Friday, December 30, 2005

A Major League Baseball team with cheerleaders!!? The few fans that actually attend Florida Marlins' home games not only get major league baseball but entertainment from the Mermaids. Two World Series championships in very recent memory and cheerleaders- and this team still has trouble drawing fans!?

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

For a moment I thought that the signing of Jon Garland would be the biggest news today in the Chicago area. Not so, as a downtown Chicago institution, the Berghoff, has announced it will be closing its doors in Feb, 2006. I have taken many an out of town friend who visits Chicago to the Berghoff. Christmas shoppers flock to this restaurant, a one-time mens' only bar. To show how famous the Berghoff is, I was once in Jonesboro, Arkansas and met a guy who upon learning that we were from Chicago, excitedly began describing a great restaurant that he went to in Chicago. Yes, the Berghoff. At the very least, visit the Berghoff's website, or if at all possible visit the Berghoff and have a Berghoff beer or a Berghoff brew root beer before it closes its doors.
More good news for the White Sox and for White Sox fans, as Jon Garland has signed a three year contract with the White Sox.
Here's a column from the Sun-Times' Doug Elfman re the "Best of TV in 2005." I will give you my comments later.
The AP has voted the White Sox Championship season as the top sports story of 2005!!
And by the way, one of my New Year Resolutions will be more frequent posts on the K-Line!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Monday, December 19, 2005

Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Love Boat continues to sail:
For those of you who don't know (and why would most of you), the University of Idaho and Boise State University are bitter football rivals. The University of Colorado has reportedly hired Boise State coach Dan Hawkins to replace Gary Barnett. Colorado's AD, Mike Bohn, who is hiring Dan Hawkins is the former AD at the University of Idaho.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Saturday, December 10, 2005

One of the many great things about college basketball, you get great match-ups at any time in the season. Today we get to see #1 Duke vs. #2 Texas. The Blue Devils have greatly underwhelmed me this year, so I have to go with Texas as my pick to win.
The brilliance of FIFA! Just in case FIFA needed something extra to attract viewers to the World Cup pairings draw, soccer expert, Heidi Klum, was hostess for the live event.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Having failed to signed free agent Rafael Furcal, the Cubs have traded for Juan Pierre ( a player that the World Series Champion White Sox were rumored to be interested in). Pierre will take over the lead-off spot, but maybe more importantly for most Cubs fans he will play center field, meaning that the "Corey Patterson era" should finally be over on the North Side.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Lovie Smith the NFC Coach of the Year (Tony Dungy looks like the runaway choice in the AFC)?
It looks like I may have been right about Lovie, as seen from this K-Line article I wrote back in January, 2004. Now, just so you realize that while I am bragging a little, there are plenty of sport predictions I have been wrong about. Even in this article about Lovie Smith, I was excited about the possibility of Terry Shea as the Bears' offensive coordinator- Yuck!!
How about some love for Lovie and Jerry?


The morning after the Chicago Bears formally announced St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Lovie Smith as the Bears’ new head coach, I received an e-mail from a friend, who was upset that the Bears simply chose the “cheaper” alternative- a common lament in this sports town. He said that the Bears were too cheap to pay the $3-$4 million per year needed to hire Nick Saban from LSU or someone like my friend’s personal choice, Dan Reeves, the former Atlanta Falcons head coach. Many in the local media likewise blasted the Lovie Smith hire and seized the opportunity to rip mercilessly on Bears GM Jerry Angelo. The criticism was that the choice of Lovie Smith was made because either the Bears were unwilling to pay the big bucks or Jerry Angelo was unwilling to yield personnel control to the head coach. Well, everyone should just take a chill- pill! Here’s one person who likes the choice of Lovie Smith and likewise supports Jerry Angelo and the job he has done as the Bears’ GM. Alright, admittedly, I’m partially kissing up, and I’m hoping that both Lovie and Jerry Angelo remember my thoughtful and well reasoned support when The K-Line requests a sideline media pass for Bears games. Hey, I have to do something- I’m still upset I didn’t receive a press pass to the Super Bowl!

