Posts in category "Local"

North Coast Music Festival guarantees Labor Day weekend fun

North Coast Music Festival guarantees Labor Day weekend fun
North Coast Music Festival returns for its fifth year, celebrating half a decade of musically jam packed Labor Day weekends.  It feels rewarding to be able to say I was there for the inaugural festival.  North Coast feels like family.  I would feel comfortable going to the festival by myself, knowing I would run into... Read more »

Derrick Rose will be fine with time, but concerns do exist

Derrick Rose will be fine with time, but concerns do exist
I admit I was over-hyped after his preseason performances. I thought, wow, Derrick just may have an Adrian Peterson-like start to the season. But in the back of my mind I also kinda figured this would happen. It was tough not to have high hopes that Rose would have no drop off in production and... Read more »

Why North Coast Music Festival Matters

Why North Coast Music Festival Matters
 How can anyone forget the first annual North Coast Music Festival in 2010? The most memorable performance was The Chemical Brothers.  I have heard numerous people say that this performance is listed on their top five favorite shows.  What better way to launch a new music festival, than to bring in artists as big as... Read more »
Advertisement:

What was more family-friendly: Chicago Blackhawks parade or the Gay Pride Parade?

What was more family-friendly: Chicago Blackhawks parade or the Gay Pride Parade?
            As I reflect upon the past week in Chicago, I am resolved with this question: What is more family friendly: the Gay Pride Parade & Festival or the Chicago Blackhawks Parade & Rally? The Chicago Gay Pride Parade and the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship celebrations are two of... Read more »

Chicago Bulls: Derrick Rose will never get to 100% sitting out

Chicago Bulls: Derrick Rose will never get to 100% sitting out
With the recent comments from Derrick Rose about his hamstrings being on fire and feeling a pinch in his knee on defense, it makes me wonder why he is waiting to return. Anyone who has played basketball will tell you that you cannot get into basketball shape unless you PLAY basketball. Derrick says “only God”... Read more »

Chicago Bulls: 5 Reasons why Derrick Rose should sit the season out

1. This roster STINKS right now. Don't give me this talk about how Kirk Hinrich was a "solid" pick up for Chicago when he may be, perhaps, the BEST pick up for Chicago during the offseason. 

Marco Bellinelli (5.2ppg, 37%FG, 15mpg)  has performed exceedingly below expectations, failng to grasp the Thibodeau defensive system, he appears lost on the court. Thibs' isn't even playing second year forward Jimmy Butler, to the dismay of many. Butler (5.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 15.6mpg) is shooting the highest percentage (52%) from the field on the entire team, but continues to not be included in the Bulls' gameplan. Not mention the supposed replacement for Omer Asik; Nazr Mohammed, has played a total of 75 minutes in 11 games. Vladmir Radmanivic and 1st round pick, rookie Marquise Teague have played considerably less. Each combining for 50 minutes played total. 

Is this what Derrick is supposed to be excited about returning to? If he does return, will it be enough - adding his rust and adjustment to the speed of the game - to take this team to an NBA Finals? The problem with the Bulls to begin with was that Rose has little scoring assistance in the postseason. There has been no addition to surmise that notion and give comfort that Derrick would have any more help offensively than he did in 2010-11.

Get real.
As the Chicago Bulls continue to play .500 basketball, many fans anxiously anticipate “The Return” of the Jedi… I’m sorry, the return of star point guard and former NBA MVP Derrick Rose. However, the absence of Rose, plus the Bulls struggles could be a perfect opportunity for the Bulls front office – much like Luke... Read more »
Advertisement:

The Chicago Cubs 'Pledge of Believegiance'

The Chicago Cubs 'Pledge of Believegiance'
I am a citizen of Cubs Fanville. And as a tax paying (ticket purchasing) member of the community, I felt it time for a pledge of allegiance all Cubsicans can homage. While the Cubs prepare to build a real World Series contender; memorize and recite before every Cubs home game until the World Series mission is... Read more »

Chicago Bulls: 2013 Preview

Chicago Bulls: 2013 Preview
If I could describe the upcoming season for the Chicago Bulls in one word, that word would be: zeal zeal [zeel]  noun; fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor;enthusiastic diligence; ardor. That zeal, is the elephant in the room that has not only been noticed, but analyzed, scrutinized and is currently being rehabilitated. Derrick Rose’s knee. This knee is perhaps the most talked about body part... Read more »

The Chicago Bears are who we thought they were

The Chicago Bears are who we thought they were
  “The Chicago Bears are a defensive team with superior special team capabilities and an offense that has great potential.” - Every Bears fan in the world We all knew that, but for some reason most of us forgot. For many fans, the acquisition of Brandon Marshall and Michael Bush meant a changing of the... Read more »
Advertisement:

NFL Rivalry Week: This won't be your parents Bears-Packers match

NFL Rivalry Week: This won't be your parents Bears-Packers match
  Well folks, Week 2 of the 2012-13 NFL season is under way. With the first week of games have wrapped up as we head into Week 2 and the most anticipated rivalry game of the season, the Green Bay Packers versus the Chicago Bears. The Bears head into Lambeau Field 1-0 after a 41-21... Read more »