Category: Sports journalism

People With Passion: Sam Smith, Part III

People With Passion: Sam Smith, Part III
A People with Passion series Chicago journalism December 24, 2011: Sam Smith Here, in Part III of Jack M Silverstein’s three-part interview with Bulls writer Sam Smith, Sam discusses his departure from the Tribune, his arrival at Bulls.com, why his work at Bulls.com is “ the best journalism experience I’ve had ,” and why you... Read more »

People With Passion: Sam Smith, Part II

People With Passion: Sam Smith, Part II
A People with Passion series Chicago journalism December 24, 2011: Sam Smith Here, in Part II of Jack M Silverstein’s three-part interview with Bulls writer Sam Smith, Sam discusses the making of The Jordan Rules, his book about the 1990-91 Chicago Bulls. PART II OF III CLICK HERE FOR PART I – – – I... Read more »

EOC spotlight on: Scott Bolohan, RedEye

EOC spotlight on: Scott Bolohan, RedEye
Conjuring a song parody chorus is easy. Actually following through from opening lyric to chorus to bridge to close is much more difficult, but Scott Bolohan knocked it out of the park (put the biscuit in the basket?) in yesterday’s RedEye. Bolohan rewrote Jay-Z and Kanye’s smash hit “Niggas In Paris” to rap the praises... Read more »
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NBA Does The Right Thing

NBA Does The Right Thing
David Stern was absolutely correct in vetoing the Chris Paul to the Lakers trade. Wait! Before you click the X in the upper right hand corner of this browser, or libel me a lackey for the NBA/Stern, at least finish this column before doing so. The move was not unprecedented in professional sports, as the... Read more »

Bears winning streak ended

Bears winning streak ended
The Bears (7-4)  five-game winning streak came to an end on Sunday as they were defeated by the Oakland Raiders (7-4) 25-20 and failed to move into sole possession of second place in the NFC North. Caleb Hanie threw for 2 touchdowns and three interceptions in his first career start in place of the injured... Read more »

Bears win fifth-straight, Cutler possibly done for the year (video highlights included!)

Bears win fifth-straight, Cutler possibly done for the year (video highlights included!)
The Chicago Bears (7-3) won their fifth-straight as they defeated the San Diego Chargers (4-6) 31-20 but with the win, comes a huge loss as Jay Cutler is out indefinitely with a broken right thumb that he suffered during the fourth quarter as he was taking down by Chargers linebacker Donald Butler after throwing an... Read more »
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Sensible perspectives on the Penn State rapes.

Sensible perspectives on the Penn State rapes.
I haven’t written about the Penn State rapes yet. I’m not sure I will. In the meantime, I want to direct readers to the three most sensible stories I’ve read about the horrific Sandusky case. I was only going to cite one because it was Chicago-based and this is a Chicago site, but I don’t... Read more »

Bears 37, Lions 13: Chicago's best Bears coverage (includes tons of video!)

Bears 37, Lions 13: Chicago's best Bears coverage (includes tons of video!)
For the second time this season and the seventh in Lovie Smith’s tenure, the Bears scored points on defense and special teams to lead the team to a victory. They are now 7-0 in those games; the interception touchdown return by Charles Tillman was the team’s 50th non-offensive touchdown since Lovie took the head coaching... Read more »

NFL Week 7: Bears-Bucs coverage

NFL Week 7: Bears-Bucs coverage
With the way the Bears (4-3) have played the past two weeks, you almost hate to see them go into a bye-week and lose any of their momentum after their 24-18 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-3) at Wembley Stadium in London. Matt (pay the man) Forte ran for 145-yards and a touchdown, bringing... Read more »
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NFL Week 6: Bears-Vikings coverage

NFL Week 6: Bears-Vikings coverage
The best thing for a struggling team after a devastating loss to a division rival is beating up on an division rival as the Bears (3-3) manhandled the continuously struggling Minnesota Vikings (1-5), defeating them 39-10 Sunday night at Soldier Field. Devin Hester, who left the game early because of a chest injury, scored two touchdowns in... Read more »