April 5, 2012 |
Hey Chicago, what do you say? Do the Cubs need more songs to play? Sure fans belt out "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," a seventh-inning stretch tradition usually led by a celebrity singing off-key. And then there's the beloved anthem "Go, Cubs, Go" by Chicago folk singer Steve Goodman blaring when the Cubs claim victory at home and fans stumble out the ballpark. Well, turns out there's a boatload of other songs penned and recorded in honor of the lovable losers joining the likes of Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder's "All the Way. " Just in time for the start of the season, a video that...
April 9, 2014 |
Wrigley Field is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and WGN-TV is joining the party with "Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration. " The two-hour special on the history of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs, its primary occupant, will air at 7 p.m. April 20 on WGN-TV Chicago. WGN Radio's Steve Cochran will narrate and present interviews with more than 60 people, including Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins, Ron Santo, Andre Dawson, Greg Maddux and Ryne Sandberg as well as Kerry Wood, Rick Monday, Rick Sutcliffe and Derrek Lee....
December 6, 2011 |
I'm trying hard to find a way to feel good about Sunday's Bears-Tebows game after the recent "football game loss" to Kansas City. I couldn't help but feel a sense of déjà vu, and I realized that we had indeed been here before in the Lovie Smith era. I'm not even sure The K.C. Masterpiece Game (note: nickname is ironic) ranks in the bottom five. Try to un-repress the memories of these stink bombs: The Holy Crap, I Just Watched Our Quarterback Die On TV Game 2010 at N.Y. Giants Remember this game?
December 19, 2011 |
Christmas night is going to suck. I don't care if the Bulls beat the Lakers by 30 that afternoon. It doesn't matter if Santa comes down your chimney with Charlize Theron and a PlayStation 4. There's a nationally televised Bears-Packers game that evening, and Chicago will be starting a quarterback that's either 1) Caleb Hanie or 2) a guy bad enough to still be listed behind Caleb Hanie on the depth chart as I write this. But we'll watch. It's Bears-Packers. Most of us will have the next day off, and technically the Bears will have playoff life left.
January 2, 2012 |
Other than gambling and rooting against Green Bay, the NFL playoffs won't be very pleasurable for Bears fans. Watching the Niners' pedestrian offense or the .500 Broncos hosting a playoff game will conjure up serious cases of the "what ifs. " Here's hoping as George McCaskey slumps into his favorite recliner and fires up his 112-inch screen, the new chairman doesn't make moves for the sake of making moves. Don't clean house, George. Not yet. Wiping the slate clean on Bears management and coaches won't make for a better football team in 2012.
January 16, 2012 |
I can be a jerk. A sports jerk, in particular. (Other aspects of my life's jerkery are up for debate.) "The funeral for the 2011 Packers will be held tomorrow morning in Green Bay. Wearing black is best, but Day-Glo orange or camo is acceptable. " As the Green Bay Packers imploded Sunday afternoon in front of 72,080 cheese-wearing and cheese-eating Wisconsinites, I couldn't help but laugh. "LOL" doesn't always mean audible laughter is happening, but I promise you I was ROTFL'ing so damn hard that I hit my head on hardwood.