Category: Sports

Thanks, Rizz....see ya on the other side

I try not to get too emotionally hooked into individual players on my favorite professional sports teams. That seems like a strange statement from someone who gave his youngest daughter the middle name of a former Chicago Cubs second baseman, but I’m more about the team itself than its players. But, then 2016 happened. How... Read more »

The All-Star game's Stand Up To Cancer moment was as moving as it gets

The numbers scare you. In 2020, there were close to two million new cases of cancer diagnosed. There were more than six hundred thousand cancer related deaths in the United States. One out of four people will get some form of cancer in their lifetime. To make it more personal, in a traditional family of... Read more »

Ryne Sandberg has turned into a middle-aged Jeff Spicoli

“All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I’m fine.”–  Jeff Spicoli When you think of stoners, who first comes into your mind? Jeff Spicoli from “Fast Time at Ridgemont High?” Beavis and Butthead? Anyone who grew up in the 1960s-70s? ME??? How long did it take you to get to former... Read more »
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I chased Willie Mays down Addison Street after a Cubs-Giants game

Today is Willie Mays’s birthday. He is now the oldest living member of baseball’s Hall of Fame. Many of his contemporaries have died in recent years, so it’s wonderful that Willie is still around at age ninety to remind us of the golden era of baseball. In his prime, there wasn’t a more exciting player... Read more »

Alabama football star Najee Harris gives back to his former homeless community

Paying it forward is a big thing in the homeless world. Those who have dealt with homelessness and come out better, like to give back to those who have helped them survive those trying times. Najee Harris became a star running back at the University of Alabama. Last season he rushed for close to fifteen... Read more »

Who did it worse: The Chicago Bears drafting and developing quarterbacks or Chicago voters electing Mayors?

The Chicago Bears football team got their man! They made a trade to move up in the NFL draft and were able to draft the quarterback that will lead them into the future….again. Super Bowl here we come…again. Nothing against Justin Fields, in fact, I’m excited to see him come to Chicago…and I’m not a... Read more »
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The Masters golf tournament honoring Lee Elder doesn't ring true

“As long as I’m alive, golfers will be white, and caddies will be black.” Those words were spoken by Clifford Roberts. He was the chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club for forty-five years. He almost pulled it off. It was in Roberts last year as chairman when Lee Elder became the first Black golfer... Read more »

It's the game every college basketball fan has been waiting to see: Gonzaga vs Baylor for the title. Who ya got?

They started the season as the number one and number two ranked college basketball team. Gonzaga number one, Baylor right behind them in the two spot. Their early-season matchup was rightly hyped as the game of the year. It was canceled due to Covid-19…damn pandemic! Those pre-season ratings held up. Gonzaga went undefeated. Baylor did... Read more »

We've made it to the Final Four: Who gets to the championship game?

It started as a tournament of upsets. Higher seed after higher seed going down to massive underdogs. But, as usually happens in the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, the cream rises to the top. Yeah, the upsets are what makes it fun, but the champion is almost always a team that has earned their high ranking... Read more »
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An 'Expert' picks the NCAA Men's Basketball Sweet 16 games

How’s your bracket looking? Mine was trashed after day one. By day three, I had only one team left in the Final Four. Pretty sure that meant I wasn’t winning any pool. However, that shouldn’t stop an ‘expert’ from continuing to make picks. This ‘expert’ is here to tell you who will win the next... Read more »
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