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Go Nuts! Is it OK to support the Cubs and Sox?

Settling sports-based disagreements one argument at a time

May 17, 2012|RedEye

The Cubs and White Sox renew their crosstown rivalry this weekend at Wrigley Field, and you're bound to see fans with "torn allegiances." You'll know this because they cheer when either team scores or—gasp!—they wear one of those two-sided jerseys. Which brings us to our latest debate.

This round: Is it OK to root for both the Cubs and the Sox?


Is it OK to root for both the Cubs and Sox? Is it OK to eat both chocolate and vanilla ice cream? To enjoy both beach vacations and snowy spots? Uh, duh. Yes. The fanatics will tell you otherwise, but that's just because they've been driven insane by wishing ill upon a sports team their entire lives. Don't let those gloomy grumps persuade you there's no joy in being pro-Chicago. You're a uniter, not a divider, baby. Let your free love flag fly. The only time you have to pick a team is during the World Series. First things first, I say.

—Georgia Garvey ( | @gcgarvey)


By rooting for both the Cubs and the Sox, you say, you're simply supporting Chicago sports as a whole. You're a mature person, and you can totally see the unique and separate charms of each team and its program. Wrigley or the Cell? Who cares? It's all about the love of THE GAME, man. OK, fine. But whom will you root for Friday when the South Siders square off against the North Siders at Wrigley? You'll have to pick one over the other. And deep down you know which one that will be. You're just lying about liking the other one.

—Jim Walsh ( | @jxwalsh)

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