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The Suffering Sports Cities List

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In the wee morning hours of 3 November 2016, the Chicago Cubs did it.  After a century plus of lovably losing, the most rabidly “happy to be hear” fanbase in all of baseball finally got to fly the last W of a baseball season.  Facebook posts of grandparents crying, fans roaming Addison in mindless glee, and young Cubs fans entering a world where “Billy Goat, Bartman, black cats” mean absolutely nothing.  The long Northside Nightmare was over.  But for every broken curse, another lives on.  Sports is a dichotomous exercise and for every W there is an L.  Sadly, the fans of the Cleveland Indians experienced something last night that they’ve become accustomed too over multiple generations: the despair of sports suffering.

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Since Grantland… (Week of 8 February 2016)

Every week, we’ll pull some highlights from the ESPN media world on articles, stories, ideas, arguments, concepts, schticks, and discussions that appeared on the World Wide Leader since the demise of Grantland and its unneeded contribution to the world of sports.  Pretty much, this is what the brain trusts at ESPN thought was more worthy of coverage than whatever the brains over at Grantland were producing…

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Since Grantland… (Week of 1 February 2016)

Every week, we’ll pull some highlights from the ESPN media world on articles, stories, ideas, arguments, concepts, schticks, and discussions that appeared on the World Wide Leader since the demise of Grantland and its unneeded contribution to the world of sports.  Pretty much, this is what the brain trusts at ESPN thought was more worthy of coverage than whatever the brains over at Grantland were producing…

 

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Since Grantland… (Week of 25 January 2016)

Every week, we’ll pull some highlights from the ESPN media world on articles, stories, ideas, arguments, concepts, schticks, and discussions that appeared on the World Wide Leader since the demise of Grantland and its unneeded contribution to the world of sports.  Pretty much, this is what the brain trusts at ESPN thought was more worthy of coverage than whatever the brains over at Grantland were producing…

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The Top 10 Snapbacks: 90s Edition

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We all remember the 90s.  It was a time for firsts.  First Days of school.  First Kisses.  First roller coaster rides.  And in the bigger world, the first mega-super duper sports star (MJ), the first time soccer in America mattered (USA World Cup and the 99 USA Women’s National team), and of course the first time many of us had to understand what a BJ was besides the guy on the Orioles (Thanks Bill!).

Of course, for many of us, it was also the first time we realized we could wear ridiculous neon hues of color .  For some reason, it became acceptable to declare war on the primary color wheel as if Milosevic were behind dark, simple patterns.  The 1990s were a humanitarian disaster of fashion to a degree not seen before or since.  It was practically the anti-Instagram era.  Take a look…

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Top 8 Mascot Gifs

The 500 Section Sub-Committee on Mascots and In-Game Entertainment is still in preliminary debates on the upcoming Mascot Super Bracket.  In the meantime, may we present to you our top 8 best mascot moments, presented in lovely GIF format:

8. The 12th Mascot
Just remember, mascots are just as committed to their team as fans are.  If not more…

Even if it means committing mascot-on-mascot crimes (which The 500 Section does not condone)

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If Sports Were Girlfriend Relationships…

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The steady, long-term, daytime girlfriend.  

Very pretty, but not flashy and over the top (both in and out of bed).  We spend the most time hanging out after work and during the day on weekends.  Take road trips just to see in person for a few hours and super comfortable with doing the introduction to all my friends since they really like her too.  And that might be a problem since everyone also gawks at Miss Popular.  However, there’s nothing of a high reward at the end of the day (aka the Buffalo Bills in the SB and every fantasy season).  Although things are steady, except for the occasional disagreement over something trivial that got out of hand (aka forgetting an important relationship date/the referee lockout), they are not surprising and sometimes guys gotta mix it up a bit.

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