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What Kind of Cubs Fan Are You?

While throwing assorted objects at the TV during Todd Ricketts' turn on "Undercover Boss" last night, it occured to me that nothing, NOTHING related to sports should have made me that angry. So Todd gives a paid internship to some guy from the grounds crew based on his stunning job pitch, which consisted of "I went to college and I want to work in the front office."Who cares if Todd Ricketts was unable to do any job at Wrigley Field to...

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gravedigger said:

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Clearly, I am the B list celebrity.

JulieDiCaro said:

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There's nothing B-list about you, baby.

Doc said:

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I have to wonder that if being a Cubs fan automatically bumps any potential A list celebrity down to a B.

JulieDiCaro said:

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William Peterson is my favorite Cubs fan, because he's a REAL Cubs fan. Not a celeb who wears the hat and shows up twice a year to sing the stretch but knows nothing about the team.

Doc said:

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I don't know who William Peterson is.

JulieDiCaro said:

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The guy who used to be on CSI.

Doc said:

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Well, unless he was in Metropolis, I probably wouldn't recognize him.

Doc said:

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Didn't you do this exact same thing a couple years ago?

JulieDiCaro said:

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Moi? Not that I remember.

Doc said:

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Yeah...I'm fairly sure you did...probably back on the old site.

JulieDiCaro said:

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I have no relection of that whatsoever.

gravedigger said:

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I don't either.

Doc said:

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You're all on drugs then.

thisyearcub said:

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No, Doc, you're right. I remember this as well, or something similar.

I'm sad to say I'm much more of a cynic now than I was 10 years ago, guess that's a part of growing up.

Also, I still have a Prior jersey. I never wear it, just not sure what to do with it. Pretty sure even Goodwill wouldn't take it.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Gosh, thanks guys. Double thanks for saying it in public.

Doc said:

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That's what we're here for.

ELRaythar said:

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we looooove you

Doc said:

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I wouldn't go that far.

flyball said:

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but there are all sorts of new people, plus I think my type has changed in the last couple years

rock on julie, rock on

Doc said:

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I'm the KIAM (it's too long to type out).

JulieDiCaro said:

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I think I am, too. But I'm going to try to do a better job walking the line between KIAM and the Fans' Fan.

Doc said:

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My biggest problem with KIAM is that, I believe I am everything in that description except the "don't go to the ballpark" thing which I do quite a bit. I don't believe I fit anything else except maybe the bimbo.

jmkobus said:

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Hey look its me! I am a Fan's fan!

JulieDiCaro said:

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yes you are!

JulieDiCaro said:

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Now I've remembered, like, 10 other kinds of fans I should have included.

Oh well.

Doc said:

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You missed a whole section of them...like the weirdos that go to the Cubs Convention.

JulieDiCaro said:

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The "Angry Female Fan." I can't believe I missed that one. "People Who Come Down From Wisconsin."

JulieDiCaro said:

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"People Who Insist On Getting Up and Bothering Everyone Else In Their Row Every 5 Minutes"

Doc said:

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That's my wife.

sloan peterson said:

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You forgot "The cable Fan"- an innocent click of the remote leads an otherwise sane human being to the road of unrequited longing that is cost of rooting for the Cubs....

Doc said:

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*palm to forehead*

That's not a category, dammit.

How about "89 year old widow who's never seen the Cubs win the World Series in her lifetime, and holds onto life in waiting for it to happen.."

I know one of those.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Oh yes it IS a category! You just don't know it because you're in it. They're always sitting right behind me, leaving their O's open and asking if they can get cheese on everything.

Doc said:

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That's not me. I'm just on a really long vacation.

Cubs Psychologist said:

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How about the Disheartened Black Guy From KY (Insert other states that are not close to IL here) Cubs Fan? The one who dreams of a championship, but 03 has traumatized him. The one whose wife married him because she knew he wasn't afraid of committment, since he's a cubs fan? He (yeah, I'm only one) needs some love too!!

Cubs Psychologist said:

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I'm glad I can amuse you!!

HackWilson09 said:

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I'm glad you used check boxes instead of radio buttons because I am SIX OF THESE!!!

The fan's fan is a good description of what we'd like to be - er, the best we can do. The sad fan follows the rage-fueled fan - these are brief states of mind, I'd say. The fan who can't let go wants Kerry Wood back so badly. Most of my friends would probably put me between somewhere between comedian and malcontent, probably closer to malcontent. But I did once photoshop Jim Edmonds' face into a gay pride parade float.

At heart, I'm a kid on the carpet, 3 feet away from a black and white TV set, watching WGN 162 times a year and loving it.

Doc said:

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I'm fairly sure that last description was of Julie.

Doc said:

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the kid on the carpet 3 feet away from a black and white TV set watching WGN 162 times a year and loving it.

JulieDiCaro said:

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oh . . yeah. (blushes)

sloan peterson said:

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The photo of the Fan's Fan looks too happy-there needed to be someone in the corner with a litte angst...

