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    hah! people everywhere are wearing cubs t-shirts and hanging the "W" flag outside car windows. there's going to be a parade and a rally tomorrow so the city will be going CRAZYPANTS. lots of people won't be going into work and much beer will be consumed. and lol at bill murray. i have seen his photo around almost as much as that of the players on the team.


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    ^ Thanks for the laugh. Needed that this morning.

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    2016 was an up and down year for sports, specifically:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/chicago-...y-of-the-year/

    1) Chicago Cubs' World Series victory is AP's 2016 Sports Story of the Year - I have been a Cubs fan since I was a little kid. I only regret my mom wasn't here to see them win (or maybe she watched the series from way up high, who knows for sure?)

    CHICAGO – Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy.

    There were hugs, cheers and tears – and bottles and bottles of booze, sprayed everywhere from Cleveland to the shadow of Wrigley Field.

    Lovable losers, no more. The story of so many lifetimes is The Associated Press’ Sports Story of the Year.

    “The burden has been lifted,” manager Joe Maddon said.

    The Cubs’ first World Series title since 1908 is the runaway winner for top sports story of 2016, collecting 48 of 59 first-place votes and 549 points in balloting by AP members and editors. The death of Muhammad Ali after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease was second with 427 points, and LeBron James leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to the franchise’s first NBA title took third with 425 points.

    In a year that seemed to be more about what we lost (Ali, Arnold Palmer, Gordie Howe, Pat Summitt, Jose Fernandez and the plane crash that killed most of the Brazilian club soccer team Chapecoense) than the winners on the field, the Cubs provided a feel-good moment that warmed at least the north side of Chicago well into the city’s notoriously brutal winter. They drew huge ratings throughout the playoffs, with much of the country tuning in to see if it finally was the year.

    It was.

    Chicagoans rejoice as Cubs break 108-year-old curse

    “I think a lot of casual fans were initially drawn to the Cubs in the postseason because of the 108-year drought and the curse narrative,” president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said. “But when they tuned in, they saw a talented team full of young, exciting players who are also team-first, high-character people.”

    As baseball stories go, the 2016 Cubs had it all. One last stand for David Ross, a retiring catcher who became a key figure in Chicago’s clubhouse. Loads of bright young stars, with Kris Bryant turning in an MVP performance. An eccentric personality in Maddon, who cemented his status as one of the game’s best managers.

    There was history, for the franchise and its front office, with Epstein helping end two of baseball’s biggest droughts. See Boston Red Sox, 2004.

    That would have been enough to make it one of the top sports stories of any year, but an epic finish only added to the luster of the franchise’s third championship. The Cubs dropped three of the first four games in the World Series against the Indians, and then rallied to force Game 7 in Cleveland.

    After Chicago blew a 6-3 lead in the finale, outfielder Jason Heyward got his teammates together during a short rain delay before the top of the 10th. The Cubs caught their breath, and then finished off the famed Billy Goat Curse with an 8-7 victory that will live on in the bars of Wrigleyville for many years to come.

    “The players-only meeting during the rain delay was emblematic of this team,” Epstein said. “Instead of lamenting the blown lead or pointing fingers, the players rallied around one another and picked each other up.”
    2) Muhammad Ali's death. IMO he was the greatest athlete to ever live. In the 1960's Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali dubbing his former alias "a slave's name. "I didn’t choose it and I don’t want it. I am Muhammad Ali, a free name – it means beloved of God, and I insist people use it when people speak to me.” Ali had already made a name for himself as Clay, winning several fights under the name, and few journalists accepted his new name initially. Also, Ali was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam Conflict and was consequently stripped of his heavyweight title.

    “Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.”
    Ali’s radical choices and daring speeches inspired many. The New York Times columnist William Rhoden wrote: “Ali's actions changed my standard of what constituted an athlete's greatness. Possessing a killer jump shot or the ability to stop on a dime was no longer enough. What were you doing for the liberation of your people? What were you doing to help your country live up to the covenant of its founding principles?"

    Ali was mourned all over the world after his death in June at age 74. President Barack Obama called his wife, Lonnie, to express his condolences, and a public memorial in the boxer’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, drew an eclectic mix of celebrities, athletes and politicians.
    Muhammad Ali 1942-2016




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    He was a brave man, and a beautiful one.

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    LOUD NOISES

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    SO LOUD!

    Also, this important update: Ploop.

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    it's double Tanq time at the Double Wide


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    My mom wants to get on Facebook. Yeah, that's my cue to break my last bonds with Facebook!

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    When someone can make you feel a million different emotions in such a short space of time just by sitting and performing one song...

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    We're currently selling our condo and buying a house and the entire process is making me want to jump out a window. HOLY FUCK. I plan on dying in the new house. I never want to move again.

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