Archive for May 2014

Chicagoans Donald Young and Taylor Townsend Excel at French Open

Chicagoans Donald Young and Taylor Townsend Excel at French Open
Chicagoans Donald Young and Taylor Townsend showed the promise of their futures with runs to the third round at Roland Garros. Young’s run to the third round matched his third round run at the Australian Open. It was the first time he has advanced to the third round in back to back grand slams. In... Read more »

Blackhawks Have Thrived When Trailing in a Series Under Quenneville

Blackhawks Have Thrived When Trailing in a Series Under Quenneville
Since Joel Quenneville took over as Blackhawks coach five games into the 2008-09 season, they have arguably been the NHL’s best team. Five times in the Quenneville era the Blackhawks have won a series after trailing. This is the second time (third if you count trailing 1-0 and 2-0 against St. Louis) that they have... Read more »

Blackhawks and Kings Schedule Set for Western Conference Final

Blackhawks and Kings Schedule Set for Western Conference Final
The Blackhawks will face the Kings for the second consecutive year in the Western Conference Final. The Blackhawks are attempting to become the first Stanley Cup defending champion to make it back to the final since Detroit in 2009. The Kings win over Anaheim in their western conference semifinal matchup meant the Blackhawks gained home... Read more »
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Ten Chicago Athletes that Retired too Late

Ten Chicago Athletes that Retired too Late
Paul Konerko’s return for a 16th season with the White Sox is baffling.  He finished 2013 with his White Sox career lows of 12 home runs and 54 runs batted in. After making the all-star team the three previous seasons, Paulie slumped significantly last year. Jose Abreu’s emergence and with Adam Dunn unlikely to be... Read more »

Blackhawks Success Under Quenneville Remarkable in Clinchers

The Blackhawks have enjoyed unprecedented success under Joel Quennville. The win over the Wild gave the Blackhawks their fourth trip to the western conference finals in the last six years. He is the first coach to take the Hawks to four conference finals in the post expansion era. Even more remarkable is their 12-2 record... Read more »

Meeting the Bears 2014 NFL Draft Class

Meeting the Bears 2014 NFL Draft Class
After a very productive draft in 2013, Phil Emery appears to have given Marc Trestman another upgrade in talent. Last year, the Bears focused on the offensive line and linebacker. They drafted two lineman and three linebackers. Kyle Long and Jordan Mills both started all 16 games as rookies on the offensive line last season.... Read more »
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Bears 14th Pick in NFL Draft has Produced Mixed Results

Bears 14th Pick in NFL Draft has Produced Mixed Results
The 2014 NFL Draft will mark the eighth time the Bears have chosen 14th in the NFL draft. The first two selections were in the second round and the last five were first round picks. The selections have produced pro-bowlers, solid players and a few busts. Eddie Michaels G Villanova 1936  Michaels was a second... Read more »
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