What's with the weird gloating that comes from Cardinals fans around Springfield whenever the Cubs fail (which, admittedly, they always eventually do)? The Cardinals ARE an admittedly better team over the long-term. I don't think even most Cubs fans will deny that. But when the Cardinals do fail, you don't the kind of laughing and pointing from Cubs fans like you do when the situations reversed (I'm speaking very generally here of course). You'd think the fans of a truly better team would be at least a little more gracious.
And, yes I know the ribbing is mostly "in fun" but that doesn't change the dynamic.