Throw yourself off the bandwagon, please…

I grew up on the south side of Chicago. Two blocks west of 87th and Cottage Grove, to be exact. I’m a Cubs, Bulls, Blackhawks, and Bears fan. It would be convenient for me to be a White Sox fan, seeing as how their home is on the south side, but I loathe damn near everything about the organization. It would’ve been easier for me to become a fan after they won the World Series in 2005, but I also loathe bandwagoners. I had no clue that there were so many “diehard” White Sox fans until several days after the 2005 World Series. All of a sudden, I saw hats, shirts, jerseys, hoodies, and jackets adorned with that awful ass White Sox logo. People who couldn’t even tell me who the Sox played in the WS were throwing it in my face that “THEIR team” had won a title more recently than mine. Stupid bandwagoners. Anyone who knows sports knows the Cubs haven’t won a WS since 1908, and haven’t even PLAYED in a WS since 1945. They’ve choked away late-season division and wild card leads(2004). They’ve been eliminated from the playoffs by inferior teams(Marlins, Dodgers). They’ve broken our hearts in the playoffs(2003 NLCS, games 6 and 7). They’ve employed bums as managers(Lefebvre, Riggleman) and players(Hundley, Miles). And yet, in my opinion, the Cubs have the most loyal sports on the planet. Our team has been labeled the “Lovable Losers” and we continue to fill up Wrigley Field 81 days a year. We don’t care that people ridicule us for going so hard for a team that hasn’t won a championship in 101 years. True fans should never waver. They should never waffle. Whether their team is in first or last place by 30 games, they should cheer like nobody’s business. Some watch the Bears get absolutely EMBARASSED(much like they were by the Viqueens yesterday)and absurdly proclaim they’ll never watch another Bears game again, or will relinquish their “fandom”. Bullshit. Pure, unadulterated bullshit. Those people irk the hell out of me. Sports is unpredictable. At any time, an official, fluke or outstanding play can decide the outcome of a game. It seems like bandwagoners are used to dominating video games and aren’t used to the whirlwind that is real-life sports. There are bandwagoners everywhere, and they aren’t relegated to being sports fans. Some sit back and wait for something to take off, and then all of a sudden are the first to let everyone know how much they’ve always loved it. There’s one word for that: pathetic. Do us all a favor and kick rocks…permanently… P.S. I miss Karen!!! P.P.S. #shoutout to mini-Jill Scott for the free fries, and L-Boogie for the menage a trois with Mary Jane…


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