Archive for July 2012

Wait! It Gets Better....How Bullying Led Me Here

Wait! It Gets Better....How Bullying Led Me Here
This is a story about being bullied. It’s also a story about a happy ending. Recently, I met up with my youth pastor at a reunion event. He’d been a great influence during a time when my faith had been in flux, when I had been concerned that God, along with everyone else, didn’t have... Read more »

Waddle A 'Kick' off the Old Block In Chicago Red Stars' National Title Hunt

Waddle A 'Kick' off the Old Block In Chicago Red Stars' National Title Hunt
Chicago Red Stars’ midfielder Georgia Waddle must have come by her athletic talents genetically. Her maternal grandfather is Gino Capelletti, who just announced his retirement as the radio voice of the New England Patriots, playing 11 seasons for the Patriots as a receiver, kicker and defensive back. He was named to five All-Star teams and... Read more »

Cheating "Death," But Sanctions Fair and Just for Penn State

Cheating "Death," But Sanctions Fair and Just for Penn State
It may not be the death penalty, but at first read, both the NCAA’s and Big Ten sanctions on Penn State in the wake of the abuse scandal that rocked the institution from top to bottom sounded right to me. Being hit with a $60 million fine, payable over 12 years, being banned from bowl games for... Read more »
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What Would Santo Do?

What Would Santo Do?
As all joyful events are shadowed today by the horrific killings of 12 innocent children and adults in Aurora, Colorado, I would like to take a moment to imagine what a man like Ron Santo, who is being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, NY this weekend,  would do in a case like... Read more »

Toyota Park Hosts Free Soccer Weekend as Red Stars Seek First US National Cup

Toyota Park Hosts Free Soccer Weekend as Red Stars Seek First US National Cup
Just ahead of the opening games at the London Olympics, where the US National Women’s soccer team are gearing up to take take on the world, there’s some hopefuls vying for a National Championship right here, Chicago Red Stars and former WPS stars Lori Chalupny, Amanda Cinalli, Juliana Sitch, and  DePaul’s own Erin Pekovich and Elise Weber... Read more »

Without Bob Greenberg, There Wouldn't Be a Token Female

Without Bob Greenberg, There Wouldn't Be a Token Female
Bob Greenberg, known universally as the blind sportscaster from WBEZ (91.5FM), and the Chicago-based correspondent for KMOX-AM in St. Louis, left a legacy of unparalleled success in a field of dreams that others only imagined. Bob, who passed away early this week at the age of 68 from cancer, defied logic and odds in the third-largest radio market in... Read more »
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The Williams Sisters and Wimbledon's First African-American Star

The Williams Sisters and Wimbledon's First African-American Star
For the past decade, there have been only two names synonymous with winning American tennis. And those two names belong to African-American women: Venus and Serena Williams Have any two Americans since Chris Evert and Billie Jean King done more to revolutionize the pristine, often stuffy game? When I was playing tennis in the 70′s, the... Read more »
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