I grew up in Mt. Morris (pop. 3000) about 100 miles direct west of Chicago. It was decisively cub country. In fact, my hatred of the cubs stems from being ripped on for being a Sox fan in my 6th grade class (1985-86) that was all cub apart from me. Before that year I liked both teams with the Sox only being slightly favored. I was just as upset when the cubs lost in '84 as when the Sox lost in '83. After that year I rooted against the cubs every chance I got.
What is Mind? -- Doesn't Matter!
What is Matter? -- Never Mind!