I always wondered the same thing. The Cubs and Redsox have larger fanbases so thats probaly a big reason. Plus the Whitesox have never had the history with losing dramatic games or losing out on pennants. They had a few but nobody really remembers those seasons unless your a Sox fan. I never saw anyone really cry or complain about the 1967, 1977 or the 1983 seasons. The Cubs lost out in 69 and Cub fans really made a big deal about that and I suppose it's because they had bigger names like Banks, Santo, Jenkins and Billy Williams and the 84 Cubs had that 2-0 lead and blew it while the Whitesox just didnt have the better teams.
1967 Redsox I would say were better
1977 Royals again better
1983 Orioles were probaly even with the Whitesox but it wasnt a dramatic series.
Most fans probaly didnt even know the Whitesox went so long without winning a WS.
I never see Whitesox fans cry in thier beers either most Whitesox fans are blue coller and go to work kinda guys where maybe Cub fans are a bunch of "the world is gonna end if I dont get these new golfclubs kinda guys".
"(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack
"I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)