HBO Hard Knocks: Chicago Bears
Jan24

HBO Hard Knocks: Chicago Bears

A recent rule change in the NFL has put the Chicago Bears on a list of one of 8 teams that could be forced to participate on the HBO reality show: Hard Knocks. Jay Cutler is one of the most polarizing figures in the NFL today and of the teams involved, I do believe that this Bears team would be fun to see on a weekly basis.  However, I’m not writing to talk just about them, but to discuss the current team and imagining the 85...

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Greg Maddux chooses no logo, tips hat to Cubs
Jan24

Greg Maddux chooses no logo, tips hat to Cubs

Greg Maddux was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this month. With his election, people in Chicago asked rampantly, with hope, what hat will Maddux wear on his plaque? The answer was obvious to all, he would go in as a Brave. No matter how much anyone in Chicago hoped he go in as a Cub, there was absolutely no reason that would happen. On Thursday, it was announced that Maddux would go in to the Hall with no team logo at...

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Masahiro Tanakas effect on the Cubs
Jan16

Masahiro Tanakas effect on the Cubs

Masahiro Tanaka is coming to the states in 2014, and he is coming to stay. The right hander went 24-0 last year with a 1.27 ERA in just 27 starts with the Rakuten Eagles. I know there are a lot of arguments for the win being a useless stat, but in this case the numbers must speak for themselves. The man never lost, and only had 3 no decisions all year. It’s a very impressive accomplishment in and of itself.   The time is...

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Fighting Illini Hurting NCAA Hopes Early
Jan16

Fighting Illini Hurting NCAA Hopes Early

The University of Illinois’ Fighting Illini dropped a disappointing game last night to Purdue 66-58. The Illini are currently experiencing a 3 game losing streak. The team got hot near the end of December as they defeated then #23 Missouri, and followed that up with wins against UIC, Indiana and Penn State. The Illini then traveled to Wisconsin where they were manhandled by the Badgers 95-70. The team hasn’t looked the...

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