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April 12, 2012 | By Bag Boy, For RedEye
I'd like to speak with you seriously for a moment about words. We all use them. And I've seen a number of them lately that have sounded some alarms. They create fear, uncertainty, anxiety and ulcers. Especially this time of year heading into the NBA and NHL playoffs. Those words are: "doubtful," "questionable," "unlikely," "undecided," "sidelined" and "inactive. " It's driving me crazy. Those words refer to our two biggest stars this time of year: Jonathan Toews and Derrick Rose.
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April 29, 2014 | By Emily Brown, RedEye
From the Original Six Blackhawks to six Bulls championships to the 1985 Bears, sports are deeply rooted in Chicago's culture. The newest addition to the city's sports scene is the Chicago Sports Museum. The venue, on the seventh floor of Water Tower Place, and opened earlier this month in conjunction with Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch restaurant. I visited the 8,000-square-foot museum recently to test its interactive exhibits and rated them according to their level of cool (detailed below)
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May 10, 2012 | By Bag Boy, For RedEye
That took long enough. I've been throwing stuff for years. Hats off to Kerry Wood who did something rash, disgusting, inexplicable and inexcusable. He had an honest expression of emotion and (gasp!) threw his cap and glove into the crowd the other night. Bravo. I hate watching the Cubs. Sad, but true. They are a constant reminder that all the money in the world can't solve deep-rooted problems in culture and philosophy. Heck, St. Louis lost Albert Pujols, Tony LaRussa and Dave Duncan and they're humming along.
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April 3, 2014 | By Bag Boy and For RedEye
Before we begin, I would just like to say thank you to, in no particular order, the NCAA tournament, the NFL offseason, the NBA (that's you, Bulls) and of course the Blackhawks for all they've done this winter and spring. And they've done a lot. They have essentially kept me distracted, kept me occupied and really prevented me from having to look at - oh my god, Chicago's two baseball teams. Cue that black and white horror movie scream by that one girl. Screech! In case you were wondering, because I kind of was, yes, it is that bad around here!
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April 26, 2012 | By Bag Boy, For RedEye
Great dynasty. I blinked and missed it. So long, Blackhawks. Since winning Lord Stanley's Cup, you've won zero playoff series. That's one less than one. In two seasons. Um, changes please. Our stars didn't show up. Our kids played well but not well enough, and our goalies are good, not great. Someone has got to go, and I vote for one of the Patricks. Sharp or Kane, you choose, Stan Bowman. Maybe trade some of those kids for a stud goalie. Not a major blow-up. Just a tweaker.
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December 21, 2011 | By Bag Boy, For RedEye
We did Christmas cards last week, and since it's Christmas Eve Eve, I'll share my Chicago sports Christmas list with you. > > For the Bears: I want a new GM. Seriously. Jerry Angelo's oversights have pushed me over the edge. Thanks to an unbelievable combination of pride and stupidity, a playoff team will be staying home. That is unforgivable. I want someone young, smart and a step ahead. Not the guy who's the last man on the planet who knows what a good quarterback is and what a good receiver is. And what a good bet on the offensive line is. Whoever the...
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January 24, 2012 | RedEye
For a moment, soccer fans' hearts might have almost jumped out of their chests Tuesday when they saw the title of one of NBC's new series: "Chicago Fire. " Alas, NBC's "Fire" is actually about the Chicago Fire Department, not the Chicago Fire MLS team that plays at Toyota Park in Bridgeview. Someone should give the suits at NBC a slap upside the head for getting our hopes up. The mis-titled series, though, gave RedEye an idea. What would other TV series really be about if they were named after Chicago sports teams?
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April 4, 2012 | RedEye
There have been a lot of injuries, suspensions and absences in Chicago sports for one reason or another in recent days and weeks. Here's a scorecard on the status of some of the players involved.   IN Duncan Keith He'll return from suspension Thursday when the Blackhawks visit Minnesota.   OUT Jonathan Toews The injured Blackhawks captain is traveling with the team but not playing Thursday.   IN Richard Hamilton The Bulls guard returned to action Monday night in the team's loss to Houston.
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August 13, 2012 | RedEye
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 opener, so start...
