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J.B.
06-21-2009, 02:43 AM
This is a Slideshow article I submitted to BleacherReport.com in honor of my favorite Matt Hughes moments. :cool:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/203401-greatest-matt-hughes-moments

VCURamFan
06-21-2009, 02:59 AM
You're all about some Bleacher Reports now, aren't you? :laugh:

I'll check it out as soon as Winner/Pearson is over.

J.B.
06-21-2009, 03:06 AM
You're all about some Bleacher Reports now, aren't you? :laugh:

I'll check it out as soon as Winner/Pearson is over.

Hey, I love to write man, what can I say.

I'm looking at going back to college to get a broadcasting degree right now to go into sports radio, so the freelance sports journalism stuff is good for me. Yes, I must say I am hooked. :laugh:

VCURamFan
06-21-2009, 03:08 AM
Hey, I love to write man, what can I say.

I'm looking at going back to college to get a broadcasting degree right now to go into sports radio, so the freelance sports journalism stuff is good for me. Yes, I must say I am hooked. :laugh:That's pretty awesome, man.

matthughesfan21
06-21-2009, 03:19 AM
Hey, I love to write man, what can I say.

I'm looking at going back to college to get a broadcasting degree right now to go into sports radio, so the freelance sports journalism stuff is good for me. Yes, I must say I am hooked. :laugh:
I hope it works out for ya...I wouldn't listen though because we rarely agree on sports despite both being avid sports fans:laugh:

have you seen the comeback cubbies by the way the last 3 days...hasn't been easy, but i'm hoping, just hoping this is a momentum switching time where we can get on track

J.B.
06-21-2009, 03:25 AM
I hope it works out for ya...I wouldn't listen though because we rarely agree on sports despite both being avid sports fans:laugh:

have you seen the comeback cubbies by the way the last 3 days...hasn't been easy, but i'm hoping, just hoping this is a momentum switching time where we can get on track

Look at it this way, we ARE both here. :wink:

The Cubs may just turn things around, I think Lou is using a new form of denture paste or something...:tongue0011:

matthughesfan21
06-21-2009, 03:30 AM
Look at it this way, we ARE both here. :wink:

The Cubs may just turn things around, I think Lou is using a new form of denture paste or something...:tongue0011:
I don't know, but friday's game was just stellar...coming from 7 down for an 8-7 win...I really like Kerry Wood and wish they would have kept him instead of that bum Kevin Gregg, but if he is going to blow 2 saves, now is a good time(for the cubs at least)....and yes we are both here, but unless you are doing an all mma show, we might have some differences:laugh: :laugh:

it would be like a strict conservative listening to far-left liberal radio all day:wink: :laugh:

J.B.
06-21-2009, 03:40 AM
I don't know, but friday's game was just stellar...coming from 7 down for an 8-7 win...I really like Kerry Wood and wish they would have kept him instead of that bum Kevin Gregg, but if he is going to blow 2 saves, now is a good time(for the cubs at least)....and yes we are both here, but unless you are doing an all mma show, we might have some differences:laugh: :laugh:

it would be like a strict conservative listening to far-left liberal radio all day:wink: :laugh:

No, because I am not a far-left liberal by any stretch of the imagination. :laugh:

Actually, one of the things I hope is that by the time I would actually get my own time on the air, which would likely be a couple years down the road, I would like to do a show that focuses primarily on MMA and Boxing.

Or maybe I will go get a job at WGN and do color commentary for the Cubs games, then you will be FORCED to listen to me :tongue0011:

MattHughesRocks
06-21-2009, 03:46 AM
:applause:

Bravo!

matthughesfan21
06-21-2009, 03:47 AM
No, because I am not a far-left liberal by any stretch of the imagination. :laugh:

Actually, one of the things I hope is that by the time I would actually get my own time on the air, which would likely be a couple years down the road, I would like to do a show that focuses primarily on MMA and Boxing.

Or maybe I will go get a job at WGN and do color commentary for the Cubs games, then you will be FORCED to listen to me :tongue0011:i wasn't tagging your political affiliation or anyone else's...it was just a comparison pulled from a hat


and you would never get a job as the cubs color guy...you might get it at wgn, but you'd work the sox games....if you were the cubs commentator and started talking down on them, you wouldn't have that job for very long:laugh:



btw, i liked the slideshow....the only thing I would have liked to see added is the takedown of trigg during ufc 52 after the ballshot

J.B.
06-21-2009, 03:53 AM
i wasn't tagging your political affiliation or anyone else's...it was just a comparison pulled from a hat


and you would never get a job as the cubs color guy...you might get it at wgn, but you'd work the sox games....if you were the cubs commentator and started talking down on them, you wouldn't have that job for very long:laugh:



btw, i liked the slideshow....the only thing I would have liked to see added is the takedown of trigg during ufc 52 after the ballshot

