History UsefulNotes / Chicago

26th Mar '17 7:28:58 PM Seanette
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25th Mar '17 9:41:40 PM LordGoatKing
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** The Wolves won two championships in their first 6 seasons which led to a large fan following as their success coincided with the Blackhawks' DorkAge. After the IHL folded,the team joined the AHL, the top level of the NHL farm system where they won two more championships as affiliates of the Atlanta Thrashers. Their popularity dwindled as the perpetually-bad Thrashers began poaching their good players and then trading them away. Their decline continued with the resurgence of the Hawks. Plenty of fans are still there, but it's hard to fill a stadium three times the size of the average for the AHL, especially with a thriving NHL team in town. In 2011, with the Thrashers being bought and moved to Winnipeg, the Wolves aligned with the Hawks' ArchEnemy Vancouver Canucks, alienating some fans and just making others feel awkward. The Canucks bought the Peoria Rivermen at the end of the 2012-2013 season, leaving the Wolves to affiliate with the St. Louis Blues,[[note]]The Blue were the previous owners of the Peoria Rivermen bought by the Canucks, thus in need of a new AHL affiliate[[/note]] another of the Hawks' notable rivals. The consensus among fans with regard to the deal has been "well at least it's not Vancouver".

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** The Wolves won two championships in their first 6 seasons which led to a large fan following as their success coincided with the Blackhawks' DorkAge. After the IHL folded,the team joined the AHL, the top level of the NHL farm system where they won two more championships as affiliates of the Atlanta Thrashers. Their popularity dwindled as the perpetually-bad Thrashers began poaching their good players and then trading them away. Their decline continued with the resurgence of the Hawks. Plenty of fans are still there, but it's hard to fill a stadium three times the size of the average for the AHL, especially with a thriving NHL team in town. In 2011, with the Thrashers being bought and moved to Winnipeg, the Wolves aligned with the Hawks' ArchEnemy Vancouver Canucks, alienating some fans and just making others feel awkward. The Canucks bought the Peoria Rivermen at the end of the 2012-2013 season, leaving the Wolves to affiliate with the St. Louis Blues,[[note]]The Blue Blues were the previous owners of the Peoria Rivermen bought by the Canucks, thus in need of a new AHL affiliate[[/note]] another of the Hawks' notable rivals. The consensus among fans with regard to the deal has been "well "[[LesserOfTwoEvils well at least it's not Vancouver".Vancouver]]".
19th Mar '17 9:42:59 AM nombretomado
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* The ''NewWorldOfDarkness'' has a sourcebook for using Chicago as a setting from the perspective of mortals, and describing the politics of Vampires, Werewolves, and Mages in the area.

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* The ''NewWorldOfDarkness'' ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' has a sourcebook for using Chicago as a setting from the perspective of mortals, and describing the politics of Vampires, Werewolves, and Mages in the area.
18th Mar '17 9:11:00 PM WhatTheSpoot
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* ''Mount Greenwood'': A predominantly Irish-Catholic neighborhood (in fact the fourth most Irish neighborhood in the country), it's populated almost entirely by Chicago firefighters and police officers, since it's the farthest from the center of the city a public worker can live without losing his/her job. It has a very strong church presence, and contains several private Catholic schools, including Mother Mcauley, the nation's largest all-girls high school (and its sister school Brother Rice, one of the largest all-boys schools). It's also the only one of Chicago's 77 community areas which voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

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* ''Mount Greenwood'': A predominantly Irish-Catholic neighborhood (in fact the fourth most Irish neighborhood in the country), it's populated almost entirely by Chicago firefighters and [[OfficerOHara police officers, officers]], since it's the farthest from the center of the city a public worker can live without losing his/her job. It has a very strong church presence, and contains several private Catholic schools, including Mother Mcauley, the nation's largest all-girls high school (and its sister school Brother Rice, one of the largest all-boys schools). It's also the only one of Chicago's 77 community areas which voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
18th Mar '17 9:06:23 PM WhatTheSpoot
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* ''Mount Greenwood'': A predominantly Irish neighborhood, it's populated almost entirely by Chicago firefighters and police officers, since it's the farthest from the center of the city a public worker can live without losing his/her job. It has a very strong church presence, and contains several private Catholic schools, including Mother Mcauley, the nation's largest all-girls high school (and its sister school Brother Rice, one of the largest all-boys schools). It's a fairly pleasant area, uniformity aside.

