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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I-94’s Disappointment Bowl: Crickets Chirp Over Cubs & Brewers

WGN Radio is hyping hockey, basketball and even…BEARS football?  Attendance is down at both Wrigley and U.S. Cellular Fields. Milwaukee fans are apathetic about northbound traffic from Illinois and no one’s uttered the FIB acronym in weeks.

Wow, the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs must both suck this season. Chicago: your offense is 13th in the league, you’ve scored 234 runs and Ted Lilly hasn’t won a game since his season debut in April. Milwaukee: your pitching is 13th in the league with a team ERA of 5.29. Crack a PBR or a High Life.  Either way, you might need it to get through this week’s Disappointment Bowl.

By: Melissa S. Wollering

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Cubs, White Sox losing to MLB’s biggest Losers

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By Paul M. Banks

Hey Chicago, what do you say? When’s the next time the Blackhawks play?

In the city by Lake Michigan, baseball success is so rare that in 1959, when Emperor Daley I set off the air raid sirens to celebrate the White Sox American League Championship, everyone panicked! People thought Soviet missiles were headed for Chicago, instead of realizing a local team just won a pennant. Partially because the former scenario seemed so much more likely than the latter. In retrospect, the siren stunt was a bone-headed thing to do in the midst of Cold War nuclear paranoia, but it did prove a point: failure is expected here.

This past weekend, both the Cubs and Sox thoroughly embarrassed themselves; by losing a series to the two franchises that are little more than a developmental squad for the rest of MLB.

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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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