This has been a great sports week, and you’ve only got a few hours until all that shit that made you feel good about being a sports fan fades into memory and you return to the office on Monday as the same cynical prick you’ve always been. But before you march back into the gloom, let the Chicago Cubs make you feel…
The Chicago Cubs are having their victory parade today, and the city decided to dye its river blue in order to help set a festive mood.
You did it. You won the game. Congrats. Now it’s over, and the time has come to move on.
How incredible was it that the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, baseball’s two most hard-luck franchises, would meet in the same World Series? Throughout the postseason, as the fates of the two teams converged, a certain prognostication from two years ago kept reappearing on Twitter:
Theo Epstein was rightfully and marvelously tanked last night on national television. Bill Murray, the better of the two Cubs mascots, helped him along his way.
It’s good to be Ben Zobrist. After leaving Tampa, where he put in nine productive seasons, he’s now a back-to-back World Series champion, helping bring championships to both the Royals and the Cubs, two midwestern teams with disparate, but notable droughts. Oh, and he delivered the decisive hit to make the Cubs World…
Cubs fans: Go crazy, you’ve waited more than long enough. But while this World Series is a welcome end to your suffering, let us not pretend that the Cubs franchise has ever been half as downtrodden as it portrays itself. Losing does not automatically bestow charm; underachievement does not make an underdog.
I don’t really have anything add to this video of 24-year-old Kris Bryant grinning like an idiot as he made the throw to first to win the World Series, only a sincere wish that everyone reading this gets to experience a moment of similar anticipatory joy in their lives, and the observation that it is a genuine…
When a championship is decided under circumstances as historic as those that saw the Chicago Cubs claim their first World Series title in 108 years, the impossible becomes overdetermined. The evaporation of a 3-1 series lead leaves behind chokers, miraculous individual feats, and moments of immense luck and…
Fair warning, but this’ll probably make you cry.
Some people are not fans of the Chicago Cubs. But many, many more people ARE fans of the Chicago Cubs. This 2016 World Series recap is for those in the latter group.
When a team goes 108 years without winning a World Series, it ends up with a fanbase full of old people who have literally waited their whole lives to see the team win it all. When that team finally goes and gets a title, as the Chicago Cubs did last night, we are left with some impossibly adorable videos and images…
Good things come to those who wait, unless they die first.
The ever-incorrigible Bill Murray dropped by the Cubs’ clubhouse tonight to celebrate with his favorite team, and gave reporters standing by a taste of victory champagne—whether they wanted it or not.
The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions after a wait of 108 years, and one very tense extra inning. Here’s how the final out of tonight’s Game 7 sounded on TV and radio around the globe, starting up top with Chicago’s flagship radio broadcaster WSCR.
He really had this one holstered all night, huh.
The longest and most fabled of all championship droughts is over after an insane, interminable Game 7. The Chicago Cubs came back from a 3-1 deficit in the World Series to win in seven, and they capped off the comeback with a 8-7 win tonight in 10 innings.
The Indians’ shocking eighth-inning comeback tied things up against the Cubs, thanks to Rajai Davis homering off Aroldis Chapman. Up top is how it sounded on Korean broadcaster MBC Sports; below is how it sounded on Russian TV.