Archive for July 2013

Jennie Finch Returns to Ballpark at Rosemont August 16

Jennie Finch Returns to Ballpark at Rosemont August 16
“It is incredible how far women have come, and women in sports have come” Jennie Finch   If Yankee Stadium  is  ”The House That Ruth Built,” then The Ballpark at Rosemont, the nation’s 1,600-seat, softball-only facility, can accurately be referred to as the “Jennie Finch House.” Finch was the most intimidating, dominant and recognizable softball... Read more »

Updating My Bullying Story: Wait, It Gets Better!

Updating My Bullying Story: Wait, It Gets Better!
This is a story about being bullied. It’s also a story about a happy ending I first published this story a year ago. For those who missed it the first time, I want you to read it. I also hope that each of you know that you are special, unique, and have a purpose on... Read more »

Drugs of Choice Are Hallucinating Liars

Drugs of Choice Are Hallucinating Liars
Hot days like today bring back memories like this: The first time I really needed a fix, I was sweating. Hell, I was panting. I was 14 years old. Our home had little box air conditioners that didn’t travel well from room to room. It felt like 90 degrees inside the house. With humidity. That... Read more »
Advertisement:

"Nine for IX" Explores Locker Room Behavior

"Nine for IX" Explores Locker Room Behavior
“I have to stay outside, right?” A male newbie covering the Chicago Sky at Allstate Arena asked me the question after Coach Pokey Chatman’s after-game press conference. The locker rooms were open, and I was making my usual dash to get in line to ask WNBA Players of the Week Sylvia Fowles and Elena Delle... Read more »

Step On It Bieber...Apologize To The Blackhawks!

Step On It Bieber...Apologize To The Blackhawks!
 This is not Justin Bieber’s best week ever. Over the course of the last week, the social media universe has caught him: Violating a sacred hockey rule by one of the Original Six franchises Cursing out a former President of the United States Peeing in a mop bucket instead of a urinal, WHILE cursing out... Read more »

When I'm 77, I'll Pose Nude...Like Gary Player

When I'm 77, I'll Pose Nude...Like Gary Player
Fourteen years ago, on July 10, 1999, US Women’s Soccer player Brandi Chastain penalty-kicked her way into history. In front of the largest crowd to ever see a women’s sporting event (100,000+) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, Chastain celebrated the  her game-winning penalty shootout kick against China in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup final and her bra-baring celebration afterwards. Never mind that... Read more »
Advertisement:

Hire Jason Collins. Jason Kidd, I'm Talking To You

Hire Jason Collins. Jason Kidd, I'm Talking To You
“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” 12-year NBA veteran Jason Collins, 2013 free agent As the New York Times  pointed out today, it’s a week into the NBA’s summer signing period. And where is the former Washington Wizards backup center Jason Collins now? Jason Collins is waiting for the phone to ring.... Read more »

Andy Murray was NOT the First BRIT to Win Wimbledon in 77 Years

Andy Murray was NOT the First BRIT to Win Wimbledon in 77 Years
“Murray is indeed the first Brit to win Wimbledon in 77 years unless you think women are people” Feminist writer Chloe Angyal tweet, reported by the Guardian, UK Yesterday, all the British Isles rejoiced. For the first time in 77 years. a male Brit had kept the huge sterling Wimbledon plate at home. In fact, I shared... Read more »

"Let Her Play" Gives New Meaning to "Let Freedom Ring"

"Let Her Play" Gives New Meaning to "Let Freedom Ring"
The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the freedoms we share as Americans. Yet, all of us who are not 1) Male. 2) WAS.P 3) Rich have generally had to fight and claw our way to claim our rights and justify our freedoms. And often, the federal mandates of our great United States... Read more »
Advertisement:

July Fourth Holiday Brings Winning Sports Teams Home to Chicago

July Fourth Holiday Brings Winning Sports Teams Home to Chicago
I admit that I am still in a euphoric haze over the Blackhawks’ second Stanley Cup in four years.  Who wouldn’t be? However, now that the victory lap has been run, the Cup touched, the parades and celebrations over….every sports fan in Chicago is asking the same question: Whom can we cheer for now? Who’s... Read more »
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Meet The Blogger

    Alison Moran

    Sports Commentator, WRLR 98.3 FM (http://wrlr.fm) Women's Sports Director, SRN Broadcasting; Guest Lecturer on Women's Sports/Women's Sports Issues

  • Recent posts

  • Monthly Archives

  • Subscribe by Email

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

  • Tags

  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement:
  • Fresh Chicago News