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View Poll Results: What is the most popular professional sports team in Chicago?
Cubs 47 57.32%
White Sox 4 4.88%
Bears 23 28.05%
Bulls 6 7.32%
Blackhawks 2 2.44%
Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-06-2018, 07:45 AM
 
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I would definitely agree that the average Sox fan is more committed and has a higher baseball IQ than the average Cubs fan.
Oh, good shot.

As an aside, is the new museum for the Cyclorama completed?
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I am a huge Cubs fan and a diehard Northsider, but if we are talking about local fandom, no team has anything on the Chicago Bears and the NFL. The Bears unite the city like no other team.
This.


The Cubs' popularity nationwide tops the Bears by a long shot, but within IL, its allllll Bears.
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:41 AM
 
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I lived on the West Side, South Side and North Side, lastly on the North Side, and it’s my impression that in the city itself the Sox have at least as many fans as the Cubs, if not more. In any event I ran into far more Sox fans in Lincoln Square and Albany Park than Cubs fans in Bridgeport and McKinley Park.

In any event in my dotage I realize that the social purpose of big time sports is to give the average nimrod something trivial on which to be an expert.
Some truth here. Pro sports ( and college sports, to some extent) can be viewed as bread and circuses for the masses, pretty trivial in the long run. I've played everything, and watched everything, but my real interest has waned considerably. I have some nostalgia for some teams from days gone by, but it really doesn't make much difference if the team wearing the blue uniforms beats the the team from NY/LA/Chicago, etc, that has no players originally from that respective city. It's really just entertainment..
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:16 AM
 
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This.


The Cubs' popularity nationwide tops the Bears by a long shot, but within IL, its allllll Bears.

The poll results say otherwise, as do the amount of Cub Vs. Bear shirts in this Chicago suburb.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:08 PM
 
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The poll results say otherwise, as do the amount of Cub Vs. Bear shirts in this Chicago suburb.
1. The poll wasn't "what's your favorite team?"
2. Which suburb?
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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1. The poll wasn't "what's your favorite team?"
2. Which suburb?
Exactly. Plus, it’s laughable to use a C-D poll of 56 people as gospel.
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:40 PM
 
Location: 60630
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And here I thought Chicago was a huge Hockey town.
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Old 06-07-2018, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I asked my buddy from Chicago and he said Bears but I disagree I say Cubs but MLB is not that big in a lot of the US so he could be right.
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Old 06-07-2018, 07:17 AM
 
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1. The poll wasn't "what's your favorite team?"
2. Which suburb?

1. Had it been, I'd have voted Blackhawks.
2. Elgin.
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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1. Had it been, I'd have voted Blackhawks.
2. Elgin.
1. My point was that these poll results are a summary of people's opinions and aren't supporting evidence to actually answer the question. This poll is a derivative of the question you answered with "Blackhawks".
2. Elgin's not a representative sample. If I go to my hometown in the South Suburbs, report that 90% of people's favorite team there is the Sox or the Bears and then come on here and say, "because that is true, that must mean it's true for all of Chicago", I'd have a lot of people calling me an idiot.
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