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Why Chicago Sports Columnists are killing themselves

Sport columnist - the supposedly better writers who don't need to follow a team to know what to write about - have forgotten how to write about real sports. No need to write about players, managers, strategy, roster management. No, now they write about attendence, beer, goats curses, and cancer research. Why? Because it's easier to do. You just pick one thing to be critical about ignore that sporting thing that occurred altogether. David Haugh: Honestly, the best way for Cubs fans to express their support for Rizzo is to stop buying tickets to watch a last-place team hitting .247, but that never will happen as long as the Cubs sell sunshine and beer. Cliche, cliche, cliche Rick Morrissey: It’s what happens when the paid attendance is 35,219 for an awful team on a nice afternoon in May. The years of losing have had very few punitive effects for the club. Sure, attendance is down from 10 years ago, but if you had stumbled upon the park for the first time, you might have thought a pep rally had broken out to celebrate badness. Rehash, rehash, rehash. And when you can't think of a sports thing to write about, attack the fans!

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