We’re Living In The Golden Age Of Chicago Sports

HawksToday’s column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) They don’t call this place the Windy City because we win.

But, come to think of it, maybe they should.

That’s because even though Chicago historically has been as synonymous with sports futility as any city in America – or maybe that’s just the Cubs – the loser label that long ago was slapped upon this Midwestern metropolis doesn’t really apply today.

In fact, right now, we’re actually living in a Golden Age of Chicago Sports that not only stacks up with other eras from this city’s past, but can hold its own with just about every other “Titletown” too.

Last Friday morning while I watched the Blackhawks’ joyous championship parade and rally unfold on TV, I found myself reflecting on how I’ve now borne witness to 10 Chicago sports titles since I was born back in May of 1976. During those 37 years, the Bulls have provided six of the championships, while the Blackhawks have added a pair to go along with one each from both the White Sox and the Bears.

It’s not a Perfect 10 without the Cubs included. But Chicago’s total does cover all four of the major sports, which is no small feat.

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