Gould Headshot squareNote: I know we’re all about college football at TMG. But this Cub thing is bigger than both of us. I’ll be needing to ramble on about The Drought from time to time. Thank you for your indulgence.

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Clinching the division will mean nothing without taking the steps that follow. Everyone in Chicago knows that.

After 108 years of solitude, and with this marvelous team, Cubs fans will view anything less than a World Series victory as a disappointment.

I understand the sentiment.

I was born into a Cubs family, and have embraced it since Ernie Banks was the shortstop.

But at this point, after more than half a century of waiting till next year, I have a different perspective. Of course, it would be great if they won. But it’s not going to be the same feeling as it would have been 20, 30, 40 or 50 years ago.

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