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With 30 days until Opening Night, #cf97withdrawals are almost over

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Preseason continues for the Men in Red, but with 30 days to go until Opening Night, the club released a video that highlights how the offseason ain't that fun.

The offseason reminds me of ridiculously cold opening days like the Fire's win over SKC in 2011
The offseason reminds me of ridiculously cold opening days like the Fire's win over SKC in 2011
Jonathan Daniel

Winter in Chicago sucks. I'm sorry, but there's no way around it. Sure, the snow is good to look it for about ten minutes, and then you realize your typical 30 minute drive home will now be a nearly two hour trek through slush.

Yeah, basketball and hockey aren't bad. It's fun to watch the Chicago Blackhawks plow through the Phoenix Coyotes and it's exciting to imagine Derrick Rose returning to the Chicago Bulls for a possible late playoff berth.

But Chicago Fire Director of Communications Brendan Hannan's blog post earlier today struck a nerve. It reminded me of the Fire's 2011 Home Opener against a newly re-branded Sporting Kansas City. Omar Bravo got a red card, Marco Pappa scored a dazzling goal and the absolutely freezing weather couldn't stop the Fire from coming away with a 3-2 victory.

The Fire missed the playoffs that year, but moments like that are what separate the casual fans from those who will support their club through anything.

Here's the video:


#cf97withdrawals are real. This season needs to get here already.