Father, Son, and How Baseball Cards Saved Father's Day

Father, Son, and How Baseball Cards Saved Father's Day
I never understood gifts on Father’s Day. “Congratulations. You had a child. Here’s a lawn mower. Because…um…love…or something.” What I wanted on Father’s Day was simple: time.  Time for me, time for rest, time for a break. So, I rested on my Father’s Day. It felt like the irritable/uncomfortable type of rest, though. This was... Read more »

Blackhawks Triple Overtime Game Results in 17 Breakups

Blackhawks Triple Overtime Game Results in 17 Breakups
CHICAGO – Throughout the Chicagoland area, marriages hit a boiling point late Wednesday. Reportedly, 17 relationships were threatened by the triple overtime epic between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins. “I asked him to come upstairs.  I said I had everything laid out nicely, cough, cough, if he came up after the second overtime,” said... Read more »

Blackhawks Petitioning NHL to Make Sure Sheldon Brookbank's Name Doesn't Wind Up on Stanley Cup

Blackhawks Petitioning NHL to Make Sure Sheldon Brookbank's Name Doesn't Wind Up on Stanley Cup
CHICAGO – The process of getting your name on the Stanley Cup is pretty clear cut.  However, the Chicago Blackhawks are doing whatever they can to make sure that defenseman Sheldon Brookbank’s name doesn’t find his name on the cup. “We like Sheldon, don’t get us wrong,” stated Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman.  “But, I’d rather... Read more »
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Chicago Tough Q & A: Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings

Chicago Tough Q & A: Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings
(Chicago Tough sat down with Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown to go over his life, his season, and current series with the Chicago Blackhawks.) CT: So, uh, Dustin…how’re you doin’ these days?  You, uh…why…why are you looking at me like that? DUSTIN BROWN: Like what, bro? CT: Like that…like…why do you always have to... Read more »

Neighbor Not Really Sure if Couple is Having Sex or Watching Blackhawks Game

Neighbor Not Really Sure if Couple is Having Sex or Watching Blackhawks Game
DES PLAINES – Mary Hanrahan of Des Plaines was about to contact police late Wednesday night regarding multiple disturbances. “Every five minutes somebody was screaming, ‘No! No!’…then I think something broke.  Stuff was being thrown around.  Then it sounded like a screaming match.  I don’t know what they’re into, but it doesn’t sound safe.” The married... Read more »

Slats Returns to Talk Hawks

Slats Returns to Talk Hawks
(Slats Radke, our favorite mythical writer, once wrote for the old Chicago American.  He wrote for Hockeenight occasionally prior to a couple articles with Chicago Tough.  We finally found him again.  Still kicking.) Well, here I am behind the typewriter for the first time in a long while. The folks at Hockeenight don’t seem to come... Read more »
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Other Things Chicago Tough has Been Wrong About (POLL)

Other Things Chicago Tough has Been Wrong About (POLL)
Seems like the folks at Chicago Tough spent a lot of time celebrating a guaranteed Blackhawks victory over the Detroit Red Wings in the Western Conference Semifinals.  It wouldn’t be the first time we were wrong.  Here’s some of our greatest hits.

Chicago Tough Welcomes Madison Patricia Longly

Chicago Tough Welcomes Madison Patricia Longly
On Monday May 20th, 2013, the Longly family welcomed Madison Patricia Longly into its household. Brian has been a contributor to Chicago Tough.  We went inside Condell Hospital in Libertyville to get a first interview with the newest Toughian: WHO: Madison Patricia Longly DOB: May 20th, 2013 MEASUREMENTS: 20 inches, 8 lbs/10 oz. What are... Read more »

If the Red Wings Win Game 3 How Will their Fans Celebrate? (POLL)

After much research, this is what we found:
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Chicago Tough Poll: Things We're Focusing on Now that the Bulls Season is Over