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CITIES THAT MIGHT COME DOWN IF THEIR TEAM WINS A CHAMPIONSHIP

by Dr. C, Chicago Bull

When Keith Foulke threw the underhand lob to Doug Mientkiewicz to record the last out of the 2004 World Series, I found myself thinking about what might be left of Boston. Those New Englanders sure are crazy about the Sawks and Clam Chowder. But just how far would they take it, addled by plenty of booze? In 2004, 39 people were arrested, while 63 were injured. The USA Today report estimated tens of thousands that were around Fenway Park to celebrate. This time around, 37 people were arrested, with no major injuries to report. While I'm glad to hear things were a bit more settled, it got me thinking. Here's some other cities in America that could be in for some bad news if their team wins in the future:

Chicago: Wrigleyville
The Cubbies will be heading into their 100th anniversary of last winning a World Series next year. The team is good enough on paper to make it happen, and this was the scene after they clinched the division this year. Nothing bad happens, but you can see there's quite a bit of people out there on Addison and Clark. Now multiply that crowd by hundreds of thousands. That is not one place you'll be finding me if it comes down to the final out. I asked one my friends what he do if they won a few weeks ago, and he replied, "I don't even know, and I'm not sure if I would want to find out. Probably something bad".

Philadelaphia:
Philly fans are crazy. They too, like their booze. I mean how can you not laugh at that guy. What a true ambassador for the city. In a town that booed Santa Claus out of the Vet, and hasn't seen a championship of any kind since 1982, Philly would be a war zone with people tossing bombs like McNabb.

Cleveland:
The mistake by the lake hasn't seen a championship since 64' when the Browns blanked the Baltimore Colts. The Indians haven't won since 48', and the Cavs have never won it all. Cleveland could use Rick Vaughn next year to get them past the BoSox, so good luck with that one. I hear the California Penal Leagues are stocked full of talent. -->

Buffalo:
They've never seen a championship in Buffalo, and people are hungry for one... including this guy. I still laugh every time I watch that clip. Just imagine a ton of flames around that guy as he yells for the second time. He's a special spot in hell to welcome Dallas fans.

Oakland:
And finally, Oakland. I'll let the look in this guy's eyes do the talking. The A's are always good, just never good enough, and the Raiders continually suck. There are couple more cities that deserve mention, but here's an interesting fact I found: Of the five cities I listed, three are in the top ten for murder rates. Yep, people are dying for some wins out there.

(Photo courtesy of Boston Globe)

4 comment(s):

Arrowhead Addict said...

Kansas City would lose its mind if the Chiefs won a Super Bowl. Hell, K.C. would erupt if the Chiefs simply won a playoff game. Good list, though.

huey said...

My first thought was Seattle. The city has never won anything and they showed their ability riot a few years back at the WTO conference.

stalkingerinandrews said...

The Sonics won the NBA title in '79, the Storm won the WNBA title in '04, and the Metropolitans won a Stanley Cup in '17 . . . Yeah, I think all 3 count for Seattle not winning anything.

The Prophet said...

My first thought was Seattle. The city has never won anything and they showed their ability riot a few years back at the WTO conference.

Those were all 'ringer' hippies and socialists brought in to be agitators. Seattle would be better behaved if they won a title than Portland would and that's saying something...of course they won't be winning another NBA title any time soon...


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