Bears helping save Chicago sports scene

A sports rarity occurred this year in Chicago: Both of its Major League Baseball teams — the Cubs and White Sox — qualified for the playoffs.

Not so shocking was the result of both teams’ attempts to advance to the World Series.

But, before Chicago sports fans can cry, “Woe is me,” they need to look no further than Soldier Field, where the local pro football team is 3-2, sitting atop the NFC North and looking more like the Bears team of 2006 that advanced to the Super Bowl than the 2007 team that finished a disappointing 7-9.

For fans who were immersed in magic numbers, one-game playoffs and curses involving billy goats, David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune has five big reasons how the Bears saved October from being the cruelest month in a local sports fan’s memory. Full story

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