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All writers are consistently featured on the ChiCitySports Home Page. They can also be found on our Message Board where they interact with fans, post news, and keep the discussion moving at all times!

Keegan Rush

Location: Displaced Chicago fan in the South

Beat: All Chicago Teams, specifically Chicago Bears.

Bio: Been following Chicago sports for many years. I have ties to Rockford, Illinois however have since been displaced in North Carolina far from Illinois. I am still an avid fan despite the geographical complications in following my teams. I am a Graphic Design major and look forward to seeing this site and community grow with more fans.

Favorite Chicago Sports Memory: The Bears 2006 Super-Bowl run. Watching the Bears trump the Saints in the 2006 NFC Championship game makes my heart happy. Also the Mike Brown games vs Cleveland/San Francisco. Cutler tearing up Philly for 4 TD’s as well this season.

Favorite Chicago Sports Athlete: Devin Hester and Jay Cutler

Claim to Fame: Known as the internet’s #1 Rex Grossman connoisseur . Also being at Michael Jordan’s first baseball game with the Birmingham Barons.

Forum Name: Rush

Twitter: @ChiCitySports23

Zack Pearson

Location: Rockford, IL

Beats: Chicago Bears main writer, Homepage writer.

Bio: I’m a college student studying Journalism at Columbia College Chicago. I’m a die-hard Chicago sports fan, and also follow SEC Football and ACC Basketball. Besides living the college life, I’m a huge Kanye West fan, I’m addicted to Air Jordans and enjoy playing slow-pitch softball three nights a week.

Favorite Chicago sports memory: Seeing the Bears win the 2006 NFC Championship.

Favorite Chicago athlete of all-time: Michael Jordan and Brian Urlacher.

Claim to fame: Meeting Derrick Rose and having him compliment me on my “Rose before Hoes” shirt.

Forum Name: Zack54attack

Twitter: @zack_pearson

Chris Jelinek

Location: Joliet, IL

Beats: Chicago Cubs & Chicago Blackhawks

Bio: I’m a  Business major at the University of Iowa and a huge fan of the Cubs, Bears, Hawks, Bulls, and Notre Dame. Pursuing a career of working in a front office of a professional sports team. I have been taking a more active role lately with the website writing a lot of recaps for the Cubs and Hawks and making sure someone does a recap for every game.

Favorite Chicago Sports Memory: Watching the 2010 Hawks championship was my first championship that I was old enough to be excited about so it will always hold a special place in my sports memory. But how can you beat two goals in 17 seconds to win the Stanley Cup in 2013?

Favorite Chicago Athlete(s): Marian Hossa, Anthony Rizzo, Jay Cutler, and Derrick Rose

Claim to Fame: Through ChiCitySports, I’ve had the honor to do personal interviews with Bear players such as Charles Tillman, Matt Forte, Major Wright and more as well as top prospects for the Cubs, Albert Almora and Dan Vogelbach.

Forum Name : Chris J

Sean Bigness

Location: Minneapolis

Beats: Chicago White Sox

Bio: I am currently a sophomore at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.  I plan on majoring Sports Management and want to explore a career in Major League Baseball as a player agent or general manager.

Favorite Chicago Sports Memory:  2008 Chicago White Sox blackout game.

