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I've Had It

By Roger Wallenstein
I couldn't care less whether there's a 2020 baseball season. There, I've said it.

Posted on May 30, 2020

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #306: Baseball Is Blowing It

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
Billionaire owners cry poor. Plus: Our Hearts Ache For Minneapolis; Illinois Provides Week's Top Sports Story; Last Dance Remnants; The Blackhawks Just Undeservedly Made The Playoffs; Kaner & The Breadman; Reopening Sports; Remembering Biff Pocaroba!; Thibs Lives!; Biggs's Bag; and Chicago-Based Wilson Gets Back The NBA's Official Game Ball.

Posted on May 29, 2020

Bruins, Lightning Still Betting Favorites To Win The Stanley Cup

By TheLines.com
Meanwhile, bettors rank the Blackhawks' chances at 23rd of 24 teams.

Posted on May 28, 2020

Be Like Jerry

By Jim Coffman
He became the best example in all of sports of how a coach should comport himself - displaying class and dignity every day but also flashing an ultra-deadpan sense of humor.

Posted on May 27, 2020

Chicago-Based Wilson Now The Official Game Ball Of The NBA

By The NBA
Sucks to be Spalding.

Posted on May 26, 2020

So Long, Jerry

By David Rutter
I never mourn when athletic superstars fail as human beings, because I never thought of them as heroes. They had skill. Do not commingle the two. But I gave myself one exception to that cool, intellectualized appreciation. Just one.

Posted on May 22, 2020

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #305: The Last Dance Has Been Danced

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
Bad pizza, Cheap Trick and Luc Longley. Plus: Remembering Jerry Sloan & Michael McCaskey; Matt Nagy Admits What Media Toadies Won't; The Bundesliga, NASCAR, Golf And The Pseudo-Triple Crown Are (Sorta) Back; and Steve's New iPhone And The Saga Surrounding It.

Posted on May 22, 2020

The Origin Of MLB Trade Rumors

As a huge Cubs fan, there was always more hope in the offseason than the regular season, site founder (and University of Illinois grad) Tim Dierkes explains, leading to his fascination with the Hot Stove League and transactions.

Posted on May 21, 2020

They Weren't Coming Back

By Jim Coffman
The Last Dance was danced, as it should have been.

Posted on May 20, 2020

When They Broke Up The Bulls

By Steve Rhodes
It's abundantly clear that it didn't have to go down the way it did.

Posted on May 19, 2020

The John Oliver Coronavirus Chronicles VII: Bursting Bubble Leagues

By Last Week Tonight
Plans to bring sports back "all degrees of bad."

Posted on May 18, 2020

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #304: The Literary Themes Of The Last Dance

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
Greed, ego, pride, backstabbing, rivalry, treachery, betrayal - everything but the sex. Plus: If This Is What The Post-Lockdown Sports World Will Look Like, Let's Keep It Locked Down; The Bundesliga Is Back!; Biggs Time Is Back!; and Baseball Is Not (Quite) Back!

Posted on May 15, 2020

Michael Jordan's Regrets(?)

By Jim Coffman
He would never admit it.

Posted on May 13, 2020

How Jordan Led

By Roger Wallenstein
He cajoled, bullied, badgered, challenged, insulted, ridiculed and intimidated his teammates. It appeared to work.

Posted on May 12, 2020

Michael Jordan Off The Court In The '80s & '90s

An Inescapable Marketing Machine
Was he really that nice? No.

Posted on May 12, 2020

Will COVID-19 Take Down College Football?

By AP
"Professional and college sports have been shutdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic. NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline joins the Ground Game podcast to talk about when college teams can start gathering, practicing and competing again, as well as what might happen if a student-athlete tests positive for the virus."

Posted on May 11, 2020

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #303: The Neverending Last Dance

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
The Jordan fools. Plus: Kristin Cavallari Finally Meets Jay Cutler (Or Jay Cutler's Last Dance); Ryan Pace Claims He Still Believes In Mitch Trubisky Even After Declining His 5th-Year Option And Signing Nick Foles, Which Is A Good Way To Show How Much Confidence He Has In The Guy He (Badly) Maneuvered For So He Could Pick Him To Second Overall In The NFL Draft; The KBO On ESPN!; and The Ex-Cub Factor.

Posted on May 8, 2020

The Ex-Cub Factor

By Steve Rhodes
From Manny Ramirez to Mel Rojas.

Posted on May 7, 2020

The Bears' Last Dance Was Their Only One

By Jim Coffman
The Bears' best-ever team could only win one championship. The Bulls won three in a row - twice.

Posted on May 6, 2020

Women's Collegiate Flag Football On The Way

By Reigning Champs Experience
"Football is for everyone."

Posted on May 5, 2020

TrackNotes: Virtual Stupidity

By Thomas Chambers
NBC pretended one or two or three people in a single household were having Derby parties with one lady's hat and four tablespoons of sugar ruining good bourbon for the two guys.

Posted on May 3, 2020

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #302: In Which We Actually Defend Ryan Pace

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
We like the Nick Foles deal just fine, despite the brush fire that broke out this week. Here's why. Plus: Dennis Rodman's Last Dance; Relive Sammy Sosa Next; Danny Wirtz and Michael Reinsdorf Assert Themselves; and Good Riddance, Kentucky Derby.

Posted on May 1, 2020

TrackNotes: Celebrating Oaklawn's Hijacking

By Thomas Chambers
When this is over, one of the good memories will be how Oaklawn Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas, rolled with the punches and singularly crafted American Thoroughbred horse racing on a festival level when horseplayers and even other gamblers appreciated it most.

Posted on May 1, 2020

TrackNotes: Zombie Churchill

By Thomas Chambers
Like the monster's claw arising from the hardpan, Churchill Downs Inc. is now awake, fully poised to wreak its consistent, insidious greed upon Thoroughbred horse racing and sports in general.

Posted on May 1, 2020

MUSIC - Chief Keef Changed The Industry.
TV - Vizio's Best Product Is You.
POLITICS - UIC: Soda Taxes Work.
SPORTS - More McCaskey Malpractice.

BOOKS - All About Poop.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Don't Let Your Pet OD.


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