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The biggest reason to root for the Red Sox in the World Series

Oct 23, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

I’m sorry. I just … I just can’t. You have won, Red Sox Nation. Please tell me where I go to be issued my beard.

In other news: I am so sorry Lorde, wherever you are. I wouldn’t blame you if you returned to New Zealand and hid for the rest of your life after this.

(thanks to our own Drew Silva for pointing this out. I guess)

  1. Drew Silva - Oct 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Allow me to further feed the wolves …

    From 2011 …

    From 1982 …

    YouTube should have never allowed Midwest access.

    • Drew Silva - Oct 23, 2013 at 12:44 PM

      Can’t get this one to embed, but it’s a personal favorite …

      • perryt200 - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:59 PM

        The funny part is that What the Fox says only arrived in the Midwest last week.

      • paperlions - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM

        Holy shit, now my ears are bleeding. How did you get the bleeding stopped?

      • gostlcards5 - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:30 PM

        I only watched the first one, but you are the man, Drew.

  2. cohnjusack - Oct 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Fuck it, I’m rooting for the Red Sox now too. I would rather experience the joy of this person’s hopes being crushed than they joy of another Cardinals WS victory.

    • stex52 - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      I will succeed in rooting for the Cards for only one reason, Cohn. I refuse to watch these videos. If I did, God knows where it would go.

  3. aceshigh11 - Oct 23, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Alright, fuck these smug pricks.

    I can’t wait to piss on the Cardinals’ grave now. A four-game sweep a’la 2004 is now in order.

    • paperlions - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:17 PM

      …because one can’t go to youtube and find a similar compilation of songs put out by Red Sox fans?

      Aren’t you a proponent of “fans everywhere are the same”? Except, apparently, when you want to ignore that fact.

      • cohnjusack - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      • aceshigh11 - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:28 PM

        Just calm down and dispense with the high and mighty attitude.

        I’m already a Red Sox…this is just throwing blood in the water.

    • indaburg - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      I dunno. The race for annoying, smug fan base between the Cardinals and Red Sox is as close to call as the actual World Series. I have no one to cheer.

      I was leaning Cardinals before seeing this video because I don’t actually know any Cards fans personally, while the Sox fans I do know are barely tolerable now (baseball-wise–we get along just fine otherwise).

      • aceshigh11 - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:59 PM

        I don’t think Red Sox fans are smug, but some of them are VERY obnoxious, rude and overbearing, especially around the Boston area.

      • indaburg - Oct 23, 2013 at 5:56 PM

        Around these parts, they can be. The former New Englanders living in Tampa Bay are mighty smug about the Sox’s history (mostly “cursed” I remind them), how much nicer their stadium is (with that monstrosity and puke green paint and tiny seats) and how many more fans they have (well, you’ve been around forever. You should have a lot of fans!) Smug, I tells ya. We have many good natured arguments.

      • unclemosesgreen - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:14 PM

        Et tu Burgie? Ouch.

      • indaburg - Oct 24, 2013 at 7:18 AM

        Ha! I’ll have to listen to gloating and in that Boston accent, no less.

        I feel so, so much better about the way my carpets played against the Sox all seasons. You’re making many very good teams look foolish.

      • unclemosesgreen - Oct 24, 2013 at 8:00 AM

        The accent is terrible – but it’s not as bad as listening to Jimmy Fallon or Alec Baldwin mangle it.

        Just remember that some Sawks fans actually have hearts – & like soccer & teddy bears & such.

      • indaburg - Oct 24, 2013 at 8:22 AM

        Unicorns and rainbows too?

        Yes, in spite of myself, I’ve developed a fondness for some Sox fans. Damn bleeding heart.

      • unclemosesgreen - Oct 24, 2013 at 8:32 AM

        Rainbows are cool – but let me be totally clear about one thing – fuck unicorns. Their name is short for ‘uniquely corny’.

      • indaburg - Oct 24, 2013 at 9:13 AM

        You’ve just crushed middle school girls everywhere. This is like finding out Justin Bieber is actually a pretty lesbian in disguise, as I’ve long suspected.

      • unclemosesgreen - Oct 24, 2013 at 9:16 AM

        That’s funny – cuz I made him for a completely undisguised white-trash hoser. Someday some hero will break through his security cordon & administer to him a thoroughly deserved best-down. A video of this event would definitely break the internets.

