John Cusack is confronted by a reporter from Barstool Chicago who tells him he can’t be a fan of the Cubs and Sox
In cities with two sports teams playing the same game, an unwritten rule applies:
You can’t possibly be a fan of both teams.
If you’re a fan of the Chicago Cubs, standing up for the Chicago White Sox, who now face the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the American League Division Series, would be treason.
At least that’s what Bartool Chicago looks like, apparently. A video posted to Twitter on Sunday showed Barstool reporter Dave Williams confronting Evanston-born actor and well-known Cubs fan John Cusack at a game about breaking this unwritten rule.
But instead of hiding his face, Cusack claps back. “You can’t tell me who to get excited about,” he says to Williams. “I can for whoever I want.”
In the video, the online sports news agency reporter accuses the actor of “jumping on the White Sox bandwagon,” but Cusack reveals his White Sox trivia and interrogates Williams – who claims he doesn’t know some of the answers because he’s too young is to know some of the answers.
“That only proves your ignorance,” said Cusack, who wore a White Sox uniform in “Eight Men Out,” the 1988 film about the 1919 World Series scandal.
Williams continues to protest, claiming, “Half the fun of being a fan is miserable. You can’t just side with the Cubs, ”adding that it’s“ against the rules ”.
“We just have to agree that we disagree,” admits Cusack before punching the reporter and walking away. The reporter chokes and tells viewers that “John Cusack is banned”.
Some Twitter responders suggested Williams was out of his league.
I met John Cusack at a Cubs game and asked him why he was wearing a White Sox hat. He explained that it’s because he grew up for both teams and just grabbed the next hat when he left. I didn’t press him, didn’t take it up, and didn’t go nuts.
– Evan Altman (@DEvanAltman) October 11, 2021
At least one Twitter user agreed with Williams’ “train-hopping” remark.
Confronting him is silly, but he’s not wrong. Cusack is on the train.
Are you also a Mets fan?
– Michael Leone (@MichaelJLeone) October 11, 2021
This wouldn’t be the first time Cusack has spoken of his love for both teams. While cheering at a Cubs game in June 2008, the actor insisted on backing both teams – and rattled off what a Chicago Sun-Times reporter called “old stats and obscure players from previous White Sox teams.” to prove it ”.
“I grew up with both teams,” Cusack told the reporter. “I love the Sox as much as I love the Cubs. It’s got me in big trouble, but I remember when Mike Squires and Lamar Johnson were on first base “platooning” for the Sox in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Cusack’s loyalty to the duel also angered White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf during the team’s 2005 World Series run, but the two managed to put things back on track.
“I played [George] Buck Weaver in Eight Men Out, so I wore the colors of the Sox, ”said Cusack. “I really love her.”
After that encounter, Williams may want to keep the action on the field during Game 4.