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14 Quotes About Ernie Banks My Tribute To "Mr. Cub"

“ Life is a song. Sing it. Life is a game. Play it.”     - Ernie Banks Over the past few days social media has been saturated with tributes to Ernie Banks. And that is just how it should be. I myself have been wanting to provide my own but everything I tried to form into words... Read more »

Martin Luther King and his Chicago campaign of 1966

Martin Luther King’s foray into Chicago’s civil rights movement actually began in the summer of 1965. It was then that several groups asked if King would lead a demonstration against segregation in education, housing, and employment. Chicago activist Albert Raby soon asked if the King led Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) would join the movement specifically for fair... Read more »

The Bears All-Time Greatest Receiver Is Still Johnny Morris Of WBBM Fame

Sadly, after nearly 100 years of football, the choices of who might be the Bears all-time best wideout are kind of dismal at best. Of course I’m talking about their play in a Chicago uniform and not the few players who were great with other teams and ended up here. There is one however, who stands... Read more »

Steve Larmer The Blackhawks Underrated Superstar Belongs In The Hall Of Fame

Recently I have read a couple of articles calling for Steve Larmer to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Or at least to have his jersey number 28 retired to the rafters of the United Center. A great case can be made for both. In fact if you’re a Blackhawks fan you probably... Read more »

My Long And Winding Road From Angola, Indiana To Tinley Park, Illinois

So my life long dream has finally been realized. As of January 5th of 2015 I will sign the lease and officially begin calling Tinley Park, Illinois my home. Trust me it has been an arduous journey to say the least. But it has also been a very enlightening one. Filled with things I never... Read more »

Some Facts About Wrigley Field As It Winds Down Its 100th year

Here are a few of the lesser known facts concerning one of the most iconic venues in America: 1.   In 1915 Wrigley Field became the first baseball stadium to allow fans to keep home runs and foul balls hit into the stands. A touch ironic considering Cub fans have a long standing tradition of throwing back onto... Read more »

In Death As In Life Robin Williams Left Us Speechless

When my little neighbor asked me why everyone was so sad, my first thought was how do I justify the memory of Robin Williams with my response? For a long time I was speechless. After all, how do you explain something like losing a great friend whom you had never met? For that was exactly what I was... Read more »

10 Fun (And Quirky) Facts About The Chicago Bears

The story of the Chicago Bears is filled with important facts, many of which have been hashed and rehashed by NFL experts. What this post attempts to do is show some of the more peculiar facts that the Bears have been a part of in that long and distinguished history. 1.  During the NFL’s first six seasons... Read more »

Chicago's Park District Needs To Erect A Statue Of Walter Payton

“I am happy to say that everyone that I have met in my life, I have gained something from them; Be it negative or positive. It has enforced and reinforced my life in some aspect.” - Walter Payton Walter Payton is not only a Chicago sports hero. He is a national icon. Revered from coast to coast... Read more »

Billy Williams The Quiet Cub With The Loud Bat

Billy Leo Williams was born on June 15th, 1938 in Whistler, Alabama. Less than eighteen years later, in 1956, he was signed as an amateur free agent by the Chicago Cubs. And so began the Hall of Fame career of a man whose name would soon always follow the phrase ”sweet swingin”. Williams’ path to the big leagues was not as smooth... Read more »