- Jeff Pearlman: After harrowing months of a dark presidential election, the Chicago Cubs victory is ray of optimism
- He says the rollercoaster of final innings, the team's grit--and then the glee--were the balm needed for the nation's soul
Jeff Pearlman is an author of the new book Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre. He blogs at jeffpearlman.com ; follow him on Twitter. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)My head hurts. My tongue is dry. My hands twitch, my nose runs, I'm breaking out in hives. I curse irrationally and I have an odd hankering for raw meat.