So we’re one week into the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which means we’re about halfway through the group stage. This seems like a good time to take a look at how things have gone so far, give my thoughts on things, and check in on how my predictions are holding up. Off we go! […]Read more "World Cup Week 1 Update"
This past week I saw that Cut4 (@Cut4) did an article matching up all 32 MLB and World Cup teams. My friend Justin Birnbaum (@JustBirny) suggested the idea of doing the same for the 30 NBA teams, so here goes nothing! Disclaimer: Be warned, some of these are really a stretch and logic is not […]Read more "NBA World Cup Teams"
The World Cup! The biggest, most watched sporting event on Earth where countries from across the globe compete to see who are kings of the Beautiful Game. Sure, the US won’t be there but there is still plenty of great soccer to watch (let’s be honest we don’t normally go that far anyway) and drama […]Read more "2018 World Cup Preview and Predictions"
This week, I’m taking a look at the most high-profile MLB free agent signings from this past offseason to see how they’re doing so far with their new teams and giving each signing a grade. As far as how deep I wanted to go, I used players from lists compiled by MLB.com’s Jim Duquette and […]Read more "Grading MLB Free Agent Signings So Far"
And with last Sunday’s 10 simultaneous games completed, another Premier League season has come to an end. This one featured a Manchester City team that was one of the most dominant teams in Premier League history running away with the title, **Liverpool and Tottenham surging past Arsenal and Chelsea**, tremendous overachieving from Burnley, tremendous underachieving […]Read more "2017/18 Premier League Season Review"
Alex Campbell: Hey everyone, welcome to the first ever Soup of the Week Chat! With the White Sox and the Cubs playing the first of two crosstown series this season at Wrigley Field over the weekend we wanted to discuss the series separately from the usual “This Week In…” column so this could be exclusively […]Read more "Crosstown Chat"
White Sox At the time of writing, the White Sox are in a rain delay of the second game of this weekend’s Crosstown series with the Cubs. After the Cubs’ 11-2 win yesterday in which Carson Fulmer lasted just 1 ⅔ innings in which he gave up five earned runs, and two Sox errors led […]Read more "This Week in Chicago Sports"
White Sox In the last week the Sox took 3 of 5 from a marathon series in Kansas City, dropped both games they played against the Cardinals, and walked-off Thursday night in a return home against the Twins thanks to a Trayce Thompson solo shot before dropping the next three games over the weekend. I […]Read more "This Week in Chicago Sports"
Almost a week removed from the NFL Draft, I thought this week I would take a look at who the Bears drafted and signed and give my take on how I think the Bears did. Draft Picks Round 1, Pick 8: Roquan Smith (Linebacker, Georgia) As I mentioned in my brief draft update last week, […]Read more "Bears Draft Review"
Dear America: Stop Treating Politics Like a Sport There is perhaps nothing that unites people across the globe quite like sports. Thousands of people, filling stadiums, all cheering on a common cause, whether that be simply as a community or as an entire country. In general, sports are a largely positive pillar of modern culture. […]Read more "Dear America: Stop Treating Politics Like a Sport"