Another hypothetical here. One David Kaplan should approve of. The Blackhawks just won their 3rd Stanley Cup in 6 years. This definitively puts them in the company of the ’85 Bears, the Jordan Bulls and any recent baseball team that won a world series–yeah the 2005 White Sox. So my question is, which team would you want to play on?
The ’85 Bears are still talked about and referenced around the states. More so in Chicago and it’s surrounding area than nationally, but 30 years later, people still remember. Could you imagine being put in with that defensive line, being the running back, blocking for Walter Payton?
Michael Jordan had 2 championship runs in the ’90s. From ’91-’93 and then again from ’96-’98. He played on a team that won a record 72 games, which still stands even in today’s watered down NBA. How cool would it be to play along Michael, Scottie, or even Dennis Rodman?
The 2015 White Sox did what no other baseball team in this city has done in the last 88* years. They won a world series. The team wasn’t flashy but they got the job done. Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is a master at keeping the spotlight on himself and not the team, for good or for bad. With the leadership of players like Paul Konerko, Jermaine Dye, AJ Pierzynski, and Mark Buehrle, they were able to accomplish their ultimate goal.
Jonathan Toews and company have taken home Lord Stanley’s cup in 2010, 2013, and 2015. They were within a puck bounce of making the final in 2014. Instead, the LA Kings skated to their 2nd cup in 3 years. How cool would it be to play on a line with Toews or Kane or to have Duncan Keith as your fellow defenseman?
I guess it comes down to which is your favorite sport? NFL football is mine, but I would have a hard time deciding between the Bulls, Bears, or current Blackhawks team. Either way, you would be bound for glory and be remembered for decades, if not longer.
So, which would you pick? Feel free to leave your answer in the comments below.
*at the time.