Posts in category "Chicago sports"

Lay off Derrick Rose

As unaccustomed as I am to come to the defense of highly paid pro athletes, I have to gag on the goofy denunciations and condemnations of Chicago Bulls star guard Derrick Rose. The frequently injured  Rose (did he plan to hurt himself?) had the gall to tell reporters that he was thinking about his future.... Read more »

Let's give the Chicago Bears to Los Angeles

Amazing, when you think about it, but Los Angeles, the second largest market in America has no National Football League team. It’s complicated, but here’s a suggestion: Let’s send them the Chicago Bears. Considering the  Bears pathetic (that’s an understatement) and embarrassing loss on Sunday night before a national NBC television audience many of us... Read more »

This says it all about the Chicago Bears

I don’t know who created this, but it’s right on target.
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Poll: Will Jay Cutler match Josh McCown's 300-yard game?

UPDATE: Cutler fell short of the 300-yard mark. Here are Cutler’s stats: Passing: 31 attempts, 22 completions. Three touchdowns, two interceptions, including one in the end zone. Rating: 102.2. Still not on a par with McCown, I’d say. Whether there’d be a different game outcome, who’s to say? ############################### (Original post): No way will the NFL Chicago Bears‘... Read more »

Obama criticized for name-dropping Chicago sports teams

You’re From Chicago. We Get It When Players Visit the White House, Obama Seldom Misses a Chance to Name-Drop His Favorite Teams That was the headline on a whine  from Jared Diamond in the Wall Street Journal. Said he: [Obama]  likes the Chicago teams so much that he will take any opportunity to pledge his... Read more »

Required reading for Chicago teachers

Even the New York Times gets it, but the Chicago Teachers Union doesn’t You think that only stingy conservatives are worried about where the Chicago Public School system is heading? The well has run dry. Bundles of money are going for pensions. The cliff looms: One of the most vexing problems for Chicago and its... Read more »
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A White Sox fan views the Cubs' Theo Epstein

The Cubs’ hiring of Theo Epstein is great and exciting news for this White Sox fan. I view it as an important step in bringing an all-city World Series to Chicago for the first time in more than a century. (Of course, the White Sox will have to do their part too.) A re-invigorated Cubs... Read more »

The Fouling of Walter Payton in an Age of Iagos: "I follow him to serve my turn upon him."

Here is brilliant commentary about  Jeff Pearlman’s smear of Walter Payton (in a book whose name will not be mentioned here) from the often brilliant Patrick Hickey. If you are a fan of William Shakespeare (and who isn’t?), you will enjoy this. If you are a fan of Walter Payton you will relish this. If... Read more »

What's wrong with Ozzie making a pile of money?

Managing a professional sports team ought not be considered a form of indentured servitude. “Loyalty” to the club ought not mean that you should stay put even though the market says you can make more money elsewhere. So, I don’t understand the criticism of Ozzie Guillen for leaving the White Sox and signing on with... Read more »
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Blame coaches, not Cutler

Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune / January 23, 2011 Some Bears “fans” are burning Cutler’s jersey, no doubt hoping that he would be wearing it at the same time. They’re idiots. Blame Smith and the coaches that came up with the “game plan.” On that first drive on which the Packers scored on their first possession,... Read more »
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