Today’s column from CBS Chicago …
That was when Daley, during an interview with Comcast SportsNet, picked up the notion of having a second NFL team in Chicago – and ran with it. The idea was one that I actually proposed way back in February after Indianapolis hosted Super Bowl XLVI while Chicago – without an enclosed-roof facility in town – instead twiddled its collective thumbs.
I had no idea that “Da Mare” was such a loyal reader.
During the pigskin discussion, Daley said as only he disjointedly can: “I really believe we could get a second football team. I’ve always believed – the Chicago Cardinals, Bears – why is it that New York has two? Florida has three, San Francisco has two. Now you think of that, we could easily take – Chicago loves sports and we could get a second team in here.
“You could build a new stadium, you could have huge international soccer teams come in, you could do the Final Four, you could do anything you wanted with a brand new stadium.”
And, yes. Yes, you could – if, you know, Chicago could reasonably afford one. Daley, however, was the driving force behind the deal that long ago locked the city into the logistical boondoggle that is Solider Field and the financial fiasco of its bond payments through 2032.
Like I said, irony. With a capital “I.”
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