Posts tagged "Blackhawks"

Three Never-Written Sports Books That Should Be

Three Never-Written Sports Books That Should Be
In the world of sports, books are big. And even though we don’t think of our pro athletes as the main source for what’s next in literature, books about sports figures or ones written by them count among a large and likely growing share of biographies available at your local Barnes & Noble. Much of... Read more »

During the NHL Playoffs trashtalk, trash get "picked up"

During the NHL Playoffs trashtalk, trash get "picked up"
There’s an old joke that used to float around eastern Pennsylvania when I was a kid, and I know it by heart. Along with knowing who Jim O’Brien and Jerry Penacoli were, this joke is a test of your local cred if you grew up between 1980 and 2008, the two times the Phillies won... Read more »

Fun with Autocorrect and Sports Names

Fun with Autocorrect and Sports Names
In the spring I wrote about how Autocorrect, or “spellcheck” as the old school technophobe in me often calls it, has the habit of changing words with humorous effect. One popular website, “Damn you, Autocorrect” recounts numerous episodes of Autocorrect stepping in and changing harmless words to awkward ones, sometimes infusing sexual innuendo to a... Read more »
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"We All Dress Like Our Fathers"

"We All Dress Like Our Fathers"
      The following is part of a series called Short Short Sports Stories which are real life stories and things that happened around 1000 words. Follow @MySportsComplex My dad never played sports, and never really cared about sports. Except for gardening, which is sort-of a sport, if you consider The Iron Chef a... Read more »

Pacers, Canucks: Go Pound Sand

“Pound sand” is one of my all-time favorite Chicagoisms. I don’t know for sure that it’s a saying that evolved here first, but I’ve never heard anyone say pound sand where I’m from. Back on the East Coast, we might say something along the lines of “go play in traffic,” as an old woman on... Read more »

Cubs Fans, Sports Fans Pay Worthy Price

I’ve never played the lottery, even once. Then again, I probably have some bias against the lottery thanks to a creepy “book store” in my hometown, which didn’t sell books. Rather, Village Books was the hub for dirty magazines and lottery tickets. I used to have to pass by it whenever I wanted a decent slice of... Read more »
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Blackhawks Fans, You Are No Angels.

Blackhawks Fans, You Are No Angels.
As the Blackhawks close in on the playoffs again, a year after their Stanley Cup triumph, fans are jubilant and gracious. They cheer the Hawks and the possibility of another championship to underscore the greatness of the city we all love. Moving here from Philadelphia to Chicago several years ago I started to notice a... Read more »