Where Does Last Night Rank In Painful Chicago Sports History?

By Keith Schultz

Jun 1, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; (EDITORS NOTE: caption correction due to official scoring change) Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll (28) reacts after teammate Alec Martinez (not pictured) scored the game-winning goal past Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy (8) , defenseman Michal Rozsival (32) and goalie Corey Crawford (50) during the overtime period in game seven of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks loss last night is still a tough one to take as a fan.  An epic battle that two teams couldn’t win and there had to be one loser.  This version of the Chicago Blackhawks unfortunately became a true Chicago team last night as they ripped out our hearts and now have a long offseason to look back at the what if’s and could have been’s.  Here’s a quick look back down tragedy lane of Chicago teams that broke our hearts.

1984 Chicago Cubs

This is the hardest loss of my youth. The Cubs behind Rick Sutcliffe and Steve Trout run out to a 2-0 lead but the Cubs Busters, Steve Garvey and a costly Game #5 error send the Cubs home one win away from the World Series

2003 Chicago Cubs

This is the last time I broke a remote control.  No it’s not Steve Bartman’s fault that the Cubs lost this game, but it sure didn’t help that Moises Alou lost his mind in left field.  The Gonzalez error opened the flood gates and they never closed and the Cubs will forever be 5 outs from the World Series

1986 Chicago Bears

The Bears were the defending champs but lost Jim McMahon due to surprisingly an injury.  Flutie Flakes before the cereal filled in but there will always be a what if punky QB hadn’t gotten hurt with this team.

2006 Chicago Bears

Devin Hester is ridiculous but so is Grossman’s turnovers in the 2nd half as the Bears gift wrap Peyton Manning’s only Super Bowl title.

1990 Chicago Bulls

Scottie Pippen can’t answer the bell because of “headache” and the Bulls season crashes to an end. The only reason this one doesn’t hurt as much as the other is we all know how 6 out of the 8 seasons would end

1983 Chicago White Sox

Tony LaRussa leads Winning Ugly to the playoffs to lose to Big Bad Eddie Murray.  Good news the Sox win a World Series 22 years later

Which teams loss late in the season hurts the worst all-time? Was last night the worst?

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