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Life + Fantasy = Football

August 19, 2011

Sometimes, fantasy is better than reality. Other times, fantasy is just weird. And then, there are those times in life where fantasy actually helps to augment the real world experience. We like to call these times “Fantasy Football.” (more…)

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The Best and Worst of Chicago… What’s Wrong With The Cubs

August 19, 2011

If you can't even make a McDonald's Start, perhaps retirement is best.

Recently, I’ve decided that I need to see a few more baseball parks throughout the country. While I love Wrigley, I feel like I owe it to myself as a sports fan to branch out and become more well-rounded (I swear that makes sense in my head). Since I’m never going to sit through a baseball game that doesn’t include the Cubs, I decided to take a trip to St. Louis to watch my North-Siders battle our bitter rivals.  (more…)

Welcome Back…

August 19, 2011

Finally…. the lazy writers of this blog have come back… to this blog! (more…)

Resting My Case

January 5, 2010

The Colts did the right thing. (more…)

Good God! Th-…That’s Jake Bragg’s Music!!

December 13, 2009

Yes, I’m back. I have spent the last two-plus months screaming my brains out at what can only be described as one of the worst freshman basketball teams in the history of mankind. No, really. Don’t believe me? Here are actual questions I have received from high school kids:

“So if my guy goes to the basket, you want me to go guard him there?”
*Slapping my face*
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Game 5 Diary: The Roller Coaster

November 3, 2009

So I realized a little too late (7:57 p.m. to be exact) that a Game 5 preview would be a little ridiculous. Instead, I committed myself to a running diary of a game that brought back terrifying flashbacks for all Cubs fans. Here’s what transpired:  (more…)

World Series Picks: Ballgames, Batteries, and Brawls?

November 1, 2009

As we press on with the 2009 “Fall/Winter Classic,” I cannot help but think that it is Bud Selig’s secret plan to extend the baseball season as long as possible in order to slowly kill all Cubs fans. Yes, it’s November. Yes, it has been nearly an entire month since my beloved North-Siders have played a baseball game. (Speaking of the North-Siders, new owner Tom Ricketts and family hope to bring a World Series title to the real team of Chicago next year. What a revolutionary. Glad to have such vision in our front office for once. You know, because we haven’t been trying to do that for the last 100 “next years.”) (more…)

Pacers-Heat… What to Watch

October 30, 2009

For all of you not lucky enough to get Fox Sports Indianapolis (or NBA League Pass), allow me to guide you through how the Pacers can beat Dwyane Wade and the Heat. It comes down to these four simple points: (more…)

Pacer Postgame (ATL 120, IND 109)

October 28, 2009

Wanted to throw out some thoughts after the first Pacers’ game of the year in Atlanta:

1. This is a young team.

The average age of this team is 26.1, which was evident as the Pacers committed 25 turnovers in Atlanta tonight. You have to expect mistakes from a young team, particularly against a team that puts a ton of pressure on the ball like the Hawks do. But if you are going to be a good team, that turnover number needs to be cut in half. (more…)

Quick NBA Thoughts

October 28, 2009

Day 2 of the NBA Season, and I wanted to mention some quick thoughts.

 

First, we saw last night the Cavaliers inability once again to defend athletic forwards who can stretch the floor. I predicted this would happen just yesterday. (more…)