Most of the top 2012 sports stories in Chicago had no championships and little playoff action involved. Some had no action and plenty of injuries. In fact, plenty of the biggest news events had negative overtones. The order may be different depending on your favorite sport/or team’s situation. My look has to do with the impact of the story.
1. Rose injury: On April 28, the Bulls were just a minute away from beating the Philadelphia 76ers in game one of the playoffs. Derrick Rose was driving to the basket and tore his ACL. The Bulls lost that playoff round even though they had the best regular season record in the NBA. Rose is still rehabbing and hoping to return in 2013.
2. Cubs lose 101 games: They had not reached the century mark in losses since 1966. Players were traded, the offense was horrible and the fans were scare at season’s end. What a way for Dale Sveum to start his managing career and a tough year for new President Theo Epstein.