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Authentic Bulls Fan

By Jim Coffman
It's not about merch.

Posted on April 29, 2020

Dennis Rodman Breaks Down The Bulls' Vaunted Triangle Offense

Fred "Tex" Winter's Baby
"This potent offense is a variation of the renowned triple post attack and a continuity offense."

Posted on April 28, 2020

TrackNotes: Hot Times In Hot Springs

By Thomas Chambers
I couldn't be happier.

Posted on April 26, 2020

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #301: Ryan Pace's Last Dance

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
A draft about nothing. Plus: The Latest Last Dance; Cubs Mailbag; The Minnesota Blackhawks; Sky Watch; GRONK!; and the World's Greatest Race Car Driver.

Posted on April 25, 2020

Is The Wonderlic Worthless?

By Joshua D. Pitts/The Conversation
An examination between an NFL quarterback's success and his Wonderlic test score yields a surprising - to some - answer.

Posted on April 23, 2020

For Godsakes, Don't Draft For Need!

By Jim Coffman
That's what free agency is for. Always draft the best player available.

Posted on April 22, 2020

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #300: Here's Why Sports Is Not Coming Back This Year

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
Players aren't going to wear masks and only fans in Red America are stupid enough to attend games anyway. Plus: Michael Jordan Was Singularly Awesome And Also Was (And Remains) A Terrible Person - Just Like Jerry Krause (Though Krause Is Dead Now So He's Only A 'Was' Not A 'Remains'); Time For Wrigleyville To Panic Over Cubs' Bad Start?; The Great Karnak's New Bulls; Our Hapless Athletic Careers; Bears To Sit Out First, Third And Fourth Rounds Of Draft, and more!

Posted on April 17, 2020

Only Science Will Bring Back Sports

By David Rutter
Those gripped by the psychotic break of hallucinogenic spasms even put dates on the return. Safer to aim for Easter. Next Easter, that is. As for Major League Baseball, Opening Day and the Fall Classic can both occur on the same weekend. How about Halloween?

Posted on April 17, 2020

The Solace Of Playing Golf In The Navajo Nation Amid The Pandemic

By Terry Greene Sterling, Jake Goodrick and Marie Baronnet via New America
Rez golf is embedding itself in the Navajo sports culture, one course at a time. There are at least three rez golf courses on the nation's 27,425 square miles spanning swaths of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. The gritty courses, set amid red and gray sands and wind-sculpted cliffs, share the landscape with livestock, coyotes and rabbits. They hold special meaning to many Navajo golfers because they wind through clumps of sagebrush, a plant thought to have physical and spiritual healing power.

Posted on April 16, 2020

My Shitty Athletic Career

By Jim Coffman
One of my primary memories is of bawling my eyes as it became clear our team was going to lose a big game.

Posted on April 15, 2020

A World Without Sports

By Lee Dzikus/The Conversation
The current sports stoppage is unprecedented. It touches every level of every game, in every country in the world, from the Olympics down to pick-up basketball.

Posted on April 15, 2020

TrackNotes: Racing In A Time Of Coronavirus

By Thomas Chambers
Thoroughbreds run on - and the betting window is open.

Posted on April 13, 2020

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #299: Bulls Get Their (White) Man

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
GarPax is dead. We think. Plus: Q Life; Baseball Isn't Coming Back This Year, Folks; Bear Crazy; and Transfer Window.

Posted on April 10, 2020

FIFA (Allegedly) Still Super Corrupt

21st Century Fox Execs, Too
"Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments."

Posted on April 9, 2020

Not Quite Monsters

By Jim Coffman
The real trials of being a Bears fan.

Posted on April 8, 2020

The Farmer Files

By Roger Wallenstein
I can recall barking at my car radio asking him to at least tell me the score. But at least he lived his dreams.

Posted on April 3, 2020

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #298: With All Due Respect, Ed Farmer Was An Awful Announcer

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
The job of the journalist is to tell the truth, not be a clubby insider. Plus: Q Life; Les Grobstein Still Employed - Others Not So Lucky; If You Love Chicago So Much Why Don't You Live There?; Bears Bargain Basement; Dippy DePaul; Ex-Cub Jhonny Pereda Makes Coronavirus History; and How Coffman Denied His Lineage To Become A Cubs Fan.

Posted on April 3, 2020

How Surfers Saved Trestles

By The World Surf League
"With Surfrider and their strong coalition of grassroots organizations, they fought together against big money, big government, and almost impossible odds to protect one of the world's most iconic waves."

Posted on April 2, 2020

How I Chose The Cubs Over The White Sox

By Jim Coffman
In the offseason, Richie Zisk signed with another team and then so did Oscar Gamble, and we weren't thrilled by the attempted compensatory signing of Bobby Bonds. My White Sox affinity died right there.

Posted on April 1, 2020

MUSIC - Who Mourns For Basie?
TV - How America Doesn't Teach History.
POLITICS - The Remote Learning Divide.
SPORTS - Remembering Baseball's Historic 2020 Season.

BOOKS - Go Ahead, Eat Those Cheetos.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Suffering With Stoics & Cynics.


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