Archive for June 2014

Five Ways to Improve the World Cup

Reinstate the Golden Goal/Eliminate Penalty Kicks.

The current setup of two 15 minute non sudden death overtimes doesn’t create nearly as much drama of a golden goal. The Golden Goal or sudden death overtime creates a more finite end then penalty kicks. It also provides a more realistic end to the game. The end comes in the flow of a real game. This is better than the one on one and randomness of PK’s. 

Other changes that might be considered if PK’s are eliminated are the silver goal. This provides two 15 minute non sudden death overtimes. The game would end after the first 15 minutes if one team holds the lead.  If not the rule stated PK’s. It could then go to the golden goal after 30 minutes.
The World Cup generates more excitement than any other sporting event globally. Whether you love or hate soccer you cannot deny its global significance. The World Cup in the World’s most watched sporting event. From a competitive and excitement standpoint, FIFA can make a few changes that would improve the World Cup. As with most... Read more »

NBA Draft Prospects that Could help the Bulls immediately at 16 and 19

NBA Draft Prospects that Could help the Bulls immediately at 16 and 19
The Bulls have done very well through the draft during the Paxson-Forman era. They have seven players on their roster they currently drafted. Only Kirk Hinrich among that group has not stayed with the team throughout his tenure. The Bulls will have many options by the time the draft rolls around to pick number 16.... Read more »

Being a Chicago Sports Fan One of My True Joys in Life

Being a Chicago Sports Fan One of My True Joys in Life
Every month Chicago Now challenges all of the bloggers to write a post on the same topic. We all take different paths to the same idea. This month’s assignment is ” “Write a love letter, but it can’t be to a person.” I have always loved sports since I can remember.  My father had Bulls... Read more »
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Chicago's Sports Ten Best Father-Sons

Chicago's Sports Ten Best Father-Sons
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 »

Bears' Trestman Ranked 25th in Sporting News Coaching Rankings

Bears' Trestman Ranked 25th in Sporting News Coaching Rankings
In spite of completely turning the Bears offense around and changing the culture of the team, Marc Trestman has only been ranked as the 25th best coach in the NFL by the Sporting News. Two of his three NFC Central Rivals rank higher and Lovie Smith does as well (14th). The Packers Mike McCarthy was... Read more »

Blackhawks Game 7 History Goes Back to the Original Six Era

Blackhawks Game 7 History Goes Back to the Original Six Era
The Blackhawks game seven showdown with the Kings marks the 12th time that the Blackhawks will play in a game seven. They are 6-5 in their previous 11. They have a 5-2 record at home in game 7’s, including their last four in a row. The Kings return to the United Center after failing to... Read more »
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Kane Always Seizes the Big Moments

Kane Always Seizes the Big Moments
Over the past five seasons, no one had been more clutch in the Stanley Cup playoffs and perhaps in Sports overall than Patrick Kane. His feel for the big moments has been a major force in the Blackhawks success. Kane has scored four overtime goals in the Stanley Cup playoffs in his career and seven... Read more »