  4. kennj1957 - Oct 23, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    I am rooting for the other guy…LOL. And that is not the Red Sox, I hope they lose all their games!

  5. cincinata - Oct 23, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Yes, it is annoying, but we hear a lot about the Boston Strong nonsense too. They are so strong, that less than half of the people attending the 4th of July celebration attended this past Summer. How “strong” is that? It seems to me that a lot of people didn’t want to take a chance of going to the concert. Maybe they should rename the people as Boston chickens.

    Otherwise, these kind of presentations do not help play the game. It just does pump up the fans (for good or not).

    • pastabelly - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM

      says the brave guy beyond the keyboard. boston strong is about pride of the cops and everyday people who helped out on that day and those who raise money for the victims. it’s about the one fund. what is nonsense is you, not boston

      • cincinata - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:29 PM

        Well then. Lets say Boston Police/Firefighters Strong. It doesn’t extend to the Sox or the ballpark. Why not?

    • onearmdragon - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      Troll. Pathetic weak little troll

    • jwbiii - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:38 PM

      less than half of the people attending the 4th of July celebration attended this past Summer

      I am trying to derive some meaning from this phrase. The only way this makes sense is if Boston is in the southern hemisphere and that July 4th is not in the summer.

      • cincinata - Oct 23, 2013 at 5:06 PM

        Well then. Just so you understand, because you are from South Boston, no doubt. I will write clearly and in caps. LESS THAN HALF OF THE PEOPLE (NORMALLY) ATTENDING THE 4TH OF JULY CLEEBRATION ATTENDED THIS PAST SUMMER. Now do you understand?

  6. pastabelly - Oct 23, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    While I’m a Sox fan, this Cardinals stuff doesn’t bother me. It’s somewhat heartland/midwestern. That stuff doesn’t wash well on the east coast, but also not meant for us.

    • ptfu - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:23 PM

      It’s not heartland/midwestern (whatever that means). It’s Cardinals-themed crap. These are not the same thing.

      This stuff doesn’t wash well in the Heartland/Midwest or anywhere else, except among those already drinking the Cardinals kool-aid.

  7. baseballici0us - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    for what it’s worth, Craig, that’s not actually Lorde.

    • baseballici0us - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:05 PM

      and for what it’s worth, Licious, Craig never implied it was.

      *foot in my mouth

      • chiadam - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:06 PM

        take a lap.

      • baseballici0us - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:45 PM

        ugh! ….fine.

  8. rbj1 - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    I’m rooting for the sweet, sweet Asteroid of Doom®

    • indaburg - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      High five.

      • rbj1 - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:02 PM


  9. chiadam - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    The Cards could win the next ten World Series but their fans will still wake up every day in a toilet bowl of a city.

    • cohnjusack - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      What hurts most is that you’re right…

    • redbirdfan - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:16 PM

      We’re not all from St. Louis.

      • paperlions - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:03 PM

        …and we don’t all still live there either.

        FWIW, all cities are cesspools. If you don’t live in or near one, it is shocking how dirty they are when you drive through or near one.

      • cohnjusack - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:20 PM

        True. I now live in New York. Aside from crush of 8 million people crammed onto a series of small islands, the constant smell of garbage, the fact that everyone is kind of a dick, the huge problem with housing costs that have basically forced anyone who does not make a significant sum of money deep into the boroughs, the 12 years of an oligarch mayor, the fact that the police here are completely incapable of solving a crime that doesn’t involve hippies sitting in a park, the stop-and-frisk-war on people of color and that I spend every day dreaming of a place that doesn’t so closely resemble hell, New York is a wonderful city.

      • NatsLady - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:16 PM

        Actually, DC is beautiful, breathtakingly beautiful (There are some ratty sections, but…). You can hate it, but you can’t deny its beauty.

      • paperlions - Oct 23, 2013 at 5:39 PM

        Yeah, I can. I’ve been there, and it is fine as far as cites go, but like most cities it is covered in concrete and asphalt. Concrete and asphalt are not “breathtakingly beautiful” no matter how they are formed. The only time one could persuasively argue that a city looks beautiful is at night when it is lit up and you are far enough away that the noise and smell aren’t noticeable. And all cities stink and are loud assaults on the senses. You may not realize it because you are inured to the smells and horrific cacophony of sound, but they all stink and they are all atrociously loud.

