They may not have won the league championship this year, but they won over the hearts of so many loyal followers.
The CREWdrivers gay flag football team from Chicago, IL is highlighted in this comedic video. Follow Aaron, Dustin, Paul, Johnny and the rest of the team as they journey through the 2008 season. Experience the ups and downs, the good times and bad, and the simple joys of being a part of a team sport.
Vedder, a Chicago-area native, wrote the song, "All The Way," about the Cubs' 100-year quest to secure a World Series championship. The song is getting a lot of airplay on Chicago radio stations and in bars across Wrigleyville as the Cubs are just moments away from clinching the NL Central crown.
Listen to the song and follow along with the lyrics posted below:
ALL THE WAY
Don't let anyone say that it's just a game. For I've seen other teams and it's never the same. When you're born in Chicago, you're blessed and you're healed. First time you walk into Wrigley Field.
Our hero's wear pinstripes; hero's in blue. They give us the chance to feel like hero's too. Whether we'll win, and if we should lose,
We know someday we'll go all the way. Yeah! Someday we'll go all the way.
We are one with the Cubs, with the Cubs we're in love. Yeah hold our head high as the underdog. We are not fair weather butfall weatherfans! We're like brothers in arms in the streets and the stands.
There's magic in the ivy and the old scoreboard. The same one I stared at as a kid keeping score. A world full of greed I could never want more.
Someday we'll go all the way. Yeah! Someday we'll go all the way.
And here's to the men and the legends we've known. Teaching us faith and giving us hope. United we stand and united we'll fall. Down to our kneesthe day we win it all.
Yeah Ernie Banks said, "Oh let's play two." Or did he mean 200 years? In the same ballpark, our diamond, our jewel. The home of our joy and our tears.
Keeping traditions and wishes made new. The place where our grandfathers' fathers they grew. A spiritual feeling if I ever knew. And if you ain't been I am sorry for you.
And when the day comes, when that last winning run, And I'm crying and covered in beer. I'll look to the sky and know I was right.
To think someday we'll go all the way, Yeah! Someday we'll go all the way.
The new Chicago 2016 commercial has been unveiled and I think it's pretty great. Chicago is now the front runner to receive the Olympics over Rio, Madrid and Tokyo.
While some Chicagoans don't want the Olympics to be held here, I think it would be great to not only put us back on the map and showcase what an amazing city Chicago is, but also, the city would be forced to fix parts of the infrastructure that are not 100% up to par *cough* CTA.
If you've never been to Chicago, you'll be surprised to find out what there is to offer here. Jonny and Sveta (see previous post) were pleasantly surprised and had no idea just how great Chicago actually is.
First it was digitized 70s era, Star Wars-like footprint fireworks, then it was the adorable, little Milli Vanilli singer and now, after much speculation, The Huffington Post is claiming proof that the Chinese are lying about 4'8, 72 pound, gold medalist He Kexin's age.
According to the article, He is only 14 and not the required age of 16 to compete in the Olympics. What's next?
I'm sure by now you've all seen the advertisements featuring the Spanish men's and women's basketball
teams making engaged in the racial gesture of pulling their eyes back to make a 'slit-eyes.'
Today, a second photo has emerged of the Spanish women tennis team making the same gesture, in anticipation of their match with China.
With the first picture reprinted around the world and all of the arguing of racial insensitivity, I cannot believe yet another Spanish Olympic team would take such a picture, let alone leave the picture on their official blog site. The photo is captioned, “Estamos
preparados para China”, which translates as “We are prepared for China”.
Every country experiences racism and I'm sure that this wasn't meant as a racist gesture, but as World Class Athletes, you're representing your country and are held at a higher standard than common citizens. So for that I must say, Classy, Spain...Classy.
Congratulations to Michael Phelps who has already set 5 world records in 5 events in Bejing, giving him the most gold medals of any Olympic athlete with a career total of 11.
This, plus the fact that he consumes more than 12,000 calories a day (most consume 2,000 a day) to maintain his near-perfect physique, leads me to believe that Phelps is either an alien or possibly Superman (who is also an alien).
He has three races left. Let's hope for more gold.