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Football Fri Oct 16 2009

Well, Cubs, We're Waiting...

Cheer up, Cubs fans, there's now proof that it has to end SOME time.

For 90 years, LaSalle-Peru High School in western Illinois has played Geneseo High School in football. And lost every single time. For 90 years, beginning in 1919. To put it in perspective, in 1919 Prohibition has just started, Mussolini formed the Fascist Party in Italy, President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke and some sort of kerfuffle involving the White Sox and the World Series occured.

Yeah, like we said, a long time ago.

So you can imagine the scene last Friday when LaSalle-Peru eked out a 38-36 victory over Geneseo ending 90 years of frustration. The victory came on a field goal with 7.4 seconds left. The expected unbridled jubilation ensued.

Ninty years. "It's Gonna Happen" indeed.
(via Deadspin)

 
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