Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

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  1. Sternvogel

    Sternvogel said, about 8 years ago

    The broadcaster known fondly as “Harry” spelled his last name “Caray”, as did his son Skip, and as does grandson Chip.

  2. Bill Hinds

    Bill Hinds GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 years ago

    Oops–dumb mistake. I mean– The guy is obviously delirious and is referring to the character actor.

  3. pamela5383

    pamela5383 said, about 8 years ago

    too soon, way too soon

  4. datcubfandaver

    datcubfandaver said, about 8 years ago

    A Cubs fan responds: Bill and Jeff, I understand what you’re trying to do here, but I really think you took the lazy way out on this one. If you want to poke fun at the Cubs organization for 100 years and counting of failure, fine. Whatever.

    But you’re essentially taking a cheap and easy shot at Cubs fans, lumping us all together as a bunch of sheep so blinded by the many accoutrements of “Cubbie” culture that we can’t see the reality of the situation.

    And that’s just wrong: There are many, many knowledge baseball fans who continue to support the Chicago Cubs without resorting to curses or drunken lunacy to explain the team’s sad fate. The Cubs have won their division two years in a row and three times in the last five years. They won 97 games this season. Carlos Zambrano threw a no-hitter.

    The point is: They’re a good baseball team. Just because we Cubs fans haven’t given up and bought Tampa Bay Rays caps doesn’t make us pathetic or “hypnotized” or whatever else it is that you’re implying.

  5. GrizzFan4Life

    GrizzFan4Life said, about 8 years ago

    TO: datcubfandaver

    Holy bleeep, dude. Are you serious? You do understand that this is a COMIC STRIP, right?

    I’m a Cubs fan, too, but jebus, that’s hardly justification to pen 300 words in response to something that is obviously satire.

    And whether you like it or not, that stereotype does represent a portion of the Cubs fanbase that does exist. It should go without saying that every team has a fanbase that “knows” baseball, and the Cubs are no exception. But to get all up in arms over a satire pegged toward another segment of the fanbase which does, in fact, exist, is a complete waste of time.

    Did I mention that this is a satirical comic strip? Get over yourself.

  6. StevenABQ

    StevenABQ said, about 8 years ago

    I’m not sure if you were trying to do this, but it seems to be a pretty ignorant take on Cubs fans. I also found the comparison (assuming this was your intention) to the subprime mortagage crisis to be pretty weak. Aside from the rise and fall of interest rates, which could be compared to success and failure, there is no other comparison. I’m thinking high default rates certainly does not translate to Cubs fans. In one strip you managed to not only insult fans of one of the most celebrated teams of all time, you also managed to insult HOFer Ernie Banks and Future HOFer Ron Santo.

  7. tony412

    tony412 said, about 8 years ago

    Comic strips are supposed to provoke a chuckle, sometimes even a laugh. The joke implied here has been told about a million times already. So much for creativity. Even the Sox fans, Brewers fans and Cards fans that have told this joke a million times have recently tried to find a new way to poke fun at Cubs fans. So by now, it’s not only old and not funny, but also worrisome that you guys thought this was somehow worth spending your time putting out. Thought you guys were smarter than that. I wont give in to you like I dont to all other teams fans and get upset about this. Just thought I should chime in and give a big thumbs down for putting out this major DUD.

  8. Bulldogsid

    Bulldogsid said, about 8 years ago

    I have an early nomination for “Sports Jerks of the Year”. Bill Hinds and Jeff Millar for perpetuating a lame stereotype and lazy cartooning masquerading as wit.

    To answer your question: What 100 years tells me? It means that a lot of people don’t have much to write about. I prefer looking at the last 6 years, the fact that four Cubs teams have made it to the postseason. The fact that for six months I could happily cheer for the Cubs. Was I disappointed in their postseason losses? Sure. But it isn’t the end of the world, it is baseball. Anything can happen in a short series.

    And you forgot to work a goat into it.

  9. Terrence Stamp

    Terrence Stamp said, about 8 years ago

    Touch a nerve, gentlemen? Or is it just one guy reporting under different names.

    The Cubs lost. They are the worst professional sports team in history and deserve to be made fun of. Can’t handle a glimpse in mirror and that all your money and time is wasted on professional sports WORST TEAM EVER? Maybe you should stick to something a bit lighter, like Garfield. No one will hurt your feelings there. That is … unless you’re a spider!

  10. tony412

    tony412 said, about 8 years ago

    To terrencestamp:

    No one here is crying. I think the consensus is this joke is old, move on to something else. As a comic strip writer/illustrator you have the ability to do so much with that. Even Cubs fans would appreciate it if there was at least something new brought to the table.

    I also seem to have missed the memo where you were annointed the person that would declare the Worst Team Ever. That’s just a ridiculous comment, you could have said a million other things and that’s all you could come up with?!!! But if you insist on your assessment, then at least tell us how you come to your conclusion. Why are the Cubs the worst team ever? If I recall correctly the 08 Cubs were not exactly the same as the 07 team, or the 06. You’re entitled to your opinion but it doesn’t mean you’re right.

  11. Terrence Stamp

    Terrence Stamp said, about 8 years ago

    Is there another team that’s gone more than 100 years without a championship?

    That’s the worst team ever!

    Come on board the Yankees bandwagon, plenty of room.

    I’m sure the jokes are old to you, because you have to live with the pain of a century of failure. I love ‘em, so speak for yourself … and not in four different posts carrying different names. That coincidentally are all the first posts of that particular “poster.”

  12. StevenABQ

    StevenABQ said, about 8 years ago


    I’d love to take credit for tony412s comments but alas we are different people. Have you ever heard of blogs? This sad sack example of a comic strip is a topic of conversation. That would draw comments from many “first time posters”.

  13. Terrence Stamp

    Terrence Stamp said, about 8 years ago

    What’s the name of the blog:

    “Worst Team Ever” blog?

  14. datcubfandaver

    datcubfandaver said, about 8 years ago

    Hey Grizzfan4life:

    My comment is less than 200 words. In fact, it’s 183 words. Now do you want to know how long your comment is? OK, it’s 119 words.

    So let me get this straight. It’s not OK for me to write 183 words about a comic strip. But it is OK for you to write 119 words about me writing 183 words about a comic strip.

    This calls to mind the old saying, “Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?”

  15. StevenABQ

    StevenABQ said, about 8 years ago


    Good one! With knee slappers like that I think you could go far with Messrs. Millar and Hinds on their strip.

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