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December 12, 2012 | By Chris Sosa and RedEye
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.
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March 7, 2014
http://chicago.metromix.com/venues/mmxchi-red-ivy-venue Looking for a local bar to cheer for your alma mater? This guide will help you zero in on where to stake out some space on college basketball gamedays. Bar owners and alumni groups: Don't see your bar included here? We'll be adding to this guide throughout the season. Send your affiliation and specials to RedEye nightlife and events reporter  Kate Bernot  for consideration. RedEye's college sports bar guide includes official partnerships with alumni associations in addition to bars owned by alumni and unofficial affiliations...
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January 21, 2014 | RedEye
Reading what Joakim Noah says about Luol Deng, you want to wrap your arm around the Bulls center and tell him it's gonna be OK. On Wednesday, the Bulls will face Deng for the first time since he was traded to Cleveland earlier this month. "I love Luol," Noah said. "He's my brother. But when that ball goes up, he's not going to be my brother. " OK, so Noah won't go easy on his former teammate on the court. But his friendship with Deng has earned a spot among the top Chicago sports bromances.
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January 6, 2014 | By Chris Sosa, @redeyesportschi
There's no arguing that the Blackhawks are the shining beacon of Chicago sports right now. Really, it's not even close. They have two Stanley Cups in four seasons and everything a franchise needs to be successful:  Players: Duh. Toews. Kane. Sharp. Crawford. Hossa. Keith. The list goes on. No first names necessary. Management/coach: A smart trade here, a re-signing there - it's all come up aces. And Coach Q and his mustache take a backseat to no one. Intangibles: All those overtimes in the 2013 playoffs, all those wins.
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December 16, 2013 | RedEye
Another great year in Chicago sports is in the books. Also, another awful year for Chicago sports is in the books. Which means it's time to choose RedEye's Stud and Dud of the Year. As always, don't be shy about voting! STUDS Mike Magee, Fire The Chicago native almost singlehandedly cured the Fire's scoring woes, tallying 15 for Chicago and 21 for the season after starting the year in L.A. Oh yeah, he was named 2013 MLS most valuable player. Alshon Jeffery, Bears He's becoming one of the best receivers in the NFL before our eyes.
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November 26, 2013 | By Scotty Brolohan and For RedEye
Sup, Chitown? It's ya boy Scotty Brolohan. I know it's been mad long since you heard from me, but this has been my toughest senior year yet. George Orwell? More like George Borewell. But my best bro at YOLOyola, J-Chap, was like, "Bro, it's the holidays" and I was like, "What?" because I was listening to Deadmau5 in my Beats like mad crazy loud. So I took off my Beats and he was like, "Bro, we don't have class tomorrow, T-Giving bro. " And I was like, "Bro, what about Thirsty Thursday?"
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September 25, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
Due to interstate moves, familial allegiances or just plain preference, not every Chicagoan is a Bears fan. Full disclosure: While I like to see the Bears do well, I'm a bleed-blue N.Y. Giants fan. (And yes, I appreciate your condolences on our 0-3 start.) I know firsthand that fall Sundays can make some fans feel a bit homesick; games aren't broadcast, none of your friends care about your team and you just wish there was someone to high-five after a TD. Fortunately, a few Chicago bars, mostly clustered around sports bar-heavy Lakeview...
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April 22, 2012 | RedEye
Perfection. Philip Humber achieved it Saturday when he became the 21st major-leaguer ever to pitch a perfect game. It was the highlight of a Chicago sports day that also might have been perfect. You be the judge.   Fire beats Toronto, 3-2 Dominic Oduro makes history of his own when he scores the quickest goal in Fire history. His goal just 25 seconds into the game was his team-leading third of the season. The win moved the Fire to 2-1-2 early in the MLS season.
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March 14, 2012 | RedEye
There's no escaping March Madness. Thursday's real launch of the NCAA tournament - who really counts those play-in games - will send hard-core and casual fans alike into hysterics as four TV channels bombard the senses with buzzer-beaters, Cinderellas and blowouts all day long. Chances are, most people's brackets will be busted by noon, but that's all part of the fun. RedEye asked some local sports stars, media personalities and our very own staffers to make a few predictions about the tournament and share them with our readers.
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