Totally Badass Sign

April 20, 2008 – 11:58 pm by Hickey

One of my biggest pet peeves involves people who go to ballgames and hold up completely lame signs that turn the call letters of the TV station covering the game into some inane message. Usually, it looks something like this:

Eva Longoria Loves
Spurs
Parker
Nudity

Don’t even get me started on the people who spell out message with call letters that aren’t even at the beginning of words.

IF
O
nly
SoX fans new how too spel

But once every blue moon — more likely every other blue moon — there is actually a sign worth showing on the TV screen. And it happened during Sunday’s Cubs-Pirates telecast on WGN in the top of the 9th inning just before the game ended. The camera flashed to a guy holding up a sign with this message:

2008 Wish List
1. World Series
2. Girlfriend
3. New Job

Announcers Len Kasper and Bob Brenly were clearly taken aback by this piece of artwork, and responded with something to the effect of “I don’t know what to say about that” or “Good luck with that.” All I know is my 2008 Wish List had all three of those items on it as well. Only I didn’t think of putting them in the form of signage. So good work, guy, whoever you were.

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  2. Yes, those are annoying, especially the non-first letter ones. But one of my favorites was from a Bears game late in the particularly inept 2004 season. The game was on CBS (at Soldier Field nonetheless) and the sign said this:
    Caution:
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    Sleeping

    While we’re at it, can people stop making the fucking “D – #(fence)” signs. That is SOOOO overdone and cliche, and it was about 15 years ago. Really, you’re not original, nor funny so don’t fucking do it. And let’s get all the networks to stop showing these idiots.

    By Charlie on Apr 22, 2008

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