Posts tagged "Cubs"

Seattle: A Fist Full of Sports Fans

Seattle: A Fist Full of Sports Fans
I picked up last week’s Sports Illustrated to catch up on the latest from NFL pundits. Nestled within this issue’s mid-season review was good sports journalism still laced with typical big sports hyperbole. After dutifully marching through what was going on here and now in the NFL, the author threw in a little foreshadowing. It... Read more »

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 »

Interview with Jesse White: A Martin Luther King Disciple

Interview with Jesse White: A Martin Luther King Disciple
Jesse White has been the Illinois Secretary of State since 1998, when he won the office by a landslide. He grew up in Illinois and graduated from Waller High School (now Lincoln Park HS) and won a scholarship to Alabama State, where he played baseball and basketball, while also coaching gymnastics and studying to be... Read more »
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Interview with Billy Corgan: Music Legend, Sports Nut

Interview with Billy Corgan: Music Legend, Sports Nut
The day before Thanksgiving I was fortunate to be able to interview Smashing Pumpkins singer and songwriter Billy Corgan. He loves his day job as a rock and roll legend. But Billy is a huge sports fan, and one with a hankering for getting involved in other projects. We talked about his new wrestling company,... Read more »

America: Dump Reality TV, Get a Life

America: Dump Reality TV, Get a Life
The few times that I paid attention in History class I actually learned a few things about America. I’m not talking about facts about wars or who was the 21st President of The United States. What I remember most is the few things I picked up about Americans and what grabs our attention. I remember... Read more »

Are American Sports Fans Too Cool to Sing?

Are American Sports Fans Too Cool to Sing?
Follow @MySportsComplex Sports fans around the world aren’t known first for their vocal gifts. But enthusiasm seems to be an innate quality. It could be that different cultures have different styles. Americans are known by Europeans for their forwardness, and their informal, talkative nature. While college football fans in Nebraska, Mississippi and Southern Cal might... Read more »
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Cubs & Phillies: Why We Are Fans

Cubs & Phillies: Why We Are Fans
Note: this piece has been re-written and moved to The Bleacher Report. You can now find the piece and more related fan videos at the link below. Thanks for reading. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/781147-chicago-cubs-why-we-are-fans-anyhow Andy Frye writes about sports and life here and chirps via Twitter at @MySportsComplex. Fans rule. Follow @MySportsComplex

Cubs, Phillies Wear Green Sleeves

Cubs, Phillies Wear Green Sleeves
Follow @MySportsComplex If you are a baseball stats wizard you might know that Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge pitched 27 saves in 2010. But you probably didn’t know that last year the Phillies saved the environment 3,224 barrels of oil, 174 tons of plastic, and 100,000 trees last year. The effort is all part of... Read more »

Throwing Pics: #4 - "Cubs Fan's" can't spell.

Technically, not a misspelling, Cubs fans (as it should be written) are welcomed for a drink nearby The Friendly Confines in possessive tense. As a Cubs fan, I wish I could blame this error on a a printer in Bridgeport. Andy Frye has a photographic sports mind and documents it here, and throughout the day... Read more »
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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 »