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Old 05-30-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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Default Billy Corgan thinks he's Michael Jordan. Here's why:

-Billy is one of Chicago's most famous success stories
-Michael is one of Chicago's most famous success stories

-Billy played his second to last show at the United Center with a huge celebratory goodbye concert
-Michael's last game at the United Center had a huge celebratory goodbye standing ovation

-Billy ended his success with the Pumpkins in 2000
-Michael ended his success with the Bulls in 1999

-After the Pumpkins, Billy went on to try other things... Zwan, Blinking with Fists, poetry readings, solo album, soundtracks
-After the Bulls, Michael went on to try other things... baseball, golf, business, marketing, team owner

-Billy makes a comeback, but it is not as amazing as his first run(or so it seems so far... maybe leading to another breakup?)
-Michael makes a comeback, but it is not as amazing as his first run, and then retires again for good

-Billy shaved his head once he started going noticeably bald, and then actually said he shaved it because he preferred the look
-Michael shaved his head once he started going noticeably bald, and then actually said that he shaved it because he preferred the look

-People argue that Billy shouldn't have made a comeback in fear of him tarnishing the legacy he built
-People argue that Michael shouldn't have made a comeback in fear of him tarnishing the legacy he built

-From Spin in 2005: "In my world I was like Michael Jordan. I could go to the hoop every time if I wanted to." -Billy



As two of Chicago's biggest icons, I bet Billy has at least thought about the similarities before. It's not like he didn't like basketball or the Bulls. In fact, if I remember correctly, Tonight Reprise was written after coming home from a huge Bulls Playoff loss that he went to... screaming so much at the game that his voice was hoarse when he recorded it at home while he sat depressed thinking about the loss.

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Old 05-30-2007, 04:05 PM   #2
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shouldn't be this rather ' Reyngel thinks Crogan is Michael Jordan. Here's why:

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:07 PM   #3
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your looking way too deep into this. get a girlfriend.

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:07 PM   #4
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shouldn't be this rather ' Reyngel thinks Crogan is Michael Jordan. Here's why:


No, cause my point, even tough it's in gest, is that maybe Billy's tried to pattern his life around Chicago's biggest icon, Michael Jordan. Maybe that's why he decided to play the United Center at the end of their run. Maybe that's how he justifies the comeback, heh.

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:09 PM   #5
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Don't forget playing basketball with the Beastie Boys

Money Mark would have kicked his ass, though

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:09 PM   #6
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The Future Embrace to Billy Corgan is to what The Barons is to Michael Jordan .

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:10 PM   #7
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Billy sticks his tounge out when doing a solo

Michael sticks his tounge out when dunking.

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:10 PM   #8
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james is scottie pippen.

mega talented and underappreciated during corgan's reign
mega talented and underappreciated during jordan's reign

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:11 PM   #9
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Martha Corgan = Jordan's Dad

Both deaths had tremendous emotional impacts on each person.

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:12 PM   #10
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corgan rhymes with jordan

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:14 PM   #11
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great thread!

but lets stop before you get carried away.

too late.
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:14 PM   #12
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Chicago's biggest icon is Oprah.

you fuck.

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:15 PM   #13
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They're both bald!

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:16 PM   #14
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Don't forget playing basketball with the Beastie Boys

Money Mark would have kicked his ass, though
That gave me a vision of that picture of Billy playing basketball with the Beastie Boys....hilarious!

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:17 PM   #15
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Billy is Molseted by a child predator.

Oprah does a show about child predators.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER kills the predator.

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:17 PM   #16
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There are some similarities between the two with one glaring difference. Billy's not playing a sport. It's not like he can be forced out of music for being too old or for his skills diminishing. Basketball is a young man's game.

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:29 PM   #17
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Michael Jordan was a black basketball player with Nike endorsements.
Billy Corgan was a black basketball player with Nike endorsements.



















Coincedence?

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:30 PM   #18
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You're really grasping at straws here, aren't you, Reyngel.

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:31 PM   #19
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theyre both over six feet tall and black

wait a minute i mean bald...yea thats right bald

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:33 PM   #20
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This board has sucked lately.

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:34 PM   #21
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Billy is Molseted by a child predator.

Oprah does a show about child predators.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER kills the predator.
that is so true... SINE

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:36 PM   #22
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There are some similarities between the two with one glaring difference. Billy's not playing a sport. It's not like he can be forced out of music for being too old or for his skills diminishing. Basketball is a young man's game.




Are you kidding? There are probably 5,000 people on this board alone who feel that Billy's too old and has basically been "forced out" of the music scene. These people feel that Billy can do shows, make albums and write songs... just like Jordan can shoot baskets in his backyard. Each can still "do" it, but that doesn't mean they can succeed like the once did in the past.

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:37 PM   #23
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You're really grasping at straws here, aren't you, Reyngel.


Yeah. But that's why I was kind of joking, heh.

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:37 PM   #24
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I really can't tell if Reyngel is joking with all of this or if he's dead serious.

And that scares me a little bit.

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:38 PM   #25
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Yeah. But that's why I was kind of joking, heh.
Define "kind of".

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:39 PM   #26
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Chicago's biggest icon is Oprah.

you fuck.


I bet if you asked 50 people on the street who they thought was more impactful from Chicago, Oprah or Jordan, most would say Jordan.

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:41 PM   #27
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Define "kind of".



Kind of... meaning, I really had nothing else to do, so I decided to make a bullshit thread about something OTHER than fuckin Zeitgeist, cause it's Zeitgeist overload right now. I'm sick of reading every single thread only to find that it says the exact same shit as the one above and below it. Das all.

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:42 PM   #28
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I appreciate the efforts, Reyngel, even if the thread bombed. Which it did.

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:43 PM   #29
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Heh. No worries.

But really. BC = MJ. AM I RIGHT?

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:44 PM   #30
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I bet if you asked 50 people on the street who they thought was more impactful from Chicago, Oprah or Jordan, most would say Jordan.
I think they'd say Mr T.

 
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