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 »
It’s been over a decade since the Bulls were any where near contention for the NBA title. And not since 1995, since a t-shirt craze. Back then Chicago was littered with “Michael Chills, City Sweats” t-shirts about the time Michael Jordan’s first return the NBA was a big question mark.
“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 »
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 »
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 »