“Go Cubs Go”

The Cubs discourse community has many rituals to preserve. One of their most famous rituals is singing “Go Cubs Go,” at the conclusion of every Cubs home victory. When the final out of the last inning is recorded, or the winning run crosses home plate to seal a Cubs victory, “Go Cubs Go” is played throughout the stadium. 23 years ago, “die-hard” Cubs fan and musician Steve Goodman wrote and recorded what is now know as the Cubs “Anthem” in Wrigleyville. Players and fans stand up and sing along as the entire Cubs discourse community celebrates the Cub’s victory. As an avid fan of the Cubs, and a member of their much larger discourse community, I got Goosebumps the first time I participated in the “Go Cubs Go” at Wrigley.

Ryno4ever. “Go Cubs Go Song… the History.” Fogpog RSS. Fogpog.com, Dec. 2006. Web. 04 Apr. 2013.

video via: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6r2HuFgZGY

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  1. I think you picked a pretty cool ritual that has to do with your own discourse community, so excellent job with that. I think that the video really added in some good depth into your post. It really overall helped people understand your post even if they have never actually been to a Cubs game or if they have never heard this song. The only thing that I wish I could hear more about is the idea of when you first heard the song when you were younger. You could have turned that into a cool story that many people could remember as being a young kid at their first sporting event. This would open the audience up to more than just baseball fans, but sports fans.

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