You Are Here: Home » Articles posted by Joey Minutillo
Joey Minutillo

Joey Minutillo is a life-long Bears, Bulls and Cubs fan. You can find him in the ChiCitySports forums scoffing about all things Chicago and music. A graduate of Ball State University, he's also a MAC sports fan. He lives in New Albany, Indiana with his fiancé Danielle.

Number of Entries : 18

Pittsburgh nor the elements were a match for defending champs

I began my drive up to Chicago after a 50 hour work week. Roughly a 300 mile drive from my home in Southern Indiana. Tired, cranky and sore, I begrudgingly shoved pairs of thick socks, thermals and sweaters into my duffle bag.  My fiancee turned me around for another hug and looked at my luggage. "Do you think you packed enough layers for the game? It'll be cold." Sorry, Danielle. I could've had a propane h ...

Read more

NHL Stadium Series preview — Blackhawks v. Penguins

Thanks to our friends at Can-Am Spyder, we have an opportunity to give you live coverage at the NHL’s latest installment of the NHL Stadium Series as your defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field! BRP and Can-Am Spyder are official partners of the NHL and throughout the season are bringing special experiences to the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series out ...

Read more

Some assembly required: management must hold up their end of the bargain, construct contender

  There's nothing more irritating in life than putting together furniture. Struggling for three hours reading directions in a mishmash of French, Portuguese and English. You open a bag of screws, plastic caps, faux wood rods and pour them into a huge pile. About half way through, it hits you that none of the self-tapping screws will tap. You're missing five screws. The bookshelf kind of leans to the le ...

Read more

Despite another losing season, ‘this’ losing feels different

Remember your first roller coaster? The harness swings overhead and latches chest high. An attendant walks by and asks you to remove your hat. You oblige, tossing your sunglasses and hat to the deck. People snicker.   “Man, I hope this is fun as the last one!” “I can’t believe your father dragged me on this thing... I’m going to be sick.” “GO FASTER! WOOOOOOO!!!!!” “That theme park in Florida has WAY b ...

Read more

O-Line gets face lift in second mock draft

The end to the 2012 season hurt. There's no other way around it. After a 7-1 start, the Bears struggled to a 3-5 finish and find themselves on the couch watching division rivals Green Bay and Minnesota vie for a berth in the Super Bowl. Needless to say, the screeching halt to the season magnified the teams' glaring weaknesses. Some would argue the offensive line resembled a group of grade schoolers playing ...

Read more

The 2K-esque Bulls rebuild

  I'll preface this exercise with this: these trade ideas don't stem from rumors or reports. Just pure speculation on my part. My rationale is this -- with the Bulls having limited salary cap flexibility for the next three seasons, their best chance to tweak their roster and loosen up some hefty salaries is to pull some in-season trades off as opposed to hoping they can land role players for the vetera ...

Read more

Bears lose Louis for season with knee injury

According to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune, Bears starting right guard Lance Louis will be placed on the injured reserve list with an ACL injury suffered during the Bears 28-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings Sunday afternoon. Louis suffered the injury during the third quarter when he was blindsided by Vikings defensive end Jared Allen after quarterback Jay Cutler threw an interception. The exten ...

Read more

Early mock draft for Bears focuses on protection

I'm not one to panic over my beloved Bears laying an egg against a seemingly superior 49ers squad. It's just one game, right? What each of the Bears' losses this year has shown us is that the team still has several glaring weaknesses. Clearly, the offensive line needs an overhaul. Jay Cutler's livelihood depends on it. Part of that can be blamed on coaching and scheme, but if you have the wrong personnel, w ...

Read more

Pure conjecture — three cures for the 2012 off-season

I genuinely have no idea why Cubs fans acted mourned the 2012 season. Our two-headed monster of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made it abundantly clear that their number one goal was to build a sustainable roster that can compete year in and year out. This is a change in philosophy from the previous regime. No instant gratification, no horrific extension for non-homegrown players. Ultimately, the next few years ...

Read more

Bulls fans must find beauty in a wilted ‘Rose’

Now that all the candlelit vigils have dulled to a flicker, Bulls fans have had about 24 hours to digest the season-ending injury suffered by Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. It's been a sea of emotions -- anger, sadness, disbelief, distrust, pessimism, all culminating to the thought that, "Our postseason run is already over. We're not going to win anything. The season is lost." In many regards, that stateme ...

Read more
Scroll to top