One of them always does the right thing. One of them always does the wrong thing. Let's hope both of them do the funny thing today.

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Chicago Tribune Takes Back Its Post-Bombing Tribute To Boston


Remember the morning after the Boston Marathon bombings, when the Chicago Tribune dedicated the front page of its sports section to the city of Boston and its sports teams? That was a very sweet thing for the Tribune to do! But now, with the Bruins and Blackhawks facing each other in the Stanley Cup finals, the Chicago paper wants everyone in Boston to know that the time for sympathizing is over.

Here's a page that ran in a supplemental section of the Wednesday edition of the Chicago Tribune:


This may seem harsh, but the fact that people are starting to feel comfortable with hating Boston sports teams is as good a sign as any that things are getting back to normal.