Can the Chicago Bears Turn the Team Around the Same Way the Blackhawks Did?

January 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I know I'm going to get grief for this, but the thought crossed my mind the other day, and like Degrassi High on the N network, I go there. Watching that debacle of a press conference the Bears put on the other day—and the results that came from it—made me think back to something that happened a few years back that changed the fate of another franchise in Chicago—the Blackhawks. Hockey was dead in Chicago. The newspapers barely covered it, and there was nary a word mentioned about it on the local sports radio stations. In fact, there was an edict on one of the stations not to mention the Hawks because they were afraid listeners would turn the dial. Then something dramatic happened. Team owner Bill Wirtz passed away in 2007 and his son Rocky took over running the franchise. Fortunately, he wasn't a chip off the old block. While Bill was like his father Arthur before him and had the Hawks relegated to the "stone age," Rocky came in and changed everything, including putting the Haw...

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