Archive for May 2014

DATE NIGHT: Chicago Bandits home opener Saturday

DATE NIGHT: Chicago Bandits home opener Saturday
In 2013, the Chicago Bandits fell a couple of games short of the NPF championship.  As they open the 2014 season Saturday night at the Ballpark at Rosemont,  the team will have a new coach, and several new members hoping to repeat their 2011 championship. The first games of the season will be an opportunity... Read more »

UPDATE: Chicago Red Stars women's soccer on five-game winning streak, ESPN broadcasts

UPDATE: Chicago Red Stars women's soccer on five-game winning streak, ESPN broadcasts
They’ve been on the road for four weeks. But it’s been the luckiest month in the seven-year history of the Chicago Red Stars.  On Wednesday, in Piscataway, New Jersey, against the likes of the USWNT’s Christie Rampone, the Chicago Red Stars were able to take control towards the second part of the first half.  They... Read more »

Undefeated Chicago Sky host Memorial Day Weekend games

Undefeated Chicago Sky host Memorial Day Weekend games
Despite the absences of All-Stars Sylvia Fowles and Ephiphanny Prince, the Chicago Sky have gone undefeated in their first three regular season games. Their all-time record is 7-0, at the beginning of the 2012 season. To longtime fans and followers of the Sky, whose first playoff appearance was just last season after eight years in... Read more »
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A Thank You Letter to Barbara Walters

A Thank You Letter to Barbara Walters
“I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn’t pronounce my R’s. I wasn’t a beauty.” Barbara Walters, I owe you, big-time. On the day of your retirement, I want to thank you for so much. Without you: I wouldn’t have seen a woman co-host a morning news... Read more »

Chicago Sky Opening Night Forecast: Cloudy, with a chance of meatballs

Chicago Sky Opening Night Forecast: Cloudy, with a chance of meatballs
At this time last year, Chicago Sky coach Pokey Chatman was riding high. The #2 pick, Elena Delle Donne out of the University of Delaware, immediately proved herself a valuable team asset as she helped defeat the Phoenix Mercury and the #1 draft pick in 2013, Brittany Griner. Backed with center Sylvia Fowles, guard Epiphanny Prince, Courtney... Read more »

Chicago Bandits Softball Team To Host Open Tryouts

Chicago Bandits Softball Team To Host Open Tryouts
As the 10th season of Chicago Bandits professional softball gets underway, here’s a chance for everyone who’s dreamed of playing pro ball to get a chance…. Play an exhibition game….join the team.  Open tryouts work! The Chicago Bandits professional softball team have a great idea here. If you are 21 or over, and and can think... Read more »
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To Pet Parents Everywhere: Happy Mother's Day!

To Pet Parents Everywhere: Happy Mother's Day!
When Mother’s Day arrives this Sunday, I know that I will be greeted with a “Happy Mother’s Day!”  by the two of the people I rely on in this world for my emotional well-being: my partner Ted, and my mom, Betty. They believe that I am a parent because I am a pet parent…a Mom... Read more »

Whitney Young girls deserve recognition, apology, from Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Whitney Young girls deserve recognition, apology, from Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been my U.S. Congressman (5th Congressional District), and now, as a Chicago resident, he’s my mayor. And up until now, I thought of him as one who shared my views of equality in this world. After all, his dogged pursuit of legalizing gay marriage in Illinois resulted in this Tweet:... Read more »
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