Archive for June 2013

I Don't Feel Sorry For Boston. They Already Have A 2013 Cup

I Don't Feel Sorry For Boston. They Already Have A 2013 Cup
Last night was a momentous night for Chicago Blackhawks fans. Winning their second Stanley Cup in three years (2010, 2013), in Game 6, was easily one of the most joyous nights of my life. You have to love our hometown heroes…Conn Smythe Trophy winner Patrick Kane (though some thought it should be Corey Crawford), heroes like... Read more »

1,406 Witness Bandits Clinch First Place in Battle of Olympian Pitchers

1,406 Witness Bandits Clinch First Place in Battle of Olympian Pitchers
On a blisteringly hot June day, when the Ballpark at Rosemont topped 100 degrees on the field an announced crowd of 1,406 witnessed an epic pitching duel, one of the last possible games, between 2008  Olympian teammates Monica Abbott (4-1, 0.24 ERA) and Cat Osterman (4-1, 0.85 ERA). The Ballpark at Rosemont is a 1,600-seat stadium, and... Read more »

Think Before You Speak, Serena Williams...'Taquanda' Must Die!

Think Before You Speak, Serena Williams...'Taquanda' Must Die!
Preparing for Wimbledon, which starts on Monday, June 24, Rolling Stone Magazine capitalized on the tournament with an in-depth profile of the oldest #1 female tennis star in the world, 31-year-old Serena Williams.  An enterprising reporter apparently asked Williams, who regained her #1 ranking with an impressive French Open win this month,  about the Steubenville rape case.  Let’s... Read more »
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US Soccer Celebrates Centennial With Free US vs. Honduras On Big New Screen, Soccer Stars

US Soccer Celebrates Centennial With Free US vs. Honduras On Big New Screen, Soccer Stars
Think about this: If  U.S. Soccer didn’t exist, neither would Abby Wambach. Landon Donovan. Carli Lloyd. Chris Rolfe. Mia Hamm. Julie Foudy.  David Beckham would still be a worldwide phenomenon (those abs, those legs!), but his presence in the US would have been limited to advertising and friendlies between countries. Soccer in the United States is... Read more »

Reflections on A First 'Father's Day' Without Father

Reflections on A First 'Father's Day' Without Father
My Dad loved being a father, and loved being embraced by the family. The only thing he couldn’t accept was a compliment. Or being the center of attention. That was typical of George Brannon Moore.  Father’s Day was particularly tough for my Dad, because here was a day, obligated to attention. “Dad,” I’d ask, “When... Read more »

Boston Strong? Meet The Bruins' Champion Sisters

Boston Strong? Meet The Bruins' Champion Sisters
 As the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins get ready for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday night, down one epic Game 1, they might try to draw inspiration from their sisters-in-professional hockey, the Boston Blades, who already won their version of the Stanley Cup in 2013. And consider this story: When (Boston... Read more »
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'Bull Durham' 25th Anniversary Stirs Memories

'Bull Durham' 25th Anniversary Stirs Memories
All I knew was that I wanted a man who was sensitive enough to paint my toenails.  In bed. Wearing tighty whities. I wanted a man who knew what to do when candles were lighted, a bath was drawn, and “60-Minute Man” was playing in the background. I wanted a man who could deliver, with... Read more »

Was Lindsey Vonn's Drug Test Handled Fairly?

Was Lindsey Vonn's Drug Test Handled Fairly?
Dressed to the nines, and sans boyfriend Tiger Woods, American ski champion Lindsey Vonn was having the time of her life at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards, the “Oscars” of the fashion world,  in New York City last Monday, when, according to the Huffington Post, she was called out of the... Read more »

Chicago Red Stars Get First Win In Front of 12,446 fans

Chicago Red Stars Get First Win In Front of 12,446 fans
The Chicago Red Stars women’s professional soccer team  (1-4-2, 5pts) got their first win of the season last weekend, blazing past the league-leading Portland Thorns (6-2-1, 19pts) in a 2-0 defeat  in front of 12,446 Thorns fans at Jeld-Wen Field over the weekend. Zakiya Bywaters scored in the first half for Chicago, while Jackie Santacaterina added one in the... Read more »
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Wisconsin Bullying Laws: Will Parental Fines Stop Bullies?

Wisconsin Bullying Laws: Will Parental Fines Stop Bullies?
In an ironic twist of fate, I find myself writing about bullying experiences just two days after a memorable and poignant reunion with members of my grade school class. Some of these same individuals, long since reformed, had bullied me when we were children. With resolution, time, and healing, we all became good friends. Good... Read more »
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