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* ''Mount Greenwood'': A predominantly Irish-Catholic neighborhood (in fact the fourth most Irish neighborhood, neighborhood in the country), it's populated almost entirely by Chicago firefighters and police officers, since it's the farthest from the center of the city a public worker can live without losing his/her job. It has a very strong church presence, and contains several private Catholic schools, including Mother Mcauley, the nation's largest all-girls high school (and its sister school Brother Rice, one of the largest all-boys schools). It's a fairly pleasant area, uniformity aside.also the only one of Chicago's 77 community areas which voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
7th Mar '17 4:08:58 PM LordGoatKing
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* Allstate Arena (formerly Rosemont Horizon[[note]]in suburban Rosemont, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin go figure]][[/note]]) may as well be considered the world's greatest semi-pro arena. Built for [=DePaul=] University basketball, it was to be the permanent venue for the short-lived Chicago Cougers of the World Hockey Association, but the league and team went under before they could move in[[note]]the Cougars originally played at the outdated International Amphitheatre on the south side[[/note]]. In 1994 the Wolves of the International Hockey League[[note]]the WHA's SpiritualSuccessor[[/note]] moved in, and the arena has since also become the home of the WNBA's Sky and Arena Football League's Rush.
** The Wolves won two championships in their first 6 seasons which led to a large fan following as their success coincided with the Blackhawks' DorkAge. After the IHL folded,the team joined the AHL, the top level of the NHL farm system where they won two more championships as affiliates of the Atlanta Thrashers. Their popularity dwindled as the perpetually-bad Thrashers began poaching their good players and then trading them away. Their decline continued with the resurgence of the Hawks. Plenty of fans are still there, but it's hard to fill a stadium three times the size of the average for the AHL, especially with a thriving NHL team in town. In 2011, with the Thrashers being bought and moved to Winnipeg, the Wolves aligned with the Hawks' ArchEnemy Vancouver Canucks, alienating some fans and just making others feel awkward. The Canucks bought the Peoria Rivermen at the end of the 2012-2013 season leaving the Wolves to affiliate with the St Louis Blues, another of the Hawks' notable rivals. The consensus among fans with regard to the deal has been "well at least it's not Vancouver".

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* Allstate Arena (formerly Rosemont Horizon[[note]]in suburban Rosemont, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin go figure]][[/note]]) may as well be considered the world's greatest semi-pro arena. Built for [=DePaul=] University basketball, it was to be the permanent venue for the short-lived Chicago Cougers of the World Hockey Association, but the league and team went under before they could move in[[note]]the Cougars originally played at the outdated International Amphitheatre on the south side[[/note]]. In 1994 the Wolves of the International Hockey League[[note]]the WHA's SpiritualSuccessor[[/note]] moved in, and the arena has since also become the home of the WNBA's Sky and formerly the Arena Football League's Rush.
** The Wolves won two championships in their first 6 seasons which led to a large fan following as their success coincided with the Blackhawks' DorkAge. After the IHL folded,the team joined the AHL, the top level of the NHL farm system where they won two more championships as affiliates of the Atlanta Thrashers. Their popularity dwindled as the perpetually-bad Thrashers began poaching their good players and then trading them away. Their decline continued with the resurgence of the Hawks. Plenty of fans are still there, but it's hard to fill a stadium three times the size of the average for the AHL, especially with a thriving NHL team in town. In 2011, with the Thrashers being bought and moved to Winnipeg, the Wolves aligned with the Hawks' ArchEnemy Vancouver Canucks, alienating some fans and just making others feel awkward. The Canucks bought the Peoria Rivermen at the end of the 2012-2013 season season, leaving the Wolves to affiliate with the St St. Louis Blues, Blues,[[note]]The Blue were the previous owners of the Peoria Rivermen bought by the Canucks, thus in need of a new AHL affiliate[[/note]] another of the Hawks' notable rivals. The consensus among fans with regard to the deal has been "well at least it's not Vancouver".



** The Rush have become somewhat of an EnsembleDarkHorse from being consistently good[[note]]has not missed the playoffs since its inception in 2001 and won the ArenaBowl in 2006[[/note]] and being co-owned by legendary Bears coach Mike Ditka.

