Over the past 108 years, Cubs fans have proven that cheering for the biggest losers in the history of American sports takes its toll on one’s mental health. As the team became an actual contender in the past couple years, the instances of drought-induced idiocy only seemed to increase. From premature tattoos to five-digit ticket purchases, Cubs fans have been easy to mock.
But who’s laughing now? With the Cubs’ victory in the World Series Wednesday night, those once derided as idiots, have been vindicated. They include:
The guy who got a Cubs 2016 “Curse Broken” tattoo in September.
The guy with slightly less faith, but a belief the Cubs would win the World Series by 2019.
The guy with slightly less faith, but a belief the Cubs would win the World Series by 2099.
The guy who dropped nearly $50,000 on two tickets to Game 7 of the World Series.
The guy who made this prediction in his 1993 yearbook quote.