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Rachel Remains a Big Part of Our Lives

April 1, 2016

It has been such a long time since I last sat down at the computer and typed words for this site. Almost a year ago. I can rationalize any inactivity because of the death of daughter Rachel. Exactly a year ago. April 1, 2015. I will remember that date for as long as I live […]

Fresh Season Awaits NFL’s Bears, WNBA’s Sky

September 7, 2014

Sunday smorgasbord: This is the day everyone with a keen sense of Chicago sports — as well as elsewhere — has been waiting for. Yes, it’s the opening game. Of the WNBA Finals. Oh, and the opening game of the Bears season, too. * Thanks to the wonder of trans-global communication (OK, otherwise known as […]

MLB Throws Wet Blanket (Tarp?) on Cubs ‘Victory’

August 21, 2014

Thursday thoughts (or as close as we generally get to such things around here): The Chicago Cubs lost a victory Wednesday. And then they went out and played a game against the San Francisco Giants. Which they also lost. * On the bright side, the Cubs still have a chance to win Tuesday’s game. The […]

Hats off to Bears’ Gould, Blackhawks’ Sharp

December 28, 2013

Weekend wondering: The Chicago Bears — who play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Soldier Field to determine the winner of the NFC North and which team goes to the postseason and which team goes home — made news Friday with the announcement they had signed kicker Robbie Gould to a four-year contract extension. […]

Sundays Without Bears Games Can Suck (Leaves)

November 4, 2013

Monday meanderings: The Chicago Bears against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football means Sunday was a great day to take advantage of that extra hour of sleep provided by switching to Daylight Saving Time — although there are some of us here in cyberspace who like to think those leaves we should be […]

Cubs’ Wood Outduels Dodgers’ Kershaw

August 28, 2013

Midweek musings: Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has an incredible 1.72 earned-run average. He aso has a 13-8 record — with the latest loss coming Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs 3-2 at Dodger Stadium. For those who contend Kershaw should win he National League Cy Young Award, doesn’t a loss to the Cubs automatically […]

Pride Captures NPF Softball Title Over Bandits

August 25, 2013

A beautiful day for softball. An enthusiastic capacity crowd at your home ballpark. An opportunity to win a championship. You couldn’t have asked for much more than that Saturday (Aug. 24), if you were the Chicago Bandits or a fan of the National Pro Fastpitch team. Well, other than a victory. The Bandits, who entered […]

Bears Management Makes Quick Call: Goodbye, Lovie

December 31, 2012

Looking for an upside to the Chicago Bears season that ended with a thud Sunday (Dec. 30)? Well, waiting till next year will be a lot shorter than it is for any other Chicago sports team that has seen its season end without a championship (and that would be most of them this century and […]

Nothing Like a True Tragedy to Provide Perspective

December 15, 2012

Life goes on. Not for the 20 school children killed Friday (Dec. 14) by bullets from a gun-wielding perpetrator in Newtown, Conn., but for all those touched — directly and otherwise — by such a tragedy. A death is a death, of course. And one child’s life is no less tragic, no less important, than […]

Bellator 84 to Feature at Least One Knockout

December 14, 2012

It’s not every day that this site devotes much space to mixed martial arts. Then again, it’s not every day that Loop Rock Girl Shannon will be in the ring. OK, she won’t be fighting — although she does have MMA skills. She will be a round-card girl for the Bellator 84 event Friday (Dec.14) […]

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