Off Topic: Why 100 Year Itch?

 

So the Cubs lost tonight…so what. Aramis Ramirez and Derek Lee were given the day off…Lou took it for granted…we win: great…we lose – so what….the studs got an off day. The Cubs are 9-1 in their last 10 road games and 8-2 overall….we say it every day – we wernt going to go 162-0

So on to more important things.

It is kind of hard to explain why I wanted so badly to start this blog. I like the interaction of the ESPN conversation boards. But I truly loathe the bullshit that comes along with it. Simply put…it is a collection of loyal Cubs fans who put up with the masses who want to see the Cubs fail.

Every loss means I get to read how we choked / cursed / goated / bartmaned games. Every win means I dont see the antagonists from the games we lose, but it also means I get to hear how CUBS means Completly Useless By September.

I just wish people would come up with some new fucking material. The boards end up like a movie you have watched 100 times…Top Gun, Pulp Fiction…I can recite line for line what the comments are going to be…..I have memorized the script.

Origianally I started 100 Year Itch to get away from the bullshit…..but now I know better. Two things changed my mind today. I saw the WGN special regarding Wrigley and WGN. I could go through the whole story about everyone else’s stories, but one thing stood out to me.

To most people, Wrigley Field sits at the corner of Addison and Clark….to a Cubs fan Wrigley Field Sits at the Corner of Hopes and Dreams

The other thing that convinced me was soame of the comments on the ESPN boards by those I would like to invite to contribute here. One that stood out to me was by illinifaniwek …one of the regulars on the Cubs Conversation Boards….another faithful Cub fan who gets blasted by the donks regularly I am sure….here is his quote…

I’m actually feeling sorry for fans of other teams. As Cubs fans, we have something very special going on here, and unless you’re a Cubs fan, you can never experience what we are feeling…never. If we win it all, then great, if we just GET there, great too. Fans of other teams will never experience the atmosphere, the aura, the “family” attitude that we Cubs fans have. We high-five strangers on the street if they are wearing Cubs gear, we defend each other, we share rides, and we ALL feel the same way…..that the Cubs will win it all. Maybe this year, maybe not, but when it DOES happen, all Cubs fan will be on a natural high that will last for months. 100 years means nothing to us, except that it makes the next one all the more special. It means that ALL Cubs fans will experience thier first WS together…like the biggest family reunion on Earth. It IS special, and only Cubs fans will ever get to feel this moment in baseball history the way it could only be felt..in complete totality…..and just by Cubs fans.

Wow…I am not sure I could have penned it better!

This is the reason I started 100yi….and why I would like anyone else that feels the same way to contibute to 100yi. This site is not about force feeding you our bullshit opinions and remarks on Cubs games / seasons….it is about sharing a common bond as fans of a team that no matter how many failures they have endured….We are a group that always look to the future for hope and inspiration. To understand – I guess you have to have the 100 year itch!

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One Response to Off Topic: Why 100 Year Itch?

  1. Gonzo says:

    Brilliant post, dude. Philly fans feel the same family-ness.

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