Putting the ‘pale’ in Pale Hose
Dec09

Putting the ‘pale’ in Pale Hose

The White Sox made a couple of late night moves to acquire former Cubs pitcher/wide receiver Jeff Samardzija and former Yankees closer David Robertson.  So far, the Sox have been very active this offseason, picking up mostly a cast of mediocrities, so getting two real pitchers is a nice change of pace. When MLB Network posted the list of Sox offseason acquisitions, something jumped out at me.  And then, thinking of the offseason the...

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My hot take on Derrick Rose
Nov13

My hot take on Derrick Rose

Long before I was a fading blog star who wrote often (and then only occasionally, and now a little more often than occasionally) about the Cubs I was literally a world famous NBA writer who got paid to do it.  I tell you this not to brag (because it was the late ’90s and there were like 1,200 people on the Interwebs), but so you will know that when I choose to write a hot take about something going on in the NBA it must be...

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This TNT “Days of future past” promo is really cool
Oct31

This TNT “Days of future past” promo is really cool

I’ll admit, even a big brain like me took a few seconds to figure out they were showing alternative futures.  Can’t wait for Derrick to drop 70 on the Knicks and for the Bulls, and Warriors, and Clippers…and Heat to all win the title next year. This is just...

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Toni Kukoc pre-game prep
Oct23

Toni Kukoc pre-game prep

On NBA TV’s always great Open Court, the guys were talking about their pregame meals.  Most of them were awful.  Steve Smith ate a McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish before every game, and Charles Barkley–of course–ate two.  Kenny Smith said Mark Jackson used to eat a cheeseburger, fries, a milkshake and a Diet Coke (the diet part was amusing) because he said he’d “run it off during the game.”  But the...

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So, this guy is the dumbest ever
May17

So, this guy is the dumbest ever

We got the answer to an ages old question this morning. What does the Chicago Tribune do when it needs someone to write a column that is so awful, pointless and just, plain, wrong that even David Haugh won’t write it? Ladies and (oh, who are we kidding…) Gentlemen and Gentlemen, we give you, Rich Mayor and the dumbest column you’ll read all year. ESSAY: A Chicagoan’s lament on Rose  He just should have leveled...

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Bulls get the SG of least resistance
Dec11

Bulls get the SG of least resistance

The Bulls have come so far, so fast.  How do I know this?  Because two offseasons ago, fans were just hoping the team would take another step towards respectability, and now, just months later they can’t believe that a team with the reigning NBA MVP, who was the top seed in the Eastern Conference Finals last year and finally won two playoff series in one postseason, would “only” make a move to address the one blatant...

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