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God's Role in Sports

God's Role in Sports
The first thing that Tim Tebow did when he gave his postgame remarks after stunning the Chicago Bears with yet another of his fourth quarter comebacks, was to thank his “Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.”  Then he went on to thank his coaches for the opportunity and his teammates for their efforts.  If you are... Read more »

Sports Road Trip - Indianapolis and the Big Ten

Sports Road Trip - Indianapolis and the Big Ten
Four games, three days, two states. We went on another sports road trip from Saturday through Monday. I was already set to cover the inaugural Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, when my colleague and Saturday morning co-host Les Grobstein suggested adding a stop at Butler University, also in Indy, as... Read more »

Hero and Zero of the Week

Hero and Zero of the Week
by Fred Pearlman Peyton Manning, commenting on suggestions that he take over in 2012 for fired Ole Miss Coach Houston Nutt: “Just tell them I’m 0-10 as an assistant for Indianapolis.” FROM the other calendar, Olympic calendar Eddie Butler: “There goes the arrow—winging its way down like a fish.” AND from a contestant on a... Read more »
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Bears DT Anthony Adams speaks out on the Penn State controversy

Bears DT Anthony Adams speaks out on the Penn State controversy
Bears defensive lineman Anthony Adams met with members of the Chicago media today at Halas Hall and commented on the controversy surrounding former coordinator Jerry Sandusky and the future of coach Joe Paterno.  He was very candid in his thoughts, although he was unaware of any events that took place during his time there (1999-2002.)... Read more »

USC - Notre Dame Weekender

Crowd waiting at Navy Pier for USC's Trojan Marching Band
It must have seem like a strange army of crimson and gold clad warriors had invaded Chicagoland last weekend.  They were all over Michigan Avenue on Friday, sporting the team colors of Southern Cal.  The Trojan Marching band made an appearance at a pep rally at Navy Pier, and again at a fund raiser at... Read more »

They Said It plus Hero and Zero of the Week

by Fred Pearlman Hoops Coach Abe Lemmons: “One day of practice is like one day of clean living.  It doesn’t do you any good.” From the other calendar, Jessica Simpson: “I love religion.  I remember whenever the book The Da Vinci Code came out, the Discovery Channel did this three-night piece on it that I... Read more »
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Channel Surfing on a Sports Weekend

Its fun to be a sports fan.  There were so many good games to watch, I had to break out my laptop, and bring up the sling box which displays my studio TV on the computer.   So here’s a little over twelve hour account of this joyous sports-gasm on Saturday. 9 AM – Manchester United... Read more »

Northwestern Football visits Naval Station Great Lakes

Coach Pat Fitzgerald leads the practice
The Northwestern football team made a stop on Monday during their return from training camp in Kenosha, WI to visit Naval Station Great Lakes, home to 20,000 military and civilian personnel. It is the largest military installation in Illinois, as well as the largest training installation in the Navy. The Wildcats practiced on historic Constitution... Read more »

The National Sports Collectors Convention Comes to Town

The National Sports Collectors Convention Comes to Town
Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, and Walter Payton have all arrived in Rosemont this weekend.  Well not really those stars, but their memorabilia.  Vendors selling everything from cards, tickets, programs, old uniforms, photos, and every tchotchke imaginable are out in full force at the Convention Center. Not only that, but an impressive lineup of... Read more »
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Basketball History in our Back Yard

Dick Triptow in his All-Star uniform A chance encounter while rehabbing my shoulder enabled me to meet someone who played in the early days of professional basketball. Richard “Dick” Triptow, a product of Lane Tech High School and DePaul University in Chicago played professionally from 1944-1949.  One of his teammates in college, and again in... Read more »
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