Granted it would have been, if nothing else, exciting if the Bears ignored fiscal responsibility and hired a high profile coach. Even I was hoping that that the Bears would have at least checked to see if Jimmy Johnson was interested at all in becoming the Bears’ new coach. Or, what about hiring Mike Ditka as coach and Mike Singletary as the defensive coordinator/head coach-in-training. Unfortunately, hiring a high profile former NFL head coach or college head coach is far from a guaranteed road to the Super Bowl, or even a more modest goal like beating the Packers. For every example of it working, there is another example proving to be a failure. It was only two seasons ago that the Redskins opened up owner Dan Synder’s bank vault to lure a high profile college coach, Steve Spurrier, from the University of Florida with a salary of $5 million a year ...Okay, that didn’t exactly work out for the Redskins. Nor would hiring a former head coach like Dan Reeves or Jim Fassel have guaranteed success for the Bears. Several years ago, the Carolina Panthers hired George Seifert, hoping he would repeat the success he had with the San Francisco 49ers where he won two Super Bowl as a head coach. The result- he was fired after coaching the Carolina Panthers to a 1-15 record. The Carolina Panthers replaced Seifert with John Fox, at that time a little known defensive coordinator for the New York Giants. In two years, John Fox has taken that 1-15 team to the Super Bowl.

My point is simple- there is no one way to insure success when hiring a head coach. So, don’t automatically despair over the Bears’ future because they didn’t hire someone who was a college or pro head coach. Let’s look at the route taken by the four teams in this past weekend conference championship games: Philadelphia, Carolina, New England, and Indianapolis. Philadelphia’s head coach, Andy Reid, was an offensive assistant coach with the Packers. As already stated, John Fox was a defensive coordinator with the Giants. New England’s Bill Belicheck was a former head coach with the Cleveland Browns, but was serving as a defensive coordinator under Bill Parcells at the time he was hired by the Patriots. The Colts’ top man, Tony Dungy was a head coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Everyone points to the great job Bill Parcells did with the Cowboys. But you can be just as successful by hiring a defensive coordinator to be your head coach, as happened with the great job former defensive coordinator, Marvin Lewis did with the Cincinnati Bengals this year.

As soon as the Bears fired Dick Jauron, Lovie Smith was announced as one of the top candidates for the job. Other teams had also shown interest in him. His defense may have been more responsible for the St. Louis Rams success the past few years than the Rams’ offense. The thing that impresses me the most is that he had solid defenses on a team that passed more often that it ran the ball and often turned the ball over. Hopefully he will hire an offensive coordinator, like Terry Shea, who will bring some imagination to the offensive game plans and as a result who will be light years ahead of John “Screen Pass” Shopp! Terry Shea has recently worked with Pro Bowl caliber quarterback Trent Green as Kansas City’s quarterback coach. By the way, John Shoop has just become Tampa Bay’s quarterback coach, so watch Tampa Bay’s offense quickly sink to the depths of depression!...I expect the Bears to be improved next year under Lovie Smith and in the playoffs within two years. Now, if only Bret Favre would retire from Green Bay!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The Detroit Lions hire Dick Jauron as interim head coach! Is everyone in Chicago still laughing?
Here's the White Sox free agent report thus far:
BREAKING NEWS!!! And more importantly, great news for White Sox fans! Paul Konerko has resigned with the Sox. If reports are true, Paulie turned down more money from the Orioles to stay on the South Side. Good for Paulie! With the signing of Thome and Konerko, Frank Thomas will probably not be back with the Sox, unless he is willing to take on a much reduced role and a much reduced salary. Here's the story from the White Sox:
Apparently B-baller Ruben Patterson and his agent have learned nothing from the Terrell Owens situation:

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

In case you were wondering what happens to college cheerleaders after graduation (no, this is not a joke about Carolina Panthers cheerleaders), according to an article in November 28th's New York Times, they become drug company sales reps! You got to love this line from the article: "Anyone who has seen the parade of sales representatives through a doctor's waiting room has probably noticed that they are frequently female and invariably good looking. Less recognized is the fact that a good many are recruited from the cheerleader ranks." So next time your doctor presribes Prevacid for you, you might what to inquire if it is because the Prevacid sales rep is a former University of Kentucky cheerleader.
On this cold late November morning, just remember this- the WHITE SOX are still WORLD SERIES CHAMPS!!!

Monday, November 28, 2005

This week's K-Line Top 5 College Basketball ranking:

1. UConn
2. Texas
4. Louisville
5. Gonzaga

Honorable Mention: Bucknell
The Detroit Lions have fired head coach Mariucci. While I can understand firing the head coach, how can Matt Millen, who hired the last two head coaches keep his job? Isn't he as much to blame as the head coach, if not more?

