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Beat the Bracket 2010

Posted March 15, 2010 | 17:50:01 (EST)

**PROGRAMMING ALERT: You can catch Sam LIVE on the air Tuesday night on WCRX Chicago 88.1 FM and WCRX.net from 7-9 p.m. CST breaking down the entire 2010 NCAA Tournament. The best teams, most prepared coaches, prime time players and of course, the Cinderellas prowling around for a shiny new...

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David vs. Goliath: The NCAA National Championship

Posted April 6, 2009 | 14:09:46 (EST)

The old adage says that everything happens for a reason. Luckily for college basketball fans, we only have to wait until Monday night.

As the clock struck midnight Saturday on Big East powerhouses Connecticut and Villanova, it became an instant revelation that America would witness the highly anticipated re-match between...

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Filling Out the Winning NCAA Tournament Bracket

Posted March 18, 2009 | 19:27:01 (EST)

Selection Sunday has come and gone and the 65 team field is finally complete for the 2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Now, the best part can begin -- the bracket contests. Whether it's a cheap five dollar pool with friends, an office-wide battle royale with co-workers or just...

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March Madness and Me

Posted March 16, 2009 | 13:49:21 (EST)

Finally. The madness has returned. And there's nobody happier in the world than me.

You see, I've been in love with the game of basketball since the age of two. The year was 1991 and my parents had just presented me with a Fisher-Price basketball hoop for my...

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Meet Carlos Quentin

Posted August 29, 2008 | 17:38:45 (EST)

Trades during the winter meetings are a staple of baseball's offseason. It's the time when franchises realize that they can no longer afford their superstars and feel pressed to ship them off to bigger market clubs in return for up-and-coming prospects.

The Minnesota Twins had to part ways with two-time...

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Anatomy of a Trip to Wrigley

Posted August 27, 2008 | 11:00:24 (EST)

This past Thursday, I was fortunate enough to take in a Cubs baseball game atop one of the famous rooftops grazing Waveland Avenue in Wrigleyville. Much to my dismay, I wasn't allowed to don any White Sox apparel, although the experience quickly allowed me to shove my anti-Cubdom feelings to...

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Buy Beer From Scottie Pippen!

Posted August 20, 2008 | 16:51:32 (EST)

Despite tremendous career accolades---six-time NBA Champion, seven-time NBA All-Star, three-time All-NBA First Team selection, eight-time NBA All-Defensive First Team selection and one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History---Scottie Pippen struggled to find a consistent cash flow after the Bulls dynasty came crumbling down.

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Blackhawk Down: Chicago's Forgotten Franchise

Posted August 14, 2008 | 12:31:11 (EST)

Long before Jordan's Bulls, Walter Payton's Bears and Chris Farley's Superfans, another franchise ruled the Windy City. The Chicago Blackhawks once had a stronghold on the city and were the fans' pride and joy for the majority of the 20th century.

Equipped with forwards Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita,...

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