses.
     
  5. Depressio

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    This one I agree with mostly! However, I enjoy Justice's comical writing.
     
  6. Landlord Landry

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    stop blaming the BCS. lol.
     
  7. ima_drummer2k

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    Hmmm. Sounds like someone's been reading the GARM...

    Never!
     
  8. rockets934life

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    Stop blaming Carlos Lee???...RIGHTTTTTTT
     
  9. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost not wrong
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    I'm beginning to wonder if Jerome Solomon writes this crap for free.
     
  10. Fyreball

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    Stop keeping Jerome Solomon employed in your city.
     
  11. leroy

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    I think you'd have to pay me to be that stupid.
     
  12. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost not wrong
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    He probably pays the Chronicle to publish his articles at this point.
     
  13. Scarface281

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    Some letting the radio hosts at 610 ask so many softball questions to Kubiak and let the reporters at the Kubiak Press Conference ask tough questions without worrying about being banned from the conference room.
     
  14. napalm06

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    Oh, right... so the way to become a good sports town is for our team to just be #1...

    Being a good sports town should not be tied to how easy your team is to root for (cough, Spurs & Lakers & Heat bandwagons).
     
  15. MadMax

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    i hear ya...but the truth is...with just a few notable exceptions...if you have a losing franchise, people aren't showing up or tuning in, no matter what city you're in.
     
  16. msn

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    Houston is a great sports town in its own right. You don't have to be Chicago--loving a bunch of losers--or Boston/New York, with their 100+ years of Major League heritage, to be a great sports town.

    When will these idiots finally appreciate that different cities have different cultures and learn to embrace what makes Houston unique instead of pointing to other cities like every other uncreative, lazy freaking hack in the country?

    Houston is a great sports town. Kiss my ass, Solomon, you half-witted hack.
     
  17. msn

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    I hadn't even bothered to read the drivel, but I gave it a click just for grins. I zipped through it quickly, only bothering to actually read a couple things.

    But the first and last items on the list are absolutely laced with irony. Nay, saturated and dripping with irony.

    [rquoter]Stop embarrassing the City of Houston.[/rquoter]

    You said it, Solomon. Tell that embarrassment of a sports section to write like you work in the fourth largest city in the nation, not like you work for your uncle Billy's rag in a small town, your sports "section" being the page opposite the soda shop's full-page ad.

    Stop it, indeed, Jerome. Stop it.

    You hack.
     
  18. msn

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    Precisely. Remember all the talking heads in '04 and '05 suddenly lauding Houston as a "great baseball town". Do they realize how inanely shallow that is?
     
  19. Uprising

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    ....win? It's all teams have to do and the city goes nuts. No more..."potential"....or "what ifs"
     
  20. MadMax

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    an even worse example was the Indians' resurgence in the mid-90's. the team was playing well..they got a new ballpark...and all of a sudden they were being referred to as if they were they Capitol of Baseball.

    what was forgotten was that they literally had seasons in the mid 80's where they averaged less than 10,000 per game.

    then they mixed a competitive team with a new ballpark to average around 30,000...now they're back down to averaging 22,000.

    BY THE WAY...I WOULD POINT OUT THAT THE FACT THAT THE HOUSTON TEXANS...AMONG THE MOST BORING, BLAND FRANCHISES IN PRO SPORTS OVER THE LAST 9 YEARS...HAS SOLD OUT EVERY GAME IN ITS EXISTENCE. AND THERE'S STILL A WAITING LIST TO BUY MORE.

    I'd argue that's pretty solid evidence that Houston is a good sports town.
     

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