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Diehard are ya?

So I was just reading BlueMike's post about sacred cows and it got me thinking.  My response was to dislike what he was saying and of course, lash out at him.  As I read on, he commented stating that

"...diehard Cub fans like myself have earned...."

A term I hear a lot around here is "diehard Cubs fans".  I am curious...what does this mean exactly?

People use it in many ways.  They use it to defend overwhelming negativity and painfully critical commentary.  They use it to defend years and years of blind optimism.  What I cannot figure out is why this is justification for any type of behavior. 

IMO, being a die hard Cub fan means that you are a fan no matter what.  You are a fan when they are tearin it up and you are a fan when they are stinkin it up.  You have been here a long time, and you feel you deserve to see the Cubbies win it all.

So why in the world does it give us the right to act a fool and tell others what it means to be a good fan?  OR  Why does it give us the right to rain on anyone else's parade.

Please, tell me what it means to be a "die hard Cub fan" and why this makes you special.

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