Archive for September 2011

Baseball’s “Amazing Night” Happens Every Year in Other Sports

Baseball’s “Amazing Night” Happens Every Year in Other Sports
If you are a baseball fan in Boston or Atlanta then hopefully you haven’t been growing an early playoff beard, even though playoffs seemed like a lock for both the Red Sox and the Braves. But if you did start growing facial hair in anticipation of the post-season then you’ll be disappointed to have to... Read more »

Maryland's Motel Drape Uniforms, and Bad Sportswear Karma

Maryland's Motel Drape Uniforms, and Bad Sportswear Karma
So I guess I’ve been pretty harsh on the University of Maryland’s new football uniforms. Here are some recent tweets of mine: Maryland’s football uniforms are so ugly; Baltimore County just seceded to Virginia. Maryland’s jerseys are so ugly they’ve even been rejected as motel drapes Maryland’s jerseys are so bad, they make everyone from... Read more »

Nicks & Dings in Notre Dame's Dome

Nicks & Dings in Notre Dame's Dome
Two football seasons ago I got to see a Chicago football favorite, Tom Thayer speak. Currently, Thayer is a local radio analyst covering the Chicago Bears, and was a member of the ’85 Bears who won Super Bowl XX under Mike Ditka. Thayer spent that season blocking for quarterback Jim McMahon and the great Walter... Read more »
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Social Media Stars Clash in Chicago's Downtown Dash

Social Media Stars Clash in Chicago's Downtown Dash
And you thought you were the Mayor of your hometown pizzeria. Try tackling the entire Chicago Loop and then some. Tomorrow on Saturday, September 10, 2011, social media’s savviest gurus will compete head-to-head in teams of two as they navigate their way around downtown Chicago. They will be seeking scavenges, looking for money saving clues... Read more »

Nudity & Sports: Is It What the Fans Want?

Nudity & Sports: Is It What the Fans Want?
Last month this blog got over 15,000 hits. The strange thing is that the vast majority of the hits, coming via various internet sites, went straight for two articles I wrote in June. Those pieces were both about the same basic topic. The topic was naked sports and this topic went up as post-event coverage... Read more »

Throwing Pics #8 : Baby Jay Cutler

Throwing Pics #8 : Baby Jay Cutler
So, if you didn’t know, football season is back. And the Chicago Bears return to the fold with a home opener this Sunday, September 11, at Soldier Field against the Atlanta Falcons. You can check it out on FOX at high noon. Last year there were a lot of complaints amongst all the enthusiasm about... Read more »
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The Real World, BCS: College Football’s Late Summer Break & National TV Fling

The Real World, BCS: College Football’s Late Summer Break & National TV Fling
The nation rejoiced this past weekend as college football began again. There were a lot of touchdowns as is to be expected. Ohio State ramrodded their cross-state neighbors from Akron 42-0; while Florida beat up on Florida Atlantic 41-3 and Arkansas pounded Missouri State 51-7. Elsewhere, #2 Alabama took no mercy on Kent State, a... Read more »