A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 06, 2016
“What do you call a Chicago Cubs player with a World Series ring?"/"A thief.”

A joke is told about players from teams that don’t win championships:

Q: What do you call a Minnesota Vikings player with a Super Bowl ring?
A: A thief.


The joke has been told other football teams. about baseball players with World Series rings, and other about sports championship rings. The Vikings joke was posted on the newsgroup alt.sports.football.pro.gb-packers om October 22, 1996.


Google Groups: alt.sports.football.pro.gb-packers
Viking, Packer Joke
RThon
10/22/96
A Viking fan asked me:  What do you call a Packer with a SuperBowl Ring?
A senior citizen.

I asked:  What do you call a Viking with a SuperBowl Ring?  A thief!!!

Google Groups: alt.sports.football.pro.gb-packers
Joke: What do you call a Viking player with a Superbowl ring?
hads
12/2/97
A thief!!!

Google Groups: alt.hackers.malicious
FOOTBALL QUICKIES
Flaagg
9/22/00
(...)
What do you call a Minnesota Viking with a Super Bowl ring?
A: A thief.

10 December 2001, St. Cloud (MN) Times, “The joke is now on the Vikings” by Dave DeLand, pg. D1:
Q: What do you call a Minnesota Viking with a Super Bowl ring?
A: A thief.

Google Books
False Start:
How the New Browns Were Set Up to Fail

By Terry Pluto
Cleveland, OH: Gray & Company, Publishers
2004
Pg. ?:
Q: What do you call a Cleveland Brown with a Super Bowl ring?
A: A thief.

Google Books
The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly:
Buffalo Bills: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping and Gut-Wrenching Moments in Buffalo Bills History

By Scott Pitoniak
Chicago, IL: Triumph Books
2007
Pg. 66:
What do you call a Buffalo Bill with a Super Bowl ring? A thief.

Twitter
Donald E. Roberts II
ā€@Doctordon
Q. What do you call a Detroit Lion with a Super Bowl ring? A. A thief.
1:22 PM - 30 Oct 2008

Twitter
Mallory
ā€@mallomar85
Q: What do you call a Jacksonville Jaguar with a Super Bowl ring?
A: A thief.
8:27 AM - 4 Dec 2008

Twitter
Debie
ā€@dkwknight
Q: What do you call a KC Chief with a Super Bowl ring? A: A thief!
3:54 PM - 11 Dec 2008

Culver City (CA) Observer
Cubs Seek First World Series Win In 108 Years
By Mitch Chortkoff
October 6, 2016
(...)
So the Cubs look invincible. But I repeat that anything can happen. And Iā€™m reminded of the old joke: What do you call a Cubs fan with a World Series ring? A thief.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Thursday, October 06, 2016 • Permalink