Archive for June 2011

Popularity of Chicago Singles Only Softball League Growing Rapidly

Popularity of Chicago Singles Only Softball League Growing Rapidly
When it comes to Chicago baseball, the current focus is on the intra-city series between the Cubs and White Sox. Of course, both teams being under .500 means this year lacks a serious buzz (last night’s game at the Cell set a new low for crosstown classic single game attendance). However, I have a seen... Read more »

BP Crosstown Cup Preview (White Sox Perspective) with Ron Kittle

As the city gears up for the second round of the BP Crosstown Cup, both teams are unfortunately enter the series below .500. In the summer of 2011, the Chicago intra-city series will be more about bragging rights than ever, unless the White Sox can get over the hump and win the AL Central. They’re... Read more »

BP Crosstown Cup Preview (Cubs Side) with Andre Dawson

As the city gears up for the second round of the BP Crosstown Cup, both teams are unfortunately below .500 currently. In the summer of 2011, the Chicago intra-city series will be more about bragging rights than ever for Cubs fans. As their fans know all too well, the Cubbies are buried in fifth place... Read more »
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Talking with White Sox Legend Ron Kittle at BP Crosstown Cup

This week marks the height of summer festival season. In most major cities across North America, prominent street fairs and concert series are being held. In Chicago, BP featured the city’s largest baseball at the Taste of Chicago June 24th-26th. As the entire city focuses on the BP Crosstown Cup, the annual head-to-head interleague series... Read more »

Visiting with Cubs Hall of Famer Andre Dawson at BP Crosstown Cup

This week marks the height of summer festival season. In most major cities across North America, prominent street fairs and concert series are being held. In Chicago, BP featured the city’s largest baseball at the Taste of Chicago June 24th-26th. As the entire city focuses on the BP Crosstown Cup, the annual head-to-head interleague series... Read more »

Tim Donaghy Details How NBA Officials, League Allegedly Fix Games (Exclusive Interview Part 3)

Welcome to the third and final installment of our exclusive with ex-NBA referee Tim Donaghy. In part one we discussed Donaghy’s infamous story, which dominated sports media headlines in the summer of 2007, as well some current issues in the NBA Part two covers Donaghy’s past and how that’s affecting his present and future. And... Read more »
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Who had the Most Accurate NBA Mock Draft?

One thing I always disliked about draft grades- for both sports, is that they’re very inaccurate. You can’t actually grade/judge them until a few years have passed. Now grading a mock draft? You can do that as soon as the draft ends. And one website, Weakside Awareness, has done just that with their  “Watching the... Read more »

Ex-NBA Official Tim Donaghy Candidly Discusses his Mistakes (Exclusive Interview Part 2)

Welcome to part 2/3 of our exclusive with ex-NBA referee Tim Donaghy. In part one we discussed Donaghy’s infamous story, which dominated sports media headlines in the summer of 2007, as well some current issues in the nba Part two covers Donaghy’s past and how that’s affecting his present and future. And in the final... Read more »

Bulls: Complete 2011 Offseason Guide/Agenda/Prospectus

Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming.  Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players.  Still, The Sports Bank continues to break down all thirty NBA teams to see what... Read more »
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Bulls Find Defensive Specialist in Marquette's Jimmy Butler

Marquette small forward Jimmy Butler was one of 54 players invited to the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago last month.  He’ll soon be heading back down I-94 again, this time as a member of the Chicago Bulls . GM Gar Forman selected him with the 30th (last) pick in the first round of the draft... Read more »
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