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Would the REAL Fans, Please Stand Up?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 6, 2011

Warriors owner Joe Lacob was being interviewed in Philadelphia yesterday. He was asked a question about bloggers and he responded with this: “They aren’t real fans because they don’t buy season tickets.” Well excuse me Mr. Lacob, but you can go fuck yourself. If this guy is so far out of touch with reality that the only fans of his team that he’s willing to acknowledge are the ones who hand over thousands of dollars a year to him, as I said, he can go fuck himself. Joe Lacob should fall down on his knees and thank God that there are any Warrior fans anywhere! I’m not going to list off the obvious reasons why Warrior fans don’t ALL buy expensive season ticket packages. The reasons are obvious, or at least they should be to anybody but a fool….

What does Lacob think about the fans who buy walk-up tickets? I wonder if he’s able to hide his disdain for them. “Look at that family of four,” he thinks to himself. “Vile beings, only willing to purchase a single game ticket. Despicable…”

I don’t go to Warrior games anymore for a lot of reasons. One big one is that I just hate the commute from the South Bay at that time of day. But the other main reason is that…..they suck. And they’ve sucked forever. If they improved and I decided to jump on the band wagon I wonder if Lacob would refuse to sell me a jersey if I’m not a season ticket holder? I’ve got a City shirt that I bought at the last game I went to a couple of years ago. I guess I should stop wearing it…..

What if I watch a game on TV? Is that a no-no in Lacob-World? From now on, I’ll just feel too guilty to watch a W’s game on tv knowing their owner thinks I’m a fraud…..

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  1. dirtnrocksnreno said, on March 6, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Yeah but Paul’s TA is hot.

  2. Nipper said, on March 6, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Warriors suck. I used to go but got tired of going to Oakland from the South Bay. We should have a team in SJ. The NBA only has a very few teams that really contend for anything. The rest are just the “Washington Generals” and the Warriors are one of those teams.

  3. twinfan said, on March 6, 2011 at 8:34 am

    There are many reasons why a “true fan” may not attend games or purchase season tickets, that was a stupid coment by Lacob. Obviously, pricing for decent seats is a factor, health, housing prices driving families out of the immediate Bay Area..the list goes on. The man needs to concentrate on fielding a competitive team first…

  4. xootsuit said, on March 6, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I think he meant to say season ticket holders are the fans management truly cares about.

    • Flavor said, on March 6, 2011 at 9:51 am

      that isn’t much better……..

    • xootsuit said, on March 6, 2011 at 10:02 am


      • Flavor said, on March 6, 2011 at 10:05 am

        got it. Sorry, I miss sarcastic comments sometimes

  5. delmardennis said, on March 6, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I guess Lacob said he was thinking of vitriolic e-mailers, not bloggers, when he suggested they’re usually not real fans or season-ticket-holders. Said, “If anything, I’ve been incredibly accessible to fans and the internet community particularly… I embrace the online community.”

    Whatfuckingever. He can still go fuck himself. So too Andris Biedrins. 31% from the foul line. That’s a goddamn disgrace. The worst part is that is pathetic foul shooting has made him afraid of going to the basket for fear of getting fouled and embarrassing himself at the charity stripe. Fuck you, you worthless coward. My same baseball creed should apply to the NBA…NO Whitey.

  6. dirtnrocksnreno said, on March 6, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Who you calling Slim Shady?

  7. Flavor said, on March 6, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I thought today’s BB might encourage PaulinAsia to stop by more often……

  8. dirtnrocksnreno said, on March 6, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Meanwhile Philly has lost Werth to FA, has some dude with a busted hand in the outfield and Utley taking the needle. Halliday, Lee, Oswalt, Hamels and Blanton? Halliday and Hamels are the two I would pick from that group to make it through the year. NL contenders? Pfffft.

  9. Flavor said, on March 6, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Now Lacob is saying he wasn’t talking about bloggers, but rather the nasty emails he gets from *fans*. He went on to praise himself for his online openness with *fans*. If this guy doesn’t know the difference between a blogger and an emailer, he’s more out of touch than I thought…….
    The Phillies, as I’ve said for months now, don’t really scare me. They’ve got a good rotation, it’s not better than ours. They have a worse/more unreliable closer. And their position players are aging big time and now they’ve got a hole so big in their OF you could fit a *Rowand* in it. Not good, not good at all……..

  10. dirtnrocksnreno said, on March 6, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Just another reason the NBA is a fucking joke. Players and ownership alienate the fans but the money keeps rolling in. I haven’t watched in years. Last time I attended a game was at least 12-15 years ago and that was just to check out the staples center. The Warriors were in town and pulled off an improbable win. I rooted for the dubs just to piss off all the Lakers fans.

