Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley talked recently about adding a second team in Chicago. No, I’m not lying. Check out the video for yourself:
Seriously?!?!? Let’s forget the whole two football teams in Chicago and just touch on the new stadium thing for a moment, shall we? Daley was the mayor who brought us the mistake by the lake when Soldier Field was remodeled in 2002. He could have built a state of the art domed stadium that brings in Final Fours and international soccer tournaments or whatever he’s bringing up. Instead, he chose to land a spaceship inside the historic Soldier Field colonnades to create the Jetsons meet the Flintstones look of the current Soldier Field. Daley chose to kowtow to special interest groups and build the 2nd smallest stadium in the NFL with that crappy grass field. Is he trying to right a wrong from his administration or is he just trying to score a few more construction contracts for his old buddies?
And just to pass along a geography lesson, when he cites that New York has two teams and Florida has three teams, I hope the former main man in Chicago knows that Florida is in fact, not a city.