Archive for May 2012

Chicago's Roller Derby Championship, Saturday at UIC Pavilion

Chicago's Roller Derby Championship, Saturday at UIC Pavilion
On Saturday, The Windy City Rollers conclude their home season in the Ivy King Cup Championship, which kicks off at 7:30pm at UIC Pavilion. If you haven’t gone to see this great action-packed sport then Ivy King is a great way to catch a fire. The Fury are two-time defending champions, collecting the cup in... Read more »

Competitive Eating: Chicago Now vs Kobayashi

Competitive Eating: Chicago Now vs Kobayashi
World Champion competitive eater, Kobayashi, swung through Chicago today as a part of a world tour. The former Nathan’s world hot dog eating champion, who won his title consecutively from 2001 to 2006, stopped by the Tribune Tower on Michigan Avenue to take on five people at once. The challenge: Kobayashi took on five bloggers... Read more »

"Karma Hell Bus Rides"

"Karma Hell Bus Rides"
The following is part of a series called Short Short Sports Stories which are real life stories and funny stuff under 1000 words. Years ago I was on the way to an intramural soccer game. I try to avoid the bus when I can, but on this early evening in Chicago I didn’t have the... Read more »
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Cubs' Ricketts family should keep $$$ on the field, out of politics

Cubs' Ricketts family should keep $$$ on the field, out of politics
There’s a scene in the great sports film Moneyball where the assistant general manager played by Jonah Hill is having a chat about money. Here, big hitter David Justice, played by Stephen Bishop, is an Oakland A’s player who just a few years prior had played for the Yankees. His chief complaint is that the... Read more »

Google+ : Bad Toga Party or Ford Pinto?

Google+ : Bad Toga Party or Ford Pinto?
In the early 1970s, the Ford Motor Company marketed one of the biggest duds of all time, the Ford Pinto. Not only was the car ugly, coming in colors like dirt brown and lemon peel yellow, it had one ill-conceived safety flaw. That little flaw was that the engine and fuel tank filler were located... Read more »