Cubs Fans Attempt To Move Forward [Critically Acclaimed]

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I’ve yet to form any coherent thought about the Cubs other than ‘pathetic’ since the NLDS debacle. Someday soon I’ll hopefully put my opinions together. In the meantime, at least other fans are completely laughing at us. There’s a quite a few who naturally feel bad for us endlessly hopeful sorts. [Mouthpiece blog]

Heisman Trophy talk really will finally be worthwhile after this weekend when many of the top candidates (read: Big 12 quarterbacks) face their first big challenges all season. However, If you’re looking for a status update on the race, you need not look any further than the Heisman Pundit who has Chase Daniel in the driver’s seat. Clearly, I’m a Javon Ringer fan but don’t confuse that with my belief he should be a part of this conversation. We’ll wait until the Spartans face Ohio State to assess his merits. [Heisman Pundit]

I continue to be disappointed that I haven’t gotten a chance to watch Georgia Tech in action this year. Paul Johnson’s triple option attack has worked well, and you’d have to consider the Yellow Jackets a threat to win the ACC. That’s more than you can say for Chan Gailey’s teams. Anyways, Orson Swindle was on hand this weekened and has come to some EDSBS-like conclusions. [Every Day Should Be Saturday]

Chase Daniel pictured with Warren Buffet. Honest. That and many eye opening observations from the college football weekend. [Deadspin]

A football coach has smacked an 11-year-old kid in the head in a post-game handshake. Also known as Wednesday. God bless America. [Sports by Brooks]

Fantasy football Brian Westbrook owners, the news continues to be unfavorable. Westbrook fractured two ribs against the Redskins, in addition to his previous high ankle sprain. Ouch. [RealClearSports]

Lastly, there’s actually a “Jeff Reed Show.” I find this frightening. If anyone has been a witness to this carnage, and he kept his clothes on, I’d be interesting in knowing what exactly is discussed. [Jeff Reed Show]

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Adam Decker Tackle Makes Up For Cubs Devastating Loss

I’ll have some thoughts later on the Chicago Cubs and our continued wait for something special to happen in the postseason. For now, I remain speechless.

How does a sports fan cope? Focus on the good, that being the Michigan State Spartans winning a game they were outplayed on a 4th and 1 defensive stop. The remnants of John L Smith are officially gone.

Thank you Adam Decker, a helmet sticker is much deserved.

Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Game 3

Wrigley Field Before The Comedy of Errors

A backbone is a terrible thing to waste.

It seems only fitting that I’d return to my own personal blogging days on the afternoon following what could ultimately become one of my most disappointing days as a sports fan.

Game 2 of the 2008 NLDS vs the Los Angeles Dodgers was supposed to be a fun night in Wrigleyville. Surely the 2008 Chicago Cubs were above past choke jobs. Right?

Wrong.

Viewing the 2nd inning comedy of errors across the street at Bernie’s, I couldn’t help but reflect upon my first visits to Wrigley Field as a young child. I wasn’t concerned with wins or losses. I just loved baseball, loved Wrigley and loved the Cubs.

Living through the Will Clark home run in 1989, the miserable years between then and 1998, and of course, Steve Bartman, I figured that I’d been subjected to enough abuse that 2008 would finally deliver and sports fans ultimate prize.

Silly me.

It’s not over yet, but as the Ryan Theriot, Mark DeRosa, Aramis Ramirez and gold-glover Derrek Lee each took turns committed inexcusable errors in Game 2, it’s almost time to once again wait until next year.

Truth is, all sports fans wait until next year… it’s just Cubs fans who LIVE for next year.

Wrigley Field Before The Comedy of Errors