Uptown has won the last two cups in 2010 and 2011 (most likely due to its influential and great neighborhood blog Uptown Update).
As you may recall the South Loop was a 7 seed in 2010 beating the likes of venerable neighborhoods Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square. But we ultimately lost an intense battle with Uptown that year.
Anyway the 2012 rendition of the cup, could be ours for the taking! It sure has been a solid year for the Sloop. Go nominate our fair neighborhood and show Chicago what's up!