Favorite Chicago Athlete: Chris Sale

Claim to Fame:  In line to be the next general manager of the White Sox

Forum Name : whitesoxman77

Twitter: @whitesoxman77

Mike Bragg

Location: Chicago 

Beat: Chicago Blackhawks 
Bio: Entering his final year at DePaul University in Chicago, Mike is on-track to graduate with a Bachelor’s degrees in Public Relations & Advertising and Journalism. While an avid Hawks fan, he considers himself to be a fan of the sport of hockey – always enjoying the game for the experience and the meaning to its stakeholders. He also fails at simple tasks such as watering his bamboo plant once a month. 
Favorite Chicago Sports Memory: 2010 Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 5: Chicago Blackhawks versus Nashville Predators in Chicago. Marian Hossa scored in overtime to send the Hawks back to Nashville with a series lead and I thought the United Center was going to collapse as a direct result of the roar of the crowd. Even checking out the video on YouTube doesn’t get old. 
Favorite Chicago Sports Athlete: Niklas Hjalmarsson. The man is a work horse and never gets the credit he deserves. Here’s one for you, buddy! Of course, Paul Konerko has always been a favorite of mine as well. 
Claim to Fame: Bobby Hull thinks my friend and I “make for a dashing couple,” and I didn’t have the heart to tell him we aren’t dating. If the Golden Jet thinks it’s true – it’s true. 
Forum Name: Mike Bragg 
Twitter: @mike_bragg



Jackson Scofield

Location: Downers Grove, IL

Beat: Mostly Chicago Fire

Bio: I am attending Columbia College Chicago with a major in journalism and a concentration in sports journalism. Watch all Chicago sports teams, but cover the Fire and Staggs. Also cover sports business and Cubs prospects for other sites I write for.

Favorite Chicago Sports Memory: Seventeen Seconds.

Favorite Chicago Sports Athlete: Starlin Castro

Claim to Fame: Media credentials for the Chicago Fire.

Fire Twitter: @CCS_Fire
Main Twitter: @Scofield_Sports

Arik Wonsover

Location: Champaign, IL

Beats: Illini Basketball, All Chicago teams, specifically Chicago Bulls

Bio: I’m from Northbrook, IL and I currently attend the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where I will cover all of our school’s basketball games. I’m an avid Chicago sports fan, especially the Chicago Bulls. You won’t find a much more dedicated Bulls fan (I endured the Drew Gooden years). Outside of Chicago Sports, I also love watching Mixed Martial Arts. I’ve enjoyed my time with Chi City Sports so far and I hope to become an integral part of its success in the future.

Favorite Chicago Sports Memory:  In 2007, when the Baby Bulls swept the Miami Heat in the 1st round of the playoffs. I had only been a Bulls fan for a few years by then, and it was my first time experiencing the team advance in the playoffs. Sweeping the defending champs made it that much better. And to this day, I love Ben Gordon.

Favorite Chicago Athlete: Derrick Rose, Luol Deng, and Devin Hester

Claim to Fame: Meeting the only and only Anderson “The Spider” Silver. One of my favorite athletes and no question, the greatest Mixed Martial Arts fighter of all-time.

Forum Name : AWonzo23

Anastasia Guletsky

Location: Chicago, IL

Beat: White Sox, B1GTen

Bio: Digital marketer and copywriter. White Sox die-hard and blogger at Sketch comedy writer. Keyboard Cat enthusiast. Love the Bluths. Proud University of Illinois alumna and Big Ten fan.

Favorite Chicago Sports Memory: Watching Benny the Bull get in to a fight with two courtside Miami Heat fans, and then get some back-up from the two inflatable Bennies (2013 NBA Playoffs).

Favorite Chicago Sports Athlete: Paul Konerko

Claim to Fame: I went to Scottie Pippen’s birthday party a couple months ago (2013)

Forum Name: anastasia g

Twitter: @_stasia

J.I. Baird

Location: Charleston, IL

Beat: Illinois basketball and Illini recruiting

Bio: Grew up with MJ’s Bulls and millions of VHS highlights tapes of him. My dad then introduced me to the Bears during the Erik Kramer days and I’ve been hooked ever since. Living in Central/Southern Illinois, I’m a huge Cardinals baseball fan, but don’t hold it against me. I became a big Illini fan during the Frank Williams years. I endured many terrible seasons under Bruce Weber after he rode Deron Williams and Dee Brown’s coattails to a NCAA runner-up trophy.

Favorite Chicago sports memory: MJ’s shot against the Jazz in the Finals. 2nd place would be the entire 2006 Bears season. Just awesome.

