Chicago's Huge Connection to Three US Open Finalists

Chicago's Huge Connection to Three US Open Finalists
This year’s US Open Men’s and women’s finals have huge connections to Chicago with three of the four finalists in the men’s and women’s finals. Both women’s finalists, Madison Keys, and Sloane Stephens have Chicago connections, as does Men’s Finalist Kevin Anderson. Keys Mom Christine is an attorney practicing in Rock Island where Madison was... Read more »

Reynaldo Lopez White Sox Debut Anniversary of Wilson Alvarez No-Hitter

Reynaldo Lopez White Sox Debut Anniversary of Wilson Alvarez No-Hitter
The continued debuts of the White Sox prospects continues tonight with the callup of Reynaldo Lopez from Charlotte. Twenty-six years ago today Wilson Alvarez made his White Sox debut in Baltimore by pitching a no-hitter. Both Alvarez and Lopez were acquired by the White Sox in trades involving their the team’s incumbent right fielder for... Read more »

Why My Father is a Better Athlete Than Michael Jordan: Part I

Why My Father is a Better Athlete Than Michael Jordan: Part I
Growing up whenever it came to sports my siblings and I were almost always chasing in the shadow of my father. He succeeded at a high level in three different sports. I grew up in a sports-crazy family on both sides. My father Ron is often dubbed the greatest Jewish athlete that most of his peers... Read more »
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Chicago's Sports Dozen Best Father-Sons

<b> 12 ) Randy and Todd Hundley <br />
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Randy Hundley played ten of his 14  major league seasons with the Cubs. He hit 82 career home runs, finished fourth in the in the 1967 rookie of the year while capturing the '67 gold glove <br />
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Todd prepped locally at Fremd in Palatine. He played 14 years in the majors with 202 home runs and 599 RBIs. He went to two all-star games and hit 41 home runs and drove 112 for the 1996 Mets.  <br /> <br />

Todd's Cub tenure did not go as expected. He .199 with 28 home runs and 66 RBIs in his two seasons with the Cubs.  <br /> <br />
Chicago has a long history of great fathers and sons, fathers and daughters and families in sports. When creating a list of the best sports fathers with Chicago ties it’s tough to disclude anyone. The ties that bind these men to Chicago have created great legacies and created some amazing moments for both them and... Read more »

Warriors Greatness and Comparison to 90s Bulls Need to Accepted by Chicago Fans

Warriors Greatness and Comparison to 90s Bulls Need to Accepted by Chicago Fans
The Golden State Warriors three-year run to the NBA finals is among the greatest in NBA History. It has given rise to criticism of their greatness and comparisons to the other elite teams in NBA history. Social media has given everyone the opportunity express their opinions and to a much wider audience. It has also... Read more »

A Dozen Reasons to be Thankful For Chicago Sports

A Dozen Reasons to be Thankful For Chicago Sports
Chicago has been under verbal assault lately. Donald Trump has led the attacks against Chicago. He has talked about the “carnage” and referred to Chicago as a war zone. He is among those that have suggested that the city needs federal assistance in taking care of the violence. In reality, Chicago is one of the... Read more »
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Notable Chicago Sports Professionals That Have Been Involved In Politics

Notable Chicago Sports Professionals That Have Been Involved In Politics
Chicago is a passionate city and nothing shows that more than the involvement of sports professionals in politics. Involvement has ranged from supporting a candidate or cause, running for office themselves or getting appointed as a judge or in other governmental positions of authority, these sports luminaries have made statement in the political realm. The... Read more »

Jimmy Butler's Season is Better than Derrick Rose's MVP Year

Jimmy Butler's Season is Better than Derrick Rose's MVP Year
Derrick Rose became the youngest MVP in NBA History in 2011 when he won the award averaging  25.1 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game and 7.1 assists per game. Butler is averaging 25.6, 6.9 and 4.5. Butler will be considered for the award, but with the Bulls mired in mediocrity, he is not likely... Read more »

Did the Chicago Bears Hire the Wrong Head Coach?

Did the Chicago Bears Hire the Wrong Head Coach?
Former Bears and Broncos Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase is on the verge of his first playoff game as a Head Coach. Gase and his Miami Dolphins will play at the Steelers on Sunday. When the Denver Broncos fired John Fox after the 2014 season, it seemed like a coup for the Bears to hire the... Read more »
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Christmas Day Basketball in Chicago Predates the Bulls

Christmas Day Basketball in Chicago Predates the Bulls
The Bulls were not inaugurated as a franchise until 1966 and played in a Christmas Day game in their initial season. Christmas basketball in Chicago predates the Bulls by almost 30 years and two other Chicago franchises. Both the Stags and the Chicago Packers/Zephyrs(now the Washington Wizards) both played in Christmas Day games. Here is a... Read more »