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When you talk about Chicago, you talk about a sports town. Great sports teams, great sports fans and historic sports figures.

This memorable Cubs run is bringing all of them together, as Chicago's teams have gotten behind the latest great team -- the Cubs have advanced to the National League Championship Series for the first time since 2003 after clinching a postseason series at home for the first time in the franchise's long history -- and the city's fans are enjoying the ride.

When you talk about Chicago, you talk about a sports town. Great sports teams, great sports fans and historic sports figures.

This memorable Cubs run is bringing all of them together, as Chicago's teams have gotten behind the latest great team -- the Cubs have advanced to the National League Championship Series for the first time since 2003 after clinching a postseason series at home for the first time in the franchise's long history -- and the city's fans are enjoying the ride.

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Especially the First Fan (at the chagrin of his White Sox loyalty).

Tweet from @POTUS: Congrats @Cubs - even @whitesox fans are rooting for you!

Game 1 of the NLCS against the Mets is Saturday night (7:30 ET on TBS) at Citi Field.

The NFL's Chicago Bears, NBA's Chicago Bulls and MLS's Chicago Fire all tweeted their congratulations to the Cubs this week. Same goes for the Northwestern football team and athletic department, as the Wildcats pride themselves as "Chicago's Big Ten team."

Tweet from @NU_Sports: Northwestern football celebrates the @Cubs on your #NLDS win: #FlyTheW! We're excited for Saturday! #NLCS #B1GCats pic.twitter.com/9UKNRSV0gn

Everybody around Chicago is Flying the W flag these days, including former longtime Bears Pro Bowler Lance Briggs.

Tweet from @LanceBriggs: It's always an amazing feeling to see the @Cubs win the NLDS, it truly is! But it's even more special when it comes against them‼️ #FlyTheW

Fans of all ages are showing their spirit ...

Tweet from @kmaciuba: @MrsArrieta49 First graders at Union Ridge School love Jake! Check out the beards! pic.twitter.com/i5msG5GX18

... including self-described Cubs fan Chrisopher Hayes.

Tweet from @chrislhayes: These damn tourists, they're ruining NY I tell ya. pic.twitter.com/F3w6UWDl2p

And while there aren't many things that can take the spotlight away from the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks these days, a Cubs World Series run might be just the thing.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! CUBS! #FLYTHEW

Tweet from @TheSecondCity: Cubs win!!! This is the year we figure out how many privileged north shore kids it takes to flip a car. #MLBPlayoffs #Cubs

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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