I wanted to comment on the passing of Chicago Blackhawks owner Bill Wirtz, but I couldn't find a way to do it and still be sensitive to the situation. Instead, I found an article by Steve Rosenbloom over at Chicago Sports. com that is so right on the money that it's a must read for anyone who wants to understand the current problems in Chicago.
"I know it sounds insensitive, but if we are going to pass ourselves off as being in the truth business, then the truth is that the greatest impediment to the Hawks success was the Hawks owner, one of the worst in sports history from a fan's standpoint and the man who almost singlehandedly killed hockey interest in this city. Rich, stubborn and backward, Wirtz's business practices were rooted in another century, protecting the laughable concept of "season reservation holders." In fact, you will probably see more of the man's funeral on home television than you saw of his team. Truth is truth."