This has been exclusively a sports space in the past, but I feel compelled today to move out of the box for a moment. I’ve been a huge James Bond fan my entire life; I wrote three papers on the films in college. With news on Tuesday morning that Sir Roger Moore has passed away... Read more »
Were you born on September 9? Every year, I publish a list of folks born on February 4. This year, I’m kicking it up a notch and offering some famous folks who were born on 9/9. There’s a reason for this… which I’ll bring to the table later.
ELITE 1. Rob Gronkowski, New England – the best, Brady or not. He’ll put up big numbers again this year, even with Bennett in the mix. STARTERS 2. Greg Olsen, Carolina – aging but still Newton’s favorite target. Could benefit in the red zone with Benjamin back. 3. Travis Kelce, Kansas City – after Gronk,... Read more »
The Final Four was incredible. I was in Houston for all three games – two blowouts on Saturday and one of the all-time great championship games on Monday. Incredible theater with some really good future NBA players on display. But how many of them will hear their names in the first round? A few news... Read more »
Were you born on the Fourth of February? Of course, it isn’t as sexy or prestigious as the Fourth of July, but it’s still an outstanding day to have been born. Here are a few other notable 2/4 babies: Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer Ludwig Prandtl, Germany, physicist (father of aerodynamics) Paul Althaus, German theologist... Read more »
Tonight, the Chicago Bears are scheduled to make the seventh overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. Here’s a quick look back at other players Chicago teams have selected seventh overall. Chicago Bears (since 1950): 1993 – Curtis Conway, WR, USC 1962 – Ronnie Bull, RB, Baylor 1960 – Roger Davis, G, Syracuse 1959 –... Read more »
As we get set for the Academy Awards this weekend, I have already engaged in a couple conversations on social media about best/favorite sports movie. With that in mind, let’s hand out some Oscars for sports movies.
Since the end of the Olympics, the Blackhawks have made a series of minor moves. After losing defenseman Mike Kostka to Tampa Bay via waivers, the organization also lost AHL defenseman Viktor Svedberg to season-ending shoulder surgery. With Svedberg out, the Hawks traded forward Brad Winchester to Minnesota for AHL defenseman Brian Connelly. Connelly had been an... Read more »
Tonight, the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat will wear jerseys with nicknames on them. Why? Because the NBA is desperate for a gimmick, and this is their latest. The idea sucks, but why not envision what the Chicago Bulls could put on jerseys for some of their players. Here are a few suggestions.
George Plimpton died a little over 10 years ago. If you’ve read any of his books, you already know that he may have been the most interesting man in the world. He was a magnificent writer, whose participatory journalism approach offers readers a glimpse into the life of a man that was living the dream, one... Read more »