Archive for September 2011

Let Walter Payton Rest in Peace..

The new book on Walter Payton (I refuse to mention the author’s name and title of the book) crosses the line in Beardom and is the one thing sacred to all Bears fans. And, I suggest Bears fans everywhere wear their Payton jerseys, caps, pants, and Kangaroo gear or put together a sign and bring... Read more »

A Clean Chicago River as likely as....

First, the Obama Administration demanded Chicago clean up the Chicago River and now Mayor Emanuel is jumping on the bandwagon. The plan to clean up the Chicago River is very noble, health-conscious, and idealistic.  Though, the chances of the Chicago River ever getting cleaned up to federal standards is as likely to happen as: - Chicago... Read more »

The 'Chicago Way': The Privileged Get More Privileges,

I truly feel bad for Chicago’s former first lady Maggie Daley and her health problems. And, I wish her a full and speedy recovery. But, what I don’t get is why are taxpayers paying for her to be driven back and forth to her medical appointments by the Daley ‘Chicago Police Department’ security detail? In... Read more »
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My 1st Cubs game: Bat Day, Fergie, and a Spilled Beer

After attending Trib Nation’s Chicago Cubs Press Pass event at Wrigley Field this week, I caught myself daydreaming about the time I went to my first Cubs game. And, it wasn’t because I was bored listening to the Trib’s Fred Mitchell’s ’9 inning’ panel discussion with Cubs great Billy Williams as listening to them was... Read more »