My husband grew up on Addison and Harlem, so he favored the Cubs, although he has always claimed he liked both teams. He refused to watch Game 7. I
watched it in the living room while he
watched the World Series of Poker in the family room. That's how sure he was that they were going to lose. He was sure they would lose in that playoff series with the Padres also.
But after the Cubs got eliminated by the D'Backs a few years back, they interviewed some kid who was about 13 years old. WIth tears running down his face, the kid kept saying that he'd been waiting "for soooo long." My husband looked at the TV, snarled, and yelled "Oh, shut up, kid."
He now claims to be a Sox fan first and foremost, but I still wonder sometimes.