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Sunday, March 3

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Now, Wait A Second...

USA-Today-Logo.jpgWe all know it's been a rough year in Chicago sports. Both the Cubs and the White Sox were non-factors despite the fact that their respective divisions were both winnable. The Bulls took one step forward (acquiring Derrick Rose) and two (three? four?) steps back (acquiring Vinny Del Negro). The Bears...ugh, the Bears. We got treated like a redheaded stepchild in the Olympic bidding. And even though the Blackhawks give us a glimmer of hope, it's yet to be proven that they can get over the playoff hump.

But did we really need a national newspaper telling us that, well, we sorta suck? Gee, thanks, USA Today and in particular Mike Lopresti. You could have run a million Tiger Woods columns, but nooooo... Why you chose to turn your populist approach to the news toward our fair city is anybody guess, but we'll take the hit. Sure, things look bleak now, but wait'll next...I mean things will be better in 2010. The Sox have one of the best starting rotations around and the Cubs...well, they're going to have great new restrooms. The Bears and Bulls will have new head coaches (ahem) and the Hawks can only get better.

So save your pity, USA Today. We got your infographic right here.

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