Archive for 2018

Vanderbilt football player Turner Cockrell dies of Melanoma

Vanderbilt football player Turner Cockrell dies of Melanoma
Ernie Davis. Freddie Steinmark. Joe Roth. Sal Aunese. The foursome had two things in common. All four were major college football players. All four died of cancer. Sadly, they were joined by Vanderbilt University Tight End Turner Cockrell. He died on November 29th, after a year long battle with Melanoma. Cockrell was first diagnosed in... Read more »

Bob Seger sings his greatest hits at Rosemont's Allstate Arena

Bob Seger sings his greatest hits at Rosemont's Allstate Arena
Rock musicians dying is far from a new thing. In the late 60’s and onward, drug and alcohol overdoses happened regularly. Jimmy, Janis & Jim. Bonham and Moon. I can go on and on and on. Musicians are still dying but now it’s been by natural causes. Heart attack, cancer and the aging process. It... Read more »

My 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Joe Cocker is one of the great singers of the late 60's-70's. "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" is one of the great live albums.
Yesterday, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced their class of 2018. The inductees will be the Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and the Zombies.  I would normally take this space to argue why or why not they are deserving of the honor. Not today. I’m okay with results although... Read more »
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Don't waste your sympathy on Michael Cohen

Don't waste your sympathy on Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen’s eyes tell the story. It was a sad scene as Cohen and his family walked into a federal court on Wednesday. The look on their faces showed they all knew he was going to prison. The only thing they didn’t know was that it would be for thirty-six months. THREE YEARS!!! Going to... Read more »

It's beginning to look a lot like....

Not the Jeremiah was a bullfrog Joy To The World!
Season’s Greetings! Christmas is just eleven days away. ELEVEN, PEOPLE!!! So if you’re not ready, get ready soon!! By now, folks have decked out their houses. One of the most festive areas for decorations in Chicago is the Sauganash neighborhood, on the cities far northwest side. We took a road trip on Saturday night and... Read more »

George H. W. Bush and Parkinson's Disease

George H. W. Bush and Parkinson's Disease
George H. W. Bush is being buried later today. It’s been reported that part of his cause of death was due to Parkinson’s Disease. That’s not quite true. There are lots of health issues/other diseases that mirror Parkinson’s but are not. Johnny Cash was originally diagnosed with Parkinson’s but the diagnosis was wrong. It turned... Read more »
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Keep active to keep alive

Keep active to keep alive
Mick Jagger, Donald Trump, James Patterson and Mike Krzyzewski. What do they have in common? How about Dan Rather, Diane Feinstein, Alan Alda and Frankie Valli? The first group is in their seventies? The others are in their eighties. They come from a variety of fields. Musicians and writers. Journalists and politicians. An actor and a... Read more »

It's time to expand the college football playoffs to eight teams

It's time to expand the college football playoffs to eight teams
It starts on December 29th. The locales are Miami and Dallas. The Orange and Cotton Bowl games. The playoffs for the college football national championship begins. Alabama vs Oklahoma. Clemson vs Notre Dame. The more things in college football change, the more they stay the same. In the five years since the football playoffs began,... Read more »

Yankee's General Manager Brian Cashman spends a night on the street to help the homeless in New York City

Yankee's General Manager Brian Cashman spends a night on the street to help the homeless in New York City
The numbers in New York City are daunting. In September of 2018, more than 63,000 people spent a night in a city-run shelter. Almost 23,000 of them were children. The state education department says more than 114,000 students was identified as homeless during the 2017-18 school year. That’s ten percent of those enrolled in the... Read more »
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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon helps the homeless community again

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon helps the homeless community again
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has a slogan for the way he wants baseball played. He calls it Respect 90. It means play the game the right way. Never take a play off. Go as hard as you can on every single play. Respect the game. Maddon tries to live his life the same way.... Read more »
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