My grandfather, Papa, as we called him, was born in 1933 in Chicago. He’d spend summer afternoons growing up in Rogers Park, finding a way into Wrigley Field and following the Cubs on a radio, if he could find one. He followed them when he was in the army and followed them when he returned. His father was a White Sox fan but, sickened by the 1918 Black Sox Scandal, changed … [Read more...] about Playoff baseball is back for all of Chicago
Archives for September 2020
Another week in this crazy 2020 season yielded another improbable win for the Chicago Bears at Atlanta. Matt Nagy yanked an erratic Mitch Trubisky in the third quarter and sent in Nick Foles, who was signed in the offseason for just such an instance. The former Super Bowl MVP threw three touchdowns to lead the Bears from 16 points down, to a 30-26 win against the … [Read more...] about Another Come from Behind Win for the 2020 Chicago Bears
The Chicago White Sox long ago clinched their first playoff berth in more than a decade. They have a possible MVP in José Abreu and a possible Rookie of the Year in Luis Robert. Tim Anderson still has a shot at back-to-back AL batting titles. They’re 34-22 with only four games left in the season before the playoffs start and still have a shot at the division title. But this … [Read more...] about Assessing the White Sox’s late-season slowdown
Chicago Bears running back had 18 million reasons to smile late Saturday when he got word that the team had agreed to a contract extension. The deal which reportedly includes nine million dollars guaranteed is one of two contracts the Bears are working on. The other is for star wide receiver Allen Robinson II. I feel the contract extension was very well deserved. For me … [Read more...] about Tarik Cohen gets contract extension
Two weeks, two close calls for the 2020 Chicago Bears. Once again, they held off an opponent inside the red zone with time running out. On Sunday, it was the New York Giants attempting a fourth quarter comeback that fell short for a Bears 17-13 win. The biggest difference between the season opener and the home opener, is that Chicago led from start to finish. However, … [Read more...] about 2020 Chicago Bears hold off Giants in home opener.