Max Power said:

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I'm pretty positive that the bimbo one is aimed at me. Jesus, you wear one micro-miniskirt to a game....

Doc said:

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oh!!! That was you?

Max Power said:

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You tucked a 2-dollar bill -- don't feign ignorance now.

Doc said:

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My wife was really unhappy when I did that at the ballpark.

ELRaythar said:

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Dude, I love your name

Liz said:

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I think I'm part fan's fan, part lover, with a pinch of the fan who can't let go thrown in.

I see that "creepy stalker/deranged autograph collecting fan" isn't an option, which is good because if it was, I would have to add that, too. :(

JulieDiCaro said:

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Yet another "fan" that I forgot. Boo!

Doc said:

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If someone did this about the White Sox, there would be the "Child of a Cubs fan who hates his parents" fan. They also have the "Trailer trash who's upset that he can't get the games on his antenna off his RV anymore" fan, the "I can beat up the other team's first base coach...oh....oops, I guess I can't" fan, and the "I like going to Cominsky park" fan.

JulieDiCaro said:

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No one wants to admit to being the Parent With Poor Judgment?
Oh come now, I see you all sitting out in the bleachers every single game!

Doc said:

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I took Saffron out there once (as you well know)...and it was a pretty good time...I'm not sure if that was bad judgment or not.

JulieDiCaro said:

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She was small and well-protected.

Doc said:

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And she likes being around a bunch of drunken fans.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Hey, did you guys know you can specifically "like" the "Cubs rumors" section of MLBTraderumors.com on FB?

Also, the Mets just hired Paul DePodesta.

Doc said:

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ugh...it scares me that the mets might actually start being consistently good.

JulieDiCaro said:

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I know.

I don't want to be left alone in the basement.

Doc said:

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You need to becomes friends with the lone Pirates blogger out there. That will help.

Doc said:

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Scott Miller (of CBS Sportsline) has a new article out on the CBS site titled "With new hires, expectations are high for Jays, Braves, Cubs."

I'd like to know who he's talking to because no one I know expects the Cubs to be any good next year.

ELRaythar said:

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He must be some sort of drunk, delusional, can't let go fan.

AndCounting said:

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I'm not four of those. I don't feel so good . . .

secdelahc said:

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I admit to being the fan with poor judgment. I mean, I thought I was getting a steal on the jersey and pre-empting the price hike.

I have since learned my lesson.

Doc said:

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Lesson...become a Yankees fan and fore-go a lifetime of misery.

secdelahc said:

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Why would I want to root for a winning team?

Doc said:

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because it will make you happy which is something that most people like. You might be like me, though. It makes me happy being miserable.

ELRaythar said:

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That's like marrying a good looking person without any personality. Sure, they are nice to look at, but you couldn't possibly live with that for the rest of your life and be really happy.

Or maybe we are all too stunted to remember what real success is like.

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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I'm the drunk guy! WOOOOO!

JulieDiCaro said:

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Hmmm. The poll is stuck at 103 votes, but if you click on the link, there are almost 400. FAIL

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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It probably has to do with people selecting multiple classifications. 103 people have chosen almost 400 types.

MNjoe said:

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I was the fan with the wrong jersey but I cut the letters off the back S - O - S - A and now I call it a Tyler Colvin jersey. Now I'm a Fan's Fan!

flyball said:

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ingenuity saves the day

JulieDiCaro said:

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437 votes and no one will admit to being The Suit or the Bimbo. LIARS!

Doc said:

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Ok...I'm a bimbo.

flyball said:

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should I have picked the bimbo since I have in fact worn a skirt to games?

JulieDiCaro said:

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of course not. i wear skirts to games, too. you know exactly the kind of skirt i'm talking about, and I'm guessing you haven't worn one of those.

flyball said:

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I did wear a strapless dress once, but it was funny, I swear

JulieDiCaro said:

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dude, i wear sun dresses to wrigley all the time. it's summer--it's hot. my thighs demand ventilation.

ELRaythar said:

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I think part of being a fan's fan is also indulging in your sad, KIAM, angry side every once in a while.

Depaul2001 said:

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I'll add another type. I'm a season ticket holder who goes to 30+ games a year, keeps score and knows about the team (and the score on the field) but doesn't get too wrapped up in things because I know its just a game. There are many of these types out there. Call it the rational cubs fan - yes, they do exist.

Edelweiss said:

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I am an on-again-off again Cubs fan, currently in the off-again mode. That is the only way to hold onto my sanity. So many fans are like Charlie Brown place-kicking with Lucy holding, and they keep on believing she won't jerk the ball away at the last moment.

IvyChatChuck said:

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You forgot one type: The "Yellon."

Writes endlessly, justifies even the worst franchise actions with "But still," and "I believe..." and, if they ever have a real opinion about something, if the Cubs act in opposite of said opinion, will do gymnastics to sidle up to the Cubs brass.

Teebob2000 said:

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Hey! If you do that google search CJ mentioned, one of the pictures is of Sarah Sp-- Oh... never mind.

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