Chicago Sports Teams Longest Games [List]
If you are like me, you will stay up as late as needed to catch the end of a Chicago Blackhawks game. Tuesday's 116-minute- 12-second, triple-overtime victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday broke an 84-year-old record for the longest game in franchise history. The game ended shortly after 1:00 am early Wednesday morning.
The previous record was 113 minutes and 50 seconds in the Blackhawks Stanley Cup Finals win over Montreal back on April 9, 1931.
The game was not the longest in NHL History. According to CBS New York, that award goes to the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Maroons. The game was played on March 24, 1936. Total duration: 176:30
So, that got me thinking what were the longest games in professional Chicago sports?
Here they are by team: (Source: Chicago Tribune)
BEARS: Longest game (by real time) vs the Baltimore Ravens: 5 hours, 16 minutes on Nov. 17, 2013.
This game should be fresh in your memory as it happened about a year and half ago and was the same day the terrible Washington, IL tornado took place. The game lasted so long because a nearly two-hour delay caused by severe storms. Robbie Gould scored the 23-20 home win with a 38-yard field goal in overtime.
Longest game (by game time): 74 minutes and 51 seconds on Dec. 18, 1977, vs the New York Giants at Giants Stadium. The Bears won on an overtime field goal -- this one a 28-yarder by Bob Thomas at Giants Stadium -- against the New York Giants.
BULLS: The BULLS Longest game: 3 hours, 24 minutes on March 16, 1984 vs the Portland Trailblazers. Chicago won this game four overtimes.
The BULLS longest game (in regulation) lasted two hours and 48 minutes, a 107-102 victory over Detroit on Feb. 10, 2009.
CUBS: The CUBS longest game (by time): 6 hours, 27 minutes vs the Rockies July 29, 2014. The game lasted 16 innings. The Cubs won 4-3. The game ended at 1:32 a.m.
The CUBS longest game (by innings): 22 on May 17, 1927. The Cubs defeated the Boston Braves 4-3
WHITE SOX: The WHITE SOX: Longest game (by time and innings): 8 hours, 6 minutes; 25 innings vs the Brewers on May 8, 1984. The game was eventually suspended and continued the following day. The Sox eventually won by a score of 7-6.