Archive for March, 2013

Chicago School Closings: A Modern Day Case for King Solomon

Chicago School Closings: A Modern Day Case for King Solomon

When more than one person lays claim to having the best interests of disputed students, who has the greater interest? In Chicago, there’s a lot of child-splitting going on, and wisdom is not exactly the operating word of the day. For nearly a week, the city of Chicago has been in an uproar because of news that some Chicago public […]

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Whadaya mean I don't get to make history?

Bulls Win – Heat Lose Again – Another Streak to Not Talk About

The Miami Heat’s epic reversal of fortune has them looking at tomorrow night’s game in New Orleans as a must-win if there’s any hope of ending the losing streak that started with last night’s loss to the Chicago Bulls.  LeBron James must lead his teammates out of the doldrums to regain the kind of winning ways that would have led to a seeringly hot 28-game winning streak but […]

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Phil Kessel's Sister is perhaps better than her brother in the context.

Pucking Amazing Win Streak: 49 Games With Back-to-Back National Titles

Who doesn’t love a win streak that defies the sports history of mankind?  The NBA’s Miami Heat stand at 27 games in a row and are attempting to break the ’71-’72 Lakers’ record of 33. The NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks recently ended their season-starting record streak of 24 games without a regulation-time loss. The NFL’s New England Patriots went 21 regular and postseason games without a loss […]

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Completely changes things if potential rings true. Both WBC and National League will wait to see.

Dominican Republic Takes World Baseball Classic As Baseball Wins

A Caribbean World Series was played in San Francisco this week as the Dominican Republic overachieved their geopolitical stature to dominate Puerto Rico and take the World Baseball Classic.  The game had a palpable latin fiesta flare that made Bob Costas seem strangely miscast in a commentator role that should’ve been provided by ESPN Deportes and Pedro Gomez.  The biggest winner of the night was Bud Selig, as future […]

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Dennis Rodman’s Diplomatic Adventure: A Farce for Good

Dennis Rodman’s Diplomatic Adventure: A Farce for Good

Bulls’ basketball legend, Dennis Rodman recently traveled to North Korea. While there, he bonded with controversial dictator, Kim Jong-Un. Many people found this quite odd considering Jong-Un has threatened to start a nuclear war with America. During an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Rodman said Jong-Un wants President Obama to “call him” to sort out their differences. Rodman vowed to […]

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Had 12 picks in college

Bears to Rely Less on Defensive Turnovers with Loss of Moore

D.J. Moore is a player for whom I have developed a lot of respect and admiration since the Bears made him their fourth round draft pick in ’09. But I’ll be admiring him from afar now that he’s signed a one-year deal with Carolina. Moore has had a damn good run with the Bears where he excelled in the slot […]

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Big 10 Tournament MVP

March Madness – The Dance Halls Open Tonight

The field of 68 teams was chosen on Sunday night after Ohio State beat Wisconsin capture the Big 10 title and wrap up conference tournament play. Thad Matta has now won four Big 10 Championships during his tenure as coach of the Buckeyes. Matta started coaching Ohio State in 2004 after stints with Xavier and Butler. He’s highly regarded as […]

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23 year old forward can be big difference maker for hopeful German Club.

UEFA European Championships Roll Into Quarterfinals

The matchups for the UEFA quarterfinals were drawn by lot, and there are a some off-field winners.  Real Madrid got Turkey’s Galatasaray, and the two iconic German clubs, Bayern München and Dortmund, avoided their iconic Spanish counterparts, Real Madrid and Barcelona, and – perhaps more importantly – each other.  München drew Italy’s Juventus and Dormund drew Spain’s third-wheel Malaga.  So the Germans, […]

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#NotBuyingIt Leads Fight Against Offensive T-Shirts

#NotBuyingIt Leads Fight Against Offensive T-Shirts

After a successful #NotBuyingIt campaign on facebook and twitter, MissRepresentation.org has partnered with body image experts at Emer.ge to create a new app to digitally fight companies that use sexism to sell products. The goals of the smart phone app are 1) to call out sexist media and promote positivity, 2) to organize like-minded activists, 3) to get the attention of companies, and 4) to […]

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Emanuel, Parks and Recreation

Emanuel, Parks and Recreation

Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched an ambitious public works program on Thursday that includes a goal of renovating over 300 playgrounds citywide. The project is titled, with apparent limited appreciation for irony, “Chicago Plays”. Chicago Plays has a 5-year implementation schedule that starts with 50 playgrounds slated for refurbishment by November 2013. The project looks to be a key plank in Mayor Emanuel’s city development agenda. “Throughout Chicago, we’ll […]

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