Cubs win the World Series, but here's the Twitter winner

Technically Incorrect: Twitter is awash with Cubs joy after the curse is broken. In a fitting twist, it's an NBA player who surpasses all with his philosophical musing.

Chris Matyszczyk
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A joyful scene outside Chicago's Wrigley Field.

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In the hours after the Chicago Cubs finally got the goat off their back, fans expressed their uncontrolled happiness.

Twitter hashtags such as #Chicago, #Zobrist, #WorldSeriesChamps and #CongratsCubbies filled the Twittersphere.

There were expressions of wonder from Cubs fans who had suffered through heartache, sorrow, decades of incompetence and the belief that sometimes pain is ordained.

Suddenly, here were the Cubs winning it all. And how. A come-from-behind series victory that encapsulated everything that is wonderful about sports.

One famous tweeter, though, offered the most pithy Twitteration.

The Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green took to his very excitable Twitter feed to offer: "Man 3-1 sucks."

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This is a reference to the Cubs having been down three games to one and to his own team's abject squandering of a 3-1 lead in the NBA finals earlier this year that allowed Cleveland's Cavaliers to win. The Warriors' failure was partly due to Green's own fragile temperament, which got him suspended for Game 5.

So in the midst of the uncontrolled hat-tossing and ululating, here was Green wryly offering Cleveland (not much) sympathy and a touch of pained realism.

Many appreciated his mental agility. At the time of writing, his tweet has already enjoyed more than 105,000 retweets and 106,000 likes.

As a Warriors fan, I can only hope that next year's NBA finals won't be as close. And, by the by, congratulations, Cubs. You have a lovely ballpark. The food could do with improvement, though.