Chicago Sports On Top of Their Game

Jake KarmelCorrespondent IIApril 20, 2009

CHICAGO - APRIL 17: Aramis Ramirez #16 of the Chicago Cubs (L) congratulates teammate Carlos Marmol #49 after a win over the St. Louis Cardinals on April 17, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Cardinals 8-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Never in a million years would a Chicago Sports Fan think four out of the five major sports teams in the city be winning at the same time. On Apr. 18, 2009, the Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs, and White Sox all won their games.

Living in the city of Chicago means one thing for a sports fan of this current decade. Struggle, hurt, disappointment, and rooting for teams that usually do not win (Exception being the 2005 White Sox).

With four major sports teams, we have only made the playoffs 15 times with 45 opportunities. That is only 33 percent!

Only four appearances from the Bulls, three from the Cubs, three from the Bears, three from the White Sox, and two from the Hawks. Out of those 15 chances to make the championship game, only the White Sox and Bears have made an appearance. Only the Sox have won the big game.

This year seems like a turnaround so far. The Blackhawks are playing awesome hockey, skating circles around the Calgary Flames. The Bulls barely made the playoffs but they ended of stunning the defending champs with a first round, overtime win thanks to rookie sensation Derrick Rose and his 36 points.

The events that took place on Apr. 18 were extraordinary. To have four Chicago teams be playing at the same time, let alone all four win at the same time. I know it's early in baseball season but maybe this is a sign of things to come.

Maybe this will be the year one of the drought-stricken teams break out of its shell and win a championship. Will it be the seventh seeded Bulls or the fourth seeded Hawks? How about the Sox or the 100-year stricken Cubs?

Only time will tell.