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Chicago Cubs Fans Soak In World Series Victory

By: Kiersten Ehr
@KierstenEhr
November 10, 2016.

Chicago Cubs fans will forever remember the date November 2, 2016.

Some fans may just make that a new holiday. For the first time since 1908 and having waited 108 years the Cubbies won the World Series. The cursed Chicago Cubs are no more as they absorb the victory of being world champions.

Until last Wednesday, the Cubs only two World Series championships were in 1907 and 1908. As a born and raised Cubs fan, I was used to the Cubs blowing every shot they had in the playoffs and during off season. All Cubs fans can agree that the amount of patience has finally paid off.

Long time Cubs fan Bill Murray said, “I’ve been imagining this for a long time. When the lions at the Art Institute start wearing Cubs hats or Bears helmets you know there’s some sort of magic happening in the city.”

“This is it. This was a long time coming. This is really great,” Murray said.

What some people don’t realize is that this is baseball history not only for the Cubs but for the entire major league baseball operations.

The Chicago Cubs were indeed the preseason favorites to win it all this season. The Cubs won 103 games to take the National League pennant. First the Cubs faced the San Fransisco Giants in the National League Division Series. Next on the Cubs check list was facing the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series to reach the World Series against the Cleveland Indians (Indians still have not won World Series since 1948). What made the World Series so memorable for sports fans was that the Cubs were down 3-1 in the best-of-seven series against the Indians.

In order to win the World Series, Chicago had to win three straight games in a row. Slowly but surely Chicago pulled off an unforgettable 8-7 victory on the road in Cleveland in a five hour game with a 17 minute rain delay.

For as long as I shall live I will never forget the moment that Fox Sports Announcer Joe Buck said, ” The Cubs have finally won it all.”

My Story of being a Cubs fan

For me, I grew up as a native Texan Chicago Cubs fan thanks to my dad who raised me to watch them even when I was a baby. Being a Cubs fan involves having great deal of patience and faith in the team. Now that the Cubs have lifted the hated curse it’s very surreal to know that the Cubs are World Champions. On the night they won I drove back to my parents house from college to watch Game 7 with my dad and mom. The moment the Cubs got the third out to end the game in extra innings the three of us literally jumped up and down and hugged each other in tears of happiness.

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My dad and I at a Cubs game at Wrigley Field when I was about eight years old.

There is nothing quite like the bond that sports can bring to families and friends. Witnessing history and following particular teams with people around you is one of the best experiences in life.

Earlier in my blog I mentioned that when it comes to being a sports fan, it does not matter what your religion, political affiliation is or what your beliefs are. All that matters is that sports has the ability to bring wide diverse groups of people together to enjoy a common interest.

Video that captured the game highlights of Game 7 where the Cubs won in the 1oth inning over the Indians. Courtesy of Inside Edition

Cubs Fans Reception of World Series Victory

* I asked some Cubs fans on my Facebook and Twitter of what the Cubs World Series win means to them.

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CHICAGO CUBS POST-WIN CELEBRATIONS

It was estimated that 5 million people attended the Chicago Cubs parade and rally Friday November 4th, 2016 making it the 7th largest gathering in human history according to Fox 32 Chicago.

Video of the Chicago Cubs World Series Rally | Full Speeches| Courtesy of ABC NEWS on YouTube

Video of thousands of Cubs fans racing to the parade. Courtesy of CNN on YouTube


 

Saturday Night Live gets real with Cubs and Bill Murray singing ‘Go Cubs Go’
(Cubs in video: Anthony Rizzo, David Ross, Dexter Fowler) Video courtesy of SNL on YouTube

 

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Video of Cubs on SNL that will make you laugh out loud! Courtesy of SNL on YouTube

 


I hope that in this blog post I was able to share the Cubs World Series experience with you through the text, pictures and videos. Always remember to have faith in your teams you support through ups and downs. This Cubs victory gives hope to the teams we thought were once a lost cause but… ANYTHING can HAPPEN if you just BELIEVE.

Until The Next Time,
Your SportsChic
~Kiersten Ehr~
Stay Updated With Me On Twitter/Instagram @KierstenEhr
Enjoy your fall season 🙂

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10 Reasons Why You Should Date Someone Who Loves Sports

By: Kiersten Ehr

Here are my top ten reasons on why someone should date a sports fan. 

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Photo by: Kiersten Ehr

  1. Buying gifts just got a whole lot easier. No need to stress about what to buy for special occasions just get his/her favorite team gear and you’re all set.

2. We sports fans won’t ask what a touchdown is or a home-run. Gone are the days when you have to explain all the rules within a sport (we know our stuff).

