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2013 Chicago Sports Promises; Resolutions on Being a Chicago Sports Fan

2013 Chicago Sports Promises; Resolutions on Being a Chicago Sports Fan
The following is a look into the future.  2013.  A place where nobody thought we’d get to because the Mayans ran out writing utensils.  These are my top 10 Chicago sports goals for the upcoming year: 10. I will accept the stupidity that comes with finding Raffi Torres Raffi Torres must be found.  The trashy... Read more »

Chicago Tough NFL Predictions Week 17

Chicago Tough NFL Predictions Week 17
We’ve taken off the last three weeks of picks.  Here we go, ready to rock again.  Major college bowl picks to come shortly, as well. Chicago at Detroit (+3) For some reason, the Bears decided to wake up the Lions from their slumber with several stupid comments in the media.  The Lions, much like the... Read more »

Atlanta Braves Reveal New 'Racially Intolerant Line'; Announce New Hats

Atlanta Braves Reveal New 'Racially Intolerant Line'; Announce New Hats
ATLANTA – It was more than 25 years ago that the Atlanta Braves retired Chief Noc-A-Homa as their team’s mascot. A man dressed in full native garb would dance around his teepee after every Braves home run.  After the 1986 season, the Braves went forward without Noc-A-Homa and, oddly enough, the racially insensitive mascot would not... Read more »
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My Son and Our Christmas Moment

My Son and Our Christmas Moment
I have these images of my father that keep coming back to me. We’re driving southbound on Milwaukee Avenue.  We’re at a stoplight.  It’s summertime, and I’m probably four years of age.  He looks over at me.  For some reason, he’s smiling. The moment makes me confused.   ‘Why is he smiling?’ “Dad, why are you smiling?” I’d ask. ... Read more »

Final Mayan Carving Shows Man in Suit Offering Edwin Jackson 4 Years for $52 Million

Final Mayan Carving Shows Man in Suit Offering Edwin Jackson 4 Years for $52 Million
TRES ZAPOTES – If all of the madness surrounding the world’s potential end wasn’t enough, scientists have unearthed even more frightening material to support an apocalypse. A stone from a traditional Mesoamerican Long Count calendar was found just outside the research site at Tres Zapotes, Mexico.  Pictures show the additional drawing to be that of... Read more »

Area Man Resorts to Baking Cookies in Lieu of NHL Lockout; Checks into Hospital

Area Man Resorts to Baking Cookies in Lieu of NHL Lockout; Checks into Hospital
CHICAGO – The nights have been fairly ordinary for Robert Dolan of Evergreen Park during the late fall of 2012. “Well, you know, I’ve been picking up some books I’ve been meaning to read for awhile.  Really got into some crafts; started constructing a new train village for my model trains.  Oooh!  And I’ve been... Read more »
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Chicago Tough Podcast - Week 15 Bears Debacle, NHL Debacle, Conference Re-alignment

Chicago Tough Podcast - Week 15 Bears Debacle, NHL Debacle, Conference Re-alignment
Bullpen Brian from www.bullpenbrian.com and myself talk about the Bears debacle against the Packers, NHL stupidity, and where the college basketball conferences go from here:  

"It's Only Four Days Until the Beef O' Brady's Bowl!" Says Tampa Area Man; Police Investigate

"It's Only Four Days Until the Beef O' Brady's Bowl!" Says Tampa Area Man; Police Investigate
TAMPA – Police from the City of Tampa are investigating a conversation overheard at an area Dunkin’ Donuts last evening that has left residents miffed. “I was just enjoying my normal chocolate frosted and medium coffee when I hear the ruffling of papers and some jumbled voice,” said DD patron Ralph Cummings. “I looked up... Read more »

Chicago Tough Podcast: Pretty Horrible - Week 14

Chicago Tough Podcast: Pretty Horrible - Week 14
Yeah, so Alex and I had another podcast.  We talked about how miserable the Bears are, graduate school, and then we stumbled through ticket prices and playoff scenarios. In all its greatness:  
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And Now for Something Completely Different

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The semester has come to an end!  And we here at Chicago Tough are very excited.   Our normal schedule of two articles per week and maybe a podcast goes up dramatically to four articles and a guaranteed podcast.  Yip to the f’n ee. So, how do we celebrate?  Easy.  Whenever we celebrate here we just... Read more »
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