May 2, 2014 |
Oh, it's on, Hawks fans! Mayor Rahm Emanuel placed a friendly bet with Mayor Chris Coleman of St. Paul, Minn., on the Hawks vs. Wild series that starts Friday. "In the unlikely case that things don't go our way, I am prepared to send a six-pack of our hoppy pride and joy: Half Acre Daisy Cutter, a barrel of Chicago's own Garrett's Popcorn, and some of our Chicago-style Giardiniera that can spice up any casserole," Mayor Emanuel said in a news release. What will Chicago get from St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman?
April 17, 2014 |
When Derrick Rose went down with his latest season-ending injury, many fans wanted the team to get acclimated to another lost season. Some wanted the team to tank, much like Philadelphia seems to be doing (unofficially, of course). "Play sorry for Jabari" and "Riggin' for Wiggins" were common battle cries on social media. I was of the opinion that any season with the team not at full strength was a lost cause. After all, when Rose got hurt and Luol Deng was traded, I thought taking the Heat to six games was no longer a...
April 16, 2014 |
Yawn. The mullet was so 2013. Yesterday, Patrick Kane was spotted at the barber shop, getting his golden locks chopped into a mullet for the playoffs. Again. It's not very original, and it occurs to us that a gentleman with such specific taste in hairstyles did not make the mullet decision lightly. Thanks to the Internet - specifically a site called TAZZ Virtual Makeover Hairstyles - we're able to envision what might have been if Kaner got a little bolder with his barber and gone with a celebrity-inspired 'do. ...
January 1, 2014 |
This weekend's NFL playoff slate will not include the Bears. That's OK. I still can bring you great insight into pro football games not involving the hometown team. Here are my predictions and analysis for all 11 games this postseason. Wild-card round Kansas City at Indianapolis The Chiefs rested virtually all of their starters in Week 17 yet still almost won in San Diego. Indy beat KC in their own house 23-7 just two weeks ago. It seems like an easy Colts pick, but sometimes things are tougher than they seem.
December 17, 2013 |
On the surface, the Bears are having what seems to be another in an unending series of very Bearsy seasons. The team is on top of the NFC North with an 8-6 record by a paper-slim margin with two games to go. This could be anywhere between an 8-8 season in which a depleted roster fought bravely but narrowly missed the playoffs, or a valiant 10-6 run with a brutally cold home playoff victory that eventually, probably in playoff Round 2, ends somewhere...
December 11, 2013 |
The playoffs are here, and for many of you congratulations are in order. Now it's decision time. We know you aren't going to play Ray Rice, Trent Richardson, or RG3, but will you play Josh McCown, Rod Streater or Bobby Rainey? If you have any or all of the aforementioned, my answer is you'd better give them a shot. Here is why you should play these super sleepers in the playoffs. Josh McCown, Bears quarterback I am of the mindset that the Bears are going to start Josh McCown against Cleveland on Sunday.