Tag: Chicago

Injury Woes Dogging the Bears as Season Approaches

By now, heading into the third and most critical preseason contest against Kansas City—essentially the dress rehearsal for the regular season—I figured we’d be talking about the team’s running game, and how they need to rush the ball more so that Jay Cutler doesn’t feel like he is forced to throw into tight coverage. Or,... Read more »

Bears Preseason Game Two Highlights: 5 Lessons Learned in the Loss

The Chicago Bears lost to the New England Patriots 23-22 on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium, scoring a TD on the last play of the game. But the outcome of the game is not what’s essentially the key—it’s the improvement seen, especially with the first team. The first team generally moved the ball, the running... Read more »

Cleveland Rocks, but Bulls are Still the GOAT

My personal sports allegiances are split between hometown (Chicago) and family (Cleveland). I fully support the Chicago Blackhawks and Bulls, but also the Cleveland Browns and the Indians. That’s just what happens when you’re a kid who gets taken to events by your dad. You can’t help but fall in love with where you are.... Read more »

The Annual Blackhawks Purge Has Begun - Thoughts on the Bickell Trade

Today the Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to trade Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2nd round pick in this year’s draft and a 3rd round pick in the 2017 draft. This should come as no surprise to fans of the Blackhawks. Under the current salary cap and player... Read more »

Will Shaw go the Way of Saad?

Another offseason, another salary cap crunch. How did Detroit keep all its great players for so long? It pretty much seems like Andrew Ladd will be gone by the start of the new season. This makes me sad on a personal level, as having him on the team reminds me of the 2010 season and... Read more »

Hawks vs. Blues: Tonight (Don’t Play Tarasenko) Tonight

What is there to say about a Game 7 elimination game in NHL Hockey? I guess you could say that the odds are in the favor of whoever WAS up in the series, but never tell me the odds! I would like to talk about my unwavering confidence in the Blackhawks after storming back into... Read more »

The Blackhawks Simply Cannot Lose at Home Again. Right?

When the Playoffs started my bracket, of course, had the Blackhawks repeating—against the Rangers—but my heart told me they would lose to Dallas in the second round. Nothing prepared me for this. At home. Game Six Elimination… For the Hawks, in the First Round. Right now the only thing that I have going for my... Read more »

Blackhawks Need to Play Three Full Periods

The Chicago Blackhawks actually did not “win” Game 5 in St. Louis on Thursday night. They survived. The Hawks did win the first two periods of play, but they disappeared in the third, and the first overtime, and really the second overtime, until Patrick Kane stuffed home the winner. Some new guys stepped up in... Read more »

Chicago Fans Have Much To Be Thankful For

  As we approach Thanksgiving, it’s time to reflect on all the things we are thankful for and sports is no different. Chicago fans have plenty to look forward to and we should all count our blessings even as we want more wins and championships.   Blackhawks fans you have the most to be thankful... Read more »