3. We sports fans LOVE to tailgate and eat food.

4. We sports fans are not afraid of  bad weather. We will watch any game whether rain or shine.

If you’re a sports fan you realize that when you meet somebody, like a girlfriend, they kind of have to root for your team. They don’t have a choice. – Jimmy Fallon

5. We sports fans will probably help you out in the fantasy football league if you are nice to us.

6. We sports fans will fit in with your sports buddies.

7. Going to your favorite game/our favorite game is considered a date (sounds perfect to me).

8. We sports fans will celebrate with you when your team wins.

9.  If you happen to cuss at a crazy play we won’t judge you.

10. It’s simple— dating a sports fan is pretty fantastic.


Until the next time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr
|| SportsChic ||
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Sports fans need to make a sports bucket list

By: Kiersten Ehr

Bucket List 101

Everyone should have a bucket list…

But why not make a sports bucket list of all the games/places/events that you want to experience in your life?

Here’s some tips on how to make the most out of your sports dreams. I promise you this will be great motivation to work a little harder to save towards your sports dreams.
-SportsChic

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Photo Credit: Tumblr.com Listen to Ferris Bueller

  • Splurge A Little

    ||Save up/work that extra hour/plan your budget||

  • Indulge

    ||life is short/don’t miss out on having the time/experience of your life/ tip—instead of indulging in materialism indulge in sports||

  • Treat Yourself

    ||your’re worth it people
    it’s ok to be selfish once in a while for your favorite sports team or sports dreams/ just tell people “hey this is my life and my sports bucket list.”||

  • Have Fun

    ||life is meant to be lived out to the fullest/be that person that inspires others to pursue their sports fans’ dreams|| 

  • Find Your Passion

    ||What teams/events/places do you love?
    whether that’s american football/english soccer/basketball/baseball/yankee stadium/lambeau field— pick a destination and sporting event that you have always wanted to experience||
    ….go experience and live out your dreams!

  • Invest In Your happiness

    ||every sports fan knows there is no better feeling than having your team win a huge game— go be with fans at a crazy jam packed stadium and create new memories||
    Don’t be that person that regrets not living out their sports dreams…

    kiersten’s sports bucket list

  • Experience another Green Bay Packer home game again @Lambeau Field
    (Cool fact—My dad asked me if I wanted to go to a Packer game while I was writing this blog)
  • Tour the Packers Hall of Fame
  • Attend another Notre Dame Football game (Visit the campus and Grotto with my granddad)
  • Experience an English/European soccer game preferably an English Premier League game (Chelsea F.C.)
  • Attend a Super Bowl
  • Attend a Spurs playoff game
  • Attend another Chicago Cub’s game at Wrigley Field 
  • Attend the Texas State Football game at Florida State University
  • Attend a Wisconsin Badger Football home game 
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    Photo Credit: Tumblr.com (Wise words to live by)

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Until the next time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr
(Your SportsChic)


Simple smiles that bring joy 

  1. Watching your favorite college men’s basketball game make it to the Final Four March Madness round. (For me Wisconsin-2nd year in a row) 
  2. Helping out your community while making a difference.
  3. Learning how to play a new sport with your best friend.
  4. Acting silly without caring.
  5. Making someone’s day just by being yourself.
  6. Enjoying a whole day with someone you care about.
  7. Not caring what time it is.
  8. Soaking up the sun on a beautiful day.
  9. Getting a natural tan after the winter season.
  10. Loving life with no fears.   

The girl behind the microphone

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Editing my sports interview

To all my readers I will tell you the story behind the real Kiersten Ehr.  My last name is pronounced ‘air” but spelled in a funky way. It’s a cool and original last name but in typing my name it goes to ‘her’ or heir and hair. Yes I was laughed at in school but hey it makes me different. I embrace different.

The first memory I have of my child hood is simply sitting on a couch beside my dad watch a Green Bay Packers football game with Future Hall of Fame Quarterback Brett Favre with a green and yellow jersey with a #4 on it. As an only child and as a daddy’s girl sports was life. First was loving Jesus and second was learning how to learn the latest techniques in softball.

As weird as I was, at the age of eight I played on a all boys baseball team in YMCA. Strong and determined I showed those boys what I was made of. I even made some boys flinch and get scared pitching to me. I knocked one pitcher to the ground with my ridiculous swinging power.

In high school I played softball for two years then figured out that I actually love to interview and write sports stories rather than running miles in the freezing cold Texas weather (inside joke) or in the blazing 100 degrees. Journalism soon became a passion that I would later pursue.

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Photo Credit: Shannon Carrico

College at Texas State happened in fall of 2013 and I interviewed to work at KTSW 89.9 radio. I got the job need less to say and my spring semester in 2014 I had experience in color announcing Texas State Softball games and board producing, reporting and blogging. This was a revelation. My calling.

On my next post I will enlighten my readers on why sports will never go out of fashion on my watch.

“Sports do not build character. They reveal it.”
Heywood Broun