Posts in category "Athletes' Confessions; Personal Confession"

"I Can't Breathe": The Personal is the Political - Part II

In my previous blog, “I Can’t Breathe”:…… – Part I, I addressed how society is more accepting of issues related to professional players’ expressions of their personal and political values today, than it was in my early childhood and adult years. The following examples need reminders to the young and old. #1:  1964 Muhammed Ali... Read more »

Doing My Bears' Shuffle: Worth a Million

Last Tuesday, my husband and I picked up our niece, Miriam, a freshman at New Trier, from SFO.  We took her all around San Francisco. She is visiting us for a month in Chico, CA, hometown of Aaron Rodgers. (Please don’t remind me. )  It’s 175 miles Northeast of San Francisco, a university town of 100,000,... Read more »

After the Blackhawks Loss: Treason from My Husband

As soon as that god-awful finish in OT last night, I turned the TV off,  ran into my bedroom, and put on the infamous Star Trek Movie “Wrath of Kahn.” My mind had to flip a switch for what June would look like, as the Enterprise was being boarded by Admiral Kirk for a simple... Read more »

Chicago Sports: I'm Going Crazy Again

It’s that gut feeling. You all know it.  No words can describe it. While getting my PhD at Loyola University, I learned words such as “it’s neurologically encoded” in memory or “cellular structure.” Hmmmm, ‘is that what’s it’s called?’, I thought to myself? Hell – the only Cell I’m into is the one at 35th... Read more »

Six Reasons Why The Bears Lost to the Eagles

Six Reasons Why the Bears Lost to the Philadelphia Eagles Tonight We can’t tackle Cutler was not able to be mobile, move outside the pocket, and underthrew the top NFL receiving corp No 2 step-drop slants, or screen plays called Hardly any touches for Forte called Special teams did nothing Our defensive line let Philly... Read more »

Keith Olbermann: "I'm Back!"

We Chicago sports fans know the 2 words which became music to our ears.  On March 18, 1995, Michael Jordan, in a news release, said “I’m Back.”  And the following night v. the Indiana Pacers, with # 45 on his jersey, Jordan scored 19 points in a game which had the highest Nielsen ratings since... Read more »

NHL, NFL, NBA, & MLB Players Respond Regarding Gay Marriage

Should the U.S. Legalize Gay Marriage? 62 professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB, responded to this survey done by ESPN.  61 % of  NFL athletes and 92% of NHL athletes responded “yes”, while 46% of NBA players and 45% of MLB athletes agreed. This research was reported on October 14, 2012 by... Read more »

Lessons from my Best Teacher: Zozzy

With the school year ending, some of us may have thoughts about the teachers who imparted lasting memories and much knowledge in us, which we have carried throughout our lifetimes.  Mine encompass both sides of the aisle, being a student, then a Chicago public high-school teacher and ultimately, a university professor. So I  ask myself: who... Read more »

Susannah Collins, CSN Comcast Chicago: We Hardly Knew You

As the Chicago sports world now knows, Susannah Collins, Sportscaster for Chicago CSN Comcast, was fired last night, apparently, due to her “slip up” on a post-game broadcast of the Blackhawks’ win over the Wild Tuesday night. Susannah reported that the Blackhawks, with the most wins in this years’ hockey season, had a “tremendous amount... Read more »

Jason Collins, NBA Center, "Comes Out" as Being Gay

Jason Collins, a professional basketball athlete, has come out to the world as being gay.  I applaud his courage, sincerity, honesty, and narrative in the current issue of Sports Illustrated,  of what led up to this brave decision. It was only 3 weeks ago, Rutgers basketball star, Brittney Griner, the #1 Women’s basketball player,... Read more »