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Wacky billionaire Mark Cuban denied reports which surfaced Wednesday that he is about to make a bid on the Cubs. Cuban, speaking into a microphone powered by Square D, part of the power at Wrigley Field, said that he had “no idea where [the reporters] got their info.”
Mark Cuban is shocked that rumors swirled yesterday about him making a bid to purchase the Chicago Cubs.
“Bloggers these days,” Cuban continued, pausing long enough to whistle the opening bars of Van Halen’s “Jump.” “They’ll pretty much write about any rumor that gets thrown out there.”
“I honestly don’t know why anyone would start such a rumor,” Cuban mused as he sipped an Old Style out of a paper beer cup. “It would be interesting to trace back and find out where rumors like this get started.”
Cuban left the interview early, claiming that he schedules no meetings during his afternoons from 1:20 to 4:30.
The online version of Radar Magazine reports that billionaire Mark Cuban, whose Lloyd Christmas hair belies the fact that he is living most men’s fantasies, is going absolutely bonkers trying to buy the Cubs off the Tribune Company. Cuban is throwing around money like he’s Jim Hendry hooked up to an EKG machine on a Krispy Kreme high.
The face of a savior? Possibly the face of a serial killer? Time will tell.
The free-spending, wild-eyed, short-tempered Cuban could be a pleasant change of pace for Cubs fans used to the traditionally stingy ownership of the Cubs by the Tribune Company.
If Cuban ends up buying the Cubs, they might want to consider hiring Joe Mikulik as a bench coach.
The perfect storm caused by bringing together Lou Piniella, Cuban, and Mikulik could make for some interesting moments on the North Side.
CHICAGO–Former Arizona Diamondbacks owner Jerry Colangelo is allegedly interested in purchasing the Cubs, if the Tribune Company decides to sell the team. Colangelo, also the chairman of the Phoenix Suns, is thought to be interested in purchasing shares in the White Star Line shipping company.
I’m the king of the world! Or something.
Colangelo is originally from Chicago Heights, and has expressed strong interest in purchasing the team of which he was a fan as a boy, saying that such a possibility is “quite exciting.”
Also exciting to Colangelo was the scene in the 1997 Academy Award-winning film Titanic when Jennifer Garner’s dad from Alias says, in response to the comment that the ship cannot sink, “She is made of iron, sir. I assure you, she can. And she will. It is a mathematical certainty.”
“You see, everyone is so sure that the Titanic is unsinkable,” Colangelo, who has had the movie rented out from Netflix for the past 6 months, said. “And then it sinks in the absolute most disastrous way possible. The coach- I mean, captain is so smug, yet he doesn’t know what the heck he’s doing so he leads the team- er, crew– to a total meltdown,” Colangelo continued. “I forget when this movie came out, but I think it was around 2003,” Colangelo surmised, humming The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
“FLP!” tried to ask Colangelo about the Chicago Cubs’ well-known history of losing, but Colangelo had to cut the interview short, mentioning that he was late for his zeppelin flight to Three Mile Island.