Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Losing, Sports fans, Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field (Chicago, Ill.); Sports spectators; Chicago Cubs (Baseball team); Defeat (Psychology)
Cub fans are a unique species. Attachment to losing is taken to a level of religious fanaticism by the Cub faithful. Of course the charm of the Cubs is not simply that they lose, but that they are lovable losers. This is what inspires undying devotion in their fans. Indeed if the Cubs were to do the improbable, nay the impossible, and win a World Series, Cub fans would risk losing the essence of their Cubness.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "On Sport and Society 01-07-2003" (2003). On Sport and Society. 561.