Monday, July 28, 2008

If You Sing "Go Cubs Go" One More Time...

Okay, I just wrote a review of the game as I often do, and I tried to stay positive. But I have to get this out somewhere, because I am more pissed off about the Cubs fans I watched the game with then the fact that the Brewers lost.

Seriously, what is it with you people? Why do you all think you are God's gift? Sure, there are Cubs fans I have come to know and like, but when it comes down to it, most of you are obnoxious whiners that feel the need to gloat after every fly ball. What is up with that?

Most of it has to come from insecurity, because you've been losers for a good 100 years, I get that. But what baffles is me how much you've come to like the losing. My friend Shep, Brewers fan, seems to think that if the Cubs won the World Series, about half of you would disappear. Maybe not that much, but isn't the allure of being a Cubs fan the fact that you guys constantly lose? Don't you refer to them as the Loveable Losers yourself?

This is all sparked because I sat and watched Monday's Cubs/Brewers game in a sports bar in La Crosse, Wisconsin. La Crosse is a good five hours away from Chicago, on the border of Minnesota even. Yet, the Cubs fans that live here think it's Cubs territory for some reason. If you are a Cubs fan, are you're watching the game at a bar in La Crosse, there is NO REASON you need to be the loudest, most obnoxious person there. Be respectful of your surroundings. I truly think Cubs fans have no sense of boundaries, because they think the world is one big Cubs Party. Come on, guys.

Maybe it's just the type of fan I am. I've watched a Brewers / Cubs game in Chicago before, and while I did root for my team, I was more than respectful of my surroundings. I think that's just common fan courtesy. To the fan that sat in the bar near me tonight, chanting "Play Go Cubs Go!" after every out, well, I don't know what to say here as I'm trying to keep this blog PG-13. Seriously though, show some respect.

That's really all it comes down to. I just feel like Cubs fans don't think of the consequences, they just do whatever they feel because they are Cubs fans, therefore better than me. Congrats on the win, it was a tough game, but please don't gloat about it like a buffoon after the game. I enjoy the friendly rivalry, it's great for both organizations, but let's try to remember that rivalries are built more on mutual respect towards an opponent than they are hatred of another team.

I kept quiet tonight, random Cubs fan.

But next time I will punch you in the face.


Anonymous said...

Don't forget the obnoxious "W" flag. I want to wipe my ass with those things.

Anonymous said...

As I sit here in my room watching the Brewers get shelled, my Cubs fan roommate is sitting by himself in the living room hooting and hollering at every Cubs hit...drives me effing nuts.

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Anonymous said...

Get over yourself, dude. Of course people seek out local places where they can root for their favorite team with other fans. There are Packers bars all over the country. If you don't like being around them, go home.

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