Archive for November 2013

10 fun facts about the Chicago Blackhawks

Well we all know how the year went for the Cubs and White Sox. And injuries have severely hampered the chances for the Bears and Bulls. But there’s always the Blackhawks to fall back on. The Hawks currently sit at the top of the standings in the entire NHL and I find myself wondering if... Read more »

Bears vs. Lions Thanksgiving 1980- The "Walk off" Kick Return

It happened 33 years ago. Or was it just yesterday. My memory of it remains that vivid. Most people don’t realize that it was one of the greatest comebacks in Bears history. And one of the greatest comebacks, if not the greatest, in Thanksgiving games history. Even many people who watched it only remember the ending.... Read more »

Cubs shortlist: Hey Theo don't forget a closer

Well it appears that baseball’s silly season is suddenly upon us again. I guess that makes this a pretty good time to talk about the Cubs needs. One need in particular. For the last two or three decades now baseball history has shown a team cannot even contend for a wild card spot, let alone win a division without... Read more »
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The person responsible for the death of President Kennedy is NOT who you think

First of all I feel the need to tell you that I have not done extensive research on this subject. And secondly, let me warn you that my theorem is most certainly going to be deemed “out there” by almost everyone. But that said, let me tell you what I believe happened fifty years ago... Read more »

Horace Grant was one of the Bull's original "big three"

Everyone knows that Michael and Scottie were there for all six of the Bulls championships. And almost everybody remembers that Dennis Rodman was there for the last three. After all, each of the three are still highly visible either on television or in news print. But outside of Chicago there are many people who have now... Read more »

1971 Bears vs. Lions The tragic death of Chuck Hughes

People who were there say they are still haunted. Haunted by the eerie wail of the ambulance siren as it echoed off the downtown Detroit buildings. When it left Tiger Stadium that fateful day there were very few people who knew that Chuck Hughes was already gone. It remains the greatest tragedy and only death ever to occur during a... Read more »
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In the beginning-The Bears and Packers rivalry

The great Bears-Packers rivalry doesn’t just go back to the first game between Chicago and Green Bay. It goes back even farther when the Bears were named the Staleys and the Packers were just a fledgling organization. In fact, not many fans know this, but the NFL we have today did not start out as the National Football... Read more »