The Chicago Cubs are the favorites heading into the playoffs this year, and Cubs mania has been rampant this season. Here's the proof.

Apparently ESPN loves the Cubs, and Anthony Rizzo, as much as we do.

In fact, they love them so much they dedicated an entire issue of ESPN the Magazine that will  hit newsstands this Friday.

There was the time Jake Arietta was naked on the cover of ESPN's Body Issue




When Sports Illustrated featured them on their 2016 Baseball Preview Issue as one of the teams to beat this season.  



Or when Sports Illustrated wrote a story about Wrigley Field being the happiest place on Earth back in May.


Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated


Or when the Chicago Sun Times put the Cubs' Theo Epstein on their special Sunday edition cover.





Keep flyin' that W, and GO CUBS GO!



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