I know, I was just kidding with you. But for the record, if I ever did work in the on-air part of radio, or whatever, I would be forced to be unbiased, and I would be. There are times you can insert those things, but not too much, and not too often. Honestly, I would more than likely be a producer with my audio backround, and then only if the right show idea came along would I even really get to be on air. I don't plan on being anybody's sidekick for any extended period of time :laugh:

matthughesfan21
06-21-2009, 03:56 AM
I know, I was just kidding with you. But for the record, if I ever did work in the on-air part of radio, or whatever, I would be forced to be unbiased, and I would be. There are times you can insert those things, but not too much, and not too often. Honestly, I would more than likely be a producer with my audio backround, and then only if the right show idea came along would I even really get to be on air. I don't plan on being anybody's sidekick for any extended period of time :laugh:
the thing about bias is, if you are doing color commentary for a team, you have a certain amount of bias that you are basically required to show...and if you are doing any Chicago sports show, you gotta show love or constructive criticism for chicago teams.....audio or on camera, whatever it is, I wish you the best of luck:wink:

J.B.
06-21-2009, 04:01 AM
the thing about bias is, if you are doing color commentary for a team, you have a certain amount of bias that you are basically required to show...and if you are doing any Chicago sports show, you gotta show love or constructive criticism for chicago teams.....audio or on camera, whatever it is, I wish you the best of luck:wink:

I agree with you, and there are certain degrees of personalization that is considered acceptable, but sometimes people take it too far. Doing Color commentary is one thing, but look at Hawk Harrelson, he does the play by play, and he is VERY BIASED, but I do love the Hawk :laugh:

Hey!! Harry Caray was drunk half the time, but he was awesome! :)
http://webpages.charter.net/graigsmith/Harry_Caray.jpg


Thanks BTW :wink:

matthughesfan21
06-21-2009, 04:06 AM
I agree with you, and there are certain degrees of personalization that is considered acceptable, but sometimes people take it too far. Doing Color commentary is one thing, but look at Hawk Harrelson, he does the play by play, and he is VERY BIASED, but I do love the Hawk :laugh:

Hey!! Harry Carry was drunk half the time, but he was awesome! :)

Thanks BTW :wink:I wish Hawk would retire

YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOARD....YES
I wish when Lee and Soto hit back to backs on him, Len or bob woulda done that during the cubs commentary just to piss him off



Harry was a little on the alcoholic side, but we love him on the northside....I like listening to old games with Brickhouse as well....him and Harry are legends by way of the Cubbie airwaves....Brickhouse worked sox games as well, and harry worked with the cardinals before the cubs. Hey, even they can't be perfect:laugh:

J.B.
06-21-2009, 04:18 AM
I wish Hawk would retire

YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOARD....YES
I wish when Lee and Soto hit back to backs on him, Len or bob woulda done that during the cubs commentary just to piss him off

Harry was a little on the alcoholic side, but we love him on the northside....I like listening to old games with Brickhouse as well....him and Harry are legends by way of the Cubbie airwaves....Brickhouse worked sox games as well, and harry worked with the cardinals before the cubs. Hey, even they can't be perfect:laugh:

Ya know, I heard something on the radio that made me literally wake up laughing. Sometimes I fall asleep with sports radio on, and I kinda half wake up and hear what they are saying through the night or day, depending on my schedule.

Anyway, I heard them talking about giving Kerry Wood a tribute when he came back to town with the Indians. Then Cubs fans started calling in saying that they should wait until Wood retires, and doing all this tribute stuff is ridiculous. One guy mentioned Joe Crede getting a tribute when he came back to The Cell with the Twins, and said the Sox are lame for having him on a statue outside the ballpark.

The next caller was a White Sox fan, who quickly responded; "Hey that guy was a World Series hero, but you guys wouldn't know about that would ya? The only statues you got is of drunken broadcasters!"

I have to admit, I LOL'D :laugh:

matthughesfan21
06-21-2009, 04:21 AM
Ya know, I heard something on the radio that made me literally wake up laughing. Sometimes I fall asleep with sports radio on, and I kinda half wake up and hear what they are saying through the night or day, depending on my schedule.

Anyway, I heard them talking about giving Kerry Wood a tribute when he came back to town with the Indians. Then Cubs fans started calling in saying that they should wait until Wood retires, and doing all this tribute stuff is ridiculous. One guy mentioned Joe Crede getting a tribute when he came back to The Cell with the Twins, and said the Sox are lame for having him on a statue outside the ballpark.

The next caller was a White Sox fan, who quickly responded; "Hey that guy was a World Series hero, but you guys wouldn't know about that would ya? The only statues you got is of drunken broadcasters!"

I have to admit, I LOL'D :laugh:
:angry: hey our statues are not of just drunken broadcasters....we have mr. cub at there now.....oh and, you have a statue of Crede? thats just stupid

J.B.
06-21-2009, 04:32 AM
:angry: hey our statues are not of just drunken broadcasters....we have mr. cub at there now.....oh and, you have a statue of Crede? thats just stupid

Hey, I was not the one who said it. It was caller on the radio, I was just saying it made me LOL.

AND

The statue is NOT just of Crede, they have the other players from the 05 series too. We won the World Seires man, don't hate! :laugh:

matthughesfan21
06-21-2009, 04:34 AM
Hey, I was not the one who said it. It was caller on the radio, I was just saying it made me LOL.

