Chicago Cubs losing at epic rate, even for the Cubs

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To say the Chicago Cubs are a franchise known for losing is akin to saying the Irish are a race known for drinking. But Losing 12 in a row i(tying the Kansas City Royals for the worst in baseball this year) isn’t loveable for any Major League Baseball team, even the loveable losers.

The Cubbies, worst in the majors with a 15-32 record and .319 winning percentage (tied with the Minnesota Twins), are on pace to finish the season 52-110. Have fun with that.

They’ll take on the penultimate team in the National League, the 17-32 San Diego Padres, this Memorial Day having been pretty much eliminated from playoff contention; already.

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Chicago Cubs: Total Implosion Commencing?

Back in the ‘80’s, Old Milwaukee Beer used to have a tag line that said, “Boys, it just doesn’t get any better than this.”

Well, “Cubs fans, it just doesn’t get any worse than this.”

And the sad thing is that it can get worse, but that just doesn’t seem possible at this moment.  The two games in the Queen City versus the Cincinnati Reds were gut wrenching, vomit-inducing atrocities.   Wednesday night’s game provided a brief respite.

I am an optimist, but this team is taking it out of me.  So, with that said, let’s go rambling.

By Brian McCabe

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Illini Football, Cub fans know Soul-Crushing

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By Paul M. Banks

The year 2008 truly solidified my theory: to be a fan of either the Chicago Cubs and University of Illinois football means you know a lot about soul-crushing defeats. You know more than losing, you know exactly what it’s like to have any shred of hope or optimism crushed into grains of dust. You’ve had your hopes and dreams imploded so many times that you can’t even feel optimism anymore. You’ve routinely endured the type of losing that makes you wonder to yourself why you keep returning, but in ’08 took that disappointment spiked to cataclysmic proportions. The fallout from that devastation will likely linger for generations.

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