Seriously, how could I ever forget 1984? I came home every day from school to watch them on WGN. It was the most exciting season I have ever watched. Partly because of my age and unadulterated love of the team that seemed to always be down by a run or two late in the game and somehow someway always come back and win. Actually, I have never gone back to look at the game logs because I don't want to ruin the memory of the team I have in my head as I realize they weren't always down and didn't always come back, but in my memory, they did.
I kinda suspect that for many of us around here that was our Cubs coming-of-age. I remember those playoffs so well. Watched the games on a 15" B&W Zenith TV (we honestly didn't have a color TV until … '86 or '87). I remember that last game especially, and how the mac & cheese turned to ashes in my mouth as the game went on.