Training Camp 1964 A Chicago Bears Tragedy

For the thirty years between 1944 and 1974 the Chicago Bears held their annual training camp at tiny St. Joseph’s College in the small town of Rensselaer, Indiana. In 1964, the start of camp felt markedly different. This was mostly due to the Bears becoming World Champions in 1963. It was the team’s first championship... Read more »

Whether Or Not The Confederate Flag Is Racist May Be The Wrong Debate

Ever since and even before the racist infused murders of 9 innocent church goers the debate has raged on. Is the flag a symbol of hate? Is it racist to display the flag? No matter what I write here that debate will not diminish any time soon. But is it the right debate? Or is... Read more »

Great Playoff Performances From The Storied Past Of The Chicago Blackhawks

Great Playoff Performances From The Storied Past Of The Chicago Blackhawks
After watching Tuesday night’s marathon win against the Ducks, in which Corey Crawford recorded a remarkable 60 saves, I began wondering about some other great playoff games in the Blackhawks history. The following are just some of the awesome moments I found: In 1961 our Hawks were tied in the first round at two games apiece... Read more »
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Revisiting Two Of The Best Drafts In Chicago Bears (And NFL) History

Revisiting Two Of The Best Drafts In Chicago Bears (And NFL) History
With the city of Chicago hosting the 2015 NFL draft this week it may be the perfect time to look back on two very memorable drafts. The first happened 50 years ago, and the second  occurred just two years before their only Super Bowl victory. Let’s start with 1965. That year the Bears were coming off... Read more »

Tony 'O' And The Greatest Season Of Goaltending In NHL History

Tony 'O' And The Greatest Season Of Goaltending In NHL History
On April 23rd one of the most famous hockey players to ever come out of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario will be celebrating his 72nd birthday. But it is safe to assume that most of the celebration will take place in Chicago, Illinois. At least for his many fans. Tony Esposito’s NHL saga began in the 1968-... Read more »

Dennis Hull Of The Blackhawks: The Third Best Hull Was Number 1 For Me

Dennis Hull Of The Blackhawks: The Third Best Hull Was Number 1 For Me
Whenever I see any news about the Chicago Blackhawks I am reminded of my favorite player growing up. While seemingly everyone in and around Chicago was rooting for ”The Golden Jet”, I was quietly hoping his brother Dennis, known as “The Silver Jet” (surprise, surprise) would become the Hawk’s best player. Dennis William Hull was born on November... Read more »
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Its Time To Let Pete Rose And Shoeless Joe Jackson Back Into Baseball

Its Time To Let Pete Rose And Shoeless Joe Jackson Back Into Baseball
94 years. That’s how long it’s been since new baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis banned White Sox outfielder Joe Jackson from Major League Baseball. For Pete Rose it has been 25 years now since his banning. In Jackson’s case, it’s been way too long. For Rose, long enough. To be sure both bans share some... Read more »

Why The Bears Should Not Take A QB In The 2015 NFL Draft

Why The Bears Should Not Take A QB In The 2015 NFL Draft
So you think the Bears should get rid of Jay Cutler and take a quarterback in the draft this year? Well let me try to persuade you otherwise. It should be rather easy. All you have to do is look at ALL of the signal callers the team has taken in the past. Believe me it is chock full... Read more »

An All Chicago World Series? It's Already Happened

An All Chicago World Series? It's Already Happened
After several off season moves this winter made by both the Cubs and White Sox, there is suddenly renewed optimism on both sides of Chicago. Some of the more exuberant fanatics are even wondering if the impossible could happen in 2015. Let me be clear. I am not one of them. I am however very... Read more »
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Six Former Blackhawks Have Their Jerseys Hanging In The Rafters Of The United Center

If you ever get the chance to visit the United Center just look up. These are the men who wore those hockey sweaters. #1. Glenn Hall Hall played with Chicago from 1957-1967. As a Blackhawk he had a record of 275-229-106. Those 275 wins included 51 shutouts. He also started every game in goal during the 12 game playoff run... Read more »