Archive for November 2011

End of NBA Lockout Came Sooner than We All Thought

End of NBA Lockout Came Sooner than We All Thought
While Black Friday shoppers camped out all night to secure the best deals, key players in the NBA lockout negotiations committed themselves to a 15 hour ordeal to secure the best deal to return basketball to the hardwood just in time for Christmas. News of the end of the NBA lockout no doubt came as... Read more »

Top 5 Things We Love About Thanksgiving

5. Family. |
Nothing says Thanksgiving like being around family. From the drunk uncle who carries a flask to every holiday gathering, the aunt who brags incessantly about every milestone of her children, the wannabe adult teen who dresses like a slut and tries to hang out with the adults, the obese family friend who comes to every family function, doesn’t bring a dish but eats everything in sight, the newlywed cousin who tries her hand at a dish that everyone has to guess what it is, the hippie who seems ethically opposed to all food, grandpa who brags about being the best turkey carver since Thanksgiving was invented, to the stranger that no one seems to know who brought him or her, everyone’s home has a cast of characters. Some family you get excited for the one time of year you get a chance to see them. Others you hide in the next room.

Trading Firm Uses Sports to Recruit Talent

Trading Firm Uses Sports to Recruit Talent
THE FIELD It’s a relatively slow day for Chicago Board of Trade because it’s Veteran’s Day.  A slow day for the Board of Trade is a whirlwind everywhere else. Squares of trading slips liter the floor. Runners zip back and forth as wise cracks hurl across the room to continuously keep the mode light in... Read more »
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Treston Irby: Confessions of a Former Boy Band Idol

Treston Irby: Confessions of a Former Boy Band Idol
The early 90s saw a plethora of chart topping boy bands. Boyz II Men, Shai and others came with hit after hit. In 1990, a group of kids called Hi Five from Waco, Texas stormed on the scene produced by legendary hit making producer Teddy Riley with the hit “Just Can’t Handle It”, reaching the... Read more »

Penn State Scores Moral Victory on the Field - Faces Legal Losses off the Field

Penn State Scores Moral Victory on the Field - Faces Legal Losses off the Field
As 19th ranked University of Nebraska kicked off to 12th ranked Penn State to start a pivotal Big 10 pigskin match up, Interim Head Football Coach Tom Bradley, Interim University President Mark Memmott, players, staff, boosters, students, alumni, and State College community sought to move forward after the horrific child sexual abuse scandal rocked the institution and... Read more »

Joe Paterno is Not a Victim

Joe Paterno is Not a Victim
Thick rimmed glasses, shirt and tie, khaki pants, wind breaker, black shoes. Defenseless, vulnerable, unfortunate, innocent, victim. There are plenty unhappy people in a place called Happy Valley who believe both sets of descriptions refer to Joe Paterno, the now fired iconic coach of Pennsylvania State University.  Those individuals would be absolutely wrong. Second Mile... Read more »
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