Archive for October 2012

Halloween: A look at sports history on this holiday

Halloween: A look at sports history on this holiday
Although this particular Halloween offers Chicago fans nothing more than the opening game of what is realistically a meaningless season of Bulls basketball, the sports world has been busy on this day in years past. Here is a list of the most interesting occurrences in sports on this other-worldly day. 1999- Jesse Martin, a yachtsman,... Read more »

The Bears do not need Jay Cutler to be "elite"

The Bears do not need Jay Cutler to be "elite"
I want Jay Cutler to succeed. I want him to be one of the obvious five best quarterbacks in the NFL. I want him to put up fantastic numbers every week, but very few quarterbacks in the NFL are actually capable of achieving this. While he certainly possess the talent to still reach this level... Read more »

Potential Bob Brenly replacements, and the one man who SHOULD get the job -- Chicago Cubs

Potential Bob Brenly replacements, and the one man who SHOULD get the job -- Chicago Cubs
Let’s be honest: there is no ideal replacement for Bob Brenly. The chemistry that developed between Brenly and play-by-play man Len Kasper over the past eight seasons was nothing short of broadcasting gold, and the Cubs’ television booth will never be the same. That being said, the situation seemed just as bleak nine seasons ago,... Read more »
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HAUNTS and CURSES- tales of the supernatural in the world of sports

HAUNTS and CURSES- tales of the supernatural in the world of sports
Ghosts looming throughout Wrigley Field. Dorms haunted by unfortunate football players. Spirits inside hotels, tormenting the traveling player. Horrible fragments to open my article… With October just about half-way over already, I figured it was time to get into the spirit on Gonzo Sports Chicago. Curses are not the only sign of the otherworldly crossing-over... Read more »

Bye week blues? 8 cures to save your Sunday [Slideshow]

Fantasy Football indulgers should have no problem during any week of the NFL season. Keeping track of all the goings-on should easily occupy anyone seeking to become a fantasy football wizard.
After getting used to a consistent hook-up of Bears over the last five weeks, Chicagoland is now stuck in bye-week hell. No Bears fix for any of this week- so what are we to do? Here’s a few suggestions to help you through your Bears-less Sunday.

Why the MLB Wild Card Playoff Format is Good for Baseball

Why the MLB Wild Card Playoff Format is Good for Baseball
When Major League Baseball announced its new format for Wild Card teams in the first round of the playoffs, like many, I was not sure if I approved of the change or not. Allowing two teams to earn Wild Card spots, then setting them against each other in a one-game playoff, seemed rather arbitrary. Why... Read more »
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