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August 1, 2008 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

A house divided?

Think of the kids

I was shopping on Amazon the other day, purchasing a Chicago Bears Garden Gnome. During my browsing, I came across the above “Welcome” mat. Granted it’s quite humorous (they had other mats like Michigan/Ohio State, Yankees/Red Sox) but can you imagine the silent Sundays when the teams are playing each other? Also, who decides what game to watch when the games overlap with each other? Relationships are hard enough without having conflicting loyalties in the house.

What about the kids? Confusion of this magnitude could cause some mental truama that results in this. Give the kids a chance!

July 30, 2008 at 8:43 pm Leave a comment

What is Chicago Laundry?

Jerry Seinfeld once noted that professional athletes switch teams so frequently the we ultimately ‘root for laundry’. Fans love the teams they align themselves with. They revel in their successes and despair with their failures. It’s amazing the effect of a ball hitting a stick or dropping through a ring can have on ones emotional state.

Fans ally themselves with certain teams for some reason or another; regional locality, family heritage, or fair-weather bandwagon hopping (boo!). Being a first generation American, my parents hadn’t instilled any team allegiances at birth (the same will not be said to my offspring, however). My teams would be left up to lady luck. Fortunately, I was born and raised in a near north suburb of Chicago. I was able to experience the euphoria of victory with the Bulls Dynasty of the 90s, and the recurring despair the Chicago Cubs normally instilled by September (or June, in some years).

Although I moved west to California in 2003, I still followed my teams from a far. I hope to make entertaining, sometimes informative posts about sporting news and events with an unabashed bias toward my team loyalties. I’d love feed back and interaction so feel free to comment and/or email me with praise or denouncement.

Do not expect the posts to be deep, researched, or even grammatically correct. 🙂 I’m just doing this for the love the game.

July 30, 2008 at 9:29 am 2 comments

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