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Chicago Bears unveil George Halas statue

Papa Bear finally has a statue. The Chicago Bears unveiled a new George Halas statute outside of Halas Hall in Lake Forest Sunday with a special ceremony. On hand were former Bears players Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers who were apart of arguably the greatest draft class for a individual team in 1965. The statue, honoring the team's founder, sits right outside the entrance of Halas Hall. It features Halas poin ...

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VIDEO: Anthony Rizzo, Theo Epstein sing Karaoke at Lincoln Park bar

The Chicago Cubs are feeling good after a four-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants which propelled them to a 3 1/2 game lead in the NL Wild Card race. They are feeling so good that it lead to Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein hitting up a bar in Lincoln Park to do some karaoke. Rizzo and Epstein joined Bartstool Chicago's Dan Katz and DJ Donte the Don (fil ...

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Why no one misses Carlos Boozer

While this does not comes as a surprise to many, but Pau Gasol has been an upgrade from Carlos Boozer. Watching Gasol play has not only been enjoyable, but rejuvenating. It shows how truly bad Boozer was and the money he was earning. Here are their numbers through 10 games. Gasol Boozer Minutes 34.8 27.7 PPG 18.6 12.9 RPG 10.6 6.0 BLKPG 2.5 .1 FT% .784 .75 PER 21.61 14.50 That does not include their salarie ...

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BWAA announce HOF ballot

The Baseball Writers' Association of America announced their 2015 Hall of Fame ballot, which includes 17 first-time players and 17 hangover players. Looking at the ballot, there are A LOT of  first-year stars on the ballot, including Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz. This does not include the holdover of players like Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Mike Piazza, among others. This could be a big cl ...

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Jimmy Butler proving he’s worth the money

Another athlete is "betting on himself" when he comes to contract talks. This time it is Bulls guard, Jimmy Butler, recently rejected a 4-year $40 million offer from the Bulls. Butler and his agent asked for $12 million over four years, which to many fans seems a bit high for a defensive first guard. By the end of the season, $12 million might be low, because so far Butler is proving his worth. Since watchi ...

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Future Bulls squad: Derrick Rose, Jabari Parker and Anthony Davis

If there is one thing Chicago has done besides win championships, it is giving birth to some of the most transcending talents the league has ever seen. Superstar Derrick Rose is obviously in the forefront for Chicago-bred acts but Anthony Davis and Jabari Parker are also two players on the rise who were born and raised in Chicago and will soon become two of the NBA's most phenomenal players. Davis, who has ...

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Cubs trade Arodys Vizcaino to the Braves

The Cubs announced Sunday that they have traded pitcher. Arodys Vizcaino, to the Atlanta Braves for infielder, Tommy La Stella. The Cubs also received Braves' No. 4 international signing bonus slot while Atlanta acquired slots 2, 3, and 4 from the Cubs. La Stella is left-handed hitting infielder who played in 93 games in 2014 as a rookie with the Braves. He batted .251 with a .328 on-base percentage. After ...

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Chicago Cubs year in review – Starting pitching

Cubs pitching had a little bit of everything in 2014. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The good with Jake Arrieta and Kyle Hendricks, the bad with Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson continued to be ugly. I would say something about the progress of Jeff Samardzija, but he pitched his way out of my piece. Here are my thoughts on Jason Hammel, thanks for being a top-10 for the Cubs and helping us get Addison Russel ...

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Chicago Cubs Year in review – Outfield

One of the biggest turnovers this season came in the outfield. Two out of three opening day starters ended on different teams while the third was nonexistent. What went from a weak spot something to look forward to. Over the off season, the Cubs signed four outfielders in hope that they could find the potential that other teams gave up on. Chris Coghlan (former Rookie of the Year winner) along with Ryan Swe ...

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Marian Hossa Reaches 1,000 Career Points

Marian Hossa could not have asked for a better way to get his 1000 career point then against his first team. Per the Ottawa Sun, "It definitely would be really meaningful to get a milestone here," Hossa said after the morning skate. "But first thing is, we have to win the hockey game." He got his wish. The 35-year-old winger got his 1000 point late in the third period on a goal to give the Chicago Blackhawk ...

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