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The Chicago Cubs march to October and the inevitable collapse

Chicago Cubs fans are conditioned to expect the worst. Seriously, it's a disease --a disease that will only be cured, as it was for the Boston Red Sox, with a World Series victory.  That disease is currently keeping a hopeful Cubs nation at bay --that and the possibility of everything coming to a screeching halt via the one-game wildcard playoff. Even as the Cubs enjoy a 9 1/2 game lead over the San Francis ...

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Chicago Cubs: One road trip to rule them all

If the Chicago Cubs have any real thoughts of making a run at the NL Central division title --a long shot on a good day-- then it has to start today (Labor Day) when they open up a three-game series in St. Louis against the rival Cardinals, who just lost two-of-three to the Pittsburgh Pirates at home, meaning they aren't due to lose again until about October 1. The Cubs have their work cut out for them. Now ...

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2014 MLB Playoff Predictions

WILD CARD ROUND: Oakland A's at Kansas City Royals (A's) San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates (Giants) DIVISIONAL SERIES: Oakland A's at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Angels in 5) Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles (Tigers in 4) San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals (Nationals in 4) St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers (Dodgers in 5) LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES: Detroit Tigers at Los Ang ...

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NHL Playoffs – Know your opponent: St. Louis Blues

The Chicago Blackhawks-St. Louis Blue rivalry will add the newest chapter to their rivalry starting Thursday. The two teams will open up their Stanley Cup playoff run against each other when they face off in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. While the rivalry might have been dull in years past, this season it has heated up with both teams having good seasons. The Blues to end the season as they f ...

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Love to hate the Heat

Insecurities are a (insert expletive here). Most of us deal with them on a daily basis. We are insecure about our appearance, our careers, our finances and our relationships. In my opinion, that’s all normal and something we as humans naturally deal with. And having insecurities about your favorite sports team is normal too because, let’s face it, not every team is always winning championships. Teams have b ...

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Where is the love for Corey Crawford?

All the build up, analysis, and media day frenzy has lead up to this, an Original Six Stanley Cup Final matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins. Now if you've been watching ESPN lately and been bombarded by coverage of the glorious, Miami Heat, you might not realize the historical significance of this final. The Hawks and Bruins final will be the first Original Six Finals matchup since ...

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Hawks shut out Wild, take 3-1 series lead

After the Chicago Blackhawks failed to a get a 3-0 series lead on Sunday after a loss in overtimes, they returned to action Tuesday looking to take Game 4 from the Minnesota Wild. With a victory Tuesday night, the Hawks would have a chance to close out the series Thursday night in Chicago. Despite 12 penalty minutes, including four in the first five minutes of the third period, the Hawks battled strong and ...

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Bulls rise to the enormous occasion, beat the Heat to take game 1

Bulls may still be down half their starting lineup, but they're not out. At least they don’t think so, and they proved it Monday stunning the Heat 93-86. Just shortly after AmericanAirlines Arena held an MVP ceremony honoring LeBron James, his playing was put into question and so was the play of the remaining "Big Three". Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and James combined for just 12 points in the first half. It wa ...

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