Perspective served on a poppy seed bun with mustard, relish, tomato, onion, hot peppers, celery salt and a pickle
With the puck dropping on the 2014/15 NHL hockey season our good friend Mark Smith at FanDuel.com (the only place for daily fantasy sports – if you’re into that sort of thing) thought he’d share some thoughts on the presents that will be delivered by the Blackhawks’ newest veteran presence.
Brad Richards Poised For A Rebound Season
After playing 13 seasons in the NHL, Richards saw his career at a crossroads after scoring just 20 goals for the New York Rangers in 2013-2014. He still provided fantasy hockey value, but he was hardly playing at the same level that earned him a Conn Smythe More >
Sooo… long time no talk huh?
It’s been a busy few months on this end with the birth of my second daughter, the sale of a house, the (ongoing) construction of a new one, moving in with my in-laws, still living with my in-laws, a recovered economy keeping me running at work – at one point traveling for six straight weeks, we took a vacation to Montana, and did I mention we’re still living with my in-laws? Somewhere in there I accepted the opportunity to take my writing over to the ChicagoNow community.
I make this move with some trepidation as I’ve taken More >
The Blackhawks are in the midst of a wild ride that has taken the city of Chicago on an emotional rollercoaster not seen in these parts since John Stewart questioned the merits of deep dish pizza. I wish I could tell you how this is going to end tonight (next week?) but my prognosticating skills went out the window somewhere around Game 3. Truth be told I felt good about their chances as they came home More >
To all of the men and women who put their lives on the line to allow us to live the way we do in the greatest country in the world… Thank you.
Thank you for everything that you do and stand for. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I think this is the longest I’ve gone without posting in the three-plus years of this site. You’ll have to excuse me as it’s been a busy two weeks. The Wife & I welcomed our second daughter into the world last Wednesday morning and it’s been a whirlwind ever since. We’ve moved in to my in-laws full time (you read that correctly) and I celebrated my grandmother’s 90th birthday. All the while every single one of us has gotten sick (aside from the one week old) and it all culminated last night when my oldest took it upon herself to More >
I originally wanted to live blog the Blackhawks Game 5 against the Minnesota Wild but it occurred to me that based upon how the series has played out to date, and given the weight that Game 5 carried coming in, it most likely was going to be a pretty low scoring, tight defensive affair – of which play-by-play written commentary comes up a little empty. Instead I allowed the forces of nature to take their course and the Hawks emerged victorious, taking a 3-2 series lead in the process.
To begin with I’ve been impressed by the Minnesota Wild in this More >
It’s NFL Draft season and for many an inter-nerd or sports-related talking head, that means it’s time to make bold predictions about how four hours of unscripted television are going to play out before it happens. 99.8675309% of the mock drafts you see around the web these past few weeks are compiled by people who didn’t attend the Senior Bowl and they were not present at the Combine (ironically they did find themselves watching both events on the NFL Network at 3:00 on a Tuesday in February/March – it doesn’t matter whether it was AM or PM since the same More >
Sorry if I’ve been a little despondent of late. I’ve been working on my rollerblading routine below. Let me know what you think…
It’s late, I’ve been working like a dog recently, The Wife is in the homestretch of pregnancy, and just about every other facet of my life seems to be up in the air here of late. Mostly these are all good things but forming cognitive sentences not I’m good at the moment.
So as opposed to a well thought out article with a clever take on something going on in the world I figured I’d basically just do a brain dump on you here. Welcome back the tried and true Quick Quips format…
- I think things have broken about as well as More >
The news cycle has been chock full of updates and opinions on the Donald Sterling situation in Los Angeles over the past three days. I’m not necessarily looking to bring any additional attention to this scumbag or add to the fracas here.
When I created this site my intention was to comment on the commentary in the world around us. The initial reaction on Saturday afternoon as the tape came out was one of shock and disgust that someone of this day and age, in Mr. Sterling’s position of prominence, could possibly have these bigoted views of the world. I totally understand More >
Join me if you will as we take a trip to a land where it’s always sunny and the flowers are always in bloom. There are no leaves on the ground nor garbage or waste of any kinds. You’re always within walking distance of multiple oddly shaped ponds & lakes, a snow covered mountain, a jungle, and a desert. It’s essentially southern California but less animated. The place I am taking you is the land of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
If you are a parent with children under the age More >
My brother-in-law recommended I watch this episode of The Graham Norton Show several weeks ago and I just got around to it on what turned out to be a slow news night here in Chicago. Before I dive head first into the NHL playoffs starting with a live blog of the Hawks-Blues Game 1 I thought I’d pass this along to y’all for your viewing pleasure. A few quick notes before we begin:
1. I flipping love Bill Murray
2. Foreign talk shows deserve their own category at the Emmys
3. I think all live television should involve bathroom breaks and cocktails
4. I More >
It’s that time of year again ladies and gentlemen. While the regular season was nice and the Olympics were fun, nothing I’ve come across on this planet rivals the intensity & excitement of playoff hockey. After two Cups in the past four years these players know that their true measuring stick comes out and the real games gets under way tonight.
Added to the excitement of the playoffs in general is the matchup itself. It’s common knowledge that the St. Louis Blues are Neanderthals and all have to sit to pee. That’s just a scientific fact. With that said however this More >
I’ve got to be honest, this post is as much for selfish reasons as it is for your entertainment. Below are a handful of videos and clips that are favorites of the Wee One. She absorbs each of these videos like a fat person learning theirs is the last cupcake at a party. So while this post may give you a keener insight as to my own background and the environment in which I am raising my daughter, the more important purpose of this post is to centralize all of these videos in a single place so that I can More >
It’s a tale of two cities as far as our playoff teams are concerned. Sure both the Blackhawks and the Bulls share a common address, color scheme, and organizational pedigree, but there is a significant difference between the United Center’s two tenants and it has more to do with the stars in the sky than their organizational roots in the ground.
Professional sports represents the best of the best in a particular field. Everyone is good, there’s no two ways about it. General More >