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

The White Sox have traded Aaron Rowand and two minor leaguers for Jim Thome.
My good friend, who for purposes of his blog goes by the moniker "HM", has much more on the T. O. Arbitration ruling. Check his blog at Like him, I am ecstatic that the arbitrator upheld the decision. It is encouraging to see a coach win out over a malcontent player, which is why I applaud the Portland Trailblazers suspension of Ruben Patterson for "mouthing-off" to his coach about a lack of playing time. For those of you out there, and I know there are plenty, who dislike T.O.'s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, you have to love this ruling. Not only was Rosenhaus not able to renegotiate T.O.'s contract, but his player-client has lost money. Since T.O. is "playing" under his old contract, negotiated by T.O.'s former agent, Rosenhaus has not made a penny from representing T.O., unless he has negotiated some endorsement deals for T.O. that I am not aware of. Actually, T.O.'s former agent, at least in theory, may have a cause of action against Rosenhaus for costing him money. T.O. has lost about $800,000 durign his suspension and his previous agent is now out about 3% of that $800,000. Most NFL agents out there will always align with the NFLPA and root for a players' interest, but a good number of them are elated that Drew Rosenhaus got his you know what handed to him.
Good news! An arbitratior has upheld the Eagles' suspension of Terrel Owens. More on this soon:

Thursday, November 10, 2005

I feel awful for having neglected my throngs of readers the past few days. But I am confident that each have been keeping abreast of current developments involving Carolina Panthers cheerleaders, Terrell Owens coupled with my fellow Duke Law graduate, Drew Rosenhaus. For now, I simply offer you today's special birthday girls:
1) Vanessa Angel; and Brittany Murphy

Monday, November 07, 2005

It is okay to be a fan of both the Cubs and the White Sox, at least if you are a celebrity:
One of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood, in my humble opinion, has found another way to stay in the public eye:

Monday, October 31, 2005

Just curious- am I the only Chicagoan with the song "Don't Stop Believing" still stuck in my head?
Chicago should be proud of the White Sox parade and celebration rally. Despite a quick acceleration of the parade date, preparations were near perfect as over one million crowded the streets of LaSalle to be covered with shreds of newspapers and cheer as double decker buses carried the team with families (including hot wives and girlfriends), coaches and staff. As I stood on the corner of LaSalle and Adams with tens of thousauds of my closest friends, we were not just North siders or South siders, but proud Chicagoans. I will never forget during one of the Bulls' championship celebration, listening to New York based sportswriter, Mike Lupica exclaiming something along these lines, "Big Deal, go ahead and celebrate your NBA championship, but don't call me until you celebrate a World Series championship!" Well, Mr. Lupica, Chicago did a splendid job celebrating its World Series championship. Now tell me which city has won a World Series more recently- Chicago or New York!? Which City has won a NBA championship more recently- Chicago or New York!?

Thursday, October 27, 2005

There appears to be mass confusion when the White Sox Celebration Parade will take place. Well, the parade will be on Friday, not Monday. Here's a link, where you can laugh about the haphazard parade route:,1,5544426.story?coll=chi-news-hed
I had refrained from any postings during the World Series out of fear of jinxing my boyhood team. But today, on the day of my nephew's 7th birthday, the White Sox win two games in one day and win the WORLD SERIES!! Growing up on the South Side watching Wilbur Wood, Richie Zisk, among others, I nevered even dared to dream that this day would happen. Thank you Ozzie, Kenny Willliams and a team that I enjoyed watching all season (even when a 15 game lead almost faded away). Chicago!!! South Side!!! White Sox!!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

So the teams are set- the Houston Astros are coming to Chicago to face the White Sox in the World Series. Another year that the St. Louis Cardinals fall short, adding additional proof to my argument that Tony LaRussa is one of the most overrated managers in baseball. I'll will start by admitting that I don not like LaRussa and I think he is a "thug." How many great teams has this guy had in the playoffs and he has only one World Series chanmpionship. Bye, bye Tony!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Guess what? Tara Reid is a party animal!!!
It has been a long while since I have posted anything. Please forgive me, I have been preoccuppied with a little thing called the Baseball Playoffs. The World Series in Chicago- Finally!! And on the Southside of town- even better!! Thanks Ozzie! I ahve plenty to write about. Let's start with a link about the apparent suicide of former SNL cast member, Charles Rocket, whom you might also remember from the classic "Dumb and Dumber."

