Year In Review: The 9 Biggest Chicago Sports Moments Of 2018!

Do you remember all of these? Did we miss anything?

December 27, 2018

So many huge stories with our Chicago sports teams this year, sometimes it's hard to remember all the good ones, but we're going to try below >>>>

#1 - The Bears claim the division & a playoff berth, for the first time in 8 years!

#2 - Khalil Mack becomes a Chicago Bear (and the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history ---- for one day!)

#3 - The Blackhawks shock the city & the league by announcing the firing of Coach Q on a previously-quiet Tuesday morning >>>> 

#4 - Scott Foster, an accountant by day, plays in his first NHL game as goalie relief and makes dreams come true for ALL of us >>>> 

#5 - Sox ace Danny Farquhar was all smiles 6 weeks after pitching ⅔ innings of relief against the Astros and suffering a brain hemorrhage after returning to the White Sox dugout >>>>

#6 - The Bulls fire Fred Hoiberg after a slow start to the 2018-2019 season & they continue to falter >>>>

#7 - The Blackhawks miss the postseason for the first time in 10 years after a crushing 5-1 loss to the Avalanche at the UC.

#8 / 9 - Sox star Jim Thome & Bears giant Brian Urlacher are both inducted into their respective sport's Hall Of Fame. Very deserved!

Honorable mentions:

* Cubs star David Bote hits a walk-off Grand Slam (!) to win the game against the Nationals in the bottom of the 9th on August 12th. From our sister station 670 The Score play-by-play anchor Pat Hughes, "2-and-2 on David Bote, trying to come through and the pitch on the way. Bote drives one in the air. Deep center field. Back goes Taylor. It's got a chanc ... it's a grand slam! A grand slam for David Bote! And the Cubs have won the ballgame! Can you believe it?!"

* Cubs lose Game 163 & their Wild Card game, but put on a heck of a season & Joe Madden is ready to return in 2019.

* Sox announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson calls his final game on September 23rd.

* Northwestern clinches their first-ever Big Ten West title & coach Pat Fitzgerald named Big Ten Coach Of The Year.

* Under new coach Jim Boylen, the Bulls suffer their worst loss in franchise history: a 56-point defeat from the Celtics in December.