Posts tagged "Chicago Cubs"

An Opera Singer's Guide to The Chicago Cubs in The World Series

An Opera Singer's Guide to The Chicago Cubs in The World Series
“See in spate [sudden events] the high cataract [powerful waterfall] storming: All in terror must fly from its path. So in terror flies the foe before me, When I brandish this sword in my wrath” – Handel’s Julius Caesar (translated by Brian Trowell, courtesy of Chandos Records) Baseball, and indeed any sport, is imbued with... Read more »

Steven's Restaurant Corner: The Tale of The Billy Goat Tavern at Yorktown Mall or "John Belushi must be rolling in his grave"

Steven's Restaurant Corner: The Tale of The Billy Goat Tavern at Yorktown Mall or "John Belushi must be rolling in his grave"
The Original Billy Goat Tavern on Michigan Ave., like the Cubs themselves, has become an iconic Chicago munch-factory. Thanks to SNL and John Belushi, the phrases “Cheeseborger, Cheeseborger, Cheeseborger” and “No Pepsi…Coke!” have become objects of quirky pride for Chicagoans. (If you haven’t watched the classic skit, you can watch it here on the restaurant’s website!) What is... Read more »

The Unfortunate Occurrence of The Chicago Blackhawks Not Winning The Stanley Cup

The Unfortunate Occurrence of The Chicago Blackhawks Not Winning The Stanley Cup
“Competition is a by-product of productive work, not its goal. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand, The Ayn Rand Letter The city of Chicago is in mourning, a direct result of The Chicago Blackhawks valiant struggled to win The Stanley Cup for two years in... Read more »
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The Philosophy of A Sports Fan: Give Me Victory or Give Me Victory!

The Philosophy of A Sports Fan: Give Me Victory or Give Me Victory!
Sports are one of those things that have never appealed to me, on a level that others seem to. I can appreciate the talent and dedication these people have and the standard of life that they have to maintain, but it has never interested me to sit for hours on end and watch two teams... Read more »

Donald Trump threatens Cubs' Chairman's Mother on Twitter

Donald Trump threatens Cubs' Chairman's Mother on Twitter
This morning, as I was putting out The Sun Times at the library where I work, I came across this headline that made me stop in my tracks: “Cubs’ Chairman: ‘surreal when Donald Trump threatens your mom.” I was obviously intrigued and I decided to take a moment and read the article thoroughly, just to... Read more »