The B Side

The B Side
B 1 – Chicago Bulls – started out the season with a bang, fell apart mid-to late season but made the playoffs. Fun team to watch, lots of talent when the whole team was healthy. To quote the movie On The Waterfront featuring Marlon Brando – “I coulda been a contender” truly applied to the... Read more »

WNBA Star Brittney Griner detained in Moscow since February

WNBA star Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia on suspicion of illegally bringing drugs into the country after she was searched at the airport and found with hash oil in her luggage, according to Russian news agency Tass. This story is just breaking NOW and with the horrors occurring with the Russian invasion of Ukraine... Read more »

Is It Just Me????

Is it just me or is our Chicago Sky all-star Candace Parker a queen of the court? Recently named AP Female Athlete of the Year, she’s also a WNBA Champion, Gold medal Olympian and Collegiate Championship title holder and to keep it even more local – 3 time Illinois Miss Basketball from her high school... Read more »

Chicago Sky - WNBA Champions

As someone who has loved this team since its inception – yes I was very excited when it was announced that Chicago was getting a team in the WNBA some 16 years ago – yesterday marked the culmination of my dream of seeing this team win a WNBA Championship title. I’ve attended 100’s of their... Read more »

Chicago Sky Win BIG

Okay so my prediction that the Chicago Sky would win the WNBA Finals in a 3-game sweep didn’t come true after they lost to the Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday in overtime. BUT, and this is a big BUT – the Sky did sweep the floor with the Mercury tonight in a major blowout beating Phoenix... Read more »

Sky High, Sox Low, Bears & Blackhawks High Hopes, Cubs BOO HISS

WNBA Finals are on and the Chicago Sky are ON – they look strong, fired up, cohesive and unfaltering in their drive to the 2021 title. On Sunday they won game one in fine fashion and by that I mean not only are their uniforms cool, so are all facets of their game in fine... Read more »

Chicago Sky Flying High

Chicago Sky Flying High
After seven years of average play and reaching the playoffs only to be knocked out on the first round, the Chicago Sky changed direction in 2021 and are now headed to the WNBA Finals. As someone who covered this team back in 2014 with our then superstar Elena Delle Donne, everyone had high hopes back... Read more »

Cubbie Blues

I got ’em, thousands of others got ’em – the Cubbie blues. Ever since the biggest three stars were unceremoniously and shockingly traded from the Cubs, I’ve felt this sadness and anger towards ownership and management. My first thought was, “how could they do this?” – and then I immediately went into anger mode feeling... Read more »

Hail to Thee...

Congrats to Chicago‚Äôs First Tee Leadership Summit Participants! First Tee, in partnership with PGA Tour Superstore, has announced the first-of-its-kind First Tee Leadership Summit to be held August 2-13, 2021, at West Creek Ranch in Montana. Brandon Savage (15 years old) and Madison Miller (17 years old), both from First Tee Greater Chicago are two... Read more »

We The People

“This is what it feels like to be 100 percent” – declared beloved actor/comedian Bill Murray before singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame during the 7th inning stretch at the June 11th Chicago Cubs game – heralding in the return of full capacity crowds on the north side. This was the first time since... Read more »