I can’t put up with articles like this all year

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Courtesy of the World Wide Leader: The Cubs: 99 years of misery.

ESPN, all East Coast bias, all the time, goes through the decades with excruciating detail as the Cubs fail year after year to grab the golden ring. And nowadays, a Cub fan can’t turn anywhere without being reminded of that non-magical number.

If they don’t do it this year, it’ll be 100 years (and counting) since their last World Series. A century of ineptitude. That’s generations of people. Think about it this way, the Florida Marlins have only been in existence for 15 years and own two trophies. Heck, it’s been over 60 years since the Cubs have even been to the World Series (1945).

Adding further insult to injury, other MLB teams who have shared similar long stretches of inadequacy have risen to the challenge recently and won. Boston hadn’t won since 1917 before they pulled off not one, but two WS in the last 4 years. The White Sox, crosstown rivals who hadn’t seen glory since 1918, rolled to victory in 2005. And then, worst of all, we had to watch bitter enemies, the St. Louis Cardinals, win it all in 2006 with a godawful 83 wins — just one game over .500. I won’t lie — they all stung.

And of course, there’s all the fans of every other team in the world ribbing Cub fans. Of course, even non-sports fans feel free to take a shot once in a while. And for as bad as some of these teams may have been in recent history, no rebuttal can beat that number. 100 years. God, I don’t even want to think about it.

So, I’m sick of it, Cubs. Enough talk about goat curses and Bartman. Just start out this Monday, and never look back. Seriously, I want to see you win the Series at least once in my lifetime, please.

And then win the next 10, just to rub it in. We’re due a lot of payback.

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Posted on March 28, 2008, in Sports and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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