  11. Kevin said, on March 6, 2011 at 11:24 am

    That sounds like an owner whose bottom line is money, the Warriors won’t be putting a winning team on the floor any time soon. With that said, I am about to become a warrior fan since the Sac Kings are about to be the Anahiem…whatever they are going to call them

  12. ewisco said, on March 6, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I thought lacob was smarter than that. As for Biedrins, 18 minutes, 0 rebounds. zero! i think i’ve only been to one or two warriors games ever. used to watch them though, tv sound off, bill king, on. that guy was a magician with words.

  13. xootsuit said, on March 6, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Kentucky, whose road record is terrible, pulled off a big win vs. Tenn. this morning. They’re young and the bench isn’t deep, but even with foul trouble they whipped the Vols at Knoxville. Augurs well for the NCAA and its neutral courts. I would rather watch those kids than the NBA.

  14. ewisco said, on March 6, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    college bb hasn’t been the same since the underclassmen started going pro after one or two years. it used to be that you would watch a program ebb and flow and you had some expectation of what to expect and some knowledge of who you were watching. now, with all the changes to the rosters every year, i’m unable to devote the time to make it all make sense. so come tournament time, i have no clue as to who or what. it’s sad.

    • xootsuit said, on March 6, 2011 at 4:01 pm

      That’s true enough for a bunch of the programs. One good thing about Ky this year is that none of the freshman are likely to go pro. So they’ll be great next year. Then . . . start all over again, I guess.

      • ewisco said, on March 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm

        there was always some turnover, obviously, as the seniors graduated and the incoming freshman were unknown. it just seems like it’s so much bigger and more drastic these day. The fact that ky is getting two years is a big deal, and it shouldn’t be.

        giants had a nice day. belt i think took the collar. maybe we should trade his ass while it has some value.

  15. Sandawg said, on March 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I can’t speak for PaulinAsia, but today’s BB works for me BIG TIME. Speaking of The GSW, if my hometown Sacramento Kings bolt for Anaheim, I’ll revert back to being a Warriors fan faster than you can say “Charles The Grasshopper Dudley.”

  16. Rough Trade said, on March 6, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Lincecum awfully strong today…3.2/3 7k’s… Is this the new “fitter” Tim were seeing? Scary thought for hitter’s.

  17. Mega Flavor said, on March 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Ashkon on with lurie right now. Cool dude but doesn’t sound anything like the singer. Very lispy..

  18. dirtnrocksnreno said, on March 6, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Is it just me or have there been something like 5 versions of the Belt story in he last 7-10 days?

    • Rough Trade said, on March 6, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      Consider it a good thing.

      • dirtnrocksnreno said, on March 6, 2011 at 5:53 pm

        I consider it lame. SFGate pretty much regurgitated Baggs’ article without finding a new angle.

    • xootsuit said, on March 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      I saw Henry S’s story about Belt being a long shot after being picked 147 in the draft. I felt compelled to post that SF had made Wilson its 723rd pick in 2003 and JSanchez its 820 pick in 2004. I suppose the real story is how fast Belt appears to be rising to the major league level, not that he is rising.

  19. eddacker415 said, on March 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Yes, a BB with a nice smile.
    Looks very Filipino.
    Our BBs are few and far between, usually it’s overcoats and rain boots.
    And they are very white, tanning booths are about the only way not to be.
    been cruising around the ST sites seeing other teams. Very nice to hear talk about the Giants like they are a real team! that Jake Peavy back story is great, hope he makes it through the season.
    I was truly in awe of the red socks when they landed Gonzalez.
    I think I’ll pick the Os as my long shot this year. And the betting line for the Giants this year to go to the WS is about the same as last year.

  20. DJLoo said, on March 6, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    This place could use a little “Hanger” on a day like this.

  21. twinfan said, on March 6, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    The Hanger was quite the creation. They kept banning him, he took about 30 seconds to get back on. I think he said he killed a guy in prison. Not sure I don’t believe it…

  22. macdog said, on March 6, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I wonder what Lacob thinks of those season-ticket holders who sell their seats to Lakers fans when Kobe comes to town.

  23. big flavor said, on March 6, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I moved the blog to wordpress to avoid *the hangers* of the world. I would chuckle like the rest of us at his midnight rambling madness. But he was insane and wasn’t interested in talking about baseball. The Splash is full of those characters—Soph, BarryForever…the Gate COULD fix the problem. It’s simple. It makes me wonder if they protect them because they know them or maybe they ARE them. Nothing else explains why the Gate allows them to ruin that blog. And the bloggers over there feed into it. They get more “replies” than just about anyone.—feeding their idiotic lunacy for attention.

