Category: chicago sports

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Bears Roster Continues to be Made Over By Fox and Pace

Bears Roster Continues to be Made Over By Fox and Pace
When the Bears hired Ryan Pace and John Fox to turn the Bears around they had arguably one of the worst rosters in the NFL. In less than 20 months on the job they have almost completely overturned the roster. The Bears have only 12 players and six starters remaining from the Emery/Trestman regime. The... Read more »
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Dallas Tragedy Illustrates Larger Issues

Dallas Tragedy Illustrates Larger Issues
We are living in an age of hatred. The ambush that resulted in the death of five policemen in Dallas capped off an tragic week in the U.S. From the presidential election to social media and virtually every shooting, hatred has seemed to become the prevailing emotion. The entire country is hurting. At what point... 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 »

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 »
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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 »