Archive for 2016

What I am thankful for this year

Its that time of year again. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is on the TV, children are screaming and someone forgot the yams. As I sit beside my friends and loved ones in a Hampton Inn and Suites in Scottsbluff, Neb. I realize the much anticipated holiday season is upon us. With a food baby... Read more »

Thank you for standing by me

Now that I’ve had the night to pinch myself, I can finally believe that the Cubs have won the World Series. At this time I want to thank a few Cubs fans in my life and family members for letting me act like a complete lunatic for the last 24-years. To my father, Dale Hamblin,... Read more »

2016 World Series: A Weekend Worth of photos

I’ve always dreamed of a Chicago Cubs World Series. For 24-years I’ve wanted nothing more than to see the North Side put the curse’s to rest and win a World Series. Now the closest the Cubs have been to a WS Title in 71-years, It was time to pack my bags and hit the road.... Read more »

The ultimate World Series playlist

Tonight’s the night, the Chicago Cubs make history and play in their first World Series in 71 years. At 8:00 p.m. ET on Fox, the Cubs take on the Cleveland Indians in what could very well be the start of the apocalypse.¬†With bets on the line between Dwayne Wade and Lebron James, the respected mayors... Read more »

A win 24 years in the making

For the last 24-years, my parents have asked me the same question, “What do you want for your birthday, Haleigh?” While I give them credit for asking each year, they could never give me, or any other Chicagoan for that matter, what we all desperately wanted for our birthdays. Because my parents go out and... Read more »

How long ago was 1908?

The last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series Title, the world was a much different place. It was a simpler time if you will. Teddy Roosevelt was in the oval office, the Wright brothers went public with the airplane and Mel Blanc the voice of Bugs Bunny was born. With breaking news such... Read more »

Man's best friend and Chicago's newest fan

Almost two months ago, we welcomed a new addition to our family. Little Indiana Jones(yes like the movie character) is a corgi terrier mix, with a whole lot of spunk. We rescued him from the local animal shelter in town, it was love at first sight. A few days after we brought little Indy home,... Read more »

Its Fantasy Time

Fantasy Football, in my opinion, is a sports fan escape from the real wold. To many, it is the most wonderful time of the year, while I use it to crush my significant others family without having to do any physical effort. Because we are scattered throughout the midwest, it’s hard to find time to... Read more »

Young vs. Old: How generations of Fans Remember Icons

I was driving in the car the other day from Denver to Fort Collins when I really started to get into my 90s throwback station on Spotify. Somewhere in-between the Backstreet Boys and Blink 182, GoCubsGo found a way to break up the boy bands. As most Cubs/Chicagoans listen to the lyrics, its inevitable to... Read more »

My First Love: The Chicago Cubs

Theres nothing quite like your first love. (Insert flashback sequence….now) We all remember those days, your palms got clammy, your stomach was in knots (one could never figure out if the cause was lack of food or if that fart you were holding in for the last hour finally decided to fight back), regardless, we... Read more »