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Power Ranking James Bond Theme Songs

Power Ranking James Bond Theme Songs
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 9/9?

Were You Born On 9/9?
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.

2016 Fantasy Football Rankings: TE

2016 Fantasy Football Rankings: TE
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 »
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2016 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Final Four Edition

2016 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Final Four Edition
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 February 4?

Were You Born On February 4?
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 »

Chicago Draft History: #7 Overall

Chicago Draft History: #7 Overall
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 »
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Academy Awards for Sports: Oscars for the Best in Sports Film

<strong> Best Director of a Sports Movie:</strong> Martin Scorsese for Raging Bull<br>
A powerful film that was nominated for 8 Academy Awards in 1980, winning two (DeNiro for Best Actor and Best Film Editing).
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.

Chicago Blackhawks Busy Making (Minor) Moves

Chicago Blackhawks Busy Making (Minor) Moves
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 »

NBA Nickname Jersey Recommendations for the Chicago Bulls

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.
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A Seat At The Bar With George Plimpton

A Seat At The Bar With George Plimpton
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 »