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.
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.