Chicago Resurging As The Top Sports City In America

Owen Stiffler@OwenStifflerContributor IApril 8, 2009

CHICAGO - OCTOBER 24:  Men play a game of touch football at Hutchinson Field in Grant Park October 24, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) is expected to hold his election night rally in the field on November 4.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Chicago Bulls.

As each day goes by, it's becoming better and better to call myself a die-hard Chicagoan. 

The Cubs are early season favorites at making a run at the World Series, and the Bulls have found the new face of their organization since Michael Jordan. The Bears have a legitimate franchise quarterback behind center (still a hard truth to grasp) and are already said to be the NFC North favorit, while the Blackhawks are back to the postseason. 

Oh, and I can't forget to mention the possibility of the 2016 Olympics to take place in the Windy City. 

Thinking back to only the end of last baseball season, it's amazing how the tide has turned. 

The Cubs had just been swept in the postseason, again. The Bears were in shambles and not predicted to do anything in the 2008 season. The Bulls had a team full of role players and nobody to really be excited about.

And the Blackhawks, well, they were the Blackhawks. 

Today, I have more pride than ever being able to say that I am a fan of Chicago sports. I always have been, and most definitely always will be.

I'm going to enjoy these next months or hopefully years, because they're starting to look very promising. 

New England had it's run—now it's Chicago's turn.