Archive for April 2012

On Tuesday--Playoff Hockey Still Lives In Chicago

On Tuesday--Playoff Hockey Still Lives In Chicago
Yes, we’re all sad about the Blackhawks’ one-and-done playoff run this year. Damn shame, going down 4 games to 2 and five straight overtime games to the Phoenix Coyotes, who ended up with their first postseason win. But look at it this way–Marian Hossa now has a chance to fully recover from the unthinkably brutal hit he took from the Coyotes’... Read more »

"Our John Wooden" Announces She's Stepping Down In Press Conference Today

"Our John Wooden" Announces She's Stepping Down In Press Conference Today
“Our own John Wooden,” is how 2012 National Champion Baylor coach Kim Mulkey described Tennessee Lady Volunteers Coach Pat Summitt, who will officially step down as Head Coach in a televised press conference today at 12:00 pm (CDT) on ESPNU.  With that, Summitt concludes a 38-year career that included 8 national championship titles, a US... Read more »

Chicago Sky's Seven-Year Itch Has Them Scratching At A Playoff Berth

Chicago Sky's Seven-Year Itch Has Them Scratching At A Playoff Berth
Ever had an itch so annoying that scratching only made it worse? Such was the dilemma in the offseason at the Chicago Sky’s Kinzie Street headquarters. After seven years as a WNBA franchise, despite the highest average increase in attendance last season (29%) playing at Allstate Arena, the Chicago Sky comes into the 2012 season holding a distinction the size of an itchy New Orleans... Read more »
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Major League Baseball, Women, Augusta National, and Ball Size

Major League Baseball, Women, Augusta National, and Ball Size
When you think about it, baseball and golf share much in common: *They’ve both been popular since the 19th century. *The praises of each sport have been sung by some of our most respected poets…. “Golf, like measles, should be caught young. ”- P.G. Wodehouse “I see great things in baseball…. It’s our game–the American game.”... Read more »

A Grudging Grudge Match for Notre Dame, Baylor in NCAA Women's Final

A Grudging Grudge Match for Notre Dame, Baylor in NCAA Women's Final
  In Denver, at the Pepsi Center, there’s a battle brewing. I can feel it from Chicago. Let’s call it the ”Unfinished Business” championship, as the Associated Press suggested. I thought of it, too. But they’re the press of record. So they get credit for the phrase. I predict it will be “The Cat Fight of the... Read more »

Holy Week Begins With UConn-Notre Dame, Baylor-Stanford Matchups

Holy Week Begins With UConn-Notre Dame, Baylor-Stanford Matchups
For just the second time in NCAA women’s basketball history, there’s an all #1-seed matchup in the Women’s Final Four this year at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The last time it happened was before most of the players on Baylor, Duke, Stanford, and Notre Dame were even born–1989. And it just so happens that the most Catholic... Read more »
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