Saturday, October 01, 2005

For those of you who can't get enough of Tara Reid, don't worry there is always more news about Tara Reid:

Friday, September 30, 2005

Poor Tara Reid. Reports are that E! has decided not to pick up her show, "Taradise" for a second season. Where else will she make wonderful comments like this:
She better take up Playboy on its offers of millions, because she is quickly running out of other options.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

The White Sox win over Detroit clinch the American League Central division!!! Congrats!
Listening to the Sox radio broadcast last night, I heard Ed Farmer mention that he saw a recent interview with Pete Rose where Rose stated that right now it no longer matters to him whether or not he ever makes it into the Hall of Fame. Of course, that's bull. But I thought I should reprint part of a long time ago "K-Line" article concering Pete Rose.

Of course, everyone has an opinion on whether or not Pete Rose should be allowed back into major league baseball. My initial position on Pete Rose was that his lifetime ban from baseball should be lifted after fifteen years only for purposes for making him eligible for entry into to the Hall of Fame. I mean he certainly deserves to be in the Hall of Fame because of his play on the field. My opinion was that the lifetime ban should otherwise remain in place, prohibiting Rose from any other involvement with major league baseball, such as managing. While I could still live with that solution, my opinion has changed. I have joined the growing legions that believe that Pete Rose’s lifetime suspension from baseball should be kept in place including keeping Pete Rose out of the Baseball Hall of Fame! It’s simple, you break Baseball Rule 21 and you are out of baseball, including forfeiting your right to enter the Hall of Fame.

Baseball Rule 21, which is posted in every pro baseball clubhouse, states that: “Any player, umpire or club or league official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has a duty to perform shall be declared permanently ineligible.” It is undisputed, now further clarified by his own admissions which were most likely motivated by his attempting to drive sales of his book, that Pete Rose broke Rule 21 on more than one occasion. In effect, what Pete Rose, the self-proclaimed “ lover of baseball” has done on more than one occasion is trample on the purity of baseball.
Why is baseball so defensive about the issue of betting? It has to be, to protect the game, to protect the purity of baseball. Have you seen the movie “Eight Men Out” or heard about the the 1919 Chicago Black Sox scandal? It is because of that scandal that Rule 21 was set in place. That is why baseball is overcautious about any possible connection between gambling and baseball. In 1919, several members of the Chicago White Sox were accused and charged with accepting bribes for throwing the World Series, a series in which the White Sox were heavily favored. Thereafter, Major League Baseball has taken steps to protect the very nature of sports, i.e., that it is a true competition on the field

When you go to a sporting event you expect both competitors to be actually trying to win, to at least try to win the game. At the very least, you do not expect the outcome to be fixed and predetermined. Even if one of the teams is clearly more talented than the other, there is always a faint hope, even if it is only a million to one shot that if the stars are aligned properly the underdog has a chance to win. How would you feel about Major League Baseball, the NFL, or the NBA, if the outcomes of the games were predetermined? How would you feel if the outcome of baseball games were as orchestrated as the WWF? Pete Rose attempts to soften the blow of his indiscretions by stating that he only bet on the Reds and never against his team, and that he only placed bets as a manager and not as a player. That’s irrelevant! Even if you believe Pete Rose, it just doesn’t matter. Rule 21 doesn’t state “You can bet FOR your team, but you cannot bet against your team.” In law and politics, one is often cautioned “to avoid the mere appearance of an impropriety.” That is why Pete Rose has to be kept out of the Hall of Fame. To protect the inherent nature of the game. Even if it is only to protect the mere appearance of an impropriety. The fact that a player, manager, coach or major league employee bets on a team is enough to raise the question of whether or not the competitive nature of the game is being compromised in any way. That is a question that should never be raised. The integrity, the rules of baseball are more important than whether or not Pete Rose is admitted back to baseball or into the Hall of Fame.

