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Monday, September 29, 2008

Fickle Fans Forget Fast


I am a White Sox and Bears fan. In recent days and weeks these two teams have taken me and other fans on a tremendous roller coaster ride. I can't help it, I love it. I don't know why, but I do. There are thousands of us that get on the ride. Are we nuts?

Let's start with the White Sox. This team at the beginning of the season were thought to be chumps. All the others were more improved then us, we had no chance. For the record, I said this to my friend Gill, (not his real name),
"I don't think Detroit is going to be as good as everybody says."
Yep, I told Gill that while we were at a restaurant, Gonghorn Steakhouse, (not the restaurant's real name).
And over the year the White Sox have been the team to beat in their division. This past week they could have walked away with their division and sailed into the all important playoffs. But, that didn't happen. The White Sox lost 5 games in a row. I cursed them. "You Gother Guckers, you Gidiots", (not the real curses). They ripped my heart out.

On Sunday, they won. They were awesome. I love these guys, in a manly chest thumping sort of way. I forgot about the five previous days. The past is history so why dwell.

Then there's the Chicago Bears. They started off the season beating the team that beat them in the Super Bowl.
We were awesome!
We could be going back to the Super Bowl baby.
Then they lost their next two games.
These guys were idiots.
They don't belong in professional sports.
Why do I waste my time on them?
Then they won last night.
We were awesome!
We could be going back to the Super Bowl baby.

Do I illustrate the pattern well? And I know I'm not the only one that does this. All sports fans do this weird dance with their teams all over the world. And yet, there are those who could care less. I don't know how they do it.

I know if my team wins I feel good. If my team loses I feel bad. Either way I'm fine after a short while. I don't obsess over this stuff.
Oh crap, I gotta go!
The White Sox makeup game starts in three hours, I have to go paint my face.

P.S.
Go Dodgers!

6 comments:

"Gill" said...

i am gauranteeing a win today!!! Detroit sucks, you said it yourself. i hope this doesn't end up on the bulletin board in the Detroit locker room. GO SOX!!!

Mark Ploch said...

"Gill",
I forgot to mention 1 out 750,000 people in Michigan read my blog. If your words get to the Detroit locker room you're in big trouble.

Ron G said...

Go Twins!!!!

"gill" said...

so ron g is gauranteeing a sox win today too. i am with you ron.

Ron Santo's Voice said...

Who cares about the AL. This is the Cubs year baby! They are going all the way!!! Chicago is a CUBS TOWN!

Harry's Dead voice.. said...

Manny is comming tra la tra la!