Favorite Chicago athlete: Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, Peanut Tillman

Claim to fame: Got a death stare from Bob Sanders at a Colts training camp after my friend made fun of his dreads and Bob thought it was me who said it.

Forum name: HighJump31

Jacob Janower

Location: Deerfield IL

Beat: Cubs

Bio: I’m an aspiring journalist and hope to have a career in writing in the future. I hope to involve myself in sports in some way in the future.

Favorite Chicago Sports Memory: Magical Cubs 2008 regular season. Also the two Blackhawks Stanley Cup runs.

Favorite Chicago Sports Athlete: Anthony Rizzo, Brandon Marshall, Patrick Kane, Javier Baez.

Claim to Fame: Attending Carlos Zambrano’s no hitter and featuring an uncanny resemblance to McLovin.

Forum Name: coming soon

Adam Dyson

Location: Jamestown, KY

Beat: All Chicago Teams, follow the Bears, Bulls and Cubs religiously.

Bio: My father was a Chicago transplant to Southern Kentucky, and I drank the juice early in life.  Grew up assuming excellence was standard with the Bulls in the 90′s. I’ve had my struggles w/ the Cubs and Bears, and until recently the Blackhawks, but I’m convinced they’ll all pull through.  I have a degree in Elementary Education, and I’m currently working as a community liaison/data entry for a local business.  I like to spend my free time on Lake Cumberland, the houseboat capital of the world!

Favorite Chicago Sports Memory: Kerry Wood’s 20K game against Houston, and the Bears/Arizona game……Thanks Dennis Green!

Favorite Chicago Sports Athlete: Derrick Rose, Marlon Byrd, Julius Peppers

Claim to Fame: Actually convinced my wife to let me watch the Cubs opening day and the Duke Championship win on April 5, 2010…the same day we got married.

Forum Name: X-Factor

Christopher Snow

Location: Southwest Side of the City

Beat: Chicago Bulls

Bio: I haven’t missed a Bulls game in 25 years*. Astrix because a handful of them were taped and watched no more than a day later thanks to either work or school, and a few missed live thanks to being in the military(well, like a few seasons, but I caught up!) I also have been a conscious Bulls fan for longer than that and I hope to go another 25 without hiccups! I haven’t missed a Bears game in almost as long, and I catch about 20 Hawks games a season, between the rest.

I support both baseball clubs. My parents were from the northside and lived in Wrigleyville, but I grew up within a ‘city walking’ distance from Comiskey. My family moved to Green Bay in the heat of the football season. Lucky for me it was only for 2 months, then we moved back to good old chi-town. At that point I didn’t care about northside and southside. My city pride grew and all that matters was the Chicago that stood in front of the name. At least this made sense to me as a kid. Since then I never really chose one baseball team over the other, I’ll figure this out when they meet each other in the World Series.

Favorite Chicago Sports Memory: The riots after the 1991 NBA Finals. Even a humble Bulls fan only cautiously optimistic at that point. The car next to mine was flipped over, there was a street fire when I looked out of my back window. Drunk strangers were hugging each other, throwing some serious high-fives out and knocking down poles. That is when you couldn’t help but realizing, shit just got real.

Favorite Chicago Sports Athlete: Joakim Noah and Mike Brown

Claim to Fame: I went swimming, stoned, off an island in Hawai’i. I fell asleep in the ocean at 1AM. I woke up at 4AM and found myself 10 miles off the coast. I’m here today, nuff said.

Forum Name: Crystallas

Charlie Roumeliotis

Location: Joliet, IL

Beat: Chicago Blackhawks

Bio: I attend Elmhurst College in Illinois where I host my own 2-hour radio show covering Chicago Sports. I have been a Chicago sports fan ever since the day I was born and fell in love with the sport of hockey when my dad took my brother and I to my first Chicago Blackhawks game when we were just 2 years old. Ever since that day, my biggest passion has been following my favorite Chicago Sports team and sport religiously 24/7, 365 days a year!

