The Cubs Will Win a World Series within 4 Years

I take pen to paper and fingers to keyboard now as a Cubs fan, yes, but as a sports fan more than anything else. I do this, because it is my firm belief that times are changing, that finally, after years and decades and a century of waiting, 1908 will no longer be the last date in the Cubs’ record

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American sports model: take notes

In the current American sports model, there are different tiers of professional athletics. For this, let’s focus primarily on basketball and baseball because of their established tier systems; in baseball it is the MLB, AAA, AA, and A leagues and in basketball it is the NBA and then the D-League. These leagues that are below the major league level are

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October’s Very Own: “Baseball’s boring? The door is over there”

I was four years old when my dad asked my brother and I if we wanted to ride the bus downtown to the Kingdome to watch the Mariners play the Detroit Tigers. My brother opted to go with my mother to Target to buy Batman and Superman socks. While Aidan’s choice was suspect, but respectable for a two year old,

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25 things to happen if Cubs win World Series

By Charlie O’Donnell Its been 107 years since the Chicago Cubs won their last World Series (the longest championship drought in sports today), and many Cubs fans have a pennant in sight. All the North Siders have to do is beat the New York Mets in the NLCS (which won’t be an easy task), and they’ll have reached the World Series for

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NL Wild Card Preview: Cubs Keys to Victory

Alas, the time has come. After six years of heartbreak and disappointment, the mighty Chicago Cubs are back in the postseason, and this time, let’s hope there’s no Steve Bartman to ruin the spoils. With Sunday’s 3-1 victory and a three-game sweep of the reeling Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park, the Cubbies successfully finished off a 97-65 season (their best

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Jake Arrieta Makes Everything Okay

It’s a tough time to be a Chicago sports fan right now. Even with the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup, a cloud still hangs low over the team with the allegations against Patrick Kane. It doesn’t help that, yet again, the team has had to rid itself of some important players to keep under the salary cap. And then there’s

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The Class of 2015 “Hall of Fake” Inductees

In light of the MLB Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday, I think it’s important to bring to light the people who have made an impact on baseball, but won’t receive a gold plaque in Cooperstown for it. Check out my nominees for the MLB Hall of Fake: 1. Keith Hartley: The man, the myth, the baby-feeding, foul ball-catching

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