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Mishandled Decision To Drop Cleveland Indians' Racist Logo Doesn't Go Far Enough

By Andrea Germanos/Common Dreams
Rob Manfred's statement implies that previous decades of use of the caricature were "appropriate for on-field use" - and leaves the offensive nickname intact.

Posted on January 30, 2018

SportsMonday: Hot Tank League

By Jim Coffman
Commissioner Disappointment, otherwise known as Rob Manfred, has the Marlins' and Pirates' contemptible backs.

Posted on January 29, 2018

TrackNotes: Gun Runner, Gulfstream & Geroux

By Thomas Chambers
I know a conspiracy when I see one.

Posted on January 28, 2018

TrackNotes: Cryotherapy

By Thomas Chambers
Last season was so crummy . . .

Posted on January 27, 2018

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #185: The Right Way For Owners To Get Richer

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
Lower prices, more revenue, better food, shorter lines. Plus: The Bears' Front Office Is Injured; I Am Obsessed With Who Will Be The Cubs' Backup Catcher; The Blackhawks Have Been Secretly Rebuilding; The Bulls' Tank Is Over; NFL's Two Worst Fan Bases To Meet In Super Bowl; Schweinsteiger!; and There Is No White Sox News.

Posted on January 26, 2018

Does Spending Big In The Transfer Window Work?

By Rob Wilson and Dan Plumley/The Conversation
Or is it better to change managers?

Posted on January 24, 2018

SportsMonday: Tank The Tank

By Jim Coffman
The fact is, no true NBA contender, let alone champion, has been built through even a one-year tank, let alone the sort of multi-year job that would probably be required to make it work.

Posted on January 22, 2018

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #184: Bell & Bulls, Vic & Vikes, Corey's Confusion

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
Shifting narratives all over the landscape. Plus: The Duensing Principle, and Schweinsteiger!

Posted on January 19, 2018

Olympian: 'Red Flags' Ignored In Nassar Abuse

By AP
"Nearly 100 women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar testified about his behavior and 'veiled sexual abuse' during a four-day sentencing hearing this week in Michigan."

Posted on January 19, 2018

Willie O'Ree's Little-Known Journey To Break The NHL's Color Barrier

By Thomas J. Whalen/The Conversation
In Chicago, a Blackhawks forward called him a nigger.

Posted on January 18, 2018

SportsMondayTuesday: The Bulls Are For Real

By Jim Coffman
The sample size is no longer small.

Posted on January 16, 2018

Does Defense Actually Win Championships?

By Mark Otten/The Conversation
Yes. And so does offense!

Posted on January 15, 2018

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #183: What's Nagging About Nagy

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
(It's mostly the media.) Plus: There Is No Longer Any Doubt That Ted Phillips Is The Theo Epstein Of The Chicago Bears; The Truth About Nagy's Press Conference; Cubs Stove Still Cold; Rick Hahn Off The Chain; Blackhawks Season Increasingly Looks Lost; Loving Lauri; Saban's Tide; Illinois Still Sucks; and Schweinsteiger!

Posted on January 12, 2018

Can The Winter Olympics Save The World?

By David Rowe and Jung Woo Lee/The Conversation
This may be a global shadow puppet show, or it might help thaw the frozen relations between North and South Korea. It's possible to hold both positions as the complex elements of the long, tragic history of the division of Korea and its exploitation by global superpowers merge and collide.

Posted on January 11, 2018

The World's Greatest College Football Report's Championship Game Preview

By Mike Luce
Third-place game to determine the best team this side of Central Florida.

Posted on January 8, 2018

SportsMonday: Blackhawks Treading Ice

By Jim Coffman
There is nothing wrong with the Blackhawks that a four- or five-game winning streak won't fix. There is nothing wrong with the Blackhawks that a four- or five-game winning streak won't fix. There is nothing wrong with the Blackhawks that a four- or five-game winning streak won't fix.

Posted on January 8, 2018

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #182: Bears Coaching Search Already A Failure

By Jim Coffman and Steve Rhodes
Ryan Pace hire, too. Plus: Get Bill!; Cubs' Stove Goes Cold; Say It Ain't So, Niko; Q-Less?; Congratulations To The University Of Central Florida, National Champs!; Local College Basketball Teams Still Suck; Rick Hahn Continues His Unleashed! Tour; and Schweinsteiger Is Back!

Posted on January 5, 2018

Olympic Athletes Struggle To Balance Their Sports With College

By Jon Marcus/The Hechinger Report
Their stories illustrate how, for older students, getting a degree is like skating uphill.

Posted on January 5, 2018

SportsMondayTuesday: Ryan's "Rebuild"

By Jim Coffman
The Bears' division rivals are reloading through the draft, while Pace has squandered his picks.

Posted on January 2, 2018

The Gilded Hamster Wheel That Is The Chicago Bears

By Thomas Chambers
Not a results-based business for the McCaskeys.

Posted on January 1, 2018

Fox & Friends

The Dysfunction Continues Even Without John Fox
Somehow it appears Ryan Pace will survive - as will team president Ted Phillips and team chairman George McCaskey. None should ever be allowed to utter the word "accountability" again.

Posted on January 1, 2018

The World's Greatest College Football Report's Bowl Game Preview Part 7

By Mike Luce
Always one for a seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time last round, the bird was last seen late-night downing Don Julios with Gentamicin chasers.

Posted on January 1, 2018

MUSIC - The Chicago Authority.
TV - Harry The Hat.
POLITICS - U.S. Oligarchs & The Media.
SPORTS - Being Marty Bennett.

BOOKS - Midland Winner: The Odyssey Of Echo Company.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Chicagoetry: Happy.


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