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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 »

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 »

History of Chicago-Cleveland Sports Battles Began in 1887

History of Chicago-Cleveland Sports Battles Began in 1887
The Cubs-Indians World Series is being billed as a battle of two teams that have not won the World Series in a combined 176 years. There is a lot of history between Chicago and Cleveland on the Courts and Fields. Cleveland’s history with Chicago athletes dates to the Golden era of Cleveland sports in the... Read more »
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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 »

The Ten Best Chicago Sports Costume Ideas

Every year, ESPN Radio 1000/WMVP holds a Ditkaween contest on Da Coach's weekly show. At the end they award the prize for the closest to looking like Ditka. Even  those that were not alive during Iron Mike's tenure like to dress up as Da Coach with a little help from their parents.

Courtesy The Football Guys.
Chicago is undoubtedly one of the best sports towns in the World. We have a number of eccentric and great sports heroes that we worship and love to mimic. Halloween is the perfect time to do that. If you are a Chicago sports fan that wants to combine your passion of sports with Halloween fun,... Read more »

Cubs Fans and Rivals Need to Learn How to Co-Exist

Cubs Fans and Rivals Need to Learn How to Co-Exist
Social Media has changed the landscape of sports. It has connected fans directly to their favorite players, coaches and media. The proliferation of social media has also connected fans globally. This has increased the amount debates and arguments. The amount of trolls and personal attacks on social media is troublesome at times. A small percentage... Read more »
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Oscars have had a big impact in Sports

Oscars have had a big impact in Sports
While everyone in Hollywood and beyond focuses on the coveted gold statue, many Oscars have had an impact  in sport history. Some of the greatest athletes in the history of sports were named Oscar. In honor of the Oscars, here’s a look.

Chicago Movies With Sports Themes and References Present Their Own Academy Awards.

Brian's Song was a movie that transcended its time.
Sports movies that have Chicago Themes and References go back over 65 years. Chicago has created a multitude of stories both fiction and non-fiction. From the Monty Stratton story in 1949. The four major sports and five major Chicago Sports teams have been represented. The Blackhawks have been represented by Stan Mikita in Wayne’s World... Read more »

Remembering 9/11 from a Personal and Sports Perspective

Remembering 9/11 from a Personal and Sports Perspective
The shock of 9/11 was the hit to this generation like Pearl Harbor was to our grand parents and the Kennedy assignation to our parents.  I was on vacation in Miami and we were originally planning on coming home on the the 11th. When we could not find a cheap flight on the 11th we... Read more »
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Toews and Kane and Chicago's Ten Best Sports Duos

Toews and Kane and Chicago's Ten Best Sports Duos
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane’s new contacts will keep them in Chicago through 2023. Each signed an eight year, $84 million contact extension. Their leadership in helping Blackhawks win two Stanley Cup titles are exceeded only by Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in the last 70 years. Chicago has been very fortunate to have many... Read more »