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Griffin blows through Windy City

Future No. 1 pick falls hard for sports-rich Chicago

Originally Published: June 22, 2009
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

It's funny when people visit Chicago for the first time and say they "love" the city. As a Chicagoan, you kind of understand, but in your heart you know these people really don't know why they love the Chi. In your mind, they have an idea, but they really don't know.

I've always found sports (and food, but that's for another column) is the best way to sell Chicago to anyone who has a love for the games.

In the case of future No. 1 draft pick and reigning NCAA Player ...

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