Posts in category "Chicago Sports Week"

The Best Sportswriter Working Today: Six Great Bill Simmons Columns

This was the first Simmons story I remember reading. And as much as I gobble up his column schtick -- NBA trade value, movie quote season previews, etc. -- it's his storytelling, perspective, and gift with a column capper that keeps me coming back. Read it and weep: http://proxy.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?id=1216291
Bill Simmons is the best sportswriter working today. Period. To use his own terminology, he’s a Pantheon guy, and I’m not even sure who else to include there. Like Jay-Z, he’s leading the league in at least six statistical categories: funniest, most prolific, highest quality of content, strongest passion for his subject matter, most acute... Read more »

A Cubs Fan Asks a Sox Fan 6 Questions

6. I have June 20th as the Over/Under date for when Juan Pierre loses his role in the lead off spot. What date do you have it happening?<br><br>2020.  The same year he breaks all of Rickey Henderson's records. P.S. That's a great picture for a fan whose team plays in Boystown.
Both Cubs fans and Sox fans can agree on two things: 1- the other Chicago team’s fanbase is Lithium-prescribed-measure-me-for-a-straight-jacket delusional and, 2- The White Sox always have more interesting preseason concerns because asking a Sox fan about the impending season gets them angry. Cubs fans just tell a lie and say they will win it,... Read more »

Six Songs for a Wednesday Afternoon (Chicago Sports Edition, Part II)

"By the shores of old Lake Michigan, where the hawk wind blows so cold..."
If you missed Part I of Six Songs, Chicago Sports Edition, you can read it here. Those six were the game songs that we most associate with the ballparks and stadiums of our beloved Chicago clubs. Now we will celebrate a different six: the tribute songs that augment the team’s musical selections or became smash... Read more »
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Six Songs for a Wednesday Morning (Chicago Sports Edition, Part I)

Hey Chicago, what do you say?
One of my favorite schticks from my ReadJack site is “Six Songs,” which I dropped whenever the mood struck. Time to bring that over to Lists That Actually Matter, starting with a Chicago Sports edition. We’ll go with the “game” songs first, those diddies we hear at the ballpark or the stadium and on TV... Read more »

Top 5 Chicago sports/pop culture look-alikes

Top 5 Chicago sports/pop culture look-alikes
Everyone likes the look-alike game.  Let us know if you can think of any others.

Six Horrifically Sucky Moments in my Chicago Sports Fan Career (post-Pistons)

At least it ended quickly.
“You can’t truly love a team until you’ve suffered with it.” — Bill Simmons, February 25, 2011 ****** Sports fandom is pain mixed with hope, and, on occasion, a few droplets of fulfillment. Maybe that formula differs in NYC or L.A., or even Miami with their bloody two-time champion Marlins, but here in Chicago, it... Read more »
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10 Best Chicago Sports Nicknames

10 Best Chicago Sports Nicknames
Self-explanatory title. Let’s get right to it.

Eight Forgotten Facial Hair Successes of 90s Chicago Baseball

Eight Forgotten Facial Hair Successes of 90s Chicago Baseball
The 1990s were a tumultuous time in baseball. Labor strife wiped out the 1994 postseason. Steroid use was widespread amongst many marquee players. Expansion teams were added despite the fact that their uniforms contained numerous shades of purple and/or teal. But it wasn’t all bad. The 1990s were a golden age for attractive facial hair... Read more »

The Whitest Bulls in Recent History: Chicago Sports Week Continues

The Whitest Bulls in Recent History: Chicago Sports Week Continues
It’s Chicago Sports Week at Lists That Actually Matter and I wanted to hold it down and show some love for MY people. All the beige brothas out there gettin’ down for theirs on the Bulls. This lists celebrates the whitest of the white players. To borrow a phrase from How the Grinch Stole Kwanzaa-... Read more »
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Top 10 (Current) Chicago Sports Stars

Top 10 (Current) Chicago Sports Stars
It is Chicago Sports Week at Lists That Actually Matter.  Each day we will do something Chicago Sports.  And seeing that, unlike other lists, these actually matter, we thought we’d start off by letting everyone know who the biggest local stars are. This list is purely based on local relevance, not national, overall career relevance. ... Read more »