Category: Sports

How do you decide who to cheer for in the World Cup?

How do you decide who to cheer for in the World Cup?
World Cup 2018 fever!! Catch it!! Okay…okay…let me take it down a notch or five. I’ve tried to like soccer all my life. We played it at summer camp and it was fun, but really it was just a bunch of ten year olds running around a field. But that was playing the game, not... Read more »

There should be sunscreen dispensers at MLB stadiums

There should be sunscreen dispensers at MLB stadiums
The Chicago Cubs just finished a successful eight game home stand. Seven wins and only one loss. They even took two of three games from those pesky Cincinnati Reds. All of the games were played during the day time hours. Very unusual, even for a team that does play most of their games in the... Read more »

If you were a Stanley Cup Champion, would you go to the White House?

If you were a Stanley Cup Champion, would you go to the White House?
The Washington Capitals are your 2018 Stanley Cup Champions. They’re the kings of the hockey world. It happened just a week ago when they defeated the Vegas Golden Knights to win the final series four games to one. It was party time and man, did they party. It’s still going on. The celebration has been... Read more »
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What's the matter with kid's sports parents?

What's the matter with kid's sports parents?
There’s something about children’s organized sports that brings out the worst in normal people. I have two daughters who played softball and basketball in a suburban park district league. I coached ten of their teams. It was a lot of fun ninety per cent of the time. But then there was that other ten percent….and... Read more »

Can a White Sox fan and a Cubs fan find lust, love and romance together?

Can a White Sox fan and a Cubs fan find lust, love and romance together?
Chocolate or vanilla? Coke or Pepsi? Thin crust or thick crust pizza? Jets or Sharks? Yeah, there’s all kinds of opposite interests in relationships. What if one person likes chocolate ice cream and the other likes vanilla…and we’re not talking 50 Shades vanilla…at least not yet. At least they both like ice cream, right? What? No ice cream?!... Read more »

Kirk Gibson and Parkinson's Disease: The impossible has happened

Kirk Gibson and Parkinson's Disease: The impossible has happened
In a year that has been so improbable… the impossible has happened! It was October 15, 1988. Game one of the World Series between the heavily favored Oakland A’s and the underdog Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s the bottom of the ninth inning with the A’s leading 4-3 on a Grand Slam Home Run by Jose Canseco.  The... Read more »
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Winter Olympics 2018: Two weeks of watching games you didn't care about

Winter Olympics 2018: Two weeks of watching games you didn't care about
It was Friday night at about 1:30 am. I was watching the United States play Sweden for a gold medal….IN CURLING!! They had just finished the third end and the bonspiel was tied at three each. We still had seven ends to go and I knew I needed to make a decision. Could I make... Read more »

Escaping snowmageddon to make up for a missed opportunity with a friend

Escaping snowmageddon to make up for a missed opportunity with a friend
It was the night of October 19, 2017. I was walking home from Wrigley Field after game 5 of the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers had just defeated the Cubs to win the series 4 games to 1. The final score that night Los Angeles 11- Chicago 1…and it wasn’t that close. Two thoughts... Read more »

Five reasons why college football is better than the NFL

Five reasons why college football is better than the NFL
The national championship of college football will be decided tonight. Georgia vs Alabama. I think I’m pulling for the Dawgs (that’s Georgia) but I really have no idea who will win. The one thing we know is the championship goes to the Southeastern Conference. When it comes to football, I’m a college guy more than... Read more »
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Donald Trump vs LaVar Ball: Who ya got and death is not an option

Donald Trump vs LaVar Ball: Who ya got and death is not an option
If you have ever been involved in children’s sports programs, you’ve dealt with people like LaVar Ball. He’s the father who thinks that his kindergarten-aged son who has trouble hitting the ball off a tee is going to be a future member of the Cubs. He’s the father who sits in the stands and yells... Read more »
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