Archive for August 2010

The Bears Preseason: What does it mean?! -- NFL Football

 With the kickoff of the 2010-11 NFL season looming over next weekend, fans may be wondering what in the hell they have been watching for the past month. Well, my friends, that is preseason football in all of its painful glory.   As usual, this month of warming up has been unpredictably hard on Bears... Read more »

NHL 11 coming out September 7; Patrick Kane vs. Jonathon Toews video

For those of us who got hooked on last year’s installment of the NHL[insert year here] video game franchise, September 7 cannot approach fast enough. That is the day that fans will be able to get their hands on the new edition of the game, this year featuring captain Jonathon Toews on the cover. The... Read more »

Bears Preseason Salvation: The Chicago Blackhawks [Hawks news update]

With baseball and summer collectively winding down, and Bears preseason games offering little sanity, I offer, for your relief: thinking about the Blackhawks. You’ve already calmed down haven’t you? Forgot about that last sack on Cutler? Don’t mind that the Cubs probably won’t win 70 games this year? Have you stopped worrying about the Sox... Read more »

Is Mike Quade the answer?- Chicago Cubs Baseball

Since taking over for the now retired Lou Piniella, Mike Quade has managed the Cubs with a 5-2 record. After sweeping the Nationals and winning one of the three games played in Cincinnati, Quade’s Cubs actually found a way to defeat the juggernaut that is the Pittsburg Pirates. The Cubs win last night, a 14-2... Read more »

Closing Ceremony: The Final Paragraphs of the Lou Piniella Era- Chicago Cubs Baseball

Lou Piniella began the 2010 season with a 16-5 loss to Atlanta, and on Sunday he ended it, and his career, with another 16-5 loss to the Braves. While Cub fans are still right to feel nothing but disdain and sarcastic indifference towards Lou’s tenure as a Cub coach, his press conference following his final... Read more »

Brett Favre DOESN'T Retire... Is anyone really surprised?

Did he dupe you again? Ever since Lebron James announced that he was going to play in Miami, fans have harped on the theatrics and drama that James demanded for the announcement that he was essentially hanging Cleaveland out to dry. While I am one of these fans who found the entire display to be... Read more »

The Exit of Derek Lee; Cubs promote Sam Fuld over Hoffpauir and consider Colvin to play first

Never say that it’s too late. Even though the MLB trading deadline came and passed two-and-a-half weeks ago with the Cubs only moving Lilly and Theriot, Derrek Lee was traded yesterday to the Atlanta Braves. In return the Cubs received pitching prospects Robinson Lopez, Tyrelle Harris, and left-hander Jeffrey Lorick. This is an improvement for... Read more »

Primus, Chicago Sports, the Colorado Rockies, Jay Cutler, and the Broncos: A Drunken Denver Cab-Ride Conversation

     Red Rock Amphitheater:             Go there now Fear not my handful of loyalists! Despite my frequent (and ill-conceived) shouting of “Cutler!” I have survived my trip to Colorado without being hunted down by the restless native sport fans. As my girlfriend and I sat in a cab attempting to navigate through a sea of concert-goers... Read more »

Thought of the Day 8/12: Lou Piniella M.I.A.- Chicago Cubs "Baseball"

I do not wish to talk about actual baseball; its football season as far as I’m concerned. However, I can’t help but think that there is a correlation between a certain manager’s recent retirement announcement and said manager’s recent absence from one notably bad Chicago dugout. Hmmmm… who could it be? I completely understand that... Read more »

Blackhawks Offseason Thought- Brian Campbell over-paid and over-hated

With all of the salary dumping that the Hawks have done so far in the offseason, many names came up many different times as far as who might be next to go. One name that fans seemed to hone-in on as a guy to move was defenseman Brian Campbell. There seemed to be an odd... Read more »