Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Ten Years Ago.

I was there at Wrigley.

Cubbies have not won a Playoff game since that day.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Basesball Playoffs- Eight is Enough

1. Pittsburgh- Another ex-White Sox, Jason Grilli. 
2. LA Dodgers- Juan Uribe.
3. Boston Red Sox- Bulldog and Matty Ice
4. Oakland A's-  Bartolo Colon!! Big Boy!
5. Atlanta Braves- Freddy Garcia!!!
6. Tampa Bay-A Team of Destiny?
7. St. Louis Cardinals- A little more likable without LaRussa.
8.Detroit Tigers- I got nothing good to say about any Detroit sports team.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

And Then There Were Nine...

1. Pittsburgh- Morneau and Liriano with a weird feeling this morning. A Playoff Win!!
2. LA Dodgers- Time to add to the Legend of Juan Uribe!
3. Boston Red Sox- Bulldog and Matty Ice
4. Oakland A's-  Bartolo Colon!! Big Boy!
5. Atlanta Braves- Kate Upton. Okay!
6. Tampa Bay- Time to Beat The Tribe!
7. St. Louis Cardinals- Whatever!
8. Cleveland Indians- Nick Swisher get off my TV!
9. Detroit Tigers- Please, no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Ranking MLB Playoff Teams Per Rooting Interest

1. Pittsburgh- "We are family..."
2. LA Dodgers- Juan Uribe! Juan Uribe!
3. Boston Red Sox- A ring for Jake Peavy and Matt Thornton
4. Oakland A's-  Cool unis
5. Atlanta Braves- the South!
6. Tampa Bay- I guess Crain would get a ring on the DL.
7. Cincinnati- Dusty's success still upsets Cubs fans.
8. St. Louis Cardinals- Nothing against them, but enough already.
9. Cleveland Indians- If it wasn't for Nick Swisher, the Tribe would be higher.
10. Detroit Tigers- the sooner they are eliminated the better.

Really, anyone but Nick Swisher or the Tigers will be okay with me.

Thursday, September 26, 2013



Denver Broncos 35 Kansas City Chiefs 24


Seattle Seahawks 31 New Orleans Saints 28


Denver Broncos 31 Seattle Seahawks 21

Monday, September 16, 2013

Victory Monday

There were several enjoyable aspects to the Bears' Victory over the Vikings.
1. A Bears' Tight End that catches passes and even scores TDs!
2. Tim Jennings Pick-6
3. Another 4th quarter drive lead by Jay Cutler.
But if you know me, the thing that I enjoyed most about the victory:
4. Devin Hester: 249 return yards!! The Best!!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013




NE PATRIOTS             31


SF 49ers                   34
Eagles                      28

Super Bowl

Broncos 33
49ers      31

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

K's Totally Useless College Football Top Twenty

1. Alabama
2. Oregon
3. Clemson
4. Florida State
5. South Carolina
6. Stanford
7. Texas A & M
8. Ohio State
9. Louisville
10. LSU
11. Florida
12. Georgia
13. Michigan
14. Wisconsin
15.Oklahoma State
16. Oklahoma
17. Texas
19. Washington
20. (tie) Notre  Dame
             North Dakota State

Followed By Four Losses

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Some Praise for White Sox Fans!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Emmy Nominations


1. "Mad Men"
2. "Breaking Bad"
4."Game of Thrones"
5."Downton Abbey"
5,"House of Cards" -A Show that is streamed on Netflix!! Really?!

Snubs- Boardwalk Empire. The Walking Dead. Can't think of a network (CBS, ABC, NBC or Fox) show that deserves to be here. (Maybe HM will think of one) That's telling you something about Network TV.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Ten Years Ago Today...

I attended the 2003 All-Star Game.
Yeah time files and of course I am bragging about the fact that I have attended an All-Star Game

Of the AL Starters, only Soriano (started at 2nd base) and Ichiro are still playing in the majors.
Of the NL Starters, only one- Albert Pujols (who started in the OF!) is still playing in the majors.

Can't wait to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Bartman Game (I was also there)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Birthday Wishes!!

Wow, faithful reader Daniel Strauss shares a birthday with Robin Ventura and Steve Stone!!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Lord Stanley's Cup Returns to Chicago

Last time there was a 49 year wait between Cups. This time 3 years. I like the 3 year wait better.

What does this championship mean for Chicago? Well in a city that prides itself as a great sports city, it certainly mean alot. While we have had other champions; however, except for the Bulls of the 90s, many of those teams, as great as they were, failed to repeat their success:

1985 Super Bowl Bears- a great team that failed to return to the Super Bowl.

2005 White Sox- since that incredible 11-1 post season run, the White Sox have only officially won 1 playoff game (I say officially because the 2008 Blackout game does not count as a playoff victory but it should).