As I stated, baseball has had enough public relations nightmares in the past few years. Nonetheless, there is something pure and special about the game of baseball. I mean, come on, as much as I like football and basketball, the only sport that could serve as the setting for a movie like “Field of Dreams” is baseball. Are not the majority of great sports movies baseball movies: “Field of Dreams,” “Bull Durham”, “Major League” and “The Rookie”? It is the great sport of fathers and sons bonding and of magical venues like Wrigley Field and Fenway Park. That’s what draws us back to baseball despite the contract holdouts, greedy players and even steroid controversies. That is a purity of the sport that should surpass the business concerns. That needs to be protected at all costs. If it is not protected, then you let baseball become the World Wrestling Federation, or worst, a bad reality program.

Everyone is entitled to forgiveness- yes, but has Pete Rose even made his act of contrition. Has Pete Rose apologized? I guess we will have to wait to purchase his next book to read an apology. I won’t be reading that book or his current book. And hopefully, I will not be seeing him go into the Hall of Fame.
After last night's games, the magic number for the White Sox (you can refer to them as the "White Sox", the "Pale Hose", the "ChiSox", just the "Sox" and even the "Southsiders", but never as the "Whiteys"-that's just stupid!) is down to 2! Now, believe me I am not taking anything for granted, but a victory today for the ChiSox and the Sox are guaranteed at least a wildcard. One victory over the Tribe and A.L. Central flag belongs to Ozzie and the Pale Hose. If the Sox win today and the Tribe lose, I will not only be purchasing another Sox cap, but also a Tampa Bay cap. Thanks for much needed help Devil Rays.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Alright- True White Sox fans, let's focus on something a little more improtant that the pkayoffs and keep our fingers crossed and keep Joe Crede and his family in our prayers.
Hey Sopranos fans- Big Pussy cops a plea!
I'm torn. I should be and I am rooting for the White Sox to hold on to and slide into the playoffs, by the slimist of margins. However, on the other hand, it would be neat to be part of the all-time greatest collapse in baseball history (Maybe Bartman has been secretly visiting White Sox Park)! We can have great T-shirts made: "We are the Sox... We really really suck" or "Good guys wear black and choke and choke and choke!!!" What about this T-shirt- "Not even Dusty could blow a lead of 151/2 games!!"

Monday, September 26, 2005

Some quick thoughts from the NFL weekend. I generally disdain the use of "hero" and "heroic" in the context of sports, so I will describe Philadelphia's David Akers as "the gutiest performance of the week." I thought long and hard about whether to play Culpepper on my fnatansy team this week- luckily, I did. With one voctory the Vikings go from a mess to a team in concention in the NFC Worst. Even the Packers at 0-3 are still in contention.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Now that was quick! All the new TV shows for this season have not even aired yet, but one has already gotten the ax!
With the Pale Hose continuing to nose-drive at warp speed, I have to wonder where this would rank on the all-time worst baseball collapses. After looking at this list, it may rank no worse than third, maybe second. But, yes Cubs fans, it would rank ahead of the '69 Northsiders.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

IMPORTANT NEWS ALERT!! Jennifer Aniston has announced that she is ready to date again! Finally!!
Just wondering- does anyone know the "over-under" on how many games until Mike Tice is fired as coach of the Minnesota Vikings?

Saturday, September 17, 2005

With the Indians' victory over the Royals, the "lead" is down to 3.5 games- and I have officially given up any hope. I am sure that this is more of a defense mechanism on my part- I would rather be pleasantly surprised if the White Sox hold on then hugely disappointed. Oh, who am I kidding, this just sucks!
NOW, do you understand why Chicagoans hate Wanny!?! The Pitt Panthers are 0-3, great job Wanny!
In case you missed it, the Syracuse Orangemen are now the Syracuse Orange. Apparently Orangemen were offended and Syracuse decided to make the move before the NCAA came down with another edict. Oh by the way, the Syracuse new football uniforms- bad!
If the White Sox blow this one- i.,e, don't make the playoffs, I am ready to turn in my "Sox Fan Memebership" card. Can a team look worse than the White Sox looked today agaisnt the Twins? It goes without saying that this collapse will be worse than the '69 Cubs!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

What was once a 15 game lead for the White Sox is down to 4 1/2 with the Tribe to play tonight. I just can't get the thought of the '69 Cubs out of my mind.
The White Sox are in serious, serious trouble. After losing to the pitiful Royals in the 9th inning today, the Indians are only 5 games behind the Sox with six games left between the Tribe and the Pale-hose. This is not good- with tomorrow very close to a must-win game.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

