I "didn't catch" any of the Stanley Cup final on Monday night, but I was fortunate enough to hear all about Chicago's victory from someone's air horn and impromptu illegal fireworks show.
Sports metaphors will be a mental tool I will use, too, as I fight to reclaim my health and well being. It's who I am. Waking up each morning and staring the clinical cancer talking points in the face, and the grim prospects that scenario presents, is not good for the mind. It immediately puts you on defense and beats you down. Not here not now. I am playing to win.
With the stripping of the American little league World Series title from Jackie Robinson West, one of the happiest sports and human interest stories of the past year became one of the saddest.
Morgan Park leads by two at halftime, 25-23. Morgan Park is a second-half team. You expect either Kain, or Josh, to take over and put the championship away. You expect Morgan Park to become the fifth school to repeat at the Holiday Tournament.
When Maine South leads 22-25 at halftime, you don't panic because you're a South Sider. You panic because your story is in trouble. Maine South can't miss. They're well-coached and run smooth plays with first, second and third options.
After a day filled with blowouts, you feel like you're being tested. Do you love the game as much as you think? You understand how first rounds work,...
Shoot westward out of Chicago on I-290 and you'll hit Hillside in under 30 minutes. After the expressway, it's only a short drive to Mount Carmel Ceme...
Something's changing on the South Side. Maybe that's why Nick hasn't screamed at his players yet, hasn't stopped practice and sent them to the baseli...
Jarrin Randall has come a long way since Black Friday. Maybe that's why Nick Irvin can sit in the bleachers and rest his arms on the row behind, look...
Until this year, the Simeon-Morgan Park rivalry revolved around two nationally-recruited stars: Jabari, current All-Everything freshman at Duke, and Wayne Blackshear, a junior starter for defending National Champion Louisville.
Before the game, the announcer warned the crowd to stay in their seats. Security steadied for a stampede from the stands. The announcer pleaded with the fans and players, "It's just a game! It's just a game!"
At the United Center, the third annual State Farm Champions Classic, the best non-professional basketball games scheduled before March: Number one Kentucky against number two Michigan State, number four Duke versus number five Kentucky.
You briefly think about Jarrin Randall and Ben Coupet Jr., as you stand in the aisle and look down at the vibrating sea of red.
Last Saturday, October 19, running back Cam McDaniel helped Notre Dame beat USC in a 14-10 home football victory. He rushed for 92 yards, a career high for the junior from Coppell, Texas.
Contrary to popular belief, Chicago is a wonderful year-round destination. Yes, Chicago's nickname is "The Windy City," which conjures up images of being blown down city streets by an icy wind off of Lake Michigan.
When someone mentions the city of Chicago and the topic of sports, basketball will surely arise in the discussion. Basketball in Chicago is a lifestyle.