Chicago is no second city when it comes to championships

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Since 1990, Chicago is no second city when it comes to championships. | Sun-Times

The Second City has not been living up to its name.

In fact, when it comes to major sports championships, you could say Chicago has been spoiled.

For a city that had title droughts of 23 years (1938 to 1961, both Blackhawks) and 22 years (1963 to 1985, both Bears), Chicago more recently could be called—with all due respect to our friendly rivals to the north—”Title Town.”

Since 1990, Chicago is 10-2 in championships across the four major sports—Bulls 6-0; Blackhawks 3-1; White Sox 1-0; Bears 0-1; and Cubs … never mind.

Think of this: United Center/Chicago Stadium fans have seen their teams go 9-1 in championship runs over the past 25 years.

It took a long time for Chicago teams to regularly contend for titles, but when they do, they usually walk away with the hardware.

By comparison, here’s how some other cities with at least three major sports teams compare: New York 9-5; Boston 9-6; Los Angeles 7-4; and, Detroit 6-5. Pittsburgh, the city that has the all-time best championship win percentage at .750, is just 5-3 since 1990.

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