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#1 RedSox44

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 13:48

The New England Hockey Journal recently published a list of the top six Bruins cult heroes. Axelsson, Hnidy, Stock, Satan, (Shawn) Thornton and Dafoe were who they listed (though not in that order). I agree with all of them (though not in the way NEHJ listed them).

It's simple. Post the top "cult heroes" from your favorite team, of any sport. They don't have to be all-stars, only fan favorites.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 14:33

Anson Carter, Mattias Ohlund, Ed Jovanovski, Matt Cooke, Martin Gelinas, Greg Adams.
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 15:46

Brewers: The entire 1982 roster... especially Gorman Thomas and Cecil Cooper.

Packers: Any clunky, obese linesman who "played hard." Usually, a "corn-fed" white guy from the Midwest (but not always) some examples: John Jurkovic, Frank Winters, Gilbert Brown, Adam Timmerman, Aaron Kampman and John Kuhn.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 15:54

Tampa Bay Rays: Any Ray that comes up in the clutch like Dan Johnson, "Super" Sam Fuld, and Dioner Narvarro.

Louisville Cardinals: DeJuan Wheat and Kyle Kuric.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 15:59

David Clarkson

When he was here... Johnny Oduya. He's still missed by many fans.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 16:08

Matt Hendricks, any guy who can fight and dangle in the shootout is fine by me.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 16:16

Matt Hendricks, any guy who can fight and dangle in the shootout is fine by me.



I'd have to agree, along with Jason Chimera & John Erskine.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 16:20

Max Talbot was a huge fan favorite here........ was.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 16:28

We all have our personal favorites, but for some absurd reason, Brandon 'Check-swing Strikeout' Inge is revered in this town...

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I've never seen so many people vehemently defend a career .220 hitter, average defender, clubhouse cancer. The guy owns the Tigers record for most career strikeouts, while only playing in about half the games as Al Kaline. It's sick.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 16:38

We all have our personal favorites, but for some absurd reason, Brandon 'Check-swing Strikeout' Inge is revered in this town...

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I've never seen so many people vehemently defend a career .220 hitter, average defender, clubhouse cancer. The guy owns the Tigers record for most career strikeouts, while only playing in about half the games as Al Kaline. It's sick.

Reminds me of PJ Stock! Stock played only 130 games over three seasons and scored only ten points. He liked beating the :censored: out of people.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 17:05


We all have our personal favorites, but for some absurd reason, Brandon 'Check-swing Strikeout' Inge is revered in this town...

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I've never seen so many people vehemently defend a career .220 hitter, average defender, clubhouse cancer. The guy owns the Tigers record for most career strikeouts, while only playing in about half the games as Al Kaline. It's sick.

Reminds me of PJ Stock! Stock played only 130 games over three seasons and scored only ten points. He liked beating the :censored: out of people.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbBTeLji994

Well, maybe if PJ Stock played for the Bruins for a decade and half the jerseys you see at the games are PJ Stock jerseys... and if every time they would try to upgrade his position, he threw a temper-tantrum and switched positions.... and if half Bruins fans of the team started publicly crying about PJ not playing because he's "such a great player" or "such a great guy"... then maybe it would be similar.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 17:05

St. Louis Cardinals: Willie McGee is the easy one and the best example. One of mine is Joe Magrane only cause I got his autograph when I was little.
Chicago Bears: Probably Mongo McMicheal, McMahon, Fridge or anyone from the 85 bears that isn't named Walter. Neil Anderson and Tom Waddle are a few more good ones.
Illinois: There are ton on basketball from the 90s when they sucked. The Late Matt Heldman is probably the best example. Football I can't think of any except random players I remember but I wouldn't call them "cult" players.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 17:14

Doug Gilmour, Wendel Clark, Darcy Tucker, and Tie Domi.

It's like watching the hellish undead creakily shuffling their way out of the flames of a liposuction clinic dumpster fire.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 17:49



We all have our personal favorites, but for some absurd reason, Brandon 'Check-swing Strikeout' Inge is revered in this town...

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I've never seen so many people vehemently defend a career .220 hitter, average defender, clubhouse cancer. The guy owns the Tigers record for most career strikeouts, while only playing in about half the games as Al Kaline. It's sick.

Reminds me of PJ Stock! Stock played only 130 games over three seasons and scored only ten points. He liked beating the :censored: out of people.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbBTeLji994

Well, maybe if PJ Stock played for the Bruins for a decade and half the jerseys you see at the games are PJ Stock jerseys... and if every time they would try to upgrade his position, he threw a temper-tantrum and switched positions.... and if half Bruins fans of the team started publicly crying about PJ not playing because he's "such a great player" or "such a great guy"... then maybe it would be similar.

Lolz. I just wanted an excuse to post that video.
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 17:51

The Mets have more cult heroes than anybody

Casey Stengel
Choo Choo Coleman
George "The Stork" Theodore
Marvelous Marvin Throneberry
Art Shamsky
Ed Kranepool
Tug McGraw
Rusty Staub
Buddy Harrleson
Dave Kong Kingman
Lee Mazzilli
Len Dykstra
Roger McDowell
Wally Backman
Mookie Wilson
Anthony Young
Benny Agbayani
Shinjo
Turk Wendell
Todd Pratt
Endy Chavez

Just to name a few
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 18:17

Anaheim Ducks: George Parros, Stu Grimson, Steve Rucchin, Samuel Pahlsson, Dan Sexton, Andy McDonald...

Anaheim Angels: David Eckstein, Reggie Willts, Chone Figgins....

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 18:20

We all have our personal favorites, but for some absurd reason, Brandon 'Check-swing Strikeout' Inge is revered in this town...

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I've never seen so many people vehemently defend a career .220 hitter, average defender, clubhouse cancer. The guy owns the Tigers record for most career strikeouts, while only playing in about half the games as Al Kaline. It's sick.

It's a combination of his badass facial hair, tattoos, the low crown cap, and that one good year he had (2006).

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 18:27

You know what, I think the Mets themselves are just a cult.

Kind of annoys me the way some of the Blackhawks' fanbase venerates Bob Probert. I think he's more to be pitied than revered. But find me a fanbase that doesn't have a soft spot for those sorts of guys. Even Wings fans still liked Probert.

Rod Beck and Sweaty Joe Borowski come to mind for the Cubs. Kyle Farnsworth is the rare Cult Villain.

Bears: there is only one answer

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 18:38

Shane Hnidy and Miroslav Satan? No, just.. no. Hnidy was and always will be a bum, he wasn't that popular around here. Also, according to this list the Bruins started playing professional ice hockey in 1997. I honestly forgot all about Satan until this article, I'll probably forget about him again in a few hours. I don't think there has been or ever will be a guy like PJ Stock. He sucked, he played like 14 games, but he beat the piss out of everyone (or tried to). I still wear my Stock Crew shirt around the house on occasion. No guy has been more beloved for doing so little, good on him. Axelsson deserves more respect than he's given, it's a shame he never got to raise The Cup.

For the Sox? I don't know, is there any? Pedroia, Youkilis, Ellsbury.. they've all become bonafide stars. Maybe Salty in that weird "hey he married his hot math teacher" kind of following.

Celtics, who cares? Scals before he left, can't think of anyone now.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 18:42

For the Wings, I don't know if there could ever be a bigger one than...

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