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The sad state of Chicago sports

Pau Gasol not coming to the Bulls is the last straw. There's no avoiding the Chicago sadness. Story

Updated: February 6, 2008, 12:47 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson | Page 2

"Pau Gasol to the Lakers for Kwame Brown."

The camel is now in traction. That straw just got heavy. When word of the trade hit Chicago, the city that for the past two years has been in "trade talks" for Gasol, the straw that leveled that proverbial camel felt like a ton of high-carbon steel.

Lost in the Super Bowl hype of the past weekend -- and in New York's giant victory -- was the collapse of one of America's great sports cities. This whole thing of having teams playing ...

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