Archive for 2013

The Chicago Blackhawks sign Corey Crawford to a six-year extension

The Chicago Blackhawks sign Corey Crawford to a six-year extension
After a phenomenal 2013 season, highlighted by a shared Jennings trophy performance in the regular season and a certain Stanley Cup in the playoffs, Corey Crawford earned one more honor for his performace. Today the Chicago Blackhawks announced a six-year extension for the Stanley Cup-winning goaltender. The deal is reportedly worth a total of $36... Read more »

The 10 best sports video games ever

The 10 best sports video games ever
From the original Nintendo system of the 1980′s, to the next generation of gaming consoles which are around the corner, sports games have been a staple for gamers and sports fans since the beginning. Here is a look at the ten best sports video games ever to be released. 10) Blitz- PS, N64- 1998 This arcade-style... Read more »

The Chicago Bears' offense must make strides in third preseason game

The Chicago Bears' offense must make strides in third preseason game
The NFL preseason is almost as meaningless as spring training baseball, but not for the 2013 Chicago Bears. Friday night, the Bears will play their third preseason game in Oakland against the Raiders. Although the preseason has little insight to offer on the course the regular season will take, it can be a valuable time... Read more »
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A startling Castro: Chicago Cubs' young "All-Star" looks lost

A startling Castro: Chicago Cubs' young "All-Star" looks lost
Despite 2013 being only his third full Major League season, Starlin Castro has given fans of the Chicago Cubs, as well as management, plenty of reason to question his future on the Northside. In his rookie 2010 season, Castro finished fifth in National League rookie-of-the-year voting. The following two years, Castro was elected to the... Read more »

Top 10 over-used phrases by athletes

Top 10 over-used phrases by athletes
Not all over-used phrases in sports are necessarily stupid. That cannot be said for any of the entries on this list. We hear it before and after games, throughout all seasons: athletes either avoiding or ignoring questions by offering meaningless responses and irrelevant comments in place of some sort of actual insight. Here I offer... Read more »

The Chicago Cubs trade Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers... finally

The Chicago Cubs trade Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers... finally
The Chicago Cubs traded their most valuable asset today, sending pitcher Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers for a four-player package. Garza had been atop the Cubs’ trade list since the beginning of last season, but injuries and other circumstances prevented the team from finding a suitor. With the MLB trade deadline swiftly approaching, the news that... Read more »
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7 creative ways to set the draft order for your fantasy football league

7 creative ways to set the draft order for your fantasy football league
As the start of the NFL season approaches, fantasy owners are likewise preparing for a new season. This means analyzing your draft slot, and preparing for what your league-mates’ strategies will be. This is hard to accomplish, though, if your league has not yet set its’ draft order. For leagues concerned about entertainment, and having... Read more »

The Chicago Bears are in an enviable position with Jay Cutler

The Chicago Bears are in an enviable position with Jay Cutler
To Jay or not to Jay? That is the question in Bears fans’ minds as the season approaches. GM Phil Emery and rookie head coach Marc Trestman will be making the biggest decision of their young careers with the Chicago Bears at the end of the season, as they ponder whether or not to bring... Read more »

What happened to the magic of Major League Baseball?

What happened to the magic of Major League Baseball?
I need help. While that may not be news to some of you, something has plagued my brain recently, causing me more restlessness than I am apt to handle. The issue at hand is that baseball no longer feels special to me. I need help in figuring out why, or at least, in discovering that... Read more »
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The greatness of the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks

The greatness of the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks
Although the official celebrations have concluded, this 2013 summer will be full of Blackhawks fans reflecting on the incredible season the team had. The Stanley Cup will be showing up numerous places over the next few months, as will players, and the already rampant merchandise tents. Whether fan or player, media or staff member, no... Read more »