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Chicago Sports Fandom Reigns

Is Chicago home to the most passionate sports fans on the planet? There’s no definitive study on the subject, but it’s easy to assume they are. In a 2013 study, 4,100 Chicagoans were asked if they attended Bears games. 57 percent answered yes. 7 percent attended games, and 15 percent listened to them on the radio. That’s a heck of a lot of fandom. Here’s a breakdown of the professional sports teams that rep ...

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Chicago Bears Draft WR Kevin White from West Virginia with 7th Pick in 1st Round

The Chicago Bears have drafted WR Kevin White from West Virginia with the 7th pick in the 1st round of the 2015 NFL Draft. White is the 1st pick in the new regime from GM Ryan Pace. Mike Mayock of CBS Sports ranked Kevin White as his #1 WR in his Positional Rankings. After losing Brandon Marshall in a trade to the Jets, White will be the breath of fresh air at WR that the Bears needed opposite of Alshon Jef ...

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Carlos Sanchez should be White Sox second baseman

It seems like a foregone conclusion now. Micah Johnson had a hot spring and appears like he won the battle for second base, beating out Gordon Beckham, Emilio Bonafacio, and Carlos Sanchez. Johnson, age 24, put up a solid 321/368/453 (821) slash line over 21 games during spring training.To match his impressive spring, Johnson has an impressive minor league track record (297/366/422 [787]). Let us not forget ...

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How Much Better Is the White Sox Bullpen?

The past two seasons have been, to say the least, poor for the White Sox. In 2013 the White Sox had their worst season since 1970, in 2014 the Sox would improve by 10 games but still falling well behind the Tigers, Royals, and Indians. While it is hard to pin point one area that the White Sox really underachieved, you could make an argument their Achilles' heel has been their bullpen. Over the past two seas ...

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Sizing Up the AL Central

The AL Central may be the most interesting division in baseball. Four teams whom all have valid arguments to win the division. The White Sox were among the the busiest in the off-seasons. The Royals are defending American League Champions. The Tigers have won the division the past four seasons. The Indians have quietly built a competitive team that went to the playoffs just two seasons ago. Let us take a lo ...

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Breaking Down: Chicago Bears free agent signing Pernell McPhee

With a new GM comes an entirely new approach to free agency, the draft, and even the access the media is given. Looking at Ryan Pace's first free agency we have started to learn more about him as a GM. These free agent grades are based on the following aspects, Impact: What impact will they have on the Bears this season? Upside: What impact will they have on the Bears in 2016 and beyond? Intangibles: What i ...

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From bust to must play: Snell is finally living up to expectations

Few players in the NBA struggled more than Tony Snell to begin the season. The Bulls’ 2013 first round draft pick couldn’t even get on the court during the first couple months of the season, averaging just 9.4 minutes per game in November and then dropping to just 5.8 minutes per game in December. During that December to forget, Snell scored nine points in 69 minutes over a 12-game span. He shot a pitiful 3 ...

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Key prospects from CBS Sports Classic

The CBS Sports Classic in Chicago was one of the most highly anticipated showcases in recent college basketball history—and it didn’t disappoint. The United Center was packed with NBA scouts and GM’s all drooling over the crop of talent spread across North Carolina, Ohio State, UCLA, and most of all, Kentucky. ESPN draft expert Chad Ford said the games showcased 21 of his top 100 draft prospects. It’s extre ...

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Sam Thompson, Tyler Ulis, return home at CBS Sports Classic

The inaugural CBS Sports Classic on Saturday featured arguably the four most prominent basketball programs in the country in North Carolina, Ohio State, UCLA and Kentucky. The games brought an epic atmosphere to the thousands of fans in attendance at the United Center. The event was special for all involved, but for two players in particular the games held added meaning beyond basketball. The day of college ...

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No. 1 Kentucky thrashes UCLA in historic rout at CBS Sports Classic

It doesn’t get much more prestigious in college basketball than a matchup between Kentucky and UCLA at the CBS Sports Classic. With 19 total NCAA titles and endless iconic players and coaches between the two teams, fans packed the United Center in Chicago with hopes of another chapter getting added to this historic rivalry. UCLA did make history, but not the kind they’d want to remember. Kentucky took a 41- ...

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