Michael Jordan (left) and Phil Jackson celebrated six Bulls titles before… (Phil Velasquez/Chicago…)
With their blistering start, the Blackhawks have the feel of a Stanley Cup contender. Here's how other Chicago teams started in championship seasons.
2005 WHITE SOX
The Sox made a habit of winning series early in the season and led the AL Central from Day 1. They struggled in September, but what matters is they went 11-1 in the postseason. Boom.
Believe it or not, the Bulls' best start without a loss was not the year they won an NBA-record 72 games. That would be the next season, when they won "only" 69. Underachieve much, guys?
Most Bears fans have every detail of this Super season memorized. That includes the only loss, in Miami on a Monday night. Bleeping Dolphins!
Not that any non-vampire remembers, but the 1908 Cubs swept their opening series in Cincinnati. So if they win their first three in 2013 in Pittsburgh, a World Series title is a done deal. (OK, stop laughing now.)
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