Hey Vancouver, Go Canuck Yourself…

If there’s anything I’ve learned in the past 6th months of the experience it’s that timeliness is next to godliness in the blogosphere.  My Derrick Rose opus yesterday was four to five days in the making and in the meantime I attended the Masters in Augusta and ran the Shamrock Shuffle (and kicked its ass thank you very much) but the window to write about each event topically has passed in the public consciousness.  That said, I’ll be banging out posts on each in the days to come but in the meantime I want to stay ahead of the More >

Puck Possession is Back In Fashion

While the town buzzes about the rise of the Bulls and the nation mourns the fall of the Heat I think it best that we give credit where credit is due and heap some praise and foreshadow some potential pitfalls between now and June on the only reigning champions in our midst. In what most would deem a disappointing season until the last nine games, I can only equate it to another recent disappointment in all of our lives – the 2011 Academy Awards.  In tribute to a show that everyone had high hopes for going in, but within the More >

The Battle For My Fandom: Part Deux

Goooooood Eeeeevvvvvennniiing CHICAGO!!!!  Welcome to my basement where I have my trusty dog by my side, a New Glarus Spotted Cow in hand, and a plethora of sporting events to choose from on the big screen.  We did this back in December as well but a lot has changed in our Chicago sports scene since then and thus I thought this to be a prime time to re-introduce the battle for my fandom column between the Bulls and Blackhawks.  The Bulls are coming off a disappoint loss in Toronto last night and the trade deadline passed like a ship in More >

2011: An Advanced Look at the Year in Review

The title is not a typo.  Please allow me to flex my flux capacitor and let’s take a look back at the year ahead.

January 2011

Finally we can make the – it goes to eleven – joke for a whole 365 days.  Of all the years to not be a leap year.  History is made as the Big Ten lays a Big Egg in the New Year’s Day bowl games.  I’m not sure if it was a feat for the Legends or maybe serves as a sign that Leaders need to emerge.  Even their new member Nebraska wasn’t up to husk in More >

The Battle for My Fandom

Like any good parent tonight I am going to let my children (the Blackhawks and Bulls) fight for my attention.  In this corner weighing in with a 19-10 record and 1st place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference Central Division… YOUR Chicago BullsIn the other corner, with a 20-14-3 record and currently standing in second place in the NHL’s Western Conference Central Division, the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.  Both teams tip/drop the puck at 7pm CST tonight and as an unbiased Chicago sports fan I’ll let the caliber of play determine my viewership and commentary this evening.  Let’s get More >