Category: Sports

When it comes to youth sports, I thought I had seen it all

I thought I had seen it all. I once saw a coach argue with a fifteen-year-old umpire over a missed call at home plate. There’s nothing so unusual about this except the argument went on for close to a half-hour. It also became more heated as it continued. This was after a pre-game chat about... Read more »

Major League Baseball owners never learn

It was an afternoon in July of 1981. I was getting on a bus heading towards downtown Chicago. As I walked towards my seat in the back of the bus, I recognized Chicago Cubs shortstop Ivan DeJesus. It was the first time I had ever seen a professional athlete riding public transportation. I had no... Read more »

Does Break Dancing belong in the Olympics?

The Winter Olympics are over. The next stop is in Paris for the Summer Games in 2024, Each Olympics brings new events. In recent years we’ve seen Golf, Tennis and Softball become part of the Summer Games. The Winter Games are highlighted by numerous Snowboard competitions. So what’s new for 2024? Would you believe Break... Read more »
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What is the Court of Arbitration for Sport and why are they making such bad decisions?

Are you familiar with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)? Yeah, me neither. At least I wasn’t until the last two weeks when they controversially interspersed themselves into the Winter Olympics. It started when Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva tested positive for a banned substance, She should have been immediately disqualified from skating in... Read more »

Kamila Valieva is a fifteen year old girl who needs help and empathy

Remember when you were fifteen years old? Remember all the personal and hurtful angst that came with being that age? Now imagine dealing with it in a public forum. Imagine having millions of people watch your most painful moments. The 2022 Olympic Women’s Figure Skating program has been a mess from the start. The moment... Read more »

When the Chicago Blackhawks shows you who they are, believe them

“We’re not going to talk about Kyle Beach. We’re not going to talk about 2010. We’re moving on.”~Rocky Wirtz There’s an old saying that says ‘when a person shows you who they are, believe them.” It works for organizations, too. When the story concerning the sexual abuse of Blackhawks player Kyle Beach first broke, the... Read more »
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Jake from State Farm should stop hanging with Aaron Rodgers

By now we all know the sordid story of Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He lied about getting the Covid vaccination by saying that he was immunized against the virus. His lie changes plenty of things for his teammate’s seasons and possibly their lives. Rodgers won’t be playing in Sunday’s game against the Kansas... Read more »

It's time to call the new World Series champions The Atlanta Baseball Team

The King is dead. Long live the King…well at least until next November when we’ll hopefully crown a new one. We’ve just finished one of the most offensive World Series in baseball’s history. The cheating Houston Astros against the racist-named Atlanta Braves. It was almost impossible to pick a side to root for. The Braves... Read more »

After sixty years of fandom, I'm done with the Chicago Blackhawks

April 16, 1961. On that date, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 6-1. The win gave the Hawks their third Stanley Cup championship in team history. At that time, I was eight years old and this was the first hockey game I remember watching. The memories of that night... Read more »
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Dick Vitale has advice on how to beat Melanoma

Dick Vitale has been calling college basketball on ESPN for forty-two years. Before starting his forty-third year he had to do something this summer. On June 28, he underwent surgery to have a growth removed from above his nose. MELANOMA! In a piece that Vitale wrote on the ESPN website, he gives the following important... Read more »
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