Best Chicago sports moments of 2017

Best Chicago sports moments of 2017

Chicago teams weren’t raking in the championships in 2017, but there were still plenty of great moments worthy of celebrating.

Take a look at the best Chicago sports moments of 2017 below.

Cubs continue victory lap

After doing the unthinkable in 2016, the Cubs celebrated their World Series win by first visiting President Obama and later President Trump.

Northwestern makes the NCAA Tournament

Not only did Northwestern make the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2017, they also won their first tournament game by knocking off Vanderbilt in the first round.

Fire acquire Bastian Schweinsteiger

The German star joined the Fire on a one-year designated player contract.

Bears draft Mitchell Trubisky

In a bold move, the Bears moved up in the 2017 NFL Draft and grabbed a franchise quarterback in Mitchell Trubisky.

Jimmy Butler traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves

The move seemed questionable at best when the Bulls landed Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine in a trade for Jimmy Butler. Fast forward to the end of 2017, and the young pieces acquired look to have a bright future in Chicago.

White Sox and Cubs do business

Jose Quintana switched sides of town as the Cubs got another good arm and the White Sox received promising prospects.

Steve Bartman gets a ring

In a grand gesture, the Cubs gifted Bartman a player-grade ring for all he’s been through since 2003.

What were your favorite Chicago sports moments of 2017? Let us know in the comments below.

Lead image via Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune

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