This is the best time of year to be a sports fan, especially if you are a fan of one of the teams in the baseball playoffs. Between college football, the NFL, and the MLB playoffs, it becomes difficult to do anything other than watch the games (but I think I'll manage).
Anyway, I find myself in a strange predicament regarding the Cubs this post-season. I have tickets to Game 4 of a five game series. That means there is the possibility this game won't even happen. Now, obviously, I want there to be a game 4, because I want to go to it. This means that the Cubs would have to lose a game in the series. This furthermore means that I have to hope that they lose a game in the series. Now, I'm not delusional enough to expect them to sweep the series, especially when the first 2 games are on the road. But, what if they DO win the first two games? Do I root for them to win the third game and sweep the series, like a good fan should? Or, do I root for them to lose so that I can (hopefully) see them clinch the next night? Isn't it wrong to ever root against your team? Would I rather see the Cubs win on TV or see them lose live? Are there right answers to any of these questions?