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Bill Murray Is Every Sports Fan On The Planet

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Bill Murray Is Every Sports Fan On The Planet

The Chicago Cubs have shocked baseball fans all around the globe by winning their first World Series in 108 years.

In the stands, as the Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7, Bill Murray stood proud - mimicking all the things we feel as sports supporters.

It kind of goes without saying, really, because he's just like us. However, due to the fact that he's famous, people like to treat it as if it's the second coming of Christ himself.

Bill pretty much epitomised in pictures what we all feel when watching footy, rugby, cricket, croquet, or whatever you're in to. As his beloved team won the coveted competition, his face mirrored how I will appear once Jurgen Klopp has led Liverpool to their first Premier League trophy in history, and their first League title since 1990, at the end of this season*.

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Credit: Fox

Over the years it's not all been smiles for Bill and his fellow Chicago Cubs fans. Like all of us, he's lived and breathed the ups and downs of being a sports fan. But, unlike Manchester United fans, he's dealt with the lows properly, and not just decided to stop watching, or picked to support another team.

He's led chants, getting the energy flowing, as well as riling up the opposition.

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But, when it comes down to it, and the players actually take to the field, attitudes change. Yes, joking about other people's mums and drinking copious amounts of lager while flipping everyone in sight is fun, but once you've stopped talking the talk, your team have to walk the walk.

Obviously, Bill has sat there and, similar to all of us, he has labelled his team an embarrassment, claiming he could do a better job.

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Then, of course, because he's Bill fucking Murray, he does as he says.

He whacks on a strip, jumps the barrier, walks up to the pitcher's mound and starts directing traffic.

After he's exhausted every avenue, realising that in fact he couldn't do a better job (which John from Birmingham should also realise by now, no one can help Aston Villa), it sets in that sport is the greatest stress in life.

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He begins to question why he couldn't have grown up watching competitive checkers. However, he never contemplates turning his back on his team

At the end of the day, when all is said and done, he loves his team.

The joy of seeing a club winning something after you've invested so much time over the years is pretty much indescribable.

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It makes all the shit worthwhile. Travelling to see drab games which could have been watched on TV, spending far too much on new kits every year, seeing an underdog team destroy you, and ultimately turning you hair grey. It's all an investment.

Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs and all their fans.

Featured image credit: PA

*If you don't think Liverpool are going to win the league, you're wrong

Topics: Baseball, Sport, Bill Murray

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