Is Chicago a Blackhawks town?

Is Chicago a Blackhawks town?
November 27, 2013, 10:30 am
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CSN Staff

By Charlie Roumeliotis

Since Jan. 1, 2008, the Blackhawks own the best winning percentage (.589), with a record of 307-214, out of any major Chicago sports team.

The Blackhawks have also captured a pair of Stanley Cups while the Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox have yet to combine for one since that year.

So, is Chicago now a Blackhawks town? The SportsTalk Live panel weighed in on the topic.

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"How do you define it? [The Blackhawks] are the model franchise, I'll say that," said ESPNChicago's Jesse Rogers. "But in terms of chatter and stuff like that, no, of course not. The Bears are No. 1. But the Hawks have moved up."

"It's never gonna happen," Chicago Sun-Times' Seth Gruen said. "It just won't. It's too overwhelmingly a Bears town. And the Bears are easier to follow. It's a once a week commitment. That's what it boils down to."

"Short of the Cubs winning after one hundred and whatever years, the story would be so enormous," said CSN's David Kaplan. "But other than that, it's a Bears town."

The Bears rank third in winning percentage (.559) with a 52-41 overall record.