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** The Rush have become were somewhat of an EnsembleDarkHorse from being consistently good[[note]]has not missed the playoffs since its inception in 2001 and won the ArenaBowl in 2006[[/note]] and being co-owned by legendary Bears coach Mike Ditka.Ditka. However, the team was disbanded after the AFL took over ownership in 2013.
7th Mar '17 3:48:06 PM LordGoatKing
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* Last, but not least is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Blackhawks]]. Like the sport itself, the Hawks have classically played last fiddle to the more popular sports and their teams. The Hawks entered a severe DorkAge in the late [[TheNineties 1990s]], mostly because of a [[TheScrooge penny-pinching owner]], who was most well known for '''[[BerserkButton not letting Blackhawks games air on Television locally]]'''. However, management changes and hot draft picks made after the passing of said owner ([[SpeakIllOfTheDead who was loudly booed]] [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating by nearly every Blackhawks fans in attendance]] [[LastDisrespects when a moment of silence was performed in commemorate his death]]) allowed the team (now in the hands of his son) to win a Stanley Cup victory in 2010. This however proved to be a double edged sword as with success comes popularity, and many diehard fans began to be grumble about [[ItsPopularNowItSucks those new, young, ethnically diverse people who have the nerve to claim to be fans of equal value as they are]], and how said interest in the Hawks has increased ticket prices. Despite early exits from the playoffs the next two years, the team remained relatively successful and popularity continued to grow. They set a league record in 2013 playing 24 consecutive games without a regulation loss, that being half of the lockout-shortened 48 game schedule. They would go on to win their second President's Trophy[[note]]awarded to the team with the best record at the end of the regular season[[/note]] in franchise history and take their second Stanley Cup in four years. Despite the 2013 NHL lockout alienating some fans, the team's popularity has only grown with a third Stanley Cup win (sixth in franchise history) in 2015. With 3 championships within 6 years the team has been said to be in a dynasty phase, and they are currently by a wide margin the city's biggest name in sports outside of the 2016 World Series Champion Cubs, even pushing the still-well-regarded Bulls out of the limelight, something that would have been unthinkable a few years earlier.

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* Last, but not least is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Blackhawks]]. Like the sport itself, the Hawks have classically played last fiddle to the more popular sports and their teams. The Hawks entered a severe DorkAge in the late [[TheNineties 1990s]], mostly because of a [[TheScrooge penny-pinching owner]], who was most well known for '''[[BerserkButton not letting Blackhawks games air on Television locally]]'''. However, management changes and hot draft picks made after the passing of said owner ([[SpeakIllOfTheDead who was loudly booed]] [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating by nearly every Blackhawks fans in attendance]] [[LastDisrespects when a moment of silence was performed in to commemorate his death]]) allowed the team (now in the hands of his son) to win a Stanley Cup victory in 2010. This however proved to be a double edged sword as with success comes popularity, and many diehard fans began to be grumble about [[ItsPopularNowItSucks those new, young, ethnically diverse people who have the nerve to claim to be fans of equal value as they are]], and how said interest in the Hawks has increased ticket prices. Despite early exits from the playoffs the next two years, the team remained relatively successful and popularity continued to grow. They set a league record in 2013 playing 24 consecutive games without a regulation loss, that being half of the lockout-shortened 48 game schedule. They would go on to win their second President's Trophy[[note]]awarded to the team with the best record at the end of the regular season[[/note]] in franchise history and take their second Stanley Cup in four years. Despite the 2013 NHL lockout alienating some fans, the team's popularity has only grown with a third Stanley Cup win (sixth in franchise history) in 2015. With 3 championships within 6 years the team has been said to be in a dynasty phase, and they are currently by a wide margin the city's biggest name in sports outside of the 2016 World Series Champion Cubs, even pushing the still-well-regarded Bulls out of the limelight, something that would have been unthinkable a few years earlier.
7th Mar '17 3:46:19 PM LordGoatKing
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* Last, but not least is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Blackhawks]]. Like the sport itself, the Hawks have classically played last fiddle to the more popular sports and their teams. The Hawks entered a severe DorkAge in the late [[TheNineties 1990s]], mostly because of a [[TheScrooge penny-pinching owner]], who was most well known for '''[[BerserkButton not letting Blackhawks games air on Television locally]]'''. However, management changes and hot draft picks made after the passing of said owner ([[SpeakIllOfTheDead who was loudly booed]] [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating by nearly every Blackhawks fans in attendance]] [[LastDisrespects a moment of silence was performed in commemorate his death]]) allowed the team (now in the hands of his son) to win a Stanley Cup victory in 2010. This however proved to be a double edged sword as with success comes popularity, and many diehard fans began to be grumble about [[ItsPopularNowItSucks those new, young, ethnically diverse people who have the nerve to claim to be fans of equal value as they are]], and how said interest in the Hawks has increased ticket prices. Despite early exits from the playoffs the next two years, the team remained relatively successful and popularity continued to grow. They set a league record in 2013 playing 24 consecutive games without a regulation loss, that being half of the lockout-shortened 48 game schedule. They would go on to win their second President's Trophy[[note]]awarded to the team with the best record at the end of the regular season[[/note]] in franchise history and take their second Stanley Cup in four years. Despite the 2013 NHL lockout alienating some fans, the team's popularity has only grown with a third Stanley Cup win (sixth in franchise history) in 2015. With 3 championships within 6 years the team has been said to be in a dynasty phase, and they are currently by a wide margin the city's biggest name in sports outside of the 2016 World Series Champion Cubs, even pushing the still-well-regarded Bulls out of the limelight, something that would have been unthinkable a few years earlier.

