Karlo Natonton CMM 120 Informative Speech – Speaking Outline I. Cold October night in Chicago, 2003. a. Excitement running through my veins. Cubs are one win away. b. Score was 3-0. Five more outs, millions of Cubs fan reach promised land. c. I blink and the game is over. Hearts broken. d. Imagine St. Louis in 2006 if they lost. II. Cubs fans are of a different breed. Not just a summer activity, it’s a way of life. a. The history, players, and traditions involved with the Chicago Cubs describe the intimate relationship between fans and team. b. Relationship like Facebook (CHANGE SLIDE) (Let’s take a quick look at a brief history of the Chicago Cubs.) CHANGE SLIDE I. White Stockings until 1902. a. Won first WS in 1907 and second in 1908. (Cubs.com) b. What happened since? (Foodtimeline.org, Brittanica) II. Last appearance = 1945 vs. Tigers. III. ~40 years of no playoff appearances (1945-1984) CHANGE SLIDE a. 1990’s = once b. 2003 c. 2007 and 2008 = swept in first round (Though sports fans love winning, not many fans actually love the players the way Cubs fans do)
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