Cubs- ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!

But the Blackhawks, first had to shred a lot of contracts because of the salary Cup returns with the same core  players for the most part. Not it wasn't a repeat but with the salary cap, twice in 4 years is pretty amazing. Add to that the incredible regular season run for this team and Chicago can gloat a little!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

RIP, James Gandolfini

Incredible tweet from Bryan Cranston after the death of James Gandolfini. Sopranos is one of my top three TV series of all time, and maybe # 1 (Sopranos, Seinfeld and Mad Men). Breaking Bad makes my top 15 list and Cranston could not be more right about the importance of The Sopranos and the character of Tony Sopranos on the spectrum of TV evolution.

While he will always be Tony Soprano and that is clearly his best role. don't forget:

1. Welcome to the Rileys
2. The Last Castle
3. The Mexican
4. A Civil Action
5. "Bear" in Get Shorty!

RIP, Tony Soprano
RIP, James Gandolfini

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Anchorman 2

Not the biggest Anchorman fan out there, but this trailer looks incredible!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Because It's The Cup!!

Lord Stanley's Cup!

Ranking College Baseball World Series by Rooting Interest

1. NC State- ACC, they are playing Carolina and their alt unis look like the 1983 White Sox unis.

2. Louisville- Future ACC members

3. Oregon State- The Beavers

4. UCLA- Cool uniforms. Even better cheerleaders

5. Indiana- Big Ten good in baseball?

6. Mississippi State

7. LSU

8. UNC- Go to hell, Carolina, Go to hell!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Nice, Mr. LeBron!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Three Years Ago Today!

Stanley Cup Champions Parade!

Time for another one of these!!

White Sox Log

Three in a row!! That's officially a winning streak!!

The things I do for my team!! Stayed throughout the Fog Delay. Didn't get home until 1:00am! But-

K's Attendnace Record: 8-4!

Dunn 4-4 with 2 HRs.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Stanley Cup Final

Going to try to blog more during the Stanley Cup Final.

Original 6- Boston v. Chicago!!

Chara- Hossa: Slovak Power!

For the Boston Perspective during the Stanley Cup Final, check out:

Dueling Couches

White Sox Log

Two wins in a Row?!!!!! Almost counts as a winning streak!

K's Attendance Record: 7-4.

Sox Overrall Record: Not good.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

White Sox Log- Back to Hating Dunn!

An all too familiar sight- Dunn striking out!!
Bad enough losing two in a row to the Cubbies- but to get dominate and to look like you don't give a damn!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

White Sox Log

THREE in a Row!! Sweep!!
Yeah, it was the Marlins, but still!
White Sox record: 24-24
K's Attendance Record: 6-3

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mauer Hate!!

Twins Fans Hating on Mauer!

And Twins fans get upset when White Sox fans say- "Suck it Mauer!"

I am surprised this fan didn't bring up the fact that 1) Mauer makes enough money from doing commercials and;
2) he doesn't play catcher all the time!

White Sox Log

Back home and a win.
White Sox record:  20-23
K Attendance Record: 5-3

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The End of The Office- Finally!


At one times one of the best comedies on TV, but for the past two years, thus show has been very bad ("Jumped the Shark").
This past season has been almost unwatchable and would have been if one did not know the end was on the horizon.
Hopefully the Finale will be more like the old- Steve Carell days of The Office!


Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Should Have Been A Hockey Player

More From Susannah Collins

(Fake Toews Account)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Not Good

Two defeats in a row.
Too early to panic, but.....

Record with K in attendance: 4-3

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Three in a Row!

Tyler Greene homer!
Hector Gimenez homer!
Conor Gillespie homer!

Just as expected.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Welcome, Kyle Long!!

I am happy with anyone as the Bears' first round pick as long as it was not Manti Te'o!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sox Game Rained Out!!

For the White Sox, that is the closest thing to a win lately!!!

I'm counting it as a win- lovely lady time!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

White Sox Log

Losing Ugly!

White Sox Record: 7-11
Record with K in Attendance: 3-2

Congrats to the \Twins, who apparently won the division yesterday based on a the celebration after Sunday's victory.
Side note re Twins fans. In the second inning two couples sit down in the row behind me (I was directly behind home plate, Row 18 together with at least 2 scouts). The two buys were Twins fans while the ladies were White Sox fans. One of the guys: "Please pass the ketchup for my hot dogs."  I turn around and yeah, the two guys from Minnesota are eating hot dogs with ketchup. Luckily and rightfully so, they were escorted out of the seats in the next inning when the true seat holders arrived. I am sure that the two idiots from Minnesota (and let me tell you they were idiots) must have been shocked that a black family was even at the ballpark- much less with seats that good!!!

