Posts in category "sports"

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.

Stuart Scott Tributes from Chicago Athletes, Coaches, Media and Others with Chicago Ties.

Stuart Scott Tributes from Chicago Athletes, Coaches, Media and Others with Chicago Ties.
Stuart Scott revolutionized the way sports highlights were delivered. He brought an urban edge and hipness that had not been seen before. What’s even more impressive is the man that he was. The tributes from his collegues all claim he was a better person, father and friend than he was a broadcaster. His ESPN collegue... Read more »

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Greater than just being a viral sensation

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Greater than just being a viral sensation
The social media behemoth that the Ice Bucket Challenge has become has sparked a lot of controversy on Chicago Now and other places on the interweb. Many seem to be annoyed by the challenge. I vehemently disagree with those who say that the challenge is a fad or not done in the right way. The... Read more »
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Ten Chicago Athletes that Returned Late in their Careers

Lebron James is not the first athlete to return to a franchise later in his career. Many Chicago athletes that left Chicago returned to the Windy City later in their careers. Most of these players returned on the downside of their careers. The return of a once successful and popular athlete to where they once... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

Derrick Rose and Chicago's Ten Most Injury Prone and Fragile Athletes

Derrick Rose and Chicago's Ten Most Injury Prone and Fragile Athletes
Derrick Rose’s comeback lasted ten games. After sitting out all of the 2012-13 season, Rose injured the medial meniscus in his right knee 19 months after tearing the ACL in his left. Per Espn’s Darren Rovell Rose has made $41 million in the last three seasons and played in only 50 games. In Rose’s first... Read more »

Ten Reasons to be Thankful in Chicago Sports

Ten Reasons to be Thankful in Chicago Sports
Although it has been a tough year in Chicago Sports except for the Blackhawks, we have a lot to be thankful for. We live in one of the best cities in the world to be fan, participant or weekend warrior. Here is my list of what to be thankful for in Chicago Sports. The Lakefront... Read more »
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The Ten Greatest Coaches and Managers in Chicago History

Chicago has seen many great coaches lead our teams. Some of these coaches made their marks here, while other began great careers before moving on to become Hall of Fame Managers and Coaches elsewhere. Narrowing the list to ten was not easy. Hall of Famers Joe McCarthy and Tony LaRussa began their careers in Chicago.... Read more »