Chicago Sports Power Ranking
Chicago is one of the four cities in America that has teams in the four major sports within the city limits. The other three are Denver, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. The rich sports history in Chicago has created die hard fans that are loyal to their teams. All five sports teams have enjoyed success, and with 17 championships spanning three centuries Chicago sports has an elite tradition.Finding the city’s favorite team opens up to a lot of debate, but that is the reason for sports.
5. Chicago White Sox
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The White Sox come in last on the list despite having won a World Series in the past 10 years. The reason that the White Sox are last is because they do not have a strong fan base. The attendance at U.S. Cellular Field is awful to say the least. The team struggles to get more than 20,000 fans to come out to the games. The White Sox’s sell 48 percent of their tickets a game. The fan base chooses not to stay with the team as they try to build a contender on the South Side.
4. Chicago Cubs
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The lovable losers come in fourth not because of their lack of fans, but their lack of winning. Their 356-453 record over the past five years is shows the front offices inability to put a contender together. The Cubs have not won an World Series since 1908 just 43 years after the Civil War took place. The closest the team has gotten to the World Series was in 2003, but the Cubs could not win the game thanks to this play
3. Chicago Bulls.
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If this blog was posted in 1998 then the Bulls would be at the top of list. The Bulls have won the most championships in the Chicago in the past 25 years. The Michael Jordan era spoiled young Chicago fans into thinking that the Bulls will always be good. Then 1999 happened, and the Bulls had to rebuild. The Bulls did finish their rebuild by drafting Derrick Rose. With a healthy roster they are a challenger to win the Eastern Conference every year.
2. Chicago Blackhawks
The Blackhawks are the best team in Chicago by far right now. The Blackhawks have won two Stanley Cups in the past five years, and have made the playoffs for all five of those years. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are popular among fans in Chicago. Despite the fact that NHL is not as popular as the NBA, Blackhawks hockey in Chicago is becoming more popular with every victory.
1. Chicago Bears
The Monsters of the Midway have owned Chicago since the 1985 Super Bowl. No matter what the record states the Bears will always have the support of the fans. With football being the most popular sport in the country, the Bears are going to be the most popular team in Chicago for years to come. Popular players and coaches leave constantly, but the fans still stay loyal to the team. The Bears popularity transcends wins and loses they will always own the city.