Bad losers suck, but good losers often become crowd favorites.
Best example: The Chicago Cubs.
Their long losing history goes back 109 years.
Their last World Series victories were back-to-back affairs in 1907 and 1908. That made them the first Major League team to play in three consecutive World Series, and the first to win it twice.
But then they were cursed.
This season has seen the scrappy Cubs lead the majors in wins on the way to the World Series. Hopes and dreams of generations of Cub fans will rest on Game 6 tonight.
Trailing 3-2 in the series, the Cubs have to ignore history and just play their game tonight. If they win, they'll be charged up for the 7th game and the Indians may be too stunned for a comeback.
Cubs fans are loyal despite their losing history. Try to imagine how thrilled they'll be to win the World Series this year.
Of course, they'll lose their loveable loser label, but that's okay. Or, is it? I wonder how many Cub fans have enjoyed backing an underdog and how they'll feel if the Cubs win and are back on top of the world of baseball once more?
Time for me to walk on down the road...