Jeez, it’s tough enough being a Chicago Bears fan…can’t imagine how tough it must be to be a Chicago Cubs fan. Best record in the National League, dominated opponents for the most part, led many statistical categories. Now they’re down 0-2 in the NLDS when they were clearly favored over the Dodgers.
WAIT. I am a Cub fan!
I don’t know what to say. I know this is a Bears blog, but damn. I’ve been waiting since about 1980 for the Cubs to be in this good of a position. And they’re sh*tting themselves again.
Did they peak a little too early in September? The late season losses got them out of their groove? The players too uptight every year come playoff time? Players just don’t care? Is there really a curse? Four freaking errors to open the door to a 5-0 defecit? Every time I turn around to make a margarita the Dodgers score another run? Why do I care?
I abandoned baseball from about 1985-2003. In 2003, I decided I was going to be a committed Cub fan watching every game until the team finally wins the world series. And I’ve done so, every game since 2004. But I’m now remembering why I abandoned them for 18 years. I don’t know if I can take another year of high expectations and low playoff performance.
Enough of that. This is exactly why I was purely a Bears fan for 19 years and nothing else.
This is Friday’s update. What do you all think about Sunday at Detroit? I’d like to think the Bears won’t serve up a letdown, but if we’re missing both Charles Tillman and Nathan Vasher, I do fear the Lions, energized by the shedding of Matt Millen, could embarrass the Bears as they did twice in 2007. But if the Bears play to their ability, it won’t happen.