Friday, June 20, 2008

Thank you Elliott Harris!

Elliott Harris of the Chicago Sun Times featured us in his column today along with a photograph of our most popular shirt. (Photographs by Gabriel Guzman)

Elliott writes:

"A CENTURY OF REGRESS: Cubs fans, your shirts are ready

Winning just might fit Cubs fans to a T.

Or a T-shirt, as the case may be.

More than one celebrates the Cubs' rich (though fairly futile) history. How else can you explain a shirt bearing a likeness of a bear cub shedding a tear? It is a product of JustOneBadCentury, an Internet site with insight to 1908, the last time the team won the World Series.

''Jack Brickhouse once said, 'Anybody can have a bad century,' and our Web site chronicles the unique, tortured and fascinating Chicago Cubs century of ''not winning,'' editor-in-chief Rick Kaempfer told Quick Hits.

''We were inspired to create the T-shirt because now that the Cubs are winning, 'Losing is soooo last century.'''

He featured this photograph in the paper...

And this photograph on line...

But we didn't get this one to him on time....

Where can a gal or fella buy those shirts and hats? Right here!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

100...years of losing

A new sketch show is opening up this weekend at midnight on Fridays at Donny's Skybox at Second City for the next few weeks, featuring JOBC reader/contributor Marty Gangler. The entire cast will be wearing JOBC T-shirts (which, by the way, you can also purchase here.)

Marty describes it this way: "100...Years of Losing is a show about our national pastime, the lovable losers on the north side, and all the little people that made this whole century long losing streak possible. But you don't have to be a Cubs fan to enjoy this sketch show. You also don't have to know anything about Lou Brock, Hack Wilson, or the infield fly rule. about singing, dancing, and believing - and all the while without one Bartman joke."

Here he is on video, describing it further...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Cubs and Sox jokes

I'm enjoying the Chicago Tribune's newfound sense of humor. Check out the blog on the Tribune website. All week they have Cubs players going up against Sox players to see who is funnier.

I may be biased, but to me, it's no contest. Watch the jokes here.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Thank You, QT!

The QT column in the Sun Times mentioned this website in Sunday's paper. Thank you to Zay Smith for writing the following...

" ("Any team can have a bad century" --Jack Brickhouse) is celebrating the first place Chicago Cubs surge (and it's good to celebrate such a thing as quickly as one can) by offering "Losing is so last century" t-shirts. And for a time when the Cubs might somehow fall out of first, there is available an infant onesie reading "I already have more teeth than a St. Louis fan."

P.S. Click on the Souvenir Shop icon to purchase your very own.