Archive for May 2013

Playoff-Bound (!) Chicago Sky Opens Season At Home Tonight

Playoff-Bound (!) Chicago Sky Opens Season At Home Tonight
Playoff-bound? Bound and determined, that is. The Chicago Sky, opening their 8th season tonight at the Allstate Arena, is bound and determined to make the playoffs this year. They have the dubious distinction of being the only team in the WNBA to have never made the cut. “The 2013 season is shaping to be one... Read more »

I Outearn My Man...Got A Problem With It? A "Breadwinner Mom" Tale

I Outearn My Man...Got A Problem With It? A "Breadwinner Mom" Tale
In the 1950′s, television set the standard for imaging the great American family. ‘Father’ images like Ward Cleaver ( “Leave It To Beaver”) and Jim Anderson (“Father Knows Best”) kissed their picture-perfect, well-groomed wives and impish children goodbye every morning, clad in a grey flannel suit and tie, ready to face the world of business... Read more »

Delle Donne vs. Griner Dazzling As Chicago Sky Spoils WNBA Debut

Delle Donne vs. Griner Dazzling As Chicago Sky Spoils WNBA Debut
She’s hailed as the new “face” of the WNBA, thanks to her outsized, 6’8 frame and 7’4 wingspan, agility and dunking ability, but Brittney Griner and her team, the Phoenix Mercury, were the ones dunked in their home opener, courtesy of the now-promising Chicago Sky, who pummeled the Mercury 102-80 to spoil the Mercury’s home... Read more »
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2020 Vision: Get Softball Back In The Olympics!

2020 Vision: Get Softball Back In The Olympics!
  “Softball at the Olympics would be good for girls everywhere and good for society”  Jennie Finch, 2004 and 2008 US Olympic softball champion Jennie Finch, one of the legends of Olympic softball, has called on women everywhere to show their support for softball to be played at the Olympic Games ahead of next week’s decision... Read more »

Elena Delle Donne Makes Impressive Debut for WNBA's Chicago Sky

Elena Delle Donne Makes Impressive Debut for WNBA's Chicago Sky
Elena Delle Donne, who was drafted #2 overall by the Chicago Sky in April’s WNBA draft, made an impressive preseason debut in the Sky’s 87-67 win over the New York Liberty. The Sky’s win also spoiled the return of former Detroit “Bad Boy”  Bill Laimbeer, who returned to the WNBA to become the head coach... Read more »

Mother's Day, I Was Told I "Didn't Count" By Rich Melman's People

Mother's Day, I Was Told I "Didn't Count" By Rich Melman's People
We’d just finished a great Mother’s Day lunch at Rich Melman’s original RJ Grunt’s. Their ever-sumptuous  salad bar was perfect and plentiful. The Gruntburger was cooked to perfection, hot, juicy and just the right amount of char. So were the delicious homemade potato chips that accompanied the burger. In the two weeks following my Dad’s... Read more »
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In Praise of Pet Parents on Mother's Day

In Praise of Pet Parents on Mother's Day
“Alison, what’s wrong with it just being us two?” the ex asked on our 10th Anniversary. “I need more. That’s what.” I said. And just like that, the two of us became three, as adoptive parents to Duke, a gorgeous, spirited, and intelligent lab-terrier mix, from our local animal shelter, the Animal Care League of... Read more »

Oh, Susannah! Sports Vixen Releases Statement About Firing

Oh, Susannah! Sports Vixen Releases Statement About Firing
As most of you know by now, I had a slip-up last week on the air while covering the Blackhawks playoff series.  As a result of the attention it received, an old web-based sports comedy series I participated in several years ago came to light. The intention of that show was to present a satirical,... Read more »
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