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Thread: This makes "Bubba" look tame....
10-30-2012, 09:43 PM #1
This makes "Bubba" look tame....
All of us who were old enough to remember "Bubba" from the 1984 aftermath of the Detroit Tigers' last world championship....take a look at this. Anybody see this on the national news yesterday morning? Did it even make page 27 of a major newspaper? Nope. But bet your bottom dollar, if this had been a Tigers' celebration and had this happened here, Matt Lauer and every other member of the "media" would have been drooling about how horrible Detroit is. That's all we would have heard about. But because this happened in SF, all we heard was what a great feel good story the Giants are....
The networks also missed that these fools set this bus on fire, too.....
San Francisco Champ - Stupid Riot Destroy bus Part 1 - YouTube
San Francisco police seek to identify man who triggered burning of $1 million city bus | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports
10-30-2012, 10:04 PM #2
Some people are freaking idiots.
10-30-2012, 10:29 PM #3
That would never happen in a Canadian city.
10-30-2012, 10:40 PM #4
Seriously. Can you guys imagine if that exact same thing, the bus, the fire, the "F SF" chants, would have happened here???? Every major network would have fried us. I don't want to get political, but it does annoy me that something like this occurs in the more modern age than what we saw in 1984, yet we here next to nothing about it. Back then, Bubba was the symbol for why Detroit was such a dangerous place. Very, very hypocritical. This is the same reason why I think Detroit players are largely ignored for major awards- unless there performance is just too obvious for even the media to ignore.
10-30-2012, 10:58 PM #5
Yep, while I don't feel there's anti-Detroit broadcasts in game broadcasts, I do when it comes to celebration coverage. 4 Red Wing Stanley Cups, 2 American League pennants and 2 of 3 Pistons championships have gone off without a hitch in the past 25 years. While cities considered fashionable such as Boston, Montreal, Vancouver (x2) and San Francisco have all burned.
10-30-2012, 11:17 PM #6
Actually the "celebration" got so out of hand when the Red Sox won the Pennant in 2004 the police fired into the crowd and killed a young woman.
I have heard the national media mention this on the following occasions:
Mike Illitch & Crew: You maniacs! You blew it up! Damn you! Damn you all to hell!!
10-30-2012, 11:25 PM #7
I've actually heard the 1984 celebration issues mentioned in the national press as recently as a couple years ago. The way they spoke of them, you would think it was an all out riot here. Certainly there were issues, but I would say that youtube video in SF is pretty darn compelling. I wonder why Nancy Pelosi and her pals aren't all over this.....hmmm.....
As for major awards....gold glove-Austin nope....Avila...nope. Shocking. But Baltimore has three gold glove winners....ok.....
10-30-2012, 11:57 PM #8
I was in Detroit the night they won it in 1984, I was 19. I did not see a burning car, I just saw happy people high-fiving and whooping it up. But the national media always uses that.
I salute Rob Parker for one thing. Several years ago, at the height of the Detroit-Colorado NHL rivalry. This was in May of 1999........... A couple of yahoos from a Colorado station called Parker & Stoney on WDFN.........they said "How's things in Murder City?" and Rob replied "Well, we didn't have 15 kids killed around here....so we're fine". Oh, the Denver yahoos were totally offended........how dare you say that. Yeah, it was a cheap shot, but Rob was right. Don't throw that label at my city when you bastards aren't any better.World Series or Bust. Guess What? Bust........again.
10-31-2012, 12:09 AM #9
10-31-2012, 12:11 AM #10
That was Rob Parker's finest moment.
10-31-2012, 12:53 AM #11MotownSports Fan
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10-31-2012, 10:03 AM #14
I also remember that Parker moment... Can't believe the Denver radio hosts were that clueless. The only thing is I don't believe it was Parker and Stoney.... their show on WDFN only lasted a year or so before Wojo took over. It was probably Parker and the Man (Mark Wilson).
In a similar vein I always laugh when Chicago fans do the same thing about Detroit..
10-31-2012, 10:11 AM #15
And I would bet anyone that if Detroit had won and there was someone murdered on the other side of the city, that had nothing to do with celebrating....
"Man Murdered in Detroit World Series Celebration!""I'm disabled"
10-31-2012, 10:13 AM #16
Bubba illustrates the power of the narrative.
10-31-2012, 10:57 AM #17
You're right, Rob, Parker was with Mark Wilson when that happened.
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