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His Autographed Ernie Banks Jersey and Four Stars for Good Behavior: A Great Day at Wrigley Field

Flashback to a few weeks ago-Cubs vs. Sox, the first round of the slugfest was at Wrigley and the drama was in full swing. The Cubbies were down two games. Damn. We headed out to the Sunday game to ward off the threat of an embarrassing sweep. Bonus: Besides the Cubs vs. Sox traditional fun,... Read more »

Could the Chicago White Sox Have a Secret Plan to Woo Cubs Fans? Code Word: Wet Wipes

It looks like the White Sox organization has hatched a sinister plan to convert fans from Team Cubs to Team Sox. And, yes, my friends…it involves Wet Wipes. Cue the music from Dragnet: Dum De Dum Dum. Here is how it unraveled…My Sports Guy and I – always checking out new venues (a.k.a. bars), ventured... Read more »

Why a Die-Hard Chicago Sports Guy cannot be out of town this time of year

We had escaped the miserable Chicago winter – retreating to our tropical paradise – sun, sand, sea and fun. Living the dream. So WHY was my Die-Hard Sports Guy having bouts of periodic gloominess and anxiety? Answer: We were in the middle of the “High Sports Season”, Bulls and Blackhawks in the playoffs and the... Read more »
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Glamping: Glamour Camping Tales from the Dude Ranch

My Guy was totally astounded that I was going to the salon to get my hair and nails done…”What? You can’t be serious. Why would you bother? We’re going CAMPING tomorrow!” There was a long pause before I replied. “First of all, we are not going CAMPING. We are going GLAMPING – as in “Glamour... Read more »

Bill Gates Gives Me a Kick in the Butt and The Art of Learning

Do I actually know Bill Gates, one might ask? The answer is no. However, did Bill Gates manage to shame me? Yes, and I thank him for that. The topic titled “The Art of Learning” was one of the themes periodically thrown out to ChicagoNow bloggers as an option to write about in the site’s... Read more »

Balls: Overly Deflated or Under Inflated? What's Your Take on DeflateGate?

An intense major drama has exploded in the NFL: It’s DeflateGate, and yesterday afternoon I inadvertently got sucked into it. The New England Patriots are under fire and there’s some ‘splainin’ to do. So crazy ridiculous. I had heard some news blips about the New England Patriots and their football deflating shenanigans – but really... Read more »
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Free Group Therapy Sessions for Depressed Chicago Bears Fans

…needed urgently. Are the “Powers That Be” that head up the Chicago Bears organization considering offering group therapy sessions at numerous locations throughout the city? I hope so. This is no joke. I am sure that there are throngs of Bears fans demonstrating alarming symptoms of severe emotional distress…anger, denial, rage, bitterness, shame and more,... Read more »

Some Advice For Fans on How to Chase Away The Chicago Bears Blues

Sunday morning started out positive. Football-Game Day-Chicago Bears and the Miami Dolphins playing in Chicago, and the soothsayer Sports Brains were all predicting a Bears victory in Soldier Field. Of course, they would win. They had to win. They LOST their first two games at home and couldn’t possibly go 0-3 at home. The team... Read more »

Ten Things I Loved about Jackie Robinson West USA Little League Champs and the One Thing that Made Me Cringe

Jackie Robinson West, Chicago Little League Team extraordinaire – 2014 USA Champions! The heavens parted and the sympathetic sports gods smiled down on the city of Chicago with this brilliant ray of sunshine. A city plagued by two disappointing Major League Baseball teams have been blessed with an amazing team of young and accomplished All... Read more »
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Dallas Cowboys Surprise Season Ticket Holders. So Why Can't the Chicago Cubs Be Just as Creative?

Me (babbling female) attempting to engage in “sports small talk” with her Sports Guy: “Did you hear that all of the Dallas Cowboys season ticket holders received (along with their regular game tickets) tickets to see the Cowboys in the PLAYOFFS and tickets if the team should make it to the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP game? Him:... Read more »