We are one week into the NFL season and two weeks into the college football season which means that it's time for college basketball preview magazines to start hitting the stands! I stooped at the bookstore today and "Lindy's 2005-2006 College Basketball Preview" issue was out. Of course, I had to buy one (the only easier way to make me part with my money was if "Playboy" came out with an entire issue dedicated to Carmen Electra). Lindy's pre-season top five: 1) Duke; 2) UConn; 3) Michigan State; 4) Gonzaga; and, 5) Texas. Where are the Illini? #22, right behind Old Dominion!!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

A quick prediction for the marquee match-up of the day: Texas 31, Ohio State 24.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

The NFL kicks-off tonight with the Oakland Raiders @ New England Patriots. It's the start to a great sports weekend- the White Sox hosting the Angels, a ton of great college football games including Texas/Ohio State and Michigan/Notre Dame. The obvious question in the NFL is can the Patriots make it 3 Super Bowl victories in a row. The loss of Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel have to have an impact on the Pats this season; but, as far as tonight's game goes how can you pick agaisnt the Patriots, at least until they lose a game. And who is going to upseat the Pats in the AFC? The Colts? First, Indy have to figure out a why to overcome the loss of offensive guard Rick DeMulling!! Will the Colts' defense stop anyone this year? What about the Steelers? Will Big Ben suffer a sophomore slump?
If you are going to steal an idea- steal a good one. Here, a Kentucky radio station has "borrowed" from the classic movie "Major League" in hopes for "firing-up" the University of Kentucky football teams. The good news is that Kentucky should win its next game- Idaho State Bengals. The bad news, I only predict 3 or 4 more wins for the Wildcats this year.
Here's one question- with Ashley Judd being such a Kentucky fan, why didn't the radio station ask here to be featured on this billboard?

Saturday, September 03, 2005

College Football is here! Today we will get a bunch of those MAC teams at Big Ten games ( Ball State @ Iowa, Miami (Ohio) @ Ohio State, and NIU @ Michigan). My TiVo is set for one of those games- Bowling Green @ Wisconsin. I want to see how Bowling Green QB Omar Jacobs, who last season threw 41 TD passes with only 4 INTs, does versus a Big Ten defense, even if it is only the Badgers' defense. Later in the day, my TiVo is set for ND v. Pittsburgh, Charlie Weis agaisnt Wanny. Wow, I will actually be rooting for Wanny! But the best game of the day, and the only top 25 match-up of the day, may be Georgia v. Boise State.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Sports Illustrated has come out with its NFL preview issue, picking the Carolina Panthers (a team I like in the NFC) as Super Bowl champs. But, what team has SI picked as the worst team in the NFL- the Mighty Monsters of the Midway, the Chicago Bears!! No, it can't be, can it? Worse than Miami and San Fran.?! The Bears have that QB sensation Kyle Orton at QB and Cedric Benson has finally signed! I hope to have my NFL preview to you shortly.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

He moves from projected starter to being cut in matter of days! Chad Hutchinson has been released by the day- that's what happens when you have a game with a 0.00 passing rating in a game. At this point, it is hard to foresee Hutchinson ever playing in the NFL again.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Jessica Alba is denying rumors that she has signed on to star in the big-screen remake of I Dream of Jeannie. Too bad!! I had heard that Kate Hudson is set to star as Jeannie in the big -screen remake. Real bad!! Jessica Alba over Kate Hudson is an easy choice, even if one is judging on acting talents alone.
For those of you who don't know, Chris Duhon is from Slidell, La., a town which has been damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Duhon has set up the Chris Duhon Hurricane Relief Fund. Here's the link if you would like more information:

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Just in case any of you out there believed the reports that the White Sox voted to forfeit the yet to be announced make-up game agaisnt the BoSox.
On a happier note, Happy Birthday to Julio Franco, who is still playing baseball at the age of 47! I'm elated that there is at least one major leaguer who is older than me. Here's hoping Franco plays until he is 50!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Freddy Garcia pitches a one hitter- and the White Sox still lose!! Sorry, too depressed to write anything else.
Breaking news from the world of college basketball. is reporting that Bob Huggins is being pushed out as college of the Cincinnati Bearcats:

