From 35th and the Dan Ryan to the North Shore and Ryan Field to the far suburban scene at Toyota Park and Allstate Arena, everyone can agree that Chicago sports are a beautiful mess.

They’ve been the source of both joy and despair, casting a tangled, complicated web over the greater Chicago area. They help bring us together but easily can divide us in the blink of an eye. They’re the ultimate lifeblood of our conversations in and around the city.

It’s hard to spend more than a figurative minute in this metropolis without having some kind of Chicago sports story, even if you’re not a fan. You’ve witnessed the unadulterated happiness springing forward from a victory parade, but you also have seen the unspeakable stupidity of a Chicago sports fan scorned — needlessly abrasive and ritualistic for whatever silly reason.

Of course, if you’re a Chicago sports fan it all resonates on a different level. And at The Chicago Sports Column, we aim to serve you during the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

So what can you expect from The Chicago Sports Column?

We promise to be your launching point for a larger conversation about the teams that consume you. You’ll always find something to appeal to your senses here (or something we’d be happy to debate you about).

If you’re looking for something examining the bigger picture in the wake of major news about the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs, White Sox, Fire and more, we have engaging topics that suit you. Whenever you’re looking for something singularly focused and nuanced, such as trade breakdowns and deep dives into the numbers, we have that too.

Beyond the major brands that define Chicago sports nationally, you’ll also find stories about the athletic triumphs and pursuits on a hyperlocal level. We cover college and prep sports stories important to Chicagoans, and it’s done entirely from the perspective of both journalists and fans.

You can expect honest and engaging content from people who have lived sports in this city. And because it’s Chicago sports, it’ll probably be fiendish and sad in a number of ways. Although we’re hoping you’ll be ready to laugh with or at us rather than feel sorry for us.

So bookmark our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our podcast and let us know what you’d like to hear about. And we’ll catch up with you at The Chicago Sports Column.

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