Category: Athletes' Confessions; Personal Confession

Trump, Racism, Anti-Semitism: Avery Brundage Re-born

We’ve had hundreds of television newscasts, editorials, stories and focus on the controversy of athletes kneeling/ holding arms after Trump’s latest racist, white supremacist tweets this last month. Steve Kerr, 3 time NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls, and currently head coach of the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors,  said so eloquently: “How about the... Read more »

Biggest Decision I've Made - Moving Back to Chicago

I decided to go for my Ph.D at Loyola University in Chicago in 1986 – 1991. You think that was a big deal? I had been living in Chico, CA for 10 years.  This town of 50,000 (at the time, now 100,000) was a university town. Right up against the mountains and creeks, where we’d... Read more »

What, Me Worry?

So today’s Blogging hour topic: what did you used to worry about, but don’t anymore? Well……………. I used to worry if I was going to get pregnant again, after having a “blighted ovum miscarriage” at 7 weeks pregnant. But then I had another son 11 months later, on Christmas Eve. I used to worry about... Read more »
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Vin Scully: A Baseball Icon Leaving the Game on Sunday

Make sure to set your DVRs on the MLB Channel all weekend long, regardless of which teams are playing. It is said that the powers to be, will break away from their previous scheduled games, of wild card adversaries, to bring us Vin Scully’s final games’ broadcasts. His play– by- play announcing, will be broadcast... Read more »

What I'd Like A Second Chance At? Filing a Sexual Harassment Suit

The Chair of my Department was going after me. I could not prove anything, because there were no cameras to film his activity. But I knew it was him. And I had plenty of colleagues who supported me, and agreed with my reasoning – thankfully. Dr. “W” was sleeping with three students, one of whom... Read more »

It Was a Special Summer for this Little Girl, Playing Baseball with the Boys

I was nine years old, living on the South Side, near 87th and Jeffrey. There was a park, 2 blocks square, just across the street from the Chicago Vocational School. It had two large areas that were somewhat like little league fields. No back stop.  No bases, no pitcher’s mound – just a sandlot. This... Read more »
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Hate Speech as a Sport

http://tinyurl.com/gqoh38f Above:  Jack Adler, and his son, Eli. A documentary “Surviving Skokie.” Playing in Chicago for 3 days. When I was 5 yrs old, I watched a TV show. It portrayed the ovens of concentration camps, being emptied of skeletons. These were bodies of children, mothers, and fathers, burned to death by the Nazis. I... Read more »

Laddy back in the Saddle, Stan the Man, Bowling like Walter and the Dude

The Great: 1.  Blackhawks got out of their slump, and beat the Caps. I love seeing Ovechkin denied, and hope to see it again this June at the United Center. Just like Stamkos was denied even one goal, by our Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks, last year in the finals. 2.  Stan Bowman, period. He’s the... Read more »

Blackhawks, Kasich, Being Sick in Bed, White Sox, Flint's Worsening Water

The Great: 1.  The Blackhawks have 3 days off to get their shit together. Bowman has less than a week to sign an offensive player. Good luck with that. 2.  I got a call today, on my personal cell phone, from the White Sox office. Yeah – I’m good with one of the VP’s staff,... Read more »
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Blackhawks Lay an Egg As Trump and Hillary Win their Primaries

The Great: 1.  The Alumni game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota North Stars put on a show for hockey fans. Seeing Jeremy Roenick and Troy Murray on the ice was awesome. 2.  Hillary won Nevada with a majority support of Hispanics and Blacks. A New York Times analysis fully covers the disputed Hispanic exit... Read more »