Posts in category "Chicago sports"

The ultimate pitiful World Series: Cubs vs Blue Jays

A friend from Canada brought to my attention the euphoria our northern neighbors are experiencing because that country’s only Major League Baseball Team–the Toronto Blue Jays–have made it to the MLB playoffs.Then he asked, perhaps tongue in cheek, “Not sure what other teams are in the hunt baseball wise. One from Chicago?”  Uh, yes. Which... Read more »

Respect Jay Cutler

Count me among the harshest critics of the Chicago Bears beleaguered quarterback, but Sunday we discovered that we must respect Jay Cutler. I take it all back. First, he played through a hamstring injury. I had hamstring injuries in both legs when I was in military basic training and it can be very painful. (Unlike... Read more »

My son and I united by White Sox 2005 World Series championship

With the celebrations this week commemorating the Chicago White Sox 2005 World Series championship, I am reminded of one of the nicest things my son ever did for me. I write about it in this Oct. 31, 2005 Chicago Tribune column: So many moving stories have been told by sons in the last few weeks... Read more »

A Chicago Cubs song worth hearing

Below is a video of  a Chicago Cubs song that’s worth hearing. Even though I’ve been a Chicago White Sox fan for the past 65 years, it struck me as, well, nice. No sarcasm meant here. Joe Gates sent it to me with the note: This is for die hard Cubs fans, those of us... Read more »

Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, thanks Gene Baker

Ernie Banks who died Friday (Jan. 23, 2015) is rightly and fondly remembered as Mr. Cub. He’s also hailed as the first African-American to play for the Chicago Cubs. Technically that’s correct. By three days. Gene Baker, another African-American player, would have taken the field on the same day as a Cub as Banks, if the... Read more »

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.

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 »
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