Huge night for Chicago sports, baby!
The Fire managed a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids in thrilling MLS action!!!
What's that? There was a hockey game, too? And the Blackhawks won it, beating the Flyers in OT? Do tell.
Hey, big props to the Blackhawks. Anybody who paid any attention at all knew way back in October that they had the talent to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup in 49 years. But actually doing so took a lot of drive and grit and hard work.
And, in the case of Duncan Keith, a whole mess of teeth.
As I write this, I'm sitting in the office area of my 17th floor, North Side apartment listening to the revelry outside. TV news helicopters are flying over the nearby Wrigleyville area doing live shots of all the partying in the streets. Hopefully, stupidity and hooliganism will be at a minimum so fun can be at a maximum.
I've lived in many metro areas, I grew up near New York and I've covered championship events in just about every major city in North America ... and I consider Chicago the best sports town. It's nice to see folks here getting all revved up about one of the teams.
Three years ago, the Blackhawks were a non-story in Chicago. Tonight, they are The Story in Chicago.