5 Reasons Chicago Is Better Than New York City

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Jun 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the Chicago Blackhawks logo on the ice during media day in preparation for game one of the 2013 Stanley Cup Fina against the Boston Bruins at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

3. The Logos: While both cities have many iconic logos for their sports teams. The Chicago Blackhawks logo trumps any logo New York has to offer. The Yankees logo is famous because of the teams’ history but is not iconic like the Indian head. People would also agree that the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, and Chicago White Sox logos are better than the New Rangers, New York Islanders, New York Giants, and New York Jets.  In case you didn’t know, Derrick Rose jersey was the most popular jersey in basketball.

4. The Coaches:  In the Pantheon of great New York Coaches, you have Casey Stengel, Mike Keenan, and Tom Coughlin etc. The Chicago Pantheon of Coaches includes Phil Jackson, Joel Quenneville, and Mike Ditka etc. Well not only did Chicago have the greatest Coach in basketball history, they might have the greatest coach in the salary cap era of Hockey and of course Chicago has “The Coach”.  Casey Stengel might be the greatest manager in baseball history, Mike Keenan did bring the cup to New York, and Tom Coughlin has won two Super Bowls. The scales once again tipped in Chicago’s favor.

5. Superstars: New York has the “Babe”, Eli Manning, Mark Messier, and Derek Jeter to name a few. They also have Alex Rodriguez and Sean Avery, yikes! Chicago has Michael Jordan, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, Frank Thomas and Walter Payton. There is no contest in my mind; Chicago is clearly better than New York in this instance.  In case people were wondering all of Chicago Stars were drafted by Chicago teams. Manning was drafted by the San Diego Chargers, Messier was a Montreal Canadian, and the “Babe” was a Boston Red Sox.

Honorable mentions:

Stadiums: New York did have better stadiums until they tore down the old Yankee Stadium. Chicago still has soon to be renovated Wrigley Field.

The Super Fans:  Da Bears, Da Bulls, Da Hawks !

All kidding aside, New York and Chicago are both great cities.  One thing is clear Chicago is better than..St. Louis! Blackhawks play the New York Islanders this Friday at 7pm central.

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  • Gary Harding

    With all do respect – as far as coaches are conerned, you forgot to mention Al Arbour. Not only did he win 4 straight championships, but he won 19 consecutive playoff series. No coach will EVER get close to that, or ever BEAT that record.
    Messier was an Edmonton Oiler. Not Montreal.

    As far as the Islanders, Trottier, and Bossy were home grown. If it had not been for a back injury, Bossy would have been on line with Lemieux and Gretzky. No one “AVERAGED” a 50 goal season for their career, execpt Bossy.
    Oh – and by the way – Long Island is NOT New York City. We are not counted as NYC residents. We are like your suburbs. We are your version of Oak Park and Downers Grove. We are small towns and hamlets that city folk come back home to after a day of work. Kind of like yourself.
    Don’t get me wrong, I love the ‘Second City’! It is a great place to be. No disrespect at all – but just trying to relate the facts correctly. The Skyline is nice, but sorry, NOTHING will compare to Manhattan; especially when the Freedom Tower is fully operational next year.

    See if the Eyes On Isles guys would be in agreement with me….
    Good luck tonight.

    Gary Harding
    Founder Eyes On Isles
    Current Owner and Lead Writer – http://www.islestalk.com