Posts in category "sports"

Michael Jordan at 50: Still The Best

Michael Jordan at 50: Still The Best
NBA legend Michael Jordan celebrates his 50th birthday today.  I consider myself blessed as a Chicagoan to have witnessed Superman in gym shorts; the greatest player in NBA history.  As the birthday wishes roll in along with the memories, I can’t help but marvel at Michael Jordan’s remarkable career and legacy. While Larry Bird and... Read more »

Brent Musburger, Katherine Webb, ESPN And The Word Police

Brent Musburger, Katherine Webb, ESPN And The Word Police
The Alabama Crimson Tide are the kings of college football after blowing out Notre Dame 42-14 in Monday’s BCS National Championship game.  Yet fans are still talking about Brent Musburger’s on-air gushing over Katherine Webb. The game got out of hand early leaving ESPN, minus suspense, looking for material.  The cameras then focused on Katherine... Read more »

Jovan Belcher, Bob Costas, Rush Limbaugh And The Gun Culture

Jovan Belcher, Bob Costas, Rush Limbaugh And The Gun Culture
A week ago Jovan Belcher was an obscure linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs.  Now, in the aftermath of Belcher murdering girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, then committing suicide  in front of his coaches, Belcher has become yet another symbol of our society’s messy mix of politics and sport.  Bob Costas, the veteran sports journalist, took to the... Read more »
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5 Reasons To Hate Baseball's New Wild Card Format

5 Reasons To Hate Baseball's New Wild Card Format
My love of baseball runs deep, but this new wild card format has got to go. Some history:  Beginning in 1994, baseball added a “wildcard” team to the playoffs along with the three division winners in each league.  When the regular season ended, the “best” division winner played the wildcard team in a five game... Read more »

London 2012 Olympics: 5 Sports We Need to See

London 2012 Olympics:  5 Sports We Need to See
I can’t say I am rivited to the London Olympics.  In fact, The 2012 London Olympics bore me. There, I said it.  Boom. I marvel at the pageantry of the games and the notion that athletes train their entire lives for a single moment of glory.   It’s great theater; a wonderful showcase for the host city.... Read more »

Everybody In The Pool!

Everybody In The Pool!
Summer is in full swing, which means fall must be a week or so away.  Between summer school, camps, baseball and golf, it flies by. And of course swimming. I am the fearless leader of a swimming family.  I started swimming in junior high when my mother would take me to the local Y for her workouts.  I... Read more »
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The 5 Worst All-Stars In Chicago Baseball History

The 5 Worst All-Stars In Chicago Baseball History
  It’s time again for major league baseball’s “mid-summer classic,” the All-Star game, which this year is in Kansas City. I wrote a post last year about the silliness of the All-Star rules.  A year later they’re still silly so I thought I would put together a list of the worst All-Stars in Chicago baseball history.... Read more »

Michael Jordan Loves The Blackhawks. Big Deal.

Michael Jordan Loves The Blackhawks.  Big Deal.
I caught Rick Telander’s column in today’s Chicago Sun times, which you can read here. Under the headline, “From graceful to disgraceful,” Telander rips Michael Jordan’s decision to attend the Chicago Blackhawks playoff game last Monday night, as well as a Cubs game yesterday.  In Telander’s view, Jordan should have been court side watching his... Read more »

NCAA Sweet Sixteen: A Random Walk On The Wild Side

NCAA Sweet Sixteen: A Random Walk On The Wild Side
I just can’t. There was a time when I could sit for hours at a time and watch college basketball.  Now not so much. I remember being home from college one year and going to a friends apartment, a trashed, unfurnished (unless you count a couch, card table and a couple of mattresses) apartment.  We... Read more »
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