Category: Chicago sports

Memo to the Chicago Bears

An NFL game consists of four quarters, not three, not two. One can only hope that coaches and players carry that thought into Sunday’s game. If they had in previous games, they would be 5-0 as they face New England Patriots. 5 and 0! They had both the Green Bay Packers and the Miami Dolphins... Read more »

Miserable sports reporting

I happened to have missed Sunday’s White Sox/Cubs interleague game, so I was looking for a good update in the papers for the South Sider’s  5-3 win. Instead, all I got were after-game stories that described, not the action on the field, but the post-game reaction of managers and players . We got human interest stories. Stories... Read more »

Re-living the first interleague Cubs/White Sox series

Sitting here, hoping that the White Sox-Cubs game would resume after a long rain delay, I recalled that my son Don and I were at the first interleague series that counted. (Except for long ago World Series, all previous games were only exhibitions.) Speculation was rampant about the coming chaos in stands as hateful fans unloaded on... Read more »

Tank? No tanks.

The Chicago Bulls trade of Nikola Mirotic to the New Orleans Pelicans is being hailed in some quarters because it increases the team’s chances of getting a higher draft pick. The thinking is that trading away the team’s highest scorer will increase the Bulls’ chance of “tanking,” in other words losing even more games–the formula for getting... Read more »

The Chicago Bears slavish commitment to a game plan...

when that game plan has obviously failed. Tribune columnist Steve Rosenbloom pointed out how the Bears’ game plan wasn’t working but they stubbornly refused to unleash one of their best weapons in Sunday’s 20-12 loss to the New Orleans Saints: It took eight series and an 11-point deficit with less than eight minutes remaining Sunday, but it finally happened:... Read more »

Boston Red Sox 4, Chicago White Sox 1

No, that’s not the real score; the two teams weren’t playing. That’s the relative amount of space that the Chicago Tribune gave to each team in its Sunday print sports section. A story and pictures about what the Boston Red Sox can teach the Chicago Cubs took up two full pages (called a double truck in the business)... Read more »

Say what? The White Sox are in first place

Well, tied for first anyway. For  the moment. They’re not supposed to be there; the spotlight is on the Cubs. Obsessively so. Maybe its just a measure of how weak the AL Central is. Or how competitive it is. Anyway, I just thought that I should point this out, because it’s been over shadowed by... Read more »

Make Dwyane Wade the Chicago Bulls head coach

After reading K.C. Johnson’s fine analysis, Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler rip teammates, who then take to Twitter, the thought occurred to me that the Bulls should make Dwyane Wade their head coach. Now. Wade and all-star Jimmy Butler went on record as they criticized their teammates for listless, uncaring or stupid playing. In effect, lamenting that... Read more »

Can Trump Fix the Carnage That Is Chicago?

CHICAGO — When President Donald Trump warned Tuesday on Twitter that he would move to fix Chicago’s “carnage” if the city doesn’t, he might not have realized that the feds already had arrived. And thank God that they have, because the ineffective, bumbling and corrupt Democratic machine that has run the city into the ground for... Read more »

'How the Bears fumbled away a fortune'

Hearing George McCaskey deny that the family-owned Chicago Bears would even consider selling the legendary but pathetic franchise, you’d think that everything about the ball club is just ducky, or close to it. It’s a measure of just how delusional the McCaskey family has become when George says: “We’ve studied other family businesses,” he said. “It’s... Read more »
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