Chicago Blackhawks Eating Crow...So Far

3 games into the 2021 season, the Chicago Blackhawks have scored a grand total of 5 goals while their opponents in the three games have scored 5 goals in EACH game.  So far it seems like the Hawks are eating crow – which is a testament to letting  go a future hall-of-famer and seeing the results... Read more »

Life in 2020 and the Chicago Bears - No Laughing Matter

To my fellow Illinoisans…I get it because I got it, too. Quarantine Brain – brain fog – No restaurants, no bars, no movie theaters, no plays, no concerts, no sports early on, no parties. Nothing to stimulate our brains and help distract us from our desire to socialize with fellow human beings outside our personal bubbles. As someone... Read more »

USA Today Names Coaching Legend Pat Summitt to "100 Women of the Century"

For one of my sports heroes – an honor I wish could have been bestowed while she was still with us but it’s nice to know her many many accomplishments live on….this one’s for you Coach! Following is the story from USA Today…   “The late Pat Summitt, legendary for her coaching and leadership of... Read more »
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There But for the Grace of GOLF Go I...

With no sports to write about for months and none to watch on TV or barely any to participate in – only golf has remained a constant in my life. If it wasn’t for this little four letter word -GOLF-I would be a screaming looney tunes human what with all the insanity going on in... Read more »

Tamika Catchings - Basketball Goddess, Olympian and Humanitarian

The following is a story published in the Torchbearer, a magazine published by the University of Tennessee – featuring one of its most prized almunae – Tamika Catchings. I’ve had the great honor to meet her, cover her many feats in the media, and over time became friends with Tamika whose smile lights up a room, whose talent on... Read more »

Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu Secures her Place in the NCAA Record Books

University of Oregon star basketball player, Sabrina Ionescu, delivered another masterful performance and this one was one for the NCAA record books. Ionescu did so by becoming the first college basketball player — male or female — to have 2,000 points, 1,000 assists and 1,000 rebounds in her career. Making this achievement even more impressive – she... Read more »
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LPGA Tour Player Suzann Pettersen's letter to her son

This is the story of a professional athlete – a true competitor – and her farewell to the sport she loves through a letter she wrote to her baby boy, Herman. Suzann is one of the most fun and feisty personalities I have ever had the opportunity to cover in ANY sport over the years... Read more »

Meet The Chicago Cop Who's Enshrined in Baseball's Hall of Fame

Here is the wonderful story of a 20-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and how SHE ended up in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Back in 1994, Pam Schaffrath tried out for and won a spot on the roster of the Colorado Silver Bullets. The Silver Bullets became a reality... Read more »

March Lotto Madness

With March Madness in full swing, sitting in front of the TV and watching many of the games is a popular pastime for many around the country. The games of the men’s and women’s NCAA tournament run are often exciting as heck and go down to the wire with many top seeds doing what they’re... Read more »
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The Bears KICKED Out of the Playoffs

Remind me again why we parted ways with Robbie Gould? An unexpected and wildly successful Bears season ended with a thud off the upright and then the crossbar and tumbled the wrong way onto the field instead of over the goal post…and just like that the post season for the Bears is done. A very... Read more »