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* Last, but not least is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Blackhawks]]. Like the sport itself, the Hawks have classically played last fiddle to the more popular sports and their teams. The Hawks entered a severe DorkAge in the late [[TheNineties 1990s]], mostly because of a [[TheScrooge penny-pinching owner]], who was most well known for '''[[BerserkButton not letting Blackhawks games air on Television locally]]'''. However, management changes and hot draft picks made after the passing of said owner ([[SpeakIllOfTheDead who was loudly booed]] [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating by nearly every Blackhawks fans in attendance]] [[LastDisrespects when a moment of silence was performed in commemorate his death]]) allowed the team (now in the hands of his son) to win a Stanley Cup victory in 2010. This however proved to be a double edged sword as with success comes popularity, and many diehard fans began to be grumble about [[ItsPopularNowItSucks those new, young, ethnically diverse people who have the nerve to claim to be fans of equal value as they are]], and how said interest in the Hawks has increased ticket prices. Despite early exits from the playoffs the next two years, the team remained relatively successful and popularity continued to grow. They set a league record in 2013 playing 24 consecutive games without a regulation loss, that being half of the lockout-shortened 48 game schedule. They would go on to win their second President's Trophy[[note]]awarded to the team with the best record at the end of the regular season[[/note]] in franchise history and take their second Stanley Cup in four years. Despite the 2013 NHL lockout alienating some fans, the team's popularity has only grown with a third Stanley Cup win (sixth in franchise history) in 2015. With 3 championships within 6 years the team has been said to be in a dynasty phase, and they are currently by a wide margin the city's biggest name in sports outside of the 2016 World Series Champion Cubs, even pushing the still-well-regarded Bulls out of the limelight, something that would have been unthinkable a few years earlier.
7th Mar '17 3:45:22 PM LordGoatKing
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* Last, but not least is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Blackhawks]]. Like the sport itself, the Hawks have classically played last fiddle to the more popular sports and their teams. The Hawks entered a severe DorkAge in the late [[TheNineties 1990s]], mostly because of a [[TheScrooge penny-pinching owner]], who was most well known for '''[[BerserkButton not letting Blackhawks games air on Television locally]]'''. However, management changes and hot draft picks made after the passing of said owner ([[ZeroPercentApprovalRating who was loudly booed by fans when a moment of silence was performed in commemorate his death]]) allowed the team (now in the hands of his son) to win a Stanley Cup victory in 2010. With success comes popularity, however, and many diehard fans began to be grumble about [[ItsPopularNowItSucks those new, young, ethnically diverse people who have the nerve to claim to be fans of equal value as they are]], and how said interest in the Hawks has increased ticket prices. Despite early exits from the playoffs the next two years, the team remained relatively successful and popularity continued to grow. They set a league record in 2013 playing 24 consecutive games without a regulation loss, that being half of the lockout-shortened 48 game schedule. They would go on to win their second President's Trophy[[note]]awarded to the team with the best record at the end of the regular season[[/note]] in franchise history and take their second Stanley Cup in four years. Despite the 2013 NHL lockout alienating some fans, the team's popularity has only grown with a third Stanley Cup win (sixth in franchise history) in 2015. With 3 championships within 6 years the team has been said to be in a dynasty phase, and they are currently by a wide margin the city's biggest name in sports outside of the 2016 World Series Champion Cubs, even pushing the still-well-regarded Bulls out of the limelight, something that would have been unthinkable a few years earlier.

