Posts in category "sports"

Bears v Packers: Help me! Who do I cheer for?

Bears v Packers: Help me! Who do I cheer for?
Help… I’m in trouble. I was born on Chicago’s West side and always cheered for  Da Bears.  In fact I go back as far as cheering for the Chicago Cardinals playing at the old Comiskey Park. And Da Bears  playing at Wrigley Field. Life was simple. I watched and cheered for the loveable losers the... Read more »

The Chicago Hustle: there was women's pro basketball in Chicago before the WNBA

The Chicago Hustle: there was women's pro basketball in Chicago before the WNBA
Chicago has had its share of women’s basketball teams in leagues that folded. Long before today’s Chicago Sky of the WNBA we were represented by the Chicago Hustle of the Women’s Professional League (WBL). The team was strong and won its share of games however, there was one major problem. The new league did not... Read more »

Swimming naked: my high school swim team did!

Swimming naked: my high school swim team did!
After watching swim team meets between other schools, I tried out for our high school swim team (I attended Harrison High School in Chicago from 1946-1950) and what do you know, I made it! As I relive this memory it also talks to how swimming has changed in six decades and all for the better.... Read more »
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The Chicago Cubs Franchise should move. Guess where!

The Chicago Cubs Franchise should move. Guess where!
There is a plethora of suggestions about what to do with the Chicago Cubs. Among them are management changes, player changes and scrapping Wrigley Field to move to another location. Perhaps a motivational speaker like the one who appeared in ‘The Natural”. Remember? “Losing is a state of mind” the motivational speaker droned on and... Read more »

Cubs night lights: how it all went down

Cubs night lights: how it all went down
Thank you former Mayor Harold Washington for saving the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field. The neighborhood surrounding Wrigley Field adamantly refused to have night lights installed in their community. They were backed up by a city ordinance prohibiting installing night lights in the Lakeview Neighborhood where the Cubs are located. Now enter Dallas Green, a... Read more »

Olympics and the media: can you stop spoiling the outcome??

Olympics and the media: can you stop spoiling the outcome??
Everyone has their own opinion about the Olympics… And that includes me. First, the average person would have to own a minimum of 5 television sets or keep changing the channels with the remote control.  Do you have any idea of how many divorces between spouses this would cause…or the infighting as to what channel to... Read more »
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