Archive for July 2014

Softball legend Jennie Finch at Chicago Bandits August 1

Softball legend Jennie Finch at Chicago Bandits August 1
Get your headbands ready! For  one night only…softball legend Jennie Finch makes her way back to ‘The house that Jennie built,’ aka The Ballpark at Rosemont accompanied by a galaxy of softball/baseball stars of the past, present and future. Finch, accompanied by Olympic teammates Leah O’Brien-Amico and Crystl Bustos, will return to the Ballpark at... Read more »

Sky's Chatman sets date for Elena Delle Donne's 'Probable' Return

Sky's Chatman sets date for Elena Delle Donne's 'Probable' Return
After the Chicago Sky (9-14) snapped a six-game losing streak by trumping their longtime nemesis, the Indiana Fever 60-57 Tuesday night at Allstate Arena, head coach Pokey Chatman gave another bit of optimism to a season on the brink: “Elena Delle Donne will “probably” return July 31 against New York (at Allstate Arena), if her treatments and workouts go... Read more »

Reading Between the Blurred Lines of Pam Oliver and her "Clearly Expanded" Fox Sports Role

Reading Between the Blurred Lines of Pam Oliver and her "Clearly Expanded" Fox Sports Role
I can’t read the minds of the Fox Sports executives who came up with the plan to scrap #1 sideline reporter Pam Oliver, a respected, 53-year old, beautiful African-American, for the younger, perky blonde clone of everyone at Fox News/Fox Sports1, Erin Andrews, who’s 36. What I can tell you is that Oliver, who looks... Read more »
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Chicago Red Stars dethrone Solo, undefeated Seattle Reign

Chicago Red Stars dethrone Solo, undefeated Seattle Reign
Has the controversy surrounding Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo finally gotten the best of her? Though she was unavailable for post-game comment, it would appear so in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the surging Chicago Red Stars. It was the first loss of the season for the Reign (13-1-3).  Solo was making just her second start... Read more »

ESPN The Body Issue: Is it ever right to pose nude?

ESPN The Body Issue: Is it ever right to pose nude?
The sixth annual ESPN The Magazine: The Body Issue  is back and on newsstands July 11. This year, 22 of the US’ most famous athletes, including Chicago”s own bronze medal Olympian, bobsledder Aja Evans, tennis star Venus Williams, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Serge Ibaka, and most curiously, Texas Rangers’ first baseman, the rotund Prince Fielder, (who’s listed... Read more »

The Woman Who Knows the Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose

The Woman Who Knows the Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose
As free agent Carmelo Anthony begins his ‘I Want A Championship Ring Now!’ tour of the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks this week, he’s indicated the key factor in his decision will be if he’s on a team that can win a championship. Joakim Noah’s recruited the former New York Knicks star like... Read more »
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