Chicago Bears: Can They Follow the Blackhawks’ Lead To a Title?

January 18th, 2011 by Joe Favia Leave a reply »
Nothing brought the people of Chicago together more than the Blackhawks finally ending their Stanley Cup drought.

The Taste of Chicago, World Cup or even the prospect of an Olympic Games being held in Chicago do not compare to the bliss that was shared last June. No one could deny that the Blackhawks captured a city's heart and imagination in a way no one could measure.

Throughout the experience, most fans believed that the Hawks would get the Cup. With the strains that awaited due to the salary cap at season's end, it was now or never for a team that was as talented as any club in recent memory. People expected it to come to fruition as a strong regular season led to a magical postseason.

The same sense of pre-knowledge and confidence is not shared with the other Chicago team that is looking to end a drought of its own. Of course, I am referring to the Chicago Bears, who are two wins away from winning their first Super Bowl title since the "Shuffling Crew" under Mike Ditka strutted their stuff for everyone in Super Bowl XX.

This Bears team is not much like the Blackhawks team that people so easily embraced. The Bl ...

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