So ESPN is going to do this thing where they list the top 5 sports figures from every major sports town. Blowhard Mike Wilbon is in charge of spitting out Chicago’s list…and per usual he totally messed it up. He just tried to sound smarter than everyone by putting old guys in there that he has never laid eyes on like Red Grange. I am sure Red Grange was great and was very important to the foundation of the NFL, but that was so long ago that I think he may have even played for the Decator Bears. He can’t be on this list. Wilbon also talks about Grange like the NFL wouldn’t exist without him. I find that basically impossible to believe. The NFL is the shit. No way one guy from 1924 made it that way by himself. Wilbon also had Ditka, Payton, Jordan, and I want to say Gale Sayers rounding out his top 5. Total failure. Here is the correct list.
1. Michael Jordan– Obviously. The greatest athlete of all-time has to be the greatest Chicago sports figure of all-time too.
2. Walter Payton– I never saw Sweetness play live because he retired when I was like 3 years old, but real recognize real. I have seen enough highlights to know that he was the greatest running back who ever lived.
3. Mike Ditka– Hall of fame Tight End as a player, Superbowl Champion Coach, a mustache that would make Wyatt Earp jealous, and an all around bad ass. Ditka is a winner and an icon. Has to be on this list.
4. Bobby Hull– The Golden Jet was the best player of his era. Scored a ton of goals, drank a ton of beers, and won a Stanley Cup.
5. Jonathan Toews– This is a bit of a futures play, Toews still has some work to do, but the guy has already won practically everything possible. Toews is the perfect hockey player and an absolute stud.
Scottie Pippen may have made this list if he wasn’t such a traitor and/or moron.
Ernie Banks may have made this list if he actually won something…but like all other Cubs…he hasn’t.
Dick Butkus probably should be on here…but I can’t take anyone off of this list, so he can be number 6.
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