Category: Sports

2019 NBA Draft Live Journal: My Personal Account Of This Year's Draft

2019 NBA Draft Live Journal: My Personal Account Of This Year's Draft
This is the fourth year I will be posting my live draft journal on Burwood Banter and it is by and large my most popular post every year.  If you want to laugh, feel free to read back through my 2018, 2017 and 2016 journals. Some highlights include: “There is a 0% chance Markele Fultz is a bust”- This aged... Read more »

Time To Send Parkey Packing

Time To Send Parkey Packing
I have been attempting to write this since last Sunday, but am only now, on Thursday night, having any success putting my thoughts down in print. Following the “double doink”, the play that cemented Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey into Chicago sports history forever (in a Steve Bartman kind of way), I immediately left the... Read more »

Does Chase Daniel Have The Best Job In The World?

Does Chase Daniel Have The Best Job In The World?
Blue Mountain State was a sitcom that premiered on Spike TV in 2010 and ran for three seasons. To put it simply, the show was absurd (take a look at the opening. Now imagine what an actual episode would entail). The series followed a fictional college football team, the Blue Mountain State Mountain Goats, focusing... Read more »
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I Am Thankful For Mack, Lauri, And A Whole Lot More

I Am Thankful For Mack, Lauri, And A Whole Lot More
As I sat at my dining room table yesterday, surrounded by my family and copious amounts of food, we began to go around the table and say what we were thankful for. Admittedly, I was rather annoyed. For the record, I have nothing against the exercise of discussing what everyone was thankful for at all.... Read more »

Bears Weather This Sunday

Bears Weather This Sunday
I swear it was a good idea at the time, but looking back, I regret everything. It was a warm August night when the deed was done. Some drinks were had; conversation flowed with ease among friends. More drinks followed and what then followed those drinks (besides more drinks) was arguably the greatest plan that... Read more »

YouTube TV Saved Me From The Chicago Bulls

YouTube TV Saved Me From The Chicago Bulls
As we near the end of 2018 and I reflect on the highlights of my year, I feel very fortunate. I traveled to Thailand and Vietnam, moved into my own place, and stood up in my first wedding. However, by and far my biggest accomplishment this year was ending my contract with Xfinity. No longer... Read more »
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This LaVine is the Hero Chicago Deserves

This LaVine is the Hero Chicago Deserves
The Chicago Bulls valued him as a franchise player when they traded for him last summer and they paid him like one this summer with a 4-year $78 million contract. I questioned the trade when it happened and I questioned the undeserved nearly $20 million a year contract when it was given. The 24 games... Read more »

Wait 'Til Next Year

Wait 'Til Next Year
The Cubs season ended late Tuesday night and for the second straight year, we will have to wait until next year, as we failed to win the World Series. Despite finishing tied for the best record in the National League, our post-season run ended before I even had the chance to consume my first pumpkin... Read more »

We Never Saw David Bote Coming

We Never Saw David Bote Coming
I am not going to pretend in the slightest that I knew David Bote was going to be an essential part of the Chicago Cubs roster this season. Hell, I didn’t know David Bote existed on opening day. No clue. Never heard of him. If you would have introduced me to him at the bar... Read more »
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My Apology Letter to Brian Urlacher

My Apology Letter to Brian Urlacher
Dear Brian, I know love means never having to say your sorry, but that does not excuse my actions, or in this case, my inaction. From the bottom of my heart, I am sorry. I am so very sorry. I am sorry I wasn’t there in the crowd to support you last Saturday in Canton.... Read more »