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The IHSA Screwed Baseball

The IHSA Screwed Baseball
The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced everything. It cancelled the spring sports season for kids of all ages, from Little League and soccer to high school and college baseball, softball, tennis, etc. Sadly, the disease hasn’t gone away (wear a f***ing mask, people). And now we’re facing the consequences of that reality: fall sports are being... Read more »

The 2011 Draft Is Reshaping Major League Baseball Financially

The 2011 Draft Is Reshaping Major League Baseball Financially
The 2011 amateur draft is arguably one of the greatest in the history of Major League Baseball. There are good chances there are a handful of players from that draft class that will be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame someday, and many of the stars from that year’s class are beginning to break... Read more »

Were You Born On February 4?

Were You Born On February 4?
February 4 is an incredibly important date in sports history. 1915 – the Yankees purchased Wally Pipp from the Detroit Tigers. He went on to be arguably the most infamous player to be replaced in Yankees history. 1956 – MLB created the Cy Young Award. Were you born on the Fourth of February? Of course,... Read more »
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Review: No, I Can't Get You Free Tickets

Review: No, I Can't Get You Free Tickets
When Paul Banks reached out to me regarding his latest project my initial response was “Dooooon’t Caaaaare.” With that nod to the Jay Cutler meme he launched, in reality I was thrilled. If you enjoy a snarky take on a sports personality, this is your book. If you enjoy someone ripping the bandaid off of a... Read more »

Hot Take: Remember when the Cavs won the trade deadline?

Hot Take: Remember when the Cavs won the trade deadline?
Let’s take a minute to talk about the 2018 NBA Finals, shall we? If you watch Fs1 and listen to the mind-numbing piles of steaming turd that come from their talking heads, you would believe that Cleveland is dressing LeBron James and a high school JV team from Idaho. If you watch ESPN, you’ll get... Read more »

Power Ranking James Bond Theme Songs

Power Ranking James Bond Theme Songs
This has been exclusively a sports space in the past, but I feel compelled today to move out of the box for a moment. I’ve been a huge James Bond fan my entire life; I wrote three papers on the films in college. With news on Tuesday morning that Sir Roger Moore has passed away... Read more »
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Were You Born On 9/9?

Were You Born On 9/9?
Were you born on September 9? Every year, I publish a list of folks born on February 4. This year, I’m kicking it up a notch and offering some famous folks who were born on 9/9. There’s a reason for this… which I’ll bring to the table later.

2016 Fantasy Football Rankings: TE

2016 Fantasy Football Rankings: TE
ELITE 1. Rob Gronkowski, New England – the best, Brady or not. He’ll put up big numbers again this year, even with Bennett in the mix. STARTERS 2. Greg Olsen, Carolina – aging but still Newton’s favorite target. Could benefit in the red zone with Benjamin back. 3. Travis Kelce, Kansas City – after Gronk,... Read more »

2016 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Final Four Edition

2016 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Final Four Edition
The Final Four was incredible. I was in Houston for all three games – two blowouts on Saturday and one of the all-time great championship games on Monday. Incredible theater with some really good future NBA players on display. But how many of them will hear their names in the first round? A few news... Read more »
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Chicago Draft History: #7 Overall

Chicago Draft History: #7 Overall
Tonight, the Chicago Bears are scheduled to make the seventh overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. Here’s a quick look back at other players Chicago teams have selected seventh overall. Chicago Bears (since 1950): 1993 – Curtis Conway, WR, USC 1962 – Ronnie Bull, RB, Baylor 1960 – Roger Davis, G, Syracuse 1959 –... Read more »