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Cubs fan leaves no doubt about which team he's backing in the playoffs

Cubs fan leaves no doubt about which team he's backing in the playoffs

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  • Video: Lawn-sized Cubs love

  • Jim McNamara of Hoffman Estates is showing his support for the Cubs with a 27-foot-diameter team logo he's painted on his front lawn. From the reactions he's getting from passing drivers, it's easy to tell who's a Cubs fan and who's a White Sox fan.

      Jim McNamara of Hoffman Estates is showing his support for the Cubs with a 27-foot-diameter team logo he's painted on his front lawn. From the reactions he's getting from passing drivers, it's easy to tell who's a Cubs fan and who's a White Sox fan.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Jim McNamara of Hoffman Estates uses a special jig to retouch the 27-foot-diameter Cubs logo on his front lawn. It took more than 10 hours to paint the logo, and every rainfall requires a three-hour touch-up.

      Jim McNamara of Hoffman Estates uses a special jig to retouch the 27-foot-diameter Cubs logo on his front lawn. It took more than 10 hours to paint the logo, and every rainfall requires a three-hour touch-up.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Jim McNamara of Hoffman Estates retouches the 27-foot-diameter Cubs logo on his front lawn Wednesday. McNamara admits his neighbors think he's a little nuts.

      Jim McNamara of Hoffman Estates retouches the 27-foot-diameter Cubs logo on his front lawn Wednesday. McNamara admits his neighbors think he's a little nuts.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Jim McNamara of Hoffman Estates painted this 27-foot Cubs logo on his front lawn, and he's always ready to touch it up.

      Jim McNamara of Hoffman Estates painted this 27-foot Cubs logo on his front lawn, and he's always ready to touch it up.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Jim McNamara of Hoffman Estates uses various templates and jigs to create the 27-foot-diameter Cubs logo on his front lawn.

      Jim McNamara of Hoffman Estates uses various templates and jigs to create the 27-foot-diameter Cubs logo on his front lawn.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • A 27-foot-diameter Cubs logo lets everyone passing by know who Jim McNamara of Hoffman Estates is pulling for in the National League championship series.

      A 27-foot-diameter Cubs logo lets everyone passing by know who Jim McNamara of Hoffman Estates is pulling for in the National League championship series.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
 

Jim McNamara of Hoffman Estates is doing what he can to show support for his beloved Cubbies by painting a 27-foot-diameter version of the team's logo on his front lawn.

But the players first had to prove they're worth the effort.

"I only put it up when they clinched the division," McNamara said Wednesday. "They've got to get past the Dodgers for me to add any more stuff."

This is the second year in a row McNamara's had the opportunity to get this far. He gets the dimensions correct by working from a download of the logo on his iPad.

While the initial work took between 10 and 12 hours, every rainfall requires another 3-hour touch-up, he said.

McNamara admits his neighbors think he's nuts, and the logo receives strong reactions from passing drivers on Flagstaff Lane when he's out working on it.

To put it gently, McNamara said, it's been easy to tell the Cubs fans from the White Sox fans.

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