Archive for March 2012

I don't think Sean Payton understands his punishment.

I don't think Sean Payton understands his punishment.
I’m gonna keep this as short and and sweet as possible. We all know about “Bountygate” the bounty program that the New Orleans Saints ran over the last couple of NFL seasons. Gregg Williams the former Saints Defensive Coordinator was suspended “indefinitely” from the NFL. Williams was the brain child behind this mess. Several top... Read more »

The power of the press pass........

The power of the press pass........
As you may be aware, I have been covering the Chicago Rush this season. I am thankful to the Rush for granting me credentials for the 2012 season. I look back at my life and realize that even though I am not a full-time sports reporter, I am still blessed to do what I am... Read more »

My first trip to the Sears Centre

My first trip to the Sears Centre
The Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates opened up back in 2006 and is Chicago’s 3rd major arena behind the United Center and Allstate Arena. The UIC Pavilion now falls to 4th place due to the fact that the Sears Centre is bigger by 3,000 seats. So this past Saturday I made the drive up there... Read more »
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The 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: My Picks

The 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: My Picks
Here are my picks for the 2012 NCAA Tournament: Midwest Region: East Region: South Region: West Region: Final Four: Let’s see how many correct picks I get….. You can follow me on Twitter: @GabeSalgado82 Hashtag: #TheLockerRoom You can friend me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GabeSalgado82 I am also on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/gws1182 Plus, you can e-mail me at thelockerroomchicagonow@gmail.com

The Rush start the 2012 season on a high note.

The Rush start the 2012 season on a high note.
The Chicago Rush’s 2012 season opener had a cloud hanging over it initially. Half of last years players are gone, there were health concerns about starting Quarterback Russ Michna, and then of course there was the AFL’s labor issue that came out of nowhere on Friday night. But despite all of that, the Rush overcame... Read more »

Live Blog: End of 1st quarter Rush 14 Storm 7

Live Blog: End of 1st quarter Rush 14 Storm 7
Russ Michna looked good and didn’t miss a beat as he threw a touchdown pass to Reggie Gray from 7 yards out. Linebacker Kelvin Morris returned at interception 26 yards for a touchdown on only the 4th play of the game. Tampa’s only score came at the halfway point of the 1st when Storm Quarterback... Read more »
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Live Blog: Final Score Rush 70 Storm 48

Live Blog: Final Score Rush 70 Storm 48
Tampa Bay scored first however the missed the extra point so they only cut the Rush’s lead to 6 49-41. Then afterwards the Rush defense swarmed the Storm offense and held them scoreless for 3 straight possessions. Reggie Gray and Kelvin Morris were the stars midway through the final period. Reggie Gray caught his 3rd... Read more »

Live Blog: End of 3rd Rush 49 Storm 35

Live Blog: End of 3rd Rush 49 Storm 35
In the 3rd quarter the Rush dominated on defense. They held Tampa scoreless, sacked Stephen Wasil twice, pressured him numerous times, and got a turnover. The Rush also scored twice in the 3rd when Russ Michna threw a 29 yard touchdown pass to Marquis Hamilton {his 3rd TD catch of the night} and a 14... Read more »

Live Blog: Halftime Rush 35 Storm 35

Live Blog: Halftime Rush 35 Storm 35
The Rush struck first blood early in the first quarter. Tampa Bay had the opening possession, however Rush Lineback Kelvin Morris took an interception 26 yards for a touchdown to give the Rush a 7-0 lead. But when Tampa got on their second possession, their Quarterback Stephen Wasil ran the ball 11 yards to tie... Read more »
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Live Blog from Allstate Arena: Chicago Rush VS Tampa Bay Storm 3-10-12. AFL Season Opener

Live Blog from Allstate Arena: Chicago Rush VS Tampa Bay Storm 3-10-12. AFL Season Opener
Pregame Report: Of course the big story to start the 2012 Arena Football League season is the labor dispute between the AFL brass and it’s players. Last night the AFL’s Pittsburgh Power essentially cut all of it’s unionized players just hours before kickoff and signed a group of replacement players at the last minute. The... Read more »