We in Toronto like to complain about the fact we haven't brought the Stanley Cup home where it belongs since 1967. Many of us weren't alive back then and this drought feels like an eternity. We forget that some die hard fans have it even harder.
Tonight, the Chicago White Sox take on the Los Angeles Angels in game one of the American League Championship Series. Much like the Boston Red Sox last year, the pale hose have a chance to end their championship drought and win their first World Series since 1917. That's right, 1917 - fifty years before the Leafs last won it all.
Chicago Cubs fans have it even worse and don't have a chance to end their winless streak this season. The Cubs haven't won the World Series since 1908. That's almost a century ago. Speaking of Chicago, they're home to the one NHL team that has gone longer than us without sipping from Lord Stanley's mug. The Chicago Blackhawks last won in 1961.
Feel better? I don't.