      • indaburg - Oct 23, 2013 at 7:22 PM

        Most major cities have their beautiful, breathtaking sections, and their ratty sections, Natslady.

      • js20011041 - Oct 23, 2013 at 7:48 PM

        I’d say Tampa pushes you on that assertion. Virtually everything in the city limits is a shit hole. It’s a pretend city with a pretend downtown. For all the money, even South Tampa, Bayshore, and Davis Island are all overrated. It’s depressing to even think about living there.

  10. chrisernst82 - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Craig might be the worst so called sports writer ive ever seen. We got it you hate the Cardinals, good for you. Ive never seen any one website that was set up to for the whole MLB regarding news and stories that put so much hate out there against one team.

    Im sure if you wanted to you could finds a bunch of tools from Boston and post their videos but you wont because you hate the Cardinals. Jealous, idiotic fools like you should never have the platform you do to spew your hatred.

    From what I understand you are a Braves fan. And ive noticed you have posted almost all of your hate videos since your team got knocked out of the playoffs. So I will chalk this up to jealousy. Which cracks me up, I could understand all this whining from a teenager who just got his girlfriend stolen. But an adult who writes for an NBC website? I never would have guessed how big of a whiny baby you are. Keep trying to make Cardinal fans and people who come from the Midwest out to be some sort of trash. When you are just jealous, Cardinals fans and people generally from the Midwest are the people who make it possible for you ungrateful people to live your life where and how you do.

    You have lost at least one of your most loyal readers in me. Why because of your childish hatred for a team. You should use your hatred and platform to actually change an opinion on an issue that actually matters, but you wont. Because you have pent up jealousy for a team that plays a GAME. Just because your team cant win no matter how “good” they supposedly are. So spend your offseason bragging cause you bought some more high priced players and I will spend mine enjoying my pennant and possible world series trophy. All you are is a troll with his own platform and a pretty horrible writer.

    • rbj1 - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      Lighten up, Francis. It’s called having fun with this Whirled Serious.

    • gostlcards5 - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      Not really. While I don’t have all the vitriol toward Craig that chrisernst does, I agree with his sentiment. I thought that the changing of the song and the video were rather creative. I say that, knowing that if the song and video were “You Will Never Be Red Sox” (the rhythm works nicely for it, by the way), I would think that it was still rather creative.

      If Craig had found mashup songs/videos of the Red Sox, his reaction would not be the same (as evidenced above, by cohnjusack showing a Red Sox video). He simply wants another reason to spew Cardinal hate. It’s pathetic, really.

      • gostlcards5 - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        As for the WS itself, I can’t wait for it to start. I think that it’s going to be awesome, no matter which team wins. They’re very similarly built teams, the best in their leagues this year, etc, etc…all the stuff you’ve heard/read. Plus, I have an old friend from HS with whom I am certain to be engaged in trash-talking wars with on FB, because he is a Red Sox fan. That will be fun.

        Good luck, Sox (and fans) and GO CARDINALS!

    • cohnjusack - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      Here’s a summary of this post:

      “Craig hates Cardinals fans. I will now spend the next 8 paragraphs showing why that hatred of 100% justified”.

      • gostlcards5 - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:32 PM

        That’s the summary of most of his posts for the last 3-4 weeks, isn’t it?

        Nice to know that some things are consistent.

      • cohnjusack - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:40 PM

        Ahh, I think you’re slightly confused. I was summarizing chrisernst82 post.

      • gostlcards5 - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:14 PM

        Ah, you’re right. My fault. If it had been written by Craig, it would have read: “I hate the Cardinals and their fans…etc.”

    • raysfan1 - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      Fairly high on the most annoying type of fans list are the ones who are so serious about their fandom that they can’t take a freaking joke, and that’s all Craig’s post was. By the way, he’s been accused of hating every team in both leagues at one time or another, including his own Braves (most recently after referring to them as Barves). Get over yourselves or go ahead and leave. Don’t let the door hit you in the backside on your way out. Anything, just quit whining.

