Today’s Friday Sports Funny focuses on emancipating the monkey.
That’s right. The comic in this blog tells the very simple story.
Getting rid of a meddling monkey that has resided on the backs of Chicago Cubs players for more than a century exists as a top priority in the Windy City.
For diehard Chicago Cubs fans, decades of frustration have elapsed while that lousy critter has clung tightly to the shoulders of their city’s beloved baseball team.
Chicago Cubs and the Gorilla Sized Monkey
Now that the Cleveland Cavaliers prevailed with an NBA title earlier this year, the Chicago Cubs are widely considered the most famous gorilla-sized monkey-on-the-back franchise in sports.
In their case, the monkey is old, very old, and hasn’t let go for what seems like an eternity.
That’s because the Chicago Cubs haven’t won a World Series since 1908. They have appeared in only one Fall Classic since then, and that was way back in 1945.
However, this perennial underdog for whom most of America will be rooting, the Cubs take the field against the Los Angeles Dodgers in NLCS action beginning this weekend.
I’ll be watching and so will that annoying monkey which knows he may soon be losing a back he’s clung to for 108 years.
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MIKE – thee ultimate talking head on sports!