I like to think that I cover the light hearted and fun aspects of the Cubs here at Cubs Den so John and Tom can spend whatever time they have doing the reporting, number crunching, scouting and opinion making that makes this Blog the best Cubs blog going. So when something as asinine as last night's events happen, I feel it's my job, neigh, duty, to take the initiative and write about it.
If you live under a rock, or were properly detained or what have you, some luke warm IQ bearing nimrod mailed a goat's head to Wrigley Field. It set Twitter ablaze and jokes were had at Tom Ricketts expense, Theo's expense, and frankly all our expenses too.
I'm absolutely livid about this. Perhaps I shouldn't be. I know a lot of people will brush it off as "Some nut job who really isn't a Cub fan." But here's the thing....He'll be called a Cub fan. He'll be treated as a Cub fan. The news won't cover it as "some nut". The spin on this will be "This is how Cub fans act." Is sending the head of an animal depicting a stupid myth that happened over 70 years ago a good representation of who you are?
I recently got into a little Twitter spat with my good friend Matt Spiegel. He's continuing a Marmol joke that I, myself, don't find particularly funny. And I've accused his place of employment of being "Cub hate 670". I can't stand how they play to the lowest common denominator of Cub Fan for amusement and popularity. Drives me crazy. But I'm dead where I stand in my cause if "fellow Cub fans" not only embrace acting like beer chugging, fraternity raised simpletons who's vocabulary consists of "WHOOOOOO!!!", "CUBBIES!!!!!!!" and "F.U." but actually promote it to the masses by sending a fricking goat head to the owner.
I hope all the people here at this Blog are saddened and a little put off by last night's happenings. I hope whatever water cooler conversations aren't aided by any of us. There's jokes I could make, that I kinda want to make. Because I like to have a good time. And the Cubs are usually a great outlet for having a good time. But I can't. Not with this act of childish stupidity. This sucks.