Cubs fan cracks open 32-year-old can of beer after Series win

It was a sip he waited 32 years to take, and while the beer was certainly flat and probably smelled awful, a longtime Chicago Cubs fan had a sweet taste in his mouth early Thursday morning.

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The Cubs won their first World Series title since 1908 late Wednesday, snapping years of frustration for their faithful fans. One of the team’s more devastating losses came during the 1984 National League Championship Series against San Diego, when the Cubs, seemingly on the verge of winning the pennant, lost three straight games after taking the first two.

During that series, one Cubs fan decided he was not going to open a can of Coors beer in his refrigerator until his favorite team won the World Series. Thursday morning he got the chance, as the Cubs defeated the Indians in Game 7, winning 8-7 in 10 innings. It was time to celebrate.

In a video filmed in the fan’s kitchen and posted to his granddaughter’s Twitter account, the man opened the can of beer and was about to take a sip when his son urged him to pour it into a Cubs mug.

“Let’s see what it looks like,” the son said. “Oh my God, it looks like a beer.”

But, oooh, that smell.

“It smells like hell,” the son said. “Dad, I think you should drink it and die a happy man.”

The fan actually thought about drinking from the cup, but he was talked out of that by family members. He did, however, pose with the can to his lips and “pretended” to sip the spoiled brew.

After all, the fan might be crazy about the Cubs, but he’s not crazy.


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