Posts tagged "sports"

Ricketts Family - About your new Hotel Zachary across from Wrigley Field ...we need to talk

Just read that the name of the hotel being constructed smack dab across from Wrigley Field will be called Hotel Zachary AND apparently WON’T have a “sports theme” of any kind!?! WRIGLEY HOTEL TO DOWNPLAY BASEBALL…No stuffed chairs in the lobby meant to look like baseballs or historic photos of Wrigley Field lining the walls…”... Read more »

Cubs Lose Double-Header to the Padres and Why I am Very Scared

Cubs Lose a Double-Header to the Padres…no big deal, right? But let me tell you why… I am scared. And let me also say this…as a true Cubs fan, I have been programmed to have LOW EXPECTATIONS – and therefore I am never too disappointed. Right? This mindset has worked for the masses (with few... Read more »

The Bucket List Revisited: This time Nascar and the Daytona 500 Race – why not?

We made it last Sunday to the annual Daytona 500 Nascar race in Daytona Beach, Florida. Our first time there – we are not exactly Nascar fans, but while we were in Florida decided to see what all the hoopla was about. Pretty exciting, but not without a little drama. Embed from Getty Images We... Read more »
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So Glad that President Obama made it to last night’s Bulls Game at the United Center. Tales from the Front.

Yesterday morning, My Spontaneous Sports Guy shouts out “It’s the Bulls opening day of the regular season. They are playing Cleveland –you know- LeBron James. We’re going, right?” We had just come off of a “sports boring” weekend. Our amazing Cubs had run their course, and our struggling Bears were on a “bye week”. This... Read more »

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 »

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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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 »

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 »

News from Sports DramaLand: King LeBron James Makes His Royal Move

Currently King James, as in LEBRON JAMES continues to dominate the Sports Dramaland. In case you are one of the few fortunate individuals who has managed to escape all of the “shout it from the rooftops hype” about him – here is the short version update: Who is he? A Basketball Player. He is referred... Read more »
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Clark the Cub (Chicago Cubs New Mascot) Benny the Bull and Mickey Mouse Walk Into A Bar…

Chicago Mascots, Clark the Cub, Benny the Bull and their buddy Mickey have a night out on the town and the conversation turns serious. Benny the Bull: “Hey guys, are your heads secure? Are your heads bolted down? Velcro isn’t good enough. You heard what happened to that (unofficial) Cubby Mascot in Wrigleyville. He was... Read more »