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SportsMondayTuesday: Respecting The Streak

By Jim Coffman
If you believe you're playing well because you're getting laid, or because you're not getting laid, or because you wear women's underwear, then you are!

Posted on May 31, 2016

Naperville vs. Rickettsville

By Marty Gangler
Wrigley Field still has a nostalgic "it" factor, but sheesh, I'm waiting for the troughs to have a sponsor.

Posted on May 31, 2016

Here Are The Ugly Facts

By Roger Wallenstein
Don "D.B." Cooper is conspicuously MIA.

Posted on May 30, 2016

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #104: Triggering Chicago's Panic Meter

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
Warranted on the other side of town. Plus: Save The Intentional Walk!; Bulls In Quicksand; Golden Slumbers; Blackhawks Sign A Bunch Of Guys We Don't Care About; Bad Man Still Owns Chicago Fire; Chicago Sky Falling Already; Illinois Finally Tops Baylor; and The NFL Is Its Own Organized Crime Family.

Posted on May 27, 2016

Fantasy Fix: Chicago Keepers

By Dan O'Shea
One on each side of town.

Posted on May 25, 2016

NFL Tried To Fix Concussion Study

And Then Stuck Taxpayers With The Cost
At least a half-dozen top NFL health officials waged an improper, behind-the-scenes campaign last year to influence a major U.S. government research study on football and brain disease.

Posted on May 24, 2016

SportsMonday: A Kick In The Balls

By Jim Coffman
It all goes back to the SuperSonics.

Posted on May 23, 2016

Slump Busters

By Marty Gangler
We have some ideas.

Posted on May 23, 2016

Video Vexation

By Roger Wallenstein
Stay home - or go to Wrigley - for best results.

Posted on May 22, 2016

TrackNotes: Post-Preakness

By Thomas Chambers
Yeah, the angle for Exaggerator was the mud, but he won this race. He won it.

Posted on May 21, 2016

TrackNotes: Dumb Asses

By Thomas Chambers
Nobody ever learns from history. Churchill Downs, abetted by the media, has positioned the Derby way too high as a singular race, if you're talking about the greatness of a horse.

Posted on May 21, 2016

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #103: Chicago's Fevered Baseball Dream Is Over

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
Cubs, White Sox spiraling into oblivion. Plus: Cy Sale And The Rubs; Bulls Offseason Going Great!; Bears 1st-Round Draft Pick Leonard Floyd Is Stuffing His Face Right Now; Absent Alshon; The Olympic Way; and The Nerds Who Are Ruining Horse Racing.

Posted on May 20, 2016

Are Nerds Ruining Horse Racing?

By Alexander Murk and Erhan Bayraktar/The Conversation
Backed by enormous budgets, quants use state-of-the-art software that takes into account more than 100 variables which describe even the tiniest details about the horses, jockeys, tracks and so on when predicting a race's outcome.

Posted on May 20, 2016

IOC: Sochi Doping Allegations Could Show 'Unprecedented Criminality'

By Karolos Grohmann/Reuters
Russia is at the heart of the biggest doping scandal in sport.

Posted on May 19, 2016

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Beset By Corruption Investigations

By Elaine Lies and Karolos Grohmann/Reuters
Japanese officials have said hinky payments were legitimate consultant's fees.

Posted on May 18, 2016

Who The Hell Are The Chicago Clovers?

Whoever They Are, They Just Lost To The Wisconsin Storm
New team, new league, really bad basketball.

Posted on May 17, 2016

SportsMonday: Ban Beanball

By Jim Coffman
The game doesn't need this garbage.

Posted on May 16, 2016

Losing The Plot

By Roger Wallenstein
Not the formula that propelled the Sox to a five-game lead in the American League Central as the week began.

Posted on May 15, 2016

There Goes The Sun

By Marty Gangler
Jorge Soler shining about as bright as Dusty Baker.

Posted on May 15, 2016

The Beachwood Radio Hour #102: Bring On The Red Line Series

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
Can this be real? Plus: Arrieta Already On Way Out; The Trials of George Sun; Gonzo Hawk Harrelson, Doctor of Journalism; and Biggs Time.

Posted on May 13, 2016

New Chicago Hotel To Offer Rooms Specifically For Visiting Athletes Like With Really Big Beds And Stuff

By Phillip Novoa/Finn Partners
Is that all you got, Conrad?

Posted on May 13, 2016

How To Beat The Casino

By Graham Kendall/The Conversation
Combining card counting and basic strategy can help a player convert the (long-term) house edge from 2.7% in favor of the casino to about a 1% advantage to the player.

Posted on May 11, 2016

Fantasy Fix: Often Running

By Dan O'Shea
SBs in a post-Dee Gordon world.

Posted on May 10, 2016

Syrian Whose Plight Went Viral Finds Refuge In Spanish Soccer

By Sarah White with photos by Sergio Perez/Reuters
War-torn family's love of the game brings them solace.

Posted on May 10, 2016

SportsMonday: Maddon Moves In Mysterious Ways

By Jim Coffman
It's almost creepy.

Posted on May 9, 2016

Busting Dusty

By Marty Gangler
Bologna has a first name, D-U-S-T-Y. Bologna has a second name, B-A-K-E-R.

Posted on May 9, 2016

The Color Of Money

By Roger Wallenstein
A dollar bill is worth a dollar no matter what color hands give it to you.

Posted on May 9, 2016

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #101: Chicago Baseball Is The One Dog

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
Cubs can pick any eight players and put 'em at any position and they'll win. Plus: Crane Kenney, Still Employed By Cubs, Strikes Again; Rahm Emanuel Is The Crane Kenney Of Mayors; Dusty Cannot Be Trustied; Rogers!; Ding Dong Danks; Leicester vs. Lester, and much, much more!

Posted on May 6, 2016

TrackNotes: This Year's Derby A Value Proposition

By Thomas Chambers
Horseplayers look at the Derby as a wagering opportunity. Usually just that. But we do like success by a single horse. We really do.

Posted on May 6, 2016

Fantasy Fix: Home Run Help

By Dan O'Shea
If your squad is suffering from a power outage, you still have waiver-wire options.

Posted on May 5, 2016

Five Things You Need To Know About Leicester

By Colin Hyde/The Conversation
Leicester's motto Semper Eadem means "always the same," and for many years the city has had a safe, slightly dull reputation. As many people said during the recent excitement around the success of the football team, this sort of thing isn't supposed to happen in Leicester.

Posted on May 4, 2016

Wrestling Hall Of Fame Evicts Hastert

By Justin Madden/Reuters
He wasn't even the best coach at Yorkville.

Posted on May 3, 2016

More Bad Concussion News For Young Football Players - And The Playground

By AP
From the playground to the playing field.

Posted on May 3, 2016

Crushing The Copycats

By Marty Gangler
The Plan has another helpful subplot playing out.

Posted on May 1, 2016

Eating Up The AL

By Roger Wallenstein
Three squares a day.

Posted on May 1, 2016

MUSIC - Chicago Harmonica Meetup.
TV - Sinclair, Cubs Name Accomplice.
POLITICS - Terms Of Service Gone Awry.
SPORTS - Beachwood Sports Radio: State Of Cubs, White Sox, Bears.

BOOKS - Rock The Luya Mic.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Let Elevators Evolve.


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