California Chrome Loses, Owner Tarnishes Run

California Chrome Loses, Owner Tarnishes Run
I wasn’t 100% sure when it happened, but it looked to me like California Chrome stumbled a bit coming out of the gate at the Belmont on Saturday.  I couldn’t tell if it was the shadows throwing me off, or he had a start reminiscent of War Emblem in the 2002 Belmont.  Ironically enough, Victor... Read more »

PODCAST: Blackhawks, Triple Crown, NBA, MLB Draft

PODCAST: Cubs, Blackhawks, and a Stiff Arm

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Blackhawks Lose Game 4, Face Elimination on Wednesday

Blackhawks Lose Game 4, Face Elimination on Wednesday
Can it be?  Can the Blackhawks really be facing elimination on Wednesday????!!!!????? The Hawks have lost three straight to the Los Angeles Kings, and need to win three straight to head back to the Stanley Cup Final.  They’ve been in this situation before…down 3-1 to the Red Wings last year in the Western Conference Semifinal... Read more »

Return of the Podcast

My good friend Kevin Loughlin and I discuss the NBA Draft Lottery, horse racing, the Blackhawks, and we give a Stiff Arm. Glad to be back on the airwaves.

It's Stanley Cup Playoffs Time

It's Stanley Cup Playoffs Time
After 82 games and a long and especially grueling winter, it’s time for the best postseason tournament in professional sports. The Stanley Cup Playoffs provide incredible drama year in and year out, and we here in Chicago have of course had a front row seat over the last few years. Full disclosure, I’m not a... Read more »
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#BostonStrong

#BostonStrong
One year ago today, the Red Sox beat the Rays at Fenway Park. One year ago today, Lelisa Desisa Benti won the men’s race at the Boston Marathon, and Rita Jeptoo won the women’s race. One year ago today, dozens of lives were changed forever after two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of... Read more »

Opening Day at Wrigley Field

Opening Day at Wrigley Field
The Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field.  Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs.  There’s only one ballpark and team relationship that goes back further than the Cubs and Wrigley (Fenway Park and the Red Sox).  Today marks the beginning of the 100th season of baseball at Wrigley Field. Of course the Cubs didn’t make Wrigley their... Read more »

The Madness Resumes with the Sweet 16

The Madness Resumes with the Sweet 16
We return to actual games in the NCAA Tournament tonight.  We hope you enjoyed a nearly 72 hour break from the madness. Four games on tap tonight…Here we go! South Region (11) Dayton Flyers vs (10) Stanford Cardinal One of the Cinderella squads will see their season come to an end tonight.  The two schools... Read more »
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Bears Sign Jared Allen

Bears Sign Jared Allen
The Chicago Bears have signed former Vikings defensive end Jared Allen to a four year deal, reportedly worth $32 million, with about $15 million guaranteed. The 31 year-old Allen played his first four years with Kansas City before really making a name for himself over the last six seasons with Minnesota.  He’s never played fewer... Read more »