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National Sports Collectors Convention takes over Chicago

If you're a collector of sports memorabilia, then Chicago is the place to be this weekend. The 36th Annual National Sports Collectors Convention will take place this weekend beginning with special sneak peak Wednesday, July 29th. The event will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL and will feature vendors selling the latest in memorabilia. There will be something for everyo ...

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Kevin Hart teams up with Nike for special run

Kevin Hart will bring his WHAT NOW TOUR to Chicago on July 31st  but before he hits the stage Hart is hitting the lakefront. Hart has teamed up with Nike+ Run Club to bring Chicago residents a 5K "Local Run With Hart" Friday morning. The event will begin at 7:36 a.m. at the Field Museum in Chicago with check-in beginning at 6:30 a.m. https://twitter.com/KevinHart4real/status/626507333376606208 The run will ...

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TF South High School graduate hits 10K half court shot

The Chi League All-Star event provided fans with some special entertainment over the weekend as the league heads into the second half of its season. Fans packed Whitney Young High School for another week of action and one lucky fan left $10,000 richer. During the All-Star event, TF South High School graduate Willie Cole hit a half-court shot to win $10,000. The 18-year-old just graduated high school and was ...

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It’s Time to Change MLB’s Replay System: Abolish ‘Call Stands’

There have been objectively incorrect calls from umpires since the beginning of baseball. The number of blown calls across Major League Baseball now in comparison to the rest of the sport's history isn't better or worse, but our society's endless coverage of the sport ensures that we specifically hear about each and every one. The more people see the calls, the more people clamor for reform. It starts to fe ...

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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo makes appearance at Nike Training Facility

For Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, Nike has always been a staple in his workout apparel and sporting apparel of his choice. "Yeah it's always been Nike for me," said Rizzo with a smile on his face. "I grew up on Nike gear. Shoes, clothes and all of that." On Saturday, Rizzo got his first look at the new Nike Training Facility in the West Loop as part of a training session designed for baseball at ...

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Michael Jordan narrates new Gatorade commercial

Gatorade continues to celebrate 50 years by rolling out some pretty cool commercials. First they brought back "Like Mike" in a remastered version, then they released separate remixed versions. Michael Jordan returns in Gatorade's newest commercial narrating till the end as it features athletes like J.J. Watt, Usain Bolt, April Ross and Serena Williams. Jordan narrates the commercial talking about sweat leav ...

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Nike introduces Train Chicago workout series

We are all athletes believe it or not. Now Nike wants to prove that to us here in Chicago with a new training program set to kickoff this weekend. Nike just recently opened up a brand new training facility in the West Loop designed to help Chicagoans with motivation and reaching their physical potential. The new training program dubbed "Train Chicago" launches this Saturday as a six week program hosted by N ...

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Nike launches new football cleats, gives students experience with events in Chicago

The NFL Draft is set to descend on Chicago this week bringing some future NFL stars to the Windy City as they get selected by one of 32 franchises in the league. As the official uniform sponsor of the NFL, Nike has released their newest football cleat and are giving some local students the first chance to try them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4YO_mAWPlo Nike will host events each day leading up to and ...

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adidas D. Rose 5 Boost “McDonalds Game”

Earlier in the week we gave you a look at the uniforms for the McDonald's All American Games which are set to take place in Chicago next week. Now we can give you a detailed look at the special D. Rose 5 Boost that some of the recruits will be wearing in the game. The shoe features a rich purple suede mesh upper which features a McDonald's logo on the tongue of the shoe. Then comes the interesting part. The ...

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adidas unveils McDonald’s All American Game jerseys

In just under a week, the top high school basketball players will descend on Chicago and the United Center for the 2015 McDonald's All American Game. The best boys and girls players in the country will play in the historic All-Star Game that has seen a resurgence in Chicago since it returned in 2013. With the game comes some pretty sleek uniforms and kicks that the players will be sporting when they take th ...

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