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“Patrick’s Favorite Teams” championship curse is officially over…

There are a couple of interesting new stories that I want to share with you all today, but I'm just too happy to think about all the stupid crazy stuff going on in Oklahoma right now. In case you live in Robbers Cave, my Chicago Cubs won the fucking World Series!!!


Unbelievable, huh?

I'm not one of those classic "Grew Up Watching Them On WGN" Cubs fans – my family was too poor for cable – but I always liked the Cubs growing up, and over the past 15 years or so, have grown into a hardcore, passionate fan. Cubs gear is part of my wardrobe, I go on vacations to watch them play, and spend lazy summer nights watching broadcasts on MLB.TV. Needless to say, as a childless, 38-year-old bachelor, the Cubs winning the World Series may sadly be one of the happiest moments of my life. I may or may not have shed a couple of tears last night and / or ran several laps around my Fortress of Solitude screaming "Oh My God" in an orgrasmic fury.

With that out of the way, what a fucking game! I've never experienced a more up and down four and a half hours. My emotions leapt to the highest of highs, and for a couple of moments, fell to the lowest of lows. When Davis tied the game off Chapman in the 8th, I seriously had several friends send me Suicide Watch-style texts to see if I was okay. Like me, they figured the Cubs were going to blow the World Series in the most Cubs way possible. I guess we all forgot the Indians are the Indians.

Since the final out, I've been experiencing this weird mixture of pure joy, wonder, and relief. You see, I have four favorite sports teams. In no particular order, they are...

• OU Football
• OU Men's Basketball
• OKC Thunder
• Chicago Cubs

From January 4th, 2001 through November 1, 20015, those teams won exactly zero championships. They did, however, put some great teams together that went out of their way to create heartbreaking moments and missed opportunities. I guess that's what makes this Cubs championship extra special. Not only did the Cubs break their own curse and conquer their own demons, but they ended my "Patrick's Favorite Teams" championship curse. They've helped make up for Jason White overthrowing Kejuan Jones in the end zone, Hollis Price going cold in the Final Four, and Sam Presti messing up the Thunder's window of opportunity. Actually, the Presti thing still pisses me off. Screw him.

Anyway, like many Cubs fans around the world, I think I'm going to take the rest of the day off to soak up this win, listen to "Go Cubs Go" a few hundred times, and chug some Old Style before watching OU probably lose to Iowa State later tonight. Whether you're a Cubs fan who's dealt with decades of heartache and disappointment, or a bandwagoner who just learned who Anthony Rizzo was two days ago, I'd encourage you to do the same. Go Cubs Go!

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