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Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Floyd Sullivan of Waiting4Cubs

Floyd Sullivan is the author of the ChicagoNow blog, Waiting4Cubs. As a fellow Cubs fan, I had plenty of questions for him regarding our favorite baseball team. JOE GRACE: What is your favorite Cub memory ever? FLOYD SULLIVAN: Most of my Cub memories are absolute horrors (I was at the Brant Brown game in Milwaukee,... Read more »

Five reasons Bears fans have it (oh so much) better than Bills fans

Five reasons Bears fans have it (oh so much) better than Bills fans
I live in the Chicago suburbs, but I am a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan. I also listen to a lot of sports radio on my way to and from work every day. And all I’ve heard during the past three days on the radio is whine, Bears, whine, Trestman, whine, defense. Phone call after phone... Read more »

How a 16-inch softball rule can help make baseball watchable

How a 16-inch softball rule can help make baseball watchable
I was listening to The Boers & Bernstein Show on my way home from work on Thursday and the hosts were discussing how tedious many people find watching baseball to be, especially with a team like the Boston Red Sox that intentionally tries to gum up the works and slow the game down. I’m with... Read more »
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Tales of Gusto: The 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame

Tales of Gusto: The 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame
The playoffs begin tonight in the Chicago media 16-inch softball league I’m in. This has been my first season playing for the ChicagoNow team. It’s also been my first time playing any sport with a bat and ball in any sort of organized way and the first time I’ve ever even seen a 16-inch softball.... Read more »

Running diary for 2013 NBA Finals, Game 1: Out of steam

On Thursday night, most people in Chicago were watching the Blackhawks play the Los Angeles Kings. Not me. Sorry. Don’t care about hockey. I’m an NBA guy. And Thursday night was the first night of the NBA Finals, an epic showdown between good (the San Antonio Spurs) and blurgh (the Miami Heat). So, I settled... Read more »

Infographic: Proof that TWTW (The Will To Win) is the ultimate baseball stat

Chicago White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson has been in the news lately for his view (perhaps disregard would be a better word) of advanced baseball statistics. In his mind, only one things matters: TWTW, better known as The Will To Win. This has drawn general consternation from the sports media world and most people with... Read more »
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5 optimistic and possibly insane predictions about the Chicago Cubs on Opening Day

5 optimistic and possibly insane predictions about the Chicago Cubs on Opening Day
Ah, Opening Day — the best day in a Cubs fan’s year. A day marking the true return of spring. A day of hope. A day when Wait ‘Til Next Year comes to fruition. There are many days that aren’t so good to Cubs fans. The day you realize your team is fielding essentially a... Read more »

The YouTube Hall of Fame: Anthony Adams, dead wisdom teeth and The Chickeneers

YouTube has thousands upon thousands of new videos every week, but how do you know which ones are worth watching? How do you know which ones will make you laugh and which ones will make you avert your eyes in horror? That’s where I come in. Here at Going for Gusto, I’ve created what I’m... Read more »

Meet the Bears' new middle linebacker: Kirk Hinrich

Meet the Bears' new middle linebacker: Kirk Hinrich
The Bears need a new middle linebacker after the departure of Brian Urlacher. They might have to look no further than the United Center after Kirk Hinrich showed what he was capable of during the Bulls’ 101-97 victory over the Miami Heat, breaking the Heat’s 27-game winning streak. Take a look at the gif below,... Read more »
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6 classy farewell ads from athletes to left-behind fans

Greg Jennings
For years, athletes have been taking out full-page ads in newspapers to thank fans when leaving for another team or retiring. The latest to join this crowd is NFL wide receiver Greg Jennings, who recently left the Green Bay Packers for the Minnesota Vikings in free agency. While this might bring upon the gag reflex... Read more »
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