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CHICAGO -- Matt Ridley climbed his ladder, scrawled a tribute to his deceased loved ones and high fived his mom when his feet hit the sidewalk.The Cubs winning it all still seemed a bit surreal to him. Yet, there he was writing Ridley Nation high on the brick bleacher wall along Waveland Avenue in honor of his brother, father and uncle.Every time I hear the call of the last out, it almost sounds like its not real -- like its a joke, Ridley said Monday.No joke, the Chicago Cubs at long last won the World Series when they beat the Cleveland Indians last week. And their first championship in 108 years stirred all sorts of emotions.Fans who werent sure they would ever see it happen have been thinking about loved ones who never got to witness it. Theyve been flowing to Wrigley Field in a steady stream, turning the walls and sidewalks outside the famed ballpark into one gigantic chalkboard.The bricks beyond the ivy are jammed with names and notes to family members. There are messages encouraging the team, and drawings, too.It was all in chalk, and it was all about to go away.The Cubs announced Monday they need to remove the messages and artwork due to offseason construction. Fans had until 5 p.m. CST Tuesday, though some were still adding to the walls sidewalks after the deadline. The team also said final photographs will be taken and displayed publicly at a later date.Fans started writing encouraging messages to the team in chalk on the walls outside the bleachers during the run to the Cubs first championship since 1908, and they have continued in such a steady stream there is little room left anywhere outside the ballpark, be it outside the bleachers or near the marquee.Along Sheffield Avenue, beyond right field, Kathleen and Bob Dove of Evanston found a spot a few feet up the wall to pay tribute to her mother. They colored a brick in light blue chalk and wrote Dorothy McGuire in white.The whole time I grew up, it revolved around the Cubs game -- meals, Kathleen Dove said. She knew all the players every year. She would tell me all the statistics, this will be the year. She was a very typical diehard, I mean just brutally diehard, Cubs fan. She would be really amazed at this.Bob Dove, a retired sound technician for Chicago PBS affiliate WTTW, recalled working on a documentary about Bill Veeck Jr. during the last year of his life. And he has little doubt Veeck would have loved the scene playing out along the streets outside Wrigley.We have all of this angst about immigrants and racial animus and all that stuff, Bob Dove said. The Cubs victory is the greatest thing to happen in Chicago right now because everything else thats going on right now is so negative. Veeck would love this wall because its representative of his philosophy of being a team for everyone. And he was the person that integrated the American League.Bill Veeck went to work for the Cubs when his father Bill Sr. was team president and was responsible for the ivy being planted in 1937. He also integrated the American League as owner of the Cleveland Indians when he signed Larry Doby and frequently hung out in the Wrigley Field bleachers after selling the White Sox to Jerry Reinsdorf in 1981.Kim Bresnahan of Evanston was on the phone with her friend Nana Sedor in Homer, Alaska, as she looked for space on the wall along Sheffield. Bresnahan was there to pay tribute to her ex-husbands father as well as her friends brother Chris, a loyal fan who died at 16.This victory was for every underdog in the world, Nana Sedor said.The two friends have been following the Cubs for decades, going back to the black cat and the collapse against the New York Mets in 1969. They recalled ditching school to go to Wrigley Field as teenagers and cheer on those Lovable Losers. In some ways, this championship run was like a shock to the system -- a glorious shock to the system.In our lives, we dont have a lot of hope, Bresnahan said. Theres a lot of bad stuff going on. And its like, `Oh my God, if the Cubs can do it in 108 years, we can do anything. Right?Lifelong Cubs fan Becky Ellous cried when the championship drought ended and thought about her grandfather Frank Sokol, who died five years ago at age 87. To him, the Cubs were bozos, yet he would watch every game no matter how bad they were.This would have made him so happy, Ellous said. He would have loved every single minute of it.Along Waveland Avenue, Ridley said he started bawling listening to Eddie Vedders Someday Well Go All The Way heading to the ballpark on Monday.He came with his 12-year-old son Matthew Jr., and his mom Nancy Ridley, who grew up on Addison a few blocks from the famed marquee. She was in the bleachers for Game 6 of the NLCS when then the Cubs beat the Dodgers for their first pennant since 1945. And she was blunt when asked if she thought she would see a moment like this.No, she said. I really didnt. Sammy Watkins Super Bowl Jersey . Coach Mike Munchak says Fokou stretched ligaments in his left knee Oct. 13 against Seattle, which could keep out up to five weeks even though the linebacker didnt need surgery. Tony Gonzalez Super Bowl Jersey . The phone hearing is scheduled for 4:30pm et/1:30pm pt. Winchester, who was not penalized for the hit, appeared to make contact with Kellys head early in the first period of Thursdays game in Boston. http://www.officialkcchiefspro.com/Khalen-saunders-chiefs-jersey/ . -- Matt Rupert scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the London Knights extended their win streak to nine games by defeating the Owen Sound Attack 4-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Daniel Sorensen Super Bowl Jersey . -- The plastic that was taped across the lockers in Oaklands clubhouse came down and the champagne that was on ice went back into the cooler. Len Dawson Super Bowl Jersey . Those lessons were more than enough to overwhelm the Utah Jazz. Lou Williams scored 25 points and the Hawks continued their offensive upswing as they rolled to an easy 118-85 victory over the Jazz on Friday night, winning their third straight and for the fourth time in five games. Colorado, owner of the stingiest defense in the MLS, suffered a stunning 5-1 loss to New York City in its last outing, ending the Rapids franchise-record 15-game unbeaten streak.They will look to bounce back from that humbling defeat Saturday, when the Vancouver Whitecaps visit Dicks Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.Youve got to take something from every loss, Colorado coach Pablo Mastroeni told the teams website. Every loss has a good learning moment or moments that you have to take in and make sure you evaluate. This is not different.The Rapids (10-3-8, 38 points) have only one win in their last six outings and have dropped into second place in the Western Conference standings. The five goals they gave up to New York City were a season-high. But Mastroeni believes his team will rebound.Listen, were still second in the league Were in a great position. Its one game, Mastroeni said. A lot of the things that happened that game were under our control. So its about identifying that, taking responsibility for it and really moving forward as a group.The most important gamme of the season is Vancouver, he added.dddddddddddd Its about approaching that game with 100 percent energy, focus, concentration and commitment to make sure we get maximum points. Theyre a very a dynamic team on the attack. They pose a lot of threats. Defensively, theyre sound. Theyre well organized, well coached. For us, its about imposing our style of play on them and come out with the right mindset. If we do those things, well put our self in great position.Vancouver (8-9-6) sits in sixth place, just above the red line on the Eastern Conference table with 30 points. The Whitecaps have not scored in their last two MLS games, but did manage a pair of goals in a 2-2 draw versus Colorado on July 10. Midfielder Pedro Morales leads Vancouver with six goals.The Rapids enter Saturdays game short-handed. Midfielder Michael Azira was issued a red card against New York and will set out against Vancouver, and Jermaine Jones remains out with a knee injury. ' ' '

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