Month: October 2016

30 Guys In Short-Shorts By The Lake: An American’s Guide To Chicago’s Rugby Weekend Pt. 1

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then it should be painfully obvious that rugby is taking center stage in Chicago this coming weekend of Nov 4-5. On Friday night, Team USA is taking the Maori All Blacks at Toyota Park and the next day, Ireland and the All Blacks square off at Soldier Field. That last sentence may seem confusing but I’m going to do my utmost to unpack all of the major concepts of rugby. The way I see it, if I can explain to my dad, then just about anyone can understand what I’m saying. Right...

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All Is Not Lost For The Huskers

Playing at Camp Randall is no easy task for any team period and the Huskers took it to OT. That in itself is worthy of a cap-doffing. A running theme of this team (and my subsequent blogs) is that they don’t quit. They will give you 60 minutes of hell (60 minutes only lol). The defense played tough, with 2  HUGE picks late in the 4th to finish strong. The major obstacle that this team is facing is a talent differential. The kids on this squad are stellar, no doubt, but there is a big difference between 1st and...

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Chicago White Sox Off-Season Project

SouthSideSox runs a great off-season project every year, providing a nice template to the off-season and crowdsourcing suggestions. I already gave a look at the 2017 Chicago White Sox Outlook, but that was more of me giving a realistic look at there I think the 2017 White Sox might stand. This project allows you to be the Rick Hahn and oversee the entire off-season. Due to the sox middle of the road situation, I think you can really go a number of ways with this project, and so I will do just that. This post, part 1, will be my...

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Vikings at Bears SPOOKY Prediction: Who ya gonna call? JAY CUTLER!

Trick or Treat: The struggling Bears host the 5-1 Minnesota Vikings for a Monday night Halloween special. Jay Cutler returns to the lineup to face a Vikings team coming off their first loss of the season. I am not sure why I am liking the Bears chances in this one, it will either be a TRICK- they will continue to suck and the Vikings have a bounce back game; or TREAT- we see a “good Jay” play tonight and Minnesota begins to catch the Loser bug. Here are the “Treats” for success for tonight’s games. More Targets to Jeffery....

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