The wait is over.
The curse is lifted.
Chicago sports fans can rest easy, once again. Finally. For the first time since 1961, the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup Champions. And it couldn’t have come at a better time. What, with the Bulls in the offseason, the Bears coming off a disappointing first season for wunderkind Jay Cutler and the beloved White Sox trudging through their worst season in years.
But none of that matters. Not now. No longer will Chicago fans hear the words “cursed” or “loveable losers.” They have year-long bragging rights over their hated rivals in St. Louis.
It seemed (and literally appeared, for a moment) that it was all too good to be true, that Kane, the chosen one, had made it. Made the goal that would make all Chicago sports suffering disappear in an instant. And he did.
So Chicago fans, rest easy, your burden is over. Your curse has fizzled, faded into the past. (And for the rest of us, we can celebrate too, since hockey season is finally over.)
This was the year, they’ll say, that it all went away forever.
Wait… I forgot about the Cubs.