Archive for August, 2012

Chicago Violence – War On The Streets

  Chicago Police Gang Control officers assessing the recent spike in violence on Chicago’s streets. Source: Associated Press

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3rd string back shined in limited action after Forte went down, was cut due to salary

NFL Makes The Cut

Today is one of the most important days for NFL teams as they trim their rosters down to 53 by the 9:00 p.m. deadline.  Team rosters currently stand at 75 players, which means that league-wide 736 players will be cut and lose their jobs.  Teams assess their strengths and weaknesses in order to assess needed depth, and paring a team down to the final roster makes […]

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Fans 13 in a 7 2/3 inning outing against the top offensive team in baseball

Sox Sweep Yanks, Few Witnesses Step Forward

The White Sox are 13 games over .500 but attendance figures suggest that the fans aren’t convinced. The New York Yankees left town after being swept by our Sox, which gave us our 2-game lead in the division.  There’s a sense of confidence in the clubhouse that the Sox  can compete with any team in baseball with the kind of overpowering pitching and offense that punished the Yanks.  The […]

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3 of the 4 players traded were acquired by current Cubs GM Theo Epstein

Dodgers Announce $300 Million Quantitative Easing For NL West

The Los Angeles Dodger allocated $300 million to improve their team to beat the San Francisco Giants, who are 2 games up in the NL West. The Dodgers acquired Adrian Gonzales, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto from Boston and Boston received 3 top prospects in return.  The net effect was to shift $262.5 million from Boston’s payroll to Los Angeles’. Boston, who has been vastly underachieving this […]

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Chicago violence hits historic milestone

Chicago violence hits historic milestone

On Saturday the city experienced its deadliest night since mid-February as six people were killed.  An ongoing gang struggle was blamed, which is an accusation that has become almost ubiquitous.  Chicago’s epic violence is finally on the verge of achieving a critical mass warranting nationwide attention. Even Chicago’s mainstream media is beginning to focus on our violence as potentially more than disparate or heat-related events and possibly something systemic.  Violence has claimed nearly 350 lives […]

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The best pitcher in Baseball does it again

A Perfect Game For Felix

Seattle’s Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game this afternoon against the red-hot Tampa Bay Rays. Hernandez, who is the best pitcher in baseball this year, threw 113 pitches (12 strikeouts) without allowing a single hitter to first base. He has now thrown 4 complete-game shutouts since June 28th. The 26-year-old Venezuelan is on one of the worst offensive teams in […]

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Chicago Hosts 2012 Midwest Valor Games for Disabled Veterans

Chicago Hosts 2012 Midwest Valor Games for Disabled Veterans

The Veteran Valor Games is an Olympics-style event for disabled military veterans.  The games promote a healthy and active lifestyle in an effort to support community reintegration for injured Vets.  The games got underway at Soldier Field on Sunday and finish up today.  Most of Chicago’s high-profile venues have hosted events. Yesterday U.S. Cellular Field was center stage for archery and cycling events. Participants spoke to the reignited […]

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Performing at the Closing Ceremony Last Night

Olympics’ Closing Ceremony: London’s Cultural Revolutions Take Center State

For the 2008 Summer Olympics China went over the top to show the world that it was second to none.  Great Wall-sized piles of Yuan were spent and the entire population was encouraged to volunteer to ensure the success of the coming-out party.  China set the bar so high that the International Olympic Committee was left to fear for London’s 2012 best-of-class prospects.  Last night London proved that while all Olympic hosts […]

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Honey Badger Sees Own Shadow – LSU Expectations Shortened

Honey Badger Sees Own Shadow – LSU Expectations Shortened

Tyrann Mathieu – the bulwark of LSU’s secondary and possibly the best defensive player in the NCAA –  has been kicked off the team for unspecified violations.  He was fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting last year and widely perceived to be the best player on the best team in the toughest conference in college football.  His removal from the team sends many shock […]

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Multiple Defensive Player of the Years

Howard’s End is Magic for Lakers

Dwight Howard has escaped Disney World to find himself in DisneyLand.  While the details of a very complex series of trades have yet to be clarified, the end result is that the Magic have sent Howard – the defensive player of the year – to LA for a slew of players and draft picks. Howard has been somewhat notorious for playing the I-want-to-be-traded-but-would-sign-a-contract-to-finish-my-career-here card over the last […]

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