Posts in category "Sports Movies"

Magic Johnson buys WNBA's LA Sparks

Magic Johnson buys WNBA's LA Sparks
After all, his name is “Magic.” And he’s been here before…..his charismatic smile and “Showtime” antics revived the NBA more than 30 years ago. The WNBA and NBA Board of Governors have unanimously approved the purchase of the Los Angeles Sparks by an investment group led by Earvin “Magic” Johnson and controlling owner of the... Read more »

Richie Incognito...What's Love Got To Do With It?

Richie Incognito...What's Love Got To Do With It?
“My actions were coming from a place of love. No matter how bad or how vulgar it sounds, that’s how we communicate, that’s how our friendship was. Those are the facts and that’s what I’m accountable for.” Miami Dolphins’ offensive guard  Richie Incognito to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, on his relationship with Jonathon Martin A place of... Read more »

World Series 2013: Balls and Misdeameanors

World Series 2013: Balls and Misdeameanors
As the World Series 2013 gets underway at Fenway Park tonight, a sea of red will rise above the Green Monster on Yawkey Way. While the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox take the mound, with Adam Wainright and former Chicago Cub Jon Lester, I am thinking about just one thing. Balls. Home run... 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 »

Your Red-Carpet Ticket to 'Chicago's Oscars' Saturday Night

Your Red-Carpet Ticket to 'Chicago's Oscars' Saturday Night
 ”Living my life like it’s golden…” Jill Scott, from the Chicago-based movie “Beauty Shop” Amid  the star-studded, red carpet laden awards season, which started with the People’s Choice Awards last month, there is only one that has “Chicago” in its title.   Drum roll, please! On Saturday night, the Muvico Theatre in Rosemont will be turned into... Read more »

Is the 3rd Time The Charm for US Professional Women's Soccer???

Is the 3rd Time The Charm for US Professional Women's Soccer???
Will the third women’s professional soccer league finally be the charm in the United States? A coalition made up of officials from the US, Canadian and Mexican Federations surely hope so. The timing might just be right, following the US Women’s National Team’s gold medal-winning efforts in the 2012 Summer Olympics. And after the inroads... Read more »
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"Hockey for Her" At The Chicago Wolves

"Hockey for Her" At The Chicago Wolves
 As a hockey mom, do you ever wish you could understand what your pee-wees are doing out there? Have you ever dreamed of gliding on the ice yourself, like 2010 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Olympic Gold Medalist, and Downers Grove native Cammie Granato? Or, Manon Rhéaume, the first and only woman ever to play in a... Read more »

Of Hockey, Hostess, and Alternatives to the Ding-Dongs That Run the NHL and Hostess

Of Hockey, Hostess, and Alternatives to the Ding-Dongs That Run the NHL and Hostess
Ever hear this old joke? Hey, how are Hostess Ding-Dongs like hockey? Answer: They look like pucks!!   In the short space of two months, it’s ironic that we’ve  lost both hockey from our schedule and Hostess Twinkies, CupCakes, Ding-Dongs, and Fruit Pies from our grocery shelves. Both due to labor disputes. Where billionaires meet millionaires. And executives meet the working... Read more »

Luck, Preparation=Opportunity for Eastin, NFL Referees and Women

Luck, Preparation=Opportunity for Eastin, NFL Referees and Women
Luck + Preparation=Opportunity How many times have we heard that equation in the business world?  Turns out that more often than not, it’s true. Such was the case for 42-year old Shannon Eastin, who wanted to be a football player when she grew up. When she found out that door wasn’t opened to her, she... Read more »
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'Good Hair' Better Than A Gold Medal?

'Good Hair' Better Than A Gold Medal?
It was something out of the movie “Beauty Shop,” the Queen Latifah comedy where she develops a magic conditioner (‘Hair Crack’) and educates her wannabe wild niece, beauty operators and clients (Alicia Silverstone, Andie McDowell, Alfre Woodard, Keshia Knight-Pulliam, Della Reese, a pre-View Sherri Shepherd, etc.) on the art of living and good hairstyling, while battling the... Read more »