  24. big flavor said, on March 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Lacob follows up yesterday’s stupidity with more or it today. Today he told Kawakami all about his adoration for Rowell and Riley and how he thinks the Lee trade was fantastic (I was off the Lee trade from the beginning, btw). Wait a min, is it cool for me to be blogging about the Warriors? I should shoot Lacob an email and check. Afterall, I’m not a real fan so I have no business acknowledging them……..

  25. DJLoo said, on March 6, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    The Splash was lots of fun 3-4 years ago.

  26. Flavor said, on March 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    thx Loo, dead on. One more POTD and we will have ourselves a little vote…….

  27. paulinasia said, on March 6, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    My teacher’s assistant… very funny, Dirt! Of course I’m assuming that’s what you meant by ‘TA’…. All this Brandon Belt (different kind of BB) discussion intrigues me not so much with the debate of where he’ll start the season but because he seems, in many people’s eyes, to indeed be the team’s 1Bman of the future. The team did well laying the foundation with its pitching: nailed it. The offense/defense has taken a bit longer to get lined up, but now, on paper at least, it’s possible (barring major injuries, meltdowns, whatever) that catcher, 1B, and 3B (if Pablo regains form) are all looking like they’re set up to possibly have good young players playing those spots for a long time. That’s 3/4 of the infield keystone.

    In the next year or two, the team could be looking to do the same up-the-middle — SS (Adrianza or Crawford?), 2B (Culberson?.. pardon if I’m getting the name wrong), and CF.. maybe all of these filled by home-growns, maybe some by trade or FA. Whatever… what a nice luxury to see a new “player of the future” coming to camp every year, no matter how it all actually plays out…

  28. DJLoo said, on March 6, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    A homegrown slugging outfielder would be nice every 20 years or so. Has there been one since Jack Clark?

  29. xootsuit said, on March 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    The Iditarod started today. They have a mock git go in downtown Anchorage. It’s a kick to see the dogs in their individual carriers, stacked up on flatbeds, waiting to go to work. They’re surprisingly small — the dogs. Then the real start occurs way out past Sarah Palin’s place. (Her town is overrun with box stores and malls, btw.) From that point on, its pure wilderness, across the snow toward Nome, about 1200 miles away. Zero degrees in Anchorage this year on the morning of the ceremonial start. Imagine what the nights are like.

    I stopped into an Iditarod way station one March night, about midnight, under a full moon. Another guy and I were en route to Skwenta on snowmobiles to pick up some lumber that had been flown in for us. We had to go at night because the rivers were about break up. We didn’t want to sink. Anyway, we went into the unlocked Iditarod log cabin, looked around, and found a box full of beer. Both of us grabbed a bottle and grinned for just a second. Then we both put the frozen bottles back in the box. Later that morning, in Skwenta, I helped chop chunks of meat off the frozen legs of a moose so an eight year old girl could feed her sled dogs breakfast. She ran her own trap line.

    • DJLoo said, on March 6, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      You should’ve chopped off the girl’s legs and fed the moose.

  30. xootsuit said, on March 6, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    In NY, yeah.

  31. zumarust said, on March 6, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I recently finished reading a very good book about Alaska, called “The Quiet World,” by Douglas Brinkley. He’s become one of my favorite authors. I read his Theodore Roosevelt biography a couple of years ago. I’d like to read some more of his stuff.

    • xootsuit said, on March 6, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      I had a job in Ak for a while that occasionally required reference to a type-written transcript of the minutes of the 1955 constitutional convention. The old typed pages were bound in leather volumes. Some of the voices in early Ak were politically radical and some were absolutely committed to preserving the wilderness. Many in Ak today follow those traditions — you just don’t hear much about them.

      • zumarust said, on March 6, 2011 at 9:52 pm

        One of the great things about the book is to read about Alaska without hearing about the Palins. So much of Alaska in the media in the last couple of years has been through the lens of the Palin family. The Palins are a small footnote in the history of Alaska.

      • xootsuit said, on March 6, 2011 at 10:04 pm

        With luck, a small footnote in the history of the US, too.

  32. ewisco said, on March 6, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    and all of us are both the same.

    good night gentlemen.

  33. zumarust said, on March 6, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    In spite of what BF thinks (grin), the Beatles are the coolest rock band ever:

  34. Kevin said, on March 6, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    The Palin’s get a foot note in Politics not in the history of Alaska. At least I hope not.

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