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Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Tom Loxas of Cubs Insider

Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Tom Loxas of Cubs Insider
This week I had the chance to interview Tom Loxas, lead writer of Cubs Insider on ChiacagoNow.com. Born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago, Tom has been blogging about all things Chicago Cubs since 2008. Tom has used his position as Maître d’ in some of the city’s swankiest restaurants to develop relationships with many... Read more »

Jahlil Okafor Escapes the Shadow of Jabari Parker: Leads West to Victory at McDonald's All American Game

Jahlil Okafor Escapes the Shadow of Jabari Parker: Leads West to Victory at McDonald's All American Game
CHICAGO – For the better part of his high school career it seemed as if  Jahlil Okafor would never escape the shadow of Jabari Parker. Anything Jahlil did, Jabari had already done better: be All-State, check; make the McDonald’s All American team, check; sign with Duke University, check; be named Illinois Mr. Basketball, double check,... Read more »

Keep the Red Out: Predators Ticket Plan Aims to Keep Blackhawks Fans Away from Nashville

Keep the Red Out: Predators Ticket Plan Aims to Keep Blackhawks Fans Away from Nashville
For Chicago Blackhawks fans few road trips are more enjoyable than the trip to Music City to watch the Hawks battle the rival Nashville Predators. Nashville’s vibrant night life and delicious food combine to make it the most attractive Central Division city for Hawks fans to visit. However if Nashville Predators’ management gets its way... Read more »
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Twitter Explodes as LeBron James Loses Headband & Forces Game 7

Twitter Explodes as LeBron James Loses Headband & Forces Game 7
LeBron James lost his headband in the 4th quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals and became unstoppable. Post-headband, King James elevated his game to another level and went on a tear (16 points 7-10 with 2 assists) bringing his team back from a 13 point fourth quarter deficit to force overtime. In OT,... Read more »

Florida Panthers Season Tickets for $7

Florida Panthers Season Tickets for $7
Looking to get inside the Madhouse on Madison for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final this Saturday night ? The cheapest standing room only ticket currently available on StubHub will set you back $369. Looking to catch an away game in Boston on Monday night? The cheapest seat in the house can be had for $425. That’s why... Read more »

Blackhawks Fans Roar: Epic National Anthem in Chicago at Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Once upon a time in Chicago a funny man once asked, “What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?” Last night, Hawks fans found out just before puck drop. Euphoric Blackhawks fans arrived at the UC even earlier than normal in order beat the rumored ‘derecho’ that was expected to combine a plethora of thunderbolts with 80+ mph... Read more »
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The Chicago Blackhawks and the National Anthem

Yesterday the New York Times published an article detailing the history of one of the most unique and awesome spectacles in sports: Chicago Blackhawks fans cheering during the national anthem. Click on this blog post’s title to read the article. In the meantime, enjoy three of my all-time favorite renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in... Read more »

#TheReturn: Will the Real Derrick Rose Please Suit Up?

#TheReturn: Will the Real Derrick Rose Please Suit Up?
I hate THIS Derrick Rose. I say I hate THIS Derrick Rose to differentiate him from the Derrick Rose I watched grow up in front of my eyes, the Derrick Rose I love. THIS Derrick Rose that I hate is not the hometown hero who led Simeon to Back-to-Back IHSA State Championships. THIS Derrick Rose that I hate... Read more »

In Gar We Trust: How the Play of the Chicago Bulls Bench Mob 2.0 Turned GM Forman From Goat to Genius in 48 Hours

In Gar We Trust: How the Play of the Chicago Bulls Bench Mob 2.0 Turned GM Forman From Goat to Genius in 48 Hours
After a heart-breaking 95-92 home loss to the Brooklyn Nets in Game 6 of the First Round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs even the most optimistic Bulls fan would have told you Tom Thibodeau’s “We have enough to win,” was becoming the 2013 version of “Rex is our quarterback.” Repeating ad nauseum the season long mantra despite a preponderance of evidence to... Read more »
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Susannah Collins and the Best of Sports Nutz

Susannah Collins and the Best of Sports Nutz
Comcast Sports Net Chicago fired popular on air personality Susannah Collins late Thursday night shortly after a gaffe in which she said the Chicago Blackhawks have had “a tremendous amount of sex this season” on live television. She meant to say “success” instead of “sex.” In his blog Chicago Sports Media Watch, ChicagoNow’s Paul M.... Read more »
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