A Sun Times piece today reminded me that the Fire still has a long way to go in terms of coverage and simple respect among the local the media. Here are some random observations and comments on the Sun Times piece and a few others.
Today's online Sun Times sports section featured an article asking the question, "Which Chicago team will win the next championship?". The choices were Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, and None-not in my lifetime. At least they didn't include the Rush and Wolves.
In last week's Red Eye, Jen Patterson was asked how she was preparing for the World Cup. Her response....."By focusing on the real cup : Lord Stanley's". Patterson is Comcast Sportsnet's sideline reporter for Chicago Fire telecasts. Way to go Jen.
During a conversation this week, WSCR's Dan McNeil admitted that he encourages youngsters to play baseball and not soccer. According to McNeil, the last time he cared about soccer was 1998 when he placed a $300 bet on Brazil to win the World Cup. Fittingly, France won the cup in 1998.