Prepare to be happy, then be kind of sad, then feel silly, and then just be depressed:

h/t to BN’er Spoda in the comments, and Dave on the Message Board.

  • Justin Jabs

    Heh, nice video. I like the Show. Super excited to get it today. I’ll be liveblogging about my first playthrough, anyone who’s interested can check out my blog by clicking the link in my name.

  • MichiganGoat

    Damn you school filter I can’t see this and my day is all kind of boring (see message board).

    • miggy80

      Get a smart phone goat. That is how I get to BN at work.

      • MichiganGoat

        My School’s walls are like prison I can get no 3G service here, need to be near a window put I’m stuck all day in the center of a hall with no signal.

        • miggy80

          Part of the building I work in is like that but I get real good service in the can.

          • TWC

            Your coworkers must worry about your bowels.

    • CubFan Paul

      A smartphone with HotSpot and you can still use your Ipad

      • MichiganGoat

        See above no service where I’m at and I’m not taking my iPad to my school.

        • CubFan Paul

          HotSpot gives you service (to multiple devices -computers&phones). It’s great for on the go (school) and when your Internet inexplicably goes out on your modem or just when free wifi isn’t available.

          • MichiganGoat

            Yeah but you have to have a signal to get a hotspot I have no cell service where I’m at

            • CubFan Paul

              Take the tin foil off your head MG! The government isn’t tracking you! 😉

  • Dan

    So when will the Cubs win the World Series? Will Rizzo, Jackson, and Castro help the Cubs win it all? Who will be our front line starters? Trey McNutt? Ugh, the Cubs need to get some young promising arms. Garza will be too old and expensive by the time RJC are in there primes. Don’t count on Wood and Volstad to be front line starters, DONT!

    I’ve always thought that the trio of K. Wood, Prior, and Zambrano starting would get the Cubs a World Series. I was always sure of it. Now look where those three are in there careers? I’m sad…

    • Cedlandrum

      The Cubs have a bunch of promising arms in the low minors. it will be interesting in the next year or two to see how promising.

    • Luke

      Right now, I’ve got 2014 as the first year in which they’ll really be in contention for the division, after which they should be at or near the top of the division every year for the rest of the decade (barring unforeseen disaster). Once a team gets into the playoffs, though, anything can happen.

    • DocWimsey

      Also, it’s sort of pointless to worry about the Cubs winning the WS. What Theo & Hoyer can do is build a team to get to the playoffs. After that, well, if the Cubs were playing better baseball than the other 3 NL teams in September, then there is a really good chance that they’ll get to the WS. After that, it’s a crapshoot. (The dominant teams of the last 17 years have demonstrated that pretty well.)

      At this point, however, I’d just settle for a pennant.

  • DowntownLBrown

    I thought the duo of Steve Trachsle and Kevin Tampini were a WS lock….

    • jr5

      While that may have been sarcasm on your part, I always really liked Tapani. His performance in the ’98 NLDS is underrated; 9 IP, 1 run, 5 hits, against Tom Glavine. Sadly Terry Mullholland blew it in the 10th, and they lost 2-1. But I was happy that Tap got to pitch a playoff game and performed like he did.

  • die hard

    Fielder gone; Hart on DL; and Braun w/o help from his friends = division championship

  • Stan

    My cousin showed me this yesterday and it brought tears to my eyes. But hey, the Cardinals sans-Pujols, LaRussa, and Mather just might be so different that they could stink up the Trophy from last year (Not to mention Matt Holliday horrible defense).

    Milwaukee has been bit by the injury bug with Hart and now possibly Marcum (Which means Rickie Weeks might have hit 5th, and we all saw the stats last year when he hit there)

    So if by some miracle everything works out for the Cubs and we have bounce back years from DeJesus, Stewart, and Soriano (Plus LaHair blowing everybody’s minds with 30 HRs) and quality starts from the starters we COULD see it happen. But that’s a longshot. A very lonnnngg longshot.

    A man can dream, can’t he?

  • hansman1982

    Is it sad that I cried watching that?

    I don’t care what I have to do, I am going to be wherever the Cubs are when they get to the clinching game of the World Series.

    • Stan

      You aren’t the only one, my friend. You aren’t the only one.

  • Eric

    I’m gonna get the show for the vita, I hope it’s good. Specifically cause 1) I love the vita. and 2) I can’t wait for Cubs baseball, so I might as well play my Cubbies with Rizzo, Jackson, Castro, Stewart +++ and all the guys I’m looking forward to play while I wait. :)

  • Steve

    I would like to think that when this happens ( It will…..right??) that it would be exactly like this in the city. I live in rural Georgia and see footage of riots in big cities after Super Bowl or World Series wins. Would Cub fans riot?? Would such a momental event override the primal urge to loot and pilage??
    I’ve been to Wrigley 7 times over the years and have been embraced (litterally) by Chicagoans, and when this finally goes down, I’ll be there to hug, cry, and dance with anyone and everyone…black, white, fat, skinny, foreign or domestic.
    Go Cubs

    • CubSouth

      Hey Steve, what part of Ga do u live? I’m in the SE part of the state. Near St. Simon’s Island.