      • gostlcards5 - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:29 PM

        So, that would include idiots who don’t realize when other fans are making jokes, which is what I’m doing. I do this in hopes of harassing Craig for his constant Cardinals vitriol, which is much evidenced as real, based on his repeated articles about them (some with misleading context, etc.), blah blah etc. It’s basically like satire, which you obviously don’t understand.

        If you knew me at all, you would know that I am a baseball fan, then a Cardinals fan (albeit a proud one). If you knew my personal history, you would know that I do not need to “get over” myself. I am a relatively intelligent, self-aware, but very flawed, human being.

        Now, I would thank you to not troll my post, at least without knowing what you’re talking about. Have a great day!

      • raysfan1 - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:33 PM

        Wasn’t you I was intending to respond to; chrisernst was clearly not joking.

      • gostlcards5 - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:35 PM

        Oh, and since my senile self forgot about the first post already…the 2:19 and 2:23 posts are more of a statement of fact than anything. I believe that Craig is joking, but it is steered toward the Cardinals, because of his disdain for them….the whole “every joke contains a little bit of truth” mentality. The truth in the joke is that he needs a reason to spread his Cardinals hate.

        Not that I expect you to understand that either. HAGD (again)!

      • raysfan1 - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:35 PM

        Sorry for the mix up. I got that you were just having fun.

      • gostlcards5 - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:38 PM

        Well, then clearly I should apologize for overreacting. I’ve had an exceptionally rough week or two (goes back to the personal history I mentioned). Giving Craig some crap helps me to embrace my humor and stay away from the dark side….(ha ha)

      • raysfan1 - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:53 PM

        No sweat.

        For myself, I have a bit of a soft spot for both teams, so I want nothing more than both to play well.

      • gostlcards5 - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:19 PM

        Agreed. I think that the series will be great. Good baseball to watch with my sons. :)

    • bigmeechy74 - Oct 24, 2013 at 10:44 AM

      you seem pretty cool

  11. yousuxxors - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    between Boston’s karma and the cardinal way I hope the stadium explodes

  12. vanquish0916 - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    It’s funny ’cause she doesn’t say Royals

  13. spudchukar - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    While there is some evidence to support the fact that “fan” is not a derivative of “fanatic” it should be even if it isn’t. No matter the outcome, one sad fact remains. In a matter of days there will be no meaningful Baseball until April. Enjoy it while it lasts.

  14. jkcalhoun - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Is this confirmed? I will never be [a] Cardinal?

    What a relief.

  15. footballfan01 - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    I’m rooting for Bane.

  16. bigmeechy74 - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    The city of Boston still has to answer for this though…

    • js20011041 - Oct 23, 2013 at 7:54 PM

      The 80s were such schizophrenic decade. On one hand, you had some awesome moves and decent music. On the other hand you had, well, this.

      • bigmeechy74 - Oct 24, 2013 at 10:46 AM

        Yeah I know. Honestly the 80’s is my favorite decade for music

  17. jhaegs - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Still not as annoying as people from “Bahston”. You know what most Cards fans do when they see this crap? They laugh at how stupid it is. You act like we sing and dance along like a bunch of fucking idiots. Rally Squirrel was stupid, and I’m sure they’ll find something stupid to market every year in order to sell shirts. They use it as something to talk about in between games, and hope it draws people that aren’t actually fans of the game. Craig, you’re the king of talking about stupid shit, so this should be right up your alley. You’re tabloid-esque writing is pitiful. Kanye and Kim? Really? You lose what little credibility you had for writing an them. Do you ever write about the sport itself, or are you assigned to covering the drama that no sports fan really wants to hear? You call Cardinals fans smug??? You are the most condescending “writer” I have ever come across. You are a troll that cares more about article views, than how people view you as a person. POS articles from a POS person. Do us all a favor and go work for TMZ or the National Inquirer, and stop pretending to be a sports “expert”.

  18. 1historian - Oct 23, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Bluegrass superstar Sam Bush, who is a huge Cardinals fan, will be in Boston Saturday night.

    Should be interesting.

  19. stlouis1baseball - Oct 25, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    CC: Admittedly…I refused to even link on this article due to the title.
    And I am sooo glad that I finally did so.
    One of the cheesiest things I have ever seen and/or heard in my 41 years of life.
    I laughed so hard my Wife came into the room to check it out.

    “We crave an Oct-tober buzz.” Bwahahaha! Great stuff. Thanks fellas’. I mean that.

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