AND

The statue is NOT just of Crede, they have the other players from the 05 series too. We won the World Seires man, don't hate! :laugh:I don't know what your statue looks like at all, judging by what you wrote...I thought it was just a statue of Crede, which would be ridiculous...sure he helped win a world series, but to give an average at best, still active 3B a statue would be kind of dumb...The cubs have statues, but they are deserving

J.B.
06-21-2009, 04:40 AM
I don't know what your statue looks like at all, judging by what you wrote...I thought it was just a statue of Crede, which would be ridiculous...sure he helped win a world series, but to give an average at best, still active 3B a statue would be kind of dumb...The cubs have statues, but they are deserving

They have a bunch of statues out there, I have not been down to the Cell since early last season, and I honestly don't remember what all of them are. I know they added some, but one is the group of guys in a huddle after winning the WS, and Crede is in that one. I think they have more now.

This vid is for you bro, you gotta love the guy at 4:54 with a sign that says "Used my rent money for this"...lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ewi_5GofBI

matthughesfan21
06-21-2009, 04:44 AM
that vid is ok, I guess it would be great for a fan of the team, but from an onlooker, its nothing special...anyteam with more than 60 wins could make a vid just as good

J.B.
06-21-2009, 04:45 AM
that vid is ok, I guess it would be great for a fan of the team, but from an onlooker, its nothing special...anyteam with more than 60 wins could make a vid just as good

:laugh:

Or any team who has won a WS in the last century I suppose... :tongue0011:

matthughesfan21
06-21-2009, 04:46 AM
:laugh:

Or any team who has won a WS in the last century I suppose... :tongue0011:the WS has nothing to do with that...Its a vid from 2008, a season where both teams from Chicago lost in the ALDS....nothing was that special from the sox that I remember last season, a good season? yes, but a memorable one, not that I can remember

J.B.
06-21-2009, 05:01 AM
the WS has nothing to do with that...Its a vid from 2008, a season where both teams from Chicago lost in the ALDS....nothing was that special from the sox that I remember last season, a good season? yes, but a memorable one, not that I can remember

I was just taking a stab at you my Cubby friend....

The grander point in what I was saying is that you can see how dedicated White Sox fans are. I know Cubs fans are too, can't we all just get along? :laugh:

matthughesfan21
06-21-2009, 05:06 AM
I was just taking a stab at you my Cubby friend....

The grander point in what I was saying is that you can see how dedicated White Sox fans are. I know Cubs fans are too, can't we all just get along? :laugh:some are, but more need to be, bump up those attendance numbers...only a 30k game average, cubbies averaged 40k with a smaller stadium:wink:


can't we all get along? are you serious?



http://marcvz.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/caution-this-is-sparta.jpg

J.B.
06-21-2009, 05:09 AM
some are, but more need to be, bump up those attendance numbers...only a 30k game average, cubbies averaged 40k with a smaller stadium:wink:


can't we all get along? are you serious?



http://marcvz.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/caution-this-is-sparta.jpg

Okay then...:laugh:

It's on my friend...:wink:

http://i19.tinypic.com/48dz52t.jpg

J.B.
06-21-2009, 05:12 AM
Ya know what, this is crazy...let's put a stop to this madness and take it to a PM or separate thread. This thread was supposed to be about Matt and my homage to him. Not my journalism and Cubs hatred. :wink:

matthughesfan21
06-21-2009, 05:15 AM
http://www.cantstopthebleeding.com/img/White.Sox.Manager.Ossie.jpg

http://bp2.blogger.com/_9R5LOiC-VYc/Rn-nfUOsIuI/AAAAAAAAAMo/CWOpd82xLkk/s320/baggy+sox+fan.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1282/623820568_ed36fa00b5.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/04Ycgn7epd6pu/340x.jpg

matthughesfan21
06-21-2009, 05:15 AM
Ya know what, this is crazy...let's put a stop to this madness and take it to a PM or separate thread. This thread was supposed to be about Matt and my homage to him. Not my journalism and Cubs hatred. :wink:haha true, somehow it turned into a chicago sports thread haha...I did give you one line about the OP:laugh:

J.B.
06-21-2009, 05:18 AM
http://www.cantstopthebleeding.com/img/White.Sox.Manager.Ossie.jpg

http://bp2.blogger.com/_9R5LOiC-VYc/Rn-nfUOsIuI/AAAAAAAAAMo/CWOpd82xLkk/s320/baggy+sox+fan.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1282/623820568_ed36fa00b5.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/04Ycgn7epd6pu/340x.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii94/TheWalkingDude/1187330432418.jpg

Bonnie
06-21-2009, 06:03 AM
Good job, JB! I love the shot (pic) of Matt taking the knee to Serra. Poetry in motion! Beautiful! :)

J.B.
06-21-2009, 06:22 AM
Good job, JB! I love the shot (pic) of Matt taking the knee to Serra. Poetry in motion! Beautiful! :)

Thanks Bonnie! :)

Happy to bring this thread back down to earth! :laugh:

Boomer
06-21-2009, 07:34 AM
:headbanger: Great stuff JB!