Archive for October 2011

Assball: A Lesson for Today’s CEO

Assball: A Lesson for Today’s CEO
I just got a TV after almost three years without one. Besides indulging in every sports program possible, I’ve tuned in almost daily to my other dirty pleasure, business news. Strange that the last thing I watched on my own TV was Rod Blagojevich being driven away in a police car in 2009. This week... Read more »

Parents: Don’t Yell “Retard!” from the Stands

Parents: Don’t Yell “Retard!” from the Stands
I’ve picked up a nice little side gig writing about area high school football for a major sports news conglomerate. Football isn’t my first choice in sports, but the chance to watch and report the game is as rewarding as living in the moment as a writer with something to write about. Then there’s the... Read more »

Billy Goats, Philly Squirrels and Other Varmints that Ruin Baseball Season

Billy Goats, Philly Squirrels and Other Varmints that Ruin Baseball Season
Consider social media just as good an up-to-the-minute news source as The Associated Press. You can feel the pulse of sports fans’ take in real-time so long as you’re attached to Twitter or EveryBlock. Better yet, fire up Facebook, since (admit it) you’re logged in right now. Within a minute of the St Louis Cardinals’... Read more »
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Chicago Marathon Offers "Runnerds" and Beginners a Life Transformation

Chicago Marathon Offers "Runnerds" and Beginners a Life Transformation
Adults can pick up sports pretty easily. Some jump into the office softball team. For others, flag football offers an opportunity to play outside and break a sweat. But deciding to run a marathon usually entails more of a life transformation. Molly Conway Alvarez, 39, was always reasonably athletic throughout her life. But that was... Read more »

Sports Philandering and the Big Ten

Sports Philandering and the Big Ten
Feel free to take me to task for boasting about Ohio State football this year. My prediction was that the Buckeyes would pick up nine or ten wins and that last season’s scandal and the loss of coach Jim Tressel wouldn’t have an effect. At 3-2, right now ten wins appear a long shot. Maybe... Read more »