No, not just saying Da Bears, the Sox, the Bulls, the Cubbies. What season with that team is your favorite?
Beverly Review readers e-mailed their answers and let their sports voices be heard!
Mine is easy. The 2005 Chicago White Sox. It was a magical season with one of the most likable teams I’ve ever watched. Embracing Manager Ozzie Guillen’s Ozzie Ball mindset, the Sox were just fun to watch. That postseason run—11-1!—was full of too many memorable moments to mention.
“The 1999 St. Louis Rams. Fans were excited with the signing of free agent quarterback Trent Green and the trade for running back Marshall Faulk. Excitement turned to devastation instantly when Green was lost for the season due to a preseason game injury. Kurt Warner, who was stocking groceries the year before, stepped in and led the Rams to a Super Bowl, earning regular season MVP and the Super Bowl. The Rams led the NFL in scoring, passing yards and total yards to earn the nickname of The Greatest Show on Turf.’”
—Gary M. from Merrionette Park
“The 1991 Chicago Bulls. The journey with Michael Jordan to get the first of the six NBA titles.”
—Frank F. from Oak Lawn
“The 1977 Chicago White Sox. As much as I love the 2005 World Series championship team, the South Side Hitmen made 1977 a very fun summer.”
—Gerry O. from Morgan Park
“The 2005 Chicago White Sox. There have been many by the Bears, DePaul, Bulls, Illini, Salukis and Blackhawks, but my favorite has to be the 2005 White Sox. They went wire-to-wire that season, only the fifth MLB team to ever do that. I fondly recall attending a June game when A.J. Pierzynski hit a walk-off homer to beat the Dodgers. It got tense in September with Cleveland closing in, but the Sox held on. As a reporter for the Daily Southtown, I covered fans’ reactions at playoff wins over Boston and Anaheim and Game One of the World Series. My fave baseball team went 11-1 and won it all. We toasted them with champagne.”
—Steve M. from La Grange
“The 2005 White Sox, the 2010 Blackhawks and the 1993 De La Salle football state semifinalists.”
—Mike W. from Garfield Ridge
For next week’s “What’s Your Favorite?” we’re asking readers to e-mail their all-time favorite athlete across all sports and levels.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer, a short explanation and where you live.