Posts tagged "Sports"

Movie Review: Eddie the Eagle Soars Above Most Other Sports Flicks

Movie Review: Eddie the Eagle Soars Above Most Other Sports Flicks
EDDIE THE EAGLE Genre: Sports Dramedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 102 mins. Premise: Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton) has always wanted to be an Olympian, much to his parents’ eternal bemusement (Mom) and chagrin (Dad).  After trying on several ill-fitting sports, Eddie stumbles onto ski jumping after learning that Britain has not fielded an Olympic team... Read more »

Put your damn Ws away

Put your damn Ws away
What about the past century+ do people not understand? These are the Cubs. I mean, they are (or they WERE before this terrible NLCS series) happier, less angst-ridden Cubs, but they’re still Cubs. We’re still Chicago. We still get all het up when things are going well and we retreat into despair (and boots full... Read more »

Sports Superstitions: Great Excuses for Antisocial Behavior

Sports Superstitions: Great Excuses for Antisocial Behavior
Earlier this year, we all suffered through the playoff beards of hockey fans and players alike. The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, so obviously the superstition worked. Their winning had nothing to do with skill or stick-to-itiveness. It was the beards. I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but the Cubs are in the playoffs right... Read more »
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Two Nights, Two Champions: How Hockey Did Winning Better Than Basketball

Two Nights, Two Champions: How Hockey Did Winning Better Than Basketball
Let me preface this: I am not a hockey fan. I’m not a Blackhawks fan, or, really, I’m not not a Blackhawks fan. I don’t wish them ill will or anything. I just don’t really pay attention. But I did watch the final game of the series, and I thought the way it ended was... Read more »

Sorry, NFL. We'll be watching the Sky on Sunday.

Sorry, NFL. We'll be watching the Sky on Sunday.
I, admittedly, pay no attention to the WNBA. That’s not saying much. I pay no attention to most sports these days. It’s all a bunch of whiny drama and hero worship. I listen to WGN a lot during the day, but I turn it off when the Cubs come on or whenever I hear the... Read more »

New Girl, "Basketsball," and allegiance to sports teams

New Girl, "Basketsball," and allegiance to sports teams
Last night on New Girl, Jess decided that she wanted to become better friends with Coach, who had recently moved back into the loft. Coach’s one great love is basketball, specifically the Pistons; and Jess figured that if she pretended to love” basketsball” and the Pistons, Coach would want to hang out with her. The... Read more »
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If You Build It, They Will Come - How To Make espnW a Success and Not a Joke

I spent my ride home from Old Orchard today engaged in one of my new favorite pastimes — alternately nodding my head in agreement with or shouting in anger at Mike McConnell on WGN Radio.   Today involved mostly shouting.  The topic was ESPN’s proposed channel for women.  The new ESPN “sub-brand” plans to profit... Read more »

Go Dawgs! - Fun Facts About Basketball's New Darling

Hammervision is ever so proud that our tiny little alma mater has made it to the finals of the NCAA basketball tournament for the first time ever. Here are 10 Important Facts you need to know about Butler University that have nothing to do with the movie Hoosiers. 1. The Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium is... Read more »