Favorite Chicago Sports Memory: Attending the 2010 Winter Classic at Wrigley Field between the Red Wings-Blackhawks and being able to witness (on television) the Blackhawks winning their 4th Stanley Cup in team history with my dad who finally got to see his favorite team win one in 49 years! Oh, and the Stanley Cup parade in Chicago down Michigan Avenue afterwards was pretty wild, too…

Favorite Chicago Sports Athlete(s): Tony Amonte, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Corey Crawford, Starlin Castro.

Claim to Fame: I caught Paul Konerko’s home-run ball at Wrigley Field during a Cubs-Sox game when I was about 11 years old. After the game ended, a close friend of Konerko’s saw me walking up the stairs from the section I was sitting in showing off the ball to everyone. She pulled me aside and explained to me how she knew Konerko. As she was telling me this, she took out her phone, dialed his number and handed me the phone telling me to leave him a voicemail. Even though I didn’t get to talk to him, it was still a pretty cool day especially since I was just a kid that didn’t really know what was going on at the time (because it was happening so fast) until I actually thought about it on the car ride home… It made it that more exciting!

Forum Name: Charlie Roumeliotis

Will Gottlieb

Location: School: Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, Home: Chicago

Beats: Chicago Bulls

Bio: I am a student at Grinnell College. I am a huge sports fan, primarily basketball but also football and baseball. The Bulls are my favorite team. I have been watching them as long as I can remember.

Favorite Chicago Sports Memory:  Going to the first Bulls/Heat game of the regular season last year in which Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade went at each other at the end. Seeing the 20th anniversary of the first championship ceremony and having Michael Jordan talk about how he thinks “we have 6 more coming” was amazing.

Favorite Chicago Athlete: Michael Jordan and Derrick Rose.

Claim to Fame:  Shared a locker room with New York Knick’s Guard, Iman Shumpert while he played varsity and I played freshman basketball in high school.

Forum Name : willgottlieb

Jason Azul

Location: Chicago (South Loop)

Beat: Chicago Bulls

Bio: As a die-hard Bulls fan & season ticket holder, I graduated from the University of Illinois and now co-host the Mitch & Nillz Bulls Show. I grew up opposite of the “good job, good effort” kid and hated life when the Bulls lost. I also choked in a high school three-point contest by hitting the side of the backboard 4 times in the final round. I did, however, redeem himself 10 years later by draining a three in front of a sellout crowd during a Bulls game to win a trip to Australia. I’d describe the shot as the greatest moment of my life next to touching Micheal Jordan’s shoulder in a crowd like a teenage girl at a Justin Bieber concert.

Favorite Chicago Sports Memory: Sitting at my grandma’s house watching Scottie Pippen dribble out the clock during the final seconds of the 1991 NBA Finals.

Favorite Chicago Sports Athlete: Michael Jordan, Derrick Rose, BJ Armstrong

Claim to Fame: I was once featured in Chicago’s RedEye newspaper for my collection of Bulls memorabilia that features everything from autographed jerseys and shoes to bobbleheads and creepy 18-inch dolls.

Forum Name: Nillz from the Bulls Show

Mikey Wonsover

Location: Northbrook, IL

Beat: Anything and everything in the world of sports

Bio: I am currently a journalism student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I love all sports, but my passion is basketball. The Bulls are my favorite team and it’s not even close.

Favorite Chicago Sports Memory: Derrick Rose’s MVP year was spectacular even though it ended with a loss to the Miami Heat in the ECF. With Rose winning MVP and the Bulls winning 62 games it was a magical season.

Favorite Chicago Sports Athlete: Luol Deng, Starlin Castro and Derrick Rose

Claim to Fame: Interviewing UFC light heavyweight Clay Guida is probably my brightest moment as a journalist so far. I’ve also been lucky enough to meet Anderson Silva, the greatest fighter that’s ever lived. Meeting Luol Deng was also an amazing moment considering he’s probably my favorite athlete.

Forum Name: coming soon

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