If you're not a fan of Baseball, the best way to describe the hurt Chicago Cubs fans have been feeling up until last night is to think of Mayo but with 108 years without a win instead of just 65.
Despite the fact that it has taken them so long to win a World Series, we really shouldn't have been all that surprised that they won this year. After all it was predicted in Parks and Recreation two years ago.
In the show's final season, which was set in 2017, Tom and Andy visit Lucy in Chicago when Lucy utters the throwaway line; "everyone's in a really great mood now because of the Cubs winning the Series."
Two years ago, in a season that took place in the summer of 2017: pic.twitter.com/p8jaYZNwcT
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) November 3, 2016
If you thought this was just a throwaway line though, think again. Parks and Recreation creator Mike Schur explained to the Washington Post before last night's win that it was a very real prediction based on his interest in Minor League Baseball.
"As soon as we decided to throw the last season of ‘Parks and Rec’ into the future, into 2017, we sort of started calculating what the world might be like ... I was the only person on the staff who cared about baseball enough to track the Cubs’ minor league system."
Schur is being very modest about his prediction though.
"Every baseball writer in America knew the Cubs were going to be good. I can’t emphasize enough how little credit I feel like I should take for that prediction,"
Yeah but you got the exact year right man! We hope he's taking the time to brag about his precognitive abilities now that the Cubs have actually won.