Gavin Floyd with a quality start. Bullpen decides it is okay to walk batters. Donnie Veal probably needs to be sent down to the minors if he can't get lefties out.

Offense continues to disappoint. I could go on, but why even bother at this point

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

White Sox- Stop Losing Already!

Sox Record: 4-6

Some hits with runners in scoring position would be nice!

Monday, April 08, 2013

White Sox Log

Tank with the Walk-off HR in the 10th inning!

White Sox Record: 4-2
With K in Attendnace: 3-1

Saturday, April 06, 2013

White Sox Update

White Sox Record 3-2
Record with K in Attendance 2-1

Heroes- Rios, Conor Gillespie, Donnie Veal and Addison Reed
Not so much- Jeff Keppinger and Matt Thornton.

Friday, April 05, 2013

White Sox

Season Record 2-1
Record with K in attendance: 1-1

Will try to blog more about the South Siders!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

RIP, Roger Ebert

2. Classic Appearance on Letterman

RIP, Roger Ebert!

1. Roger Ebert's Letter to Jay Mariotti after he left the Sun-Times in a very douche-bag fashion:

Dear Jay,
What an ugly way to leave the Sun-Times. It does not speak well for you. Your timing was exquisite. You signed a new contract, waited until days after the newspaper had paid for your trip to Beijing at great cost, and then resigned with a two-word e-mail: "I quit." You saved your explanation for a local television station.
As someone who was working here for 24 years before you arrived, I think you owed us more than that. You owed us decency. The fact that you saved your attack for TV only completes our portrait of you as a rat. Newspapers are not dead, Jay, and this paper will not die because you have left. Times are hard in the newspaper business, and for the economy as a whole. Did you only sign on for the luxury cruise?
There's an old saying that you might have come across once or twice on the sports beat: "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." Newspapers are not dead, Jay, because there are still readers who want the whole story, not a sound bite. If you go to work for television, viewers may get a little weary of you shouting at them. You were a great shouter in print, that's for sure, stomping your feet when owners, coaches and players didn't agree with you. It was an entertaining show.
Good luck getting one of your 1,000-word rants on the air. The rest of us are still at work, still putting out the best paper we can. We believe in our profession, and in the future. And we believe in our internet site, which you also whacked as you slithered out the door. I don't know how your column was doing, but we have the most popular sports section in Chicago. The reports and blog entries by our Washington editor Lynn Sweet have become a must-stop for millions of Americans in this election year. After a recent blog entry I wrote about the Beijing Olympics, I woke up at 5 a.m. one morning, when North America was asleep, and found that 40 percent of my 100 most recent visitors had been from China. I don't have any complaints about our web site. So far this month my web page has been visited from almost every country on earth, including one visit from the Vatican City. The Pope, no doubt.
Hope you were doing as well. You have left us, Jay, at a time when the newspaper is once again in the hands of people who love newspapers and love producing them. You managed to stay here through the dark days of the thieves Conrad Black and David Radler. The paper lost millions. Incredibly, we are still paying Black's legal fees. I started here when Marshall Field and Jim Hoge were running the paper. I stayed through the Rupert Murdoch regime. I was asked, "How can you work for a Murdoch paper?" My reply was: "It's not his paper. It's my paper. He only owns it." That's the way I've always felt about the Sun-Times, and I still do. On your way out, don't let the door bang you on the ass.
Your former colleague,
Roger Ebert

Happy Birthday, HM!!

My friend is OLD!!
I may be a day or two off (but I know it wasn't yesterday because that was my big brother's b-day!).
If it is today, he shares a b-day with this famous people:

Almost as Cool as HM!!!

There was a time when women fought over HM(that was a LONG time ago!!)
And I am sure one of his birthday wishes is sharing a pizza with Erin Andrews! (Papa John's!?)

But at the end of the day, this guy is a great family man and awesome friend (but a lousy softball player!!)

To Many More, bud!!! "STO LAT!!"

Friday, March 22, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

SI Cover-Blackhawks!!

Saving the NHL. Yep, that's how we roll in Chicago!!

By the way, I was at this game!

Notre Dame to Join ACC Next Season

With the Catholic 7 or the New Big East set to go next season, Notre Dame will be joining the ACC next season!


Monday, March 11, 2013

Football News

Vikings trade Percy Harvin to Seattle for draft picks (1st Round Pick?).
At lease 1 Viking does not appear to be happy about the trade.

49ers respond by trading for WR Anquan Boldin