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* Last, but not least is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Blackhawks]]. Like the sport itself, the Hawks have classically played last fiddle to the more popular sports and their teams. The Hawks entered a severe DorkAge in the late [[TheNineties 1990s]], mostly because of a [[TheScrooge penny-pinching owner]], who was most well known for '''[[BerserkButton not letting Blackhawks games air on Television locally]]'''. However, management changes and hot draft picks made after the passing of said owner ([[ZeroPercentApprovalRating ([[SpeakIllOfTheDead who was loudly booed booed]] [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating by nearly every Blackhawks fans when in attendance]] [[LastDisrespects a moment of silence was performed in commemorate his death]]) allowed the team (now in the hands of his son) to win a Stanley Cup victory in 2010. With This however proved to be a double edged sword as with success comes popularity, however, and many diehard fans began to be grumble about [[ItsPopularNowItSucks those new, young, ethnically diverse people who have the nerve to claim to be fans of equal value as they are]], and how said interest in the Hawks has increased ticket prices. Despite early exits from the playoffs the next two years, the team remained relatively successful and popularity continued to grow. They set a league record in 2013 playing 24 consecutive games without a regulation loss, that being half of the lockout-shortened 48 game schedule. They would go on to win their second President's Trophy[[note]]awarded to the team with the best record at the end of the regular season[[/note]] in franchise history and take their second Stanley Cup in four years. Despite the 2013 NHL lockout alienating some fans, the team's popularity has only grown with a third Stanley Cup win (sixth in franchise history) in 2015. With 3 championships within 6 years the team has been said to be in a dynasty phase, and they are currently by a wide margin the city's biggest name in sports outside of the 2016 World Series Champion Cubs, even pushing the still-well-regarded Bulls out of the limelight, something that would have been unthinkable a few years earlier.
7th Mar '17 3:35:14 PM LordGoatKing
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* Last, but not least is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Blackhawks]]. Like the sport itself, the Hawks have classically played last fiddle to the more popular sports and their teams. The Hawks entered a severe DorkAge in the late [[TheNineties 1990s]], mostly because of a [[TheScrooge penny-pinching owner]], who was most well known for '''[[BerserkButton not letting Blackhawks games air on Television locally]]'''. However, the passing of said owner (now in the hands of his son), along with management changes and hot draft picks, allowed them to win the Stanley Cup victory in 2010. With success comes popularity, however, and many diehard fans began to be grumble about [[ItsPopularNowItSucks those new, young, ethnically diverse people who have the nerve to claim to be fans of equal value as they are]], and how said interest in the Hawks has increased ticket prices. Despite early exits from the playoffs the next two years, the team remained relatively successful and popularity continued to grow. They set a league record in 2013 playing 24 consecutive games without a regulation loss, that being half of the lockout-shortened 48 game schedule. They would go on to win their second President's Trophy[[note]]awarded to the team with the best record at the end of the regular season[[/note]] in franchise history and take their second Stanley Cup in four years. Despite the 2013 NHL lockout alienating some fans, the team's popularity has only grown with a third Stanley Cup win (sixth in franchise history) in 2015. With 3 championships within 6 years the team has been said to be in a dynasty phase, and they are currently by a wide margin the city's biggest name in sports outside of the 2016 World Series Champion Cubs, even pushing the still-well-regarded Bulls out of the limelight, something that would have been unthinkable a few years earlier.

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* Last, but not least is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Blackhawks]]. Like the sport itself, the Hawks have classically played last fiddle to the more popular sports and their teams. The Hawks entered a severe DorkAge in the late [[TheNineties 1990s]], mostly because of a [[TheScrooge penny-pinching owner]], who was most well known for '''[[BerserkButton not letting Blackhawks games air on Television locally]]'''. However, the passing of said owner (now in the hands of his son), along with management changes and hot draft picks, picks made after the passing of said owner ([[ZeroPercentApprovalRating who was loudly booed by fans when a moment of silence was performed in commemorate his death]]) allowed them the team (now in the hands of his son) to win the a Stanley Cup victory in 2010. With success comes popularity, however, and many diehard fans began to be grumble about [[ItsPopularNowItSucks those new, young, ethnically diverse people who have the nerve to claim to be fans of equal value as they are]], and how said interest in the Hawks has increased ticket prices. Despite early exits from the playoffs the next two years, the team remained relatively successful and popularity continued to grow. They set a league record in 2013 playing 24 consecutive games without a regulation loss, that being half of the lockout-shortened 48 game schedule. They would go on to win their second President's Trophy[[note]]awarded to the team with the best record at the end of the regular season[[/note]] in franchise history and take their second Stanley Cup in four years. Despite the 2013 NHL lockout alienating some fans, the team's popularity has only grown with a third Stanley Cup win (sixth in franchise history) in 2015. With 3 championships within 6 years the team has been said to be in a dynasty phase, and they are currently by a wide margin the city's biggest name in sports outside of the 2016 World Series Champion Cubs, even pushing the still-well-regarded Bulls out of the limelight, something that would have been unthinkable a few years earlier.
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