And it’s hardly surprising what happens next. Brilliant as all hell.
That was pretty cool for about 4 seconds then, LOOKOUT. Sorry about your Cubbies, it’s gonna be tough to stop the expansion teams this year!
Nevermind that the X-Wing takes off horizontally. Also, I’m pretty sure that it wasn’t made out of paper, as that appears to be. And, if I recall, when they get shot by the Empire, they disintigrate in a circular white explosion, rather than falling apart lamely with a parachute. The force, I’m afraid, is not with them. At least they were smart enough to not have a person strapped to that rocket ship (unlike Top Gear’s near death disaster with Hammond and the rocket car.)
I’d tell you sorry about the Cubbies, but then, I’m not really. Plus, I wasn’t really paying attention Sat., as I was getting well oiled tailgating before that woodshed beating of Nebraska. I never thought I would see the day when their fans were complaining that WE ran the score up on THEM. Does suck that they couldn’t extend it so you could go the next day as well. I guess this was the curse of Ojeda.
I wonder what kind of scratch was required to launch that thing.
As for the Cubs – on the way to the game on the El, everyone was quite somber, much more so than on any other usual trip to Wrigley. I commented to an elderly woman on the train that this seemed not unlike a death march, and she said “No! We’re going to win today! I’ve been praying!” I told her great, “but I think we’re still going to get swept.”
I’m really kind of glad it’s over. Now I don’t have to sit in front of my 42” flat panel with over 100 browser windows open trying to buy tickets for the next round. My life is free to do other things, like attend Morrissey shows, which would have been a major conflict on 10.17 as that would have been game 5 of the NLCS. Game 4 at Wrigley (we were in the bleachers) was hotter than hell, it felt much more like Tampa than Chicago. The Cubs were two completely different teams this year, and the really shitty one showed up in the playoffs.
And quite honestly, fuck the Nebraska fans. Nebraska ran up the score on pretty much everyone, for decades. It was a great game to see (though I didn’t see it live due to being at Wrigley), and Mizzou looks like they could beat quite a few people in the top 10 this year. I would have probably come down for that if it weren’t for the damn Cubs.
Yet another example of why being a Cubs fan is very similar to being in a very bad relationship – the kind where you know you should leave as you’re being emotionally abused, but you keep calling at midnight for some reason or another.