Monday, June 4, 2007

My rant about Cubs fans


I believe former Cubs manager Lee Elia put it best after suffering yet another Cubs defeat: “Eighty-five percent of the fuckin' world is working. The other fifteen come out here. A fuckin' playground for the cocksuckers.” I couldn’t have said it any better myself. He was, of course, referring to the “bleacher bums” that make up Cubs fans. I have had enough experience with Cubs fans to know that Elia wasn’t exaggerating in the least. The Cubs fans made their presence known this past Saturday in yet another classy act, littering the field of play to the point that the game had to be stopped. This came one day after the Zambrano-Barrett bitch fight in the clubhouse. Not only has this team not won anything in 98 years, but it also is just flat out embarrassing off the field as well.

So this begs the question, why are 95 percent of the Cubs fans complete idiots? Don’t get me wrong, there are legitimate fans of this team out there that do it the right way. Not every Cubs fan says “wait ‘til next year” and “this is our year” whether they believe it or not just because “that’s what cub’s fans say”. However, for the most part people are Cubs fans because of Wrigley Field. People don’t say “let’s go to the Cubs game”, they say “let’s go to Wrigley.” Think about that for a second. Can you name any other franchise that is completely dependant upon its stadium?

The fact that you root for a team that always loses does not necessarily make you a better fan than anyone else. No one is impressed that the Cubs have high attendance figures. Especially when half of those people are drunken idiots or assholes from Iowa. Just because you yell “left field sucks” in response to the dumbasses in the left field bleachers yelling “right field sucks” (unbelievably, this actually happens) does not make you a good fan, nor is it clever. Cubs’ fans will tell anyone that will listen to them that White Sox fans are “trash” and “classless”. However, for the second time in less than a year (I think we all remember Pierzynski’s go ahead home run in the ninth last year) the action at Wrigley Field had to be stopped because “the bleacher bums” decided to throw anything they could get their hands on onto the field. Sounds pretty classy to me. If the tide hasn’t already shifted into making Chicago a White Sox town again, it certainly is on its way.

I’ll leave you with an actual quote from a Cubs fan that I overhead over the weekend which completely proves my point. This is directed towards a Cardinals fan. “At least I don’t cheer for a team whose reliever’s get DUI’s and die.” Yea.

9 Comments:

Guy said...

That quote couldn't have been from The One and Only, could it? I refuse to believe it.

Logan said...

derson, im not trying to disagree with your overall assessment but what about the white sox fans attacking the first base coach and the umpire on separate occasions. those people seemed like the definition of white trash. just trying to show both sides...

BigLots said...

Log, I don't deny that the White Sox have their share of white trash, idiot fans. There are definitely plenty of them. However, my point is that Cubs fans seem to think that they are a class organization with class fans and that they are somehow better than White Sox fans. It's a joke.

ice cold beer said...

derson, good stuff here. and in response to "guy" indeed it was "the one and only." pretty standard. good work derson.

Buzzsaw said...

Logan, I actually heard Osama Bin Laden is a Red Sox fan, does that make you a terrorist?? Individuals don't make fan bases classless, it's mass movements like the entire bleachers throwing shit or just a large group of douchebags liking the same team (Cubs) that do.

Bish said...

Derson a few thoughts from an actual cubs fan...

1) You write your article criticizing cubs fans for calling southsiders white trash. Yet, in doing so begin your article by attacking the cubs for being "jobless and making Wrigley a fuckin playground for cocksuckers” a little hypocritical I think? I can’t see how you have much credibility with your argument when you do the EXACT same thing.

2) No one has ever tried to make the argument that the cubs are better than anyone else because they have high attendance. Sure we are proud of our team and always are there to support them. Why shouldn’t we? In a division where a streak of 7 or 8 wins in a row could potentially move you to the top of the division there is always hope. Can you criticize a fan for rooting for a team because they are in a shitty division?

3) We aren’t the only fans who have trashed our field...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=8a_hBR9YuNw

4) Wrigley field is a great place to see a game. However, people don’t necessarily go there because the stadium is so great. Actually, I think we can all agree it is in need of some serious renovations. We go to Wrigley because of the atmosphere which is created by the fans - most of whom appeared before the 2005 season. I don’t think a couple of metal bleachers and some old stone makes Wrigley a fun place to be. Would this die down a little bit if Wrigley disappeared, of course it would! But would it completely disappear and would people stop coming to games? I can almost guarantee not.

Finally, that quote you gave at the end of the article is a terrible misrepresentation of Cubs fans. Living in St. Louis and being around a million cubs fans in that city itself I can tell you that there was no laughing or mocking done at any time. Don’t try to stereotype all cubs fans as assholes because of one comment you heard.

By the way congrats on having the largest “mullet night at the ballpark” attendance in the league 10 years running.

BigLots said...

Bishop, in my article I mentioned that there are Cubs fans who are good, I realize that. However, in my experience, Cubs fans have been obnoxious for no particular reason. The team is terrible, so all I ever hear from them is "we sell out Wrigley and no one goes to
White Sox games" and "White Sox fans are white trash". The point of this article was to point out that every fanbase has assholes that bring everyone else down. The Cubs have the same amount of classless idiots sitting in their stands, yet no one ever talks about it.

Brian said...

I'm at work and can't write an adequate response to this garbage.

Mike, to say there are as many white trash idiots at Cubs game as there at "the Cell" is wrong. You and I both know that.

I'll give you the best example I can come up with for why the White Sox are a white trash team, in general.

They used to give out free tickets to White Sox games with each Biggie Fry sold at several Wendy's on the south side of Chicago. This was like 6 years ago I think but honestly, I can't think of a more white trash thing an organization can do.

That's not picking on a few fans either, it was the franchise showing its true colors.

Medicine said...

There are definitely plenty of them.