Posts in category "International Sports"

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 »

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 »

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 »
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Being a Sports Fan Is One of Life's Best Guilty Pleasures

Being a Sports Fan Is One of Life's Best Guilty Pleasures
We are on the eve of the NCAA Tournament beginning in full force.  The great american pastime of office pools, getting away from work to watch the games and wearing schools colors is a right of  passage in March. For our March assignment for the monthly Blogapalooza, we were assigned “Write a post passionately defending... Read more »

Fear of Failure Impedes Success

Fear of Failure Impedes Success
Each month, Chicago Now pushes us by giving us a topic that we have an hour to write about. Tonight our assignment if we chose to accept it was to “Write about fear, or lack thereof, and the role it has played in any aspect of your life.”. FDR stated over 80 years ago that... Read more »

Sochi Olympic Events in Chicago Are Plentiful

Sochi Olympic Events in Chicago Are Plentiful
The games of the XXII Winter Olympiad commence in Sochi today. From the Opening to the Closing Ceremonies, there are plenty of opportunities to watch the Olympics and meet Olympians in Chicago. Here is a short list of events. The Old Town Pour House will kick off the opening ceremonies with event that will give you... Read more »
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Independence Day and Five Patriotic Sports Moments to Make Chicago Proud

Independence Day and Five Patriotic Sports Moments to Make Chicago Proud
Chicago has had many events. moments and athletes that could make any americans proud. From Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, Shani Davis and Bart Connor winning Olympic Medals to Chicago hosting major international sports events. Here is a look at five memorable patriotic events with ties to Chicago. National Anthem During the 1991 All-Star Game... Read more »

The Biggest Days in Chicago Sports History

The Biggest Days in Chicago Sports History
Chicago has had a lot of memorable moments in its sports history. Often the sports have intersected on the same day to create memorable moments and games in two sports. Many of us can pinpoint where we were on what we were doing on those days. Four events captured the attention of the city and... Read more »

Chicago Athletes to Watch in London

Chicago Athletes to Watch in London
Men’s Baskeball Anthony Davis-USA Davis was the top ranked high school player in the country in 2011 and followed that up with a national championship at Kentucky and being the top player selected in the NBA Draft last month by the New Orleans Hornets. He is the only member of the 2012 Men’s Olympic Basketball... Read more »
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The Best Places in Chicago to Watch the Opening Ceremonies British Style

The Best Places in Chicago to Watch the Opening Ceremonies British Style
Everyone will want to feel a bit British and fly the Union Jack as the Games of the XXX Olympiad commence at London’s Olympic Stadium. Chicago has many options of places to watch the Opening Ceremonies. The last few years have seen a rise in British Gastropubs throughout the Chicago Area. Here are some places... Read more »