Concussion Legacy Foundation to Host 1985 Bears Panel

Concussion Legacy Foundation to Host 1985 Bears Panel
Head trauma in sports has become a major storyline over the last few years. Frontline had a two hour documentary on head trauma based on the Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru book “The League of Denial”, the Will Smith Bio pic Concussion on Dr. Bennett Omalu who discovered Cronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, and another documentary “Head... Read more »

Sports Human Interest Stories Push Me to Be at My Best

Sports Human Interest Stories Push Me to Be at My Best
Most sports fans follow the mundane and everyday grind of the season and post-season. What are the stories underneath all that? These are what pushes me to be at my best as a writer. I am at my best when I am inspired. As a writer that usually comes from stories that move me, are... Read more »

White Sox Acquire Padres' Shields

White Sox Acquire Padres' Shields
White Sox Solidify Rotation With Veteran Starter The White Sox have acquired veteran Pitcher James Shields from San Diego. Shields is 2-7 this season with a 4.28 ERA. He has eight quality starts in 11 times taking the rubber this season. Starting pitcher Erik Johnson and international infielder Fernando Tatis Jr are heading to the... Read more »
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More Than Mean Needs to Set Legacy How to Treat Women in Sports

More Than Mean Needs to Set Legacy How to Treat Women in Sports
More Than Mean Video Setting Legacy How to Treat Women in Sports The More than Mean Video posted by Just Not Sports last month polarized the sports world and beyond. It has had nearly 3.5 millions views, 13.7K likes and nearly 10k dislikes. Too many men have a misogynistic view of sports, that’s its a man’s domain.... Read more »

Bulls Lottery History Full of Hits and Misses

Bulls Lottery History Full of Hits and Misses
The Bulls drafted Michael Jordan third in the 1984 NBA Draft. That was one year before the first NBA draft lottery. The Knicks took Patrick Ewing first overall that year amidst substantial controversy and conspiracy theories.   Wayman Tisdale went second to N.Y. Everyone outside of New York was claiming that the league wanted the... Read more »

Moms Help Create Sports Memories Too

Moms Help Create Sports Memories Too
The advent of Title IX in 1972 raised the involvement and interests of women in sports and their participation. It was a driving force behind a rapid increase in women’s interest in all sports. Each generation has seen a rise in women becoming sports fans. Yesterday was a rare occasion when both the Cubs and... Read more »
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John Fox and the Bears Have Many Ties to Broncos and Panthers

John Fox and the Bears Have Many Ties to Broncos and Panthers
Most people with an interest in the Superbowl know by now that the Panthers and the Broncos are the two teams John Fox coached in his career before coming to the Bears this past season. There are far more links between the three franchises than Fox’s tenure in Carolina and Denver. Fox was replaced by... Read more »

Chicago Sports Top Ten Stories of 2015

Chicago Sports Top Ten Stories of 2015
Chicago had one of it’s most memorable sports years in 2015. The Blackhawks won their sixth Stanley Cup in six years, the Cubs won 97 games in Joe Maddon’s first season, the Bears made significant changes at the top and Patrick Kane was an everyday conversation on Sports Radio for two very different stories. There... Read more »

Highland Park Basketball Coaches Give Special Needs Manager Gift of a Lifetime

Highland Park Basketball Coaches Give Special Needs Manager Gift of a Lifetime
John Whitehead has taught social studies and coached basketball for 22 years at Elm Place Middle School in Highland Park,Il. In his own words he has had “one undefeated Championship season, players of mine who have played in D1 (Division I College) schools and nothing has compared to what I felt yesterday (Dec 15) in... Read more »
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John Fox's History Suggests He Can Fix the Bears

John Fox's History Suggests He Can Fix the Bears
The Bears hiring of John Fox was the first time since George Halas re-assumed the reign of the Bears in 1958 from Paddy Driscoll that the Bears hired a head coach that had experience as a head coach. Driscoll is the only other Bear Head Coach in their history with previous experience as a head... Read more »