(Slats Radke, our favorite mythical writer, once wrote for the old Chicago American. He wrote for Hockeenight occasionally prior to a couple articles with Chicago Tough. We finally found him again. Still kicking.) Well, here I am behind the typewriter for the first time in a long while. The folks at Hockeenight don’t seem to come... Read more »
No two teams in the history of the National Hockey League have locked horns more than the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks. The teams have met 723 times in the regular season. They’ve met 15 times in the playoffs; playing fairly even (Hawks lead 8-7). Next year, the Detroit Red Wings will be moving... Read more »
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 »
Randy is a 45 year old construction worker from Berwyn. He wears a scuffed up White Sox hat, torn blue jeans, and an old Hawks jacket that has a stain covering the entire right sleeve. Randy is standing next to Bruce; a fellow season ticket holder from Lake Bluff. Bruce works at the mercantile exchange... Read more »
A special rendition from Wayne Messmer at the 1991 NHL All-Star Game. The first war with Iraq had begun just days earlier. The Blackhawks fans, in their unique way, gave a roar to be remembered. Happy Memorial Day to all of our veterans who have sacrificed their lives for our country.
Well, this Chicago Tough guy (with the last name of an irishman I once knew in Printer’s Row) is sick again. It seems like to me if he was so Chicago Tough, he’d suck it up and get these articles done. Back in my day working for the Chicago American, you weren’t allowed days off. ... Read more »
10. They never made another park like Riverview. You’re right, Gramps. They never did. That’s because Riverview’s old. God bless the place, but why go to Chicago when you can drive out to the outskirts of Gurnee to be surrounded by mullet-wearing weirdos? 9. I remember when Chicago had more than three newspapers. I like... Read more »