Chicago ≠ The Cubs

Really digging Mark Caro here:

Presenting sumptuous visions of Wrigley Field and Chicago itself, “We Believe” equates the team and city while tracing their parallel histories. But is that really how Chicago sees itself?

I don’t generally blow four-run leads. I try not to fall to pieces when the spotlight is brightest. 

I’d rather view us as the Michael Jordan-era Bulls: playing smart, working as a team, outhustling the other guys and hitting the clutch shot.

[snip]

I might even flirt with treason and suggest that we seek our collective reflection in the White Sox, who are scrappy, constantly rebuilding and perpetually overlooked. But most of us like to score on occasion.

Ooh, had me until the end. Because I’m pretty sure winning the World Series is like scoring with the hottest girl in school.

By the way, anyone know what the statute of limitations is on bragging about your most recent World Series win? Is it five years? That seems about right.

2 comments for “Chicago ≠ The Cubs

  1. August 3, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    I think you keep bragging rights for five years, but the honeymoon where you don't mind if they don't win again is only about three. I'm testing this vs. the Cardinals 2006 Series win.

  2. August 3, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Five years seems about right.

    The Cubs might never win the World Series, with the staggering amount of pressure on them to do so. Until their fans back off and stop collectively jinxing it, the team is doomed to choke when it counts.

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