Category: Sports

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 »

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 »

Aaron Sele got just 1 vote, but can he make the Hall of Fame one-and-done All-Star team?

Aaron Sele got just 1 vote, but can he make the Hall of Fame one-and-done All-Star team?
While the big news regarding the Baseball Hall of Fame is that no players were voted in this year, one of my favorite things to do when the vote tally comes out each year is to see which players got at least one vote in their first year of eligibility, but not enough votes to... Read more »
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Jake Johnson (Nick from 'New Girl') speaks to Hollywood Prospectus about Cub fandom

Jake Johnson (Nick from 'New Girl') speaks to Hollywood Prospectus about Cub fandom
On the ChicagoNow message board recently, one of my fellow bloggers asked what people listened to while they worked. I listen to podcasts. And the other day, I got a chance to listen to one of my favorite new actors, Jake Johnson (Nick from New Girl), speak for almost an hour on Grantland’s Hollywood Prospectus... Read more »

Michael Phelps can putt, too? Well, that's just not fair.

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Some things in life just aren’t fair. For proof, watch the above video. • Joe Grace is a writer and journalist who lives in Chicago with his wife. He once made a putt through a windmill. Let’s see whether Mr. Phelps can do that! PREVIOUS POST: If only Obama would have seen this video before... Read more »

Cubs lose 100th game: A quick reflection on a lost season

Cubs lose 100th game: A quick reflection on a lost season
I’ve been a Chicago Cubs fan for as long as I can remember, having grown up watching them on TV with my great-grandfather who evenly distributed his time during games smoking his pipe and shouting at the players who for some reason kept ignoring his instructions to “Play better, darnit!” (He may or may not... Read more »
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I want to be Ed Hochuli: Welcome back, NFL referees!

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Well, all is right again in the NFL with the return of the regular referees in last night’s Baltimore-Cleveland game – mostly because of the man in the above video. Bless you, Ed Hochuli, bless you. • Joe Grace is a writer and journalist who lives in Chicago with his wife. He really does kind... Read more »

ESPN's NBA Trade Machine: Could James Harden land with the Bulls or Lakers?

ESPN's NBA Trade Machine: Could James Harden land with the Bulls or Lakers?
Here at Going for Gusto, every month or so I’ll take a look at the NBA landscape and pick some trades I’d either like to see happen or think should happen. If you would like to submit a potential trade for the next NBA Trade Machine column, either comment below or post on the Going... Read more »

It's worse than you thought: The NFL replacement referees throughout history

It's worse than you thought: The NFL replacement referees throughout history
We all know that the NFL’s replacement referees are terrible. What many don’t know – however – is that the NFL replacement referees are not a new phenomena. No, these supernatural beings have existed for centuries, since at least the early 1000s, living much like vampires — except that instead of surviving off of human... Read more »
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The NFC West: The best conference in the NFL?

The NFC West: The best conference in the NFL?
We’re two weeks into the NFL season, which means it certainly isn’t time for hyperbole, yet. That being said, let’s go ahead and throw out some hyperbole anyway: The much maligned NFC West looks like the best conference in the NFL so far. San Francisco has looked dominant in dismantling 2011 playoff teams Green Bay... Read more »