The Conundrum Of Passing On Sports Loyalties

It’s been a while, but today I am dusting off my old blog, Chicagodelphia, for a good reason. My wife and I are expecting our first child this fall, and I need to make sure I have my priorities straight. Mainly, which teams our daughter will root for. This is everyone’s else’s top priority, right?... Read more »

45 Things The 45th President Doesn't Like

1.) Women 2.) Non-White People 3.) Facts 4.) Journalists 5.) Germs 6.) Words 7.) Books 8.) Satire 9.) Grammar 10.) Sleep 11.) Complete Sentences 12.) Numbers 13.) Healthy Food 14.) Periods 15.) Periods 16.) Small Crowds 17.) Small Hands 18.) American Made Products 19.) Alec Baldwin 20.) Equality 21.) Adequate Tie Length 22.) Humor 23.)... Read more »

Austin Carr Named Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist

The “season of Carr” continues for Northwestern, as it’s senior wide receiver was named a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award. The Biletnikoff goes to the “outstanding college football receiver regardless of position”. Carr is one of ten semifinalists, despite not being on the original watch list when the season started. He was added to the... Read more »

Wildcats Beat Purdue, Bowl Hopes Still Alive

Northwestern dominated on both sides of the ball and accumulated over 600 yards of offense in a 45-17 win over the Purdue Boilermakers. The win evened the Cats record at 5-5, and kept it’s bowl hopes. They finish out the season with games against Minnesota and Illinois, needing to win one of the two. Leading... Read more »

Austin Carr Ties Receiving Record

With a 33 yard touchdown reception in the second quarter, Austin Carr has tied the single season school record with 12. The 33 yard TD catch was his second on the day. Northwestern is leading Purdue 14-10 in the second quarter.

The Tired Old Man We Elected King

Racist Sexist Misogynist Xenophobe Reality TV Host Failed Businessman Liar Draft Dodger Tax Evader Birther 45th President Of The United States To all those who wanted “change”, an “outsider”, someone who “tells it like it is”, congratulations on your election victory. To the registered voters who did not vote and were able to do so,... Read more »

Well Received: Austin Carr Leading Big Ten

After 8 games, Wildcats WR Austin Carr is the leading receiver in the Big Ten. Yes, you read that correctly. As hard as it is to belive, Carr, a senior from Benicia, California, leads all wide-outs in five categories. Nationally, he’s ranked in the top 15 in four receiving categories. Receptions: 58 (#1 Big 10)... Read more »

Oh No And Two: Cats Lose Again

Your Northwestern Wildcats lost 9-7 to Illinois State this past Saturday, a team that plays in the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division 1-AA). In summary, NU lost to a team that’s one full level of football below them. Perhaps it’s fitting that the loss was to a team from the FCS, since it could also... Read more »

Things I Liked: Week 1

Since sometimes I feel like I focus on parts of the game that weren’t good, I decided to start a weekly feature about what I liked from each game. Unless you are a total Debbie Downer, hopefully you will like it too. Things I liked can be from either team, or just a random observation... Read more »

For The Wildcats, One Is The Loneliest Number

Northwestern’s opening day loss to Western Michigan was summed up nicely by Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald. “Turnovers 1-0, difference in the game one point, end of story.” Yes, I will clear that up for you momentarily. What he was referring to was one of the more bizarre sequences in a football game that you will... Read more »