December 12, 2012 |
It's time to vote for the Chicago sports Stud and Dud of the Year! Last year CM Punk and Adam Dunn were our winners. Well, one of them looked like a winner, anyway. Thanks for your help choosing the nominees. Here's who made the final cut for our polls. Voting closes Dec. 25 for both polls. STUD OF THE YEAR NOMINEES, vote here Matt Grevers: The Lake Forest native won the 100-meter backstroke and helped Michael Phelps win gold in the 400 medley relay in London.
November 14, 2012 |
Winter has officially reared its ugly head. Central Standard Time has robbed us of daylight, the NHL has removed all incentive to pretend to care about the Blackhawks in November, Derrick Rose is tirelessly rehabbing his singular gift for making the Bulls watchable, and the Bears have entered their traditional period of darkness in which Jay Cutler is injured. We're on our own, now, Chicago. It's time to buy books and video games, and get excited because there's a sale on the big jug of the good whiskey.
October 25, 2012 |
It's time to honor the distinguished alumni of Chicago sports this evening. I'll be doing so at a dinner tonight. I don't have a location, or a time, but I think the attire will be business pathetic. Heck, we'll do it in my basement! We have three very deserving candidates, two of whom could have been kings here and absolutely did their best to throw it away. Let's welcome them. Ozzie Guillen. There are no words to describe how much goodwill and support you threw away after winning the World Series in 2005.
September 10, 2012 |
This past weekend the Chicago White Sox held a special Star Wars day at U.S. Cellular Field . People were encouraged to come to the game dressed as their favorite character to participate in an on-field parade. The 501st Midwest Garrison , the costuming group that is most often seen dressed as Imperial Stormtroopers , was invited. And Darth Vader even threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Oh yeah, the Force was strong with Star Wars geeks that day. Now, the White Sox weren't the only MLB team to hold such a day, and several minor...
August 13, 2012 |
We know it's tough, but it's time to put away your snazzy Team USA sunglasses and matching Speedo for a little while. You mean we were the only ones? Never mind then. Instead, just concentrate on catching up with the Chicago sports news you might have missed during the London Olympics. BEARS So the Bears lost 38-3 in their preseason opener. Big deal. Most of the team's stars didn't play. We're much more concerned about Brian Urlacher's injured knee and, to a lesser extent, Stephen Paea's ailing left leg. Urlacher says he'll be ready for the...
May 17, 2012 |
So, some doofus at City Hall actually scheduled a NATO summit the same weekend the Cubs are hosting the White Sox. No worries for me. I was planning a weekend of protests anyway. Mine, however, were relegated to more important issues regarding baseball in Chicago. Here's a brief rundown of this weekend's events. All times are CST and approximate, and may in fact never happen. We'll see. Friday 9 a.m., Clark and Addison: Protesting the fact the Cubs can't hold a lead.