Category: Sports Commentary

The Bears and the Democrats

“The Bears and the Democrats find every opportunity to F#ck Up.” Spoken as no other:  by my younger son, Ari. We were dining together in Pasadena last Thursday evening, and he never ceases to amaze me at how little he has to say,  to make me nod my head up and down,  with a hearty... Read more »

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 »

Jerry Krause: We'll Always Remember Ye

The man who put the 6 Championship Bulls teams together,  passed away today. 1986: My family was lucky enough to see these teams develop, up front. 2 seats in row 21 and 2 seats in row 22. Each seat cost $16.50. By the time 1998, the last of the Bulls’ championships, the tickets were over... 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 »

Soccer Mom, Baseball Mom, Basketball Mom, PhD student, and Da Bulls

It was 1986, and I got accepted to the PhD program in Clinical Social Work at Loyola University on Michigan Ave.  Wow – the Miracle Mile I rarely walked. My boys were in grammar school. My boys played soccer in the cold rain and sometimes sleet. My boys played basketball. My boys played baseball. My... 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 »