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March Madness: Not just about hoops

March 21, 2013|By Bag Boy | For RedEye

March madness, it's on baby. And I'm not even talking basketball.

We'll get to that, but a different madness. We're talking the concept of the Rosemont Cubs.

Before everyone dismisses it, take a good close look at it. Build a modern Wrigley, complete with bricks and ivy, right in the heart of that sucker. Look! You're already surrounded by: Hotels, bars, restaurants, convention centers and public transportation. For opposing teams: Easy fly in and out. The nightlife? Not that great, but come on! Cougars are people too!

The Rickettses need to be courted because they're nowhere with Ald. Tom Tunney. Hint to the Rickettses: Not only does the emperor (Tunney) have no clothes, he has no brains, either. So look at Rosemont, stir the pot, make some people mad. It's the Chicago way!

Tourney time: Illinois. Yes, a sleeper team. I'm already asleep. Prediction: They beat Colorado. Then they play Miami. This is where you really need the opposing team to come down with the flu.

Don't bet on it. But at least they made it. Northwestern has to choose between coaches who don't really want their job, and DePaul is anxiously awaiting the start of the Catholic Ten. The new conference may not have a commissioner so much as a bishop who will oversee everything.

That was a joke. Maybe. Though he is expected to be a member of the College of Cardinals. That may also be a joke. I really don't know.

More madness: Yes, football! Marc Trestman has correctly diagnosed that Devin Hester will be only a return specialist, no longer a receiver.

Boy, when the light goes on around here, it really goes on!

Unfortunately, we can turn the lights off on the Bulls: Blame the refs, blame Derrick Rose, and blame whoever. I blame the Miami Heat, because no one is beating them anyway. No matter who's playing.

Lights out as well on John Danks—I hear he's ready for minor league rehab. We're anxiously awaiting his return sometime in the next two years.

Which leaves the Blackhawks. Turn the lights on, please.

A different kind of madness.

Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.

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