In Honor Of The Chicago Sky Possibly Closing Out And Winning The WNBA Championship Today, Let's Throw It Back To The Time Young, Svelte, Season-Ticket-Holder Big Cat And I Went To The Sky Game

Sun-Times - The stands at sold-out Wintrust Arena were rocking Friday, perhaps more than any gym has rocked for a women’s basketball game in our town.

It was Game 3 of the best-of-five WNBA Finals between the Sky and the Phoenix Mercury, and the teams came in tied at a victory apiece. That was until the Sky demolished the brick-laying Mercury 86-50, the largest margin of victory in the Finals in the WNBA’s 25-year history.

Human good-luck charm Chance the Rapper was there at courtside. So was Bears quarterback Justin Fields, the young man who would be leading his team into battle against the Packers at nearby Soldier Field in about 36 hours. What they saw was a stone-cold rear-end thrashing that was as unexpected as it was severe.

Right now, however, possibilities swirl in Chicago. One more big game, and the Sky can join the Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox and Blackhawks as champs in this city since 1985.

Then the sky’s the limit.

Gotta love Justin Fields ingratiating himself into the city head first. But Big Cat did it first. Never forget.

p.s.- A+ camera work by me on my iPhone 3 on this one.