Thursday, April 3, 2008

Cubs Fans - Scientifically Explained

Respected columnist and baseball fan extraordinaire George Will with a funny column in this week's Newsweek magazine.

In brief, he takes a look at a collection of essays and studies related to the neurological (and other) disorders that go along with being a Cubs fan.

Some highlights:
  • Being a Cubs fan might cause "changes in neural sensitivity and structure" - meaning, I think, that their brains stop working properly.
  • It compares Cubs fans to study rats who are made to experience "acute and persistent defeat".
  • It says that Cubs fans might experience a drop in testosterone, leading to reproductive difficulties.

That explains quite a bit, actually. Thanks George.


Wilt Chamberlain said...

Cubs fans shouldn't be allowed to reproduce.

Wrigleyville said...

Strangely, nobody cares enough to look into Brewers fans. Which also explains a lot.