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Sox fans can breathe a little easier as the White Sox end the losing streak with 6 runs in the fourth inning agaisnt Randy Johnson! Paulie returns to the line-up in a big way.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Another Hollywood marriage hits the rocks! It is being reported that Chicago export, Jenny McCarthy, and her husband have filed for divorce. Could it be that she spent too much time at the "Party at the Palms!"
Will the White Sox ever win another game?! Losing streak hits six straight with the offense struggling mightily.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Apparently you and I are idiots (at least my Chicago readers)!! This according to Houston based sportswriter, Richard Justice, who wrote this in his own blog:

• Speculation continues to swirl about Dusty Baker's future in Chicago. It's time the Cubs cleared the air. Either offer him an extension beyond 2006 or admit that you're stupid enough to allow one of baseball's five best managers to leave. They don't get Dusty in Chicago. Never have, never will. He's way too smart for those idiots.

Huh? So that's the problem, Dusty Baker is too smart for us!! I haven't checked Dusty's bio lately, but I will try to find out if he has a Ph.d or law degree. Apparently, he too smart for little ol' me because all I have is a law degree! Maybe, Justice is referring to Cubs management like Jim Hendry, but I still don't like it!! As some of you know, I am an avid fan of "Pardon The Interruption" on ESPN ("Tony, Tony!!"). Richard Justice is a frequent guest on that show, and up till now I enjoyed his comments. But from now on, if he's on, I will not watch "PTI", unless Michael Wilbon, a Chicago native, is willing to confront Justice on this issue. To all my idiot friends out there- "Peace out!"

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Just in case you need another reason to respect Brett Favre :
FIrst, Ricky Williams, and now Randy Moss! Enjoy this story about how much Randy Moss enjoys grass:

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

A "plug" for my inspiration as a blogger......... As some of you have mentioned, you would love to see Michael Finley on the Bulls. Well, he will be available as a free agent as of midnight Monday. Now, I am not embarrassed to say that I don't know as much about the NBA, and especially the salary cap, as my good friend and fellow blogger, who goes as "HM" on his blog- so for more on the subject, I direct your attention to:

Monday, August 15, 2005

In case you missed it- the Chicago Bulls have matched the Toronto Raptors' offer to Guard Chris Duhon. That means that Duhon will be a Bull next season and hopefully for a long time to come.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Much thanks to "G-Money" for letting us know that Season 4 of "Curb Your Enthusiam" is set to come out on DVD on August 30th!!!

Friday, August 12, 2005

Who is more overrated? I am trying to figure out which young starlet is more overrated as an actress- Kate Hudson or Scarlett Johansson? Your thoughts?
Cubs finally end 8 game losing streak , as Maddux pitches a complete game. I will be at Wrigley today (keep your fingers crossed that I am of the 10,000 fans that get a Cubs Floppy Hat!!) cheering for a Cubs win (I usually enjoy seeing Tony LaRussa lose). But even if the Cubs win, please relax Cubs game and do not get teased into thinking that the Cubs still have a chance. It is over this season and time to repeat the favorite mantra of many Cubs fans: "Just wait until next year!!"

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Enough about T. O. already!! Terrell Ownes is thrown out of Eagles training camp and THAT is the the most impotant story on ESPN TV and radio. The White Sox beat the Yankees for the second game in a row, yet you would have to watch Sportscenter for a long time to hear any metion of anything other than T.O., the Eagles, and even worse Drew Rosenhaus! Yuck!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Dusty Baker! This is a joke, right? Dusty meets with press and the Cubs post a story on the Cubs website to deny the rumors that Dusty is not interested in the Dodgers, Diamondbacks or any other managerial job! Dusty exclaims: "I'm staying in Chicago!" Dusty isn't that making a gigantic assumption- that you are not fired! Cubs fans waited all season for the return of Nomar and Kerry Wood. Well, they are back and since they have returned the Cubs have posted zero wins!! Dusty, shut up already and learn how to fill out a line-up card and how to handle a bullpen!

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Yes, because of technology, "The K-Line" is back! Hopefully- that is! I am still trying to learn some of the "ins and outs" of being a blogger, so give me some time. For those of you not familiar with "The K-Line" it was my attempt to be a sports columnist, mixed with my musings on pop culture- mostly TV. That's my plan here- mostly sports, mixed in with some TV commentary and a dash of life observations. I hope you enjoy.