  • TeddyBallGame17

    Too early to get the goosebumps going, but this is an exception. Biased opinion, but I think that would be the wildest championship celebration ever. They’d literally have to shut half the city down. For those who are riding out these rough years, it’ll mean that much more. Plus, it’d be nice to have a baseball championship in Chicago that people actually care about…keep it in ya White Sox fans!!

  • Jeff

    I think we all got a little misty-eyed watching that… Something always happens to keep Cub fans believing in yet another season!

  • DRock

    “Prepare to be happy, then be kind of sad, then feel silly, and then just be depressed”

    My emotions described exactly after watching that video…Thanks for sharing, Brett. Hope we are all alive to actually see that happen FOR REAL!

  • DocWimsey

    Geez, that guy is one awesome computer hacker if he got the 2012 Cubs to win anything on one of those!

    (My tear ducts died in 1984, so that wasn’t an option….)

    • jt

      I won with the cubs on the 2011 version! It was really close though.

      • DocWimsey

        Ah, that takes us to a second hypothesis: the program is poorly written….

  • FromFenwayPahk

    “Once a team gets into the playoffs, though, anything can happen.” –Luke
    “…if the Cubs were playing better baseball than the other 3 NL teams in September, then there is a really good chance that they’ll get to the WS. After that, it’s a crapshoot” –DocWimsey

    I (both) wish more fans understood this, and I wish it wasn’t true.

  • SouthernCub

    The old man cutting off his beard………priceless

    • Katie

      I loved that part too, made me laugh out loud and then I teared up. I hate having my emotions dicked with like that. The exquisite pain of being a Cubs fan.

  • Swoophorse

    It’s not nice to make a 63 year old cry!

  • deej34

    I cried as well.. I don’t care who knows.. And I watched it like 15 times so far. This anyone in St Louis would react that way? Not a chance. One of the many reasons I love being a Cubs fan, the thought of a World Series title brings a tear to your eyes. It still means something.

    • DocWimsey

      Well, the Cards do have 2 WS in the last 2 years, so that might take the gusto out of it a little. Still, it reminds me of the joke from a couple of years back (of which, there are several variants, some of which probably work better than what I remember here):

      In early winter of 2008, a cop in Boston pulls aside a dazed looking youth shouting “SAWX WON! SAWX WON!!!” repeatedly in the dead of night.
      “Laddy,” brogues the cop, “We’re all happy that the Sawx won, but it’s been 3 months since they beat the Rockies. Let’s have some quiet.”
      The young man looks confused. “The Sawx beat… the Rockies?”
      The cop looks back, a little concerned: “Yeah, y’know: that new team in Denvah.”
      The young man grins even wider and starts screaming: “THE SAWX WON… AGAIN!!!!”

  • ogyu

    The video reminded me of the scene when the 85 Bears won the Super Bowl. At the time, I was a 20-something at the University of Chicago in Hyde Park. At the end of the game, I spontaneously leaped out of my apartment (without a coat), jumped in my car and drove downtown. The streets were packed with celebrating people, but I don’t remember seeing anyone do anything destructive.

    My poor wife had left the apartment during the game, so she wouldn’t have to hear me screaming at the TV. When it was over, she came home to find the apartment abandoned and unlocked and her hubbie nowhere to be found. She was a bit concerned and there were no cell phones back then. It was not my most responsible moment, but in my defense, alcohol played a part.

    I now live 150 miles from Chicago, but if the Cubs win the Series before I become too old to drive, I’ll be heading in for the chaos.

  • JulioZuleta

    Shortly into the video, it shows people dancing outside of a restaurant called “The Weiner’s Circle”. I highly suggest going there some night around 2 am and ordering the chocolate milkshake…Yummmm…

  • Bren

    Ive bought this game the past few years, its always great, but, ironically, I’m not buying it this year b/c the Cubs are gonna be terrible (in the game at least)

  • Nebraska Cubs

    So, i cried and my mom and my dad and my sister and my brother….. I hope this happens sometime soon. I am only 22, but there are so many older generation fans out there that need the Cubs to win to die peacefully. I hope Theo and Jed know how much this would mean to Cubs fans all over the world. I am pretty sure, for some VREY odd reason I couldn’t make it to Chicago when the Cubs win it all, ya’ll will be able to hear me from Omaha. I do think the city will be way crazier then what the video is showing lol. I agree with whoever said the city would have to shut down for several days…. it will be CRAZY!

  • Benjamin Raucher

    It would be a miracle. But would like to see it happen!!!!


  • Jay

    I, as well as all Cubs fans, will break down and cry like babies WHEN the Cubs ultimately win the World Series. The scene here where Cubs fans are celebrating will be replicated in many cities across the States. You will feel a minor earthquake when the last out is recorded. Cubs fans are to classy to riot. We are not like the trash in Bridgeport. The painful life of a Cubs fan.

  • ferrets_bueller

    I agree with 3 out of 4, but that last one, the depression…nope.  Not at all.  Why?  because, for the first time, there is legitimate hope.  They’re doing everything right.  There is an actual plan, a plan that extends for more than one season.  No reason for depression, this is the best chance to shine we’ve ever had.

  • Tommy

    That was awesome. Thanks, Brett!

    I think I will cry when that day comes!