Author Archive

The Big East Goes Back to the Future

Monday, March 30th, 2015

A pair of Big East programs that were national powers in the 1980s announced their new coaches on Sunday, though both left people scratching their heads for different reasons. St. John's is turning to the most prominent name in program history, while DePaul will turn to... a name in program history. Chris ...

Will Wrigley Field be ready for opening night? UPDATE: Yeah…

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Even when someone finds themselves impossibly excited about the Chicago Cubs, it doesn't take very long for some damn fool thing to happen that reminds you that you're dealing with the Cubs. Regardless of their record this upcoming season -- it may well be a few games under .500 or a ...

Sunday’s big NCAA winner: Genitalia

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

College sports are played by college kids, and sometimes college kids say things that, say, a 30-year-old would not. After all, like Bill Cosby always used to tell us, "Here, have a drink" kids say the darndest things. Both Virginia forward Darion Atkins and Wichita State guard Fred Van Vleet fell ...

Join the World’s Largest NIT Office Pool!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Anybody can fill out an NCAA bracket and win their office pool. (HINT: Take Kentucky). But do you have what it really takes to prove yourself as a hoops guru? Here at Rumors and Rants, we are looking to find the real cream of the crop -- those of you capable ...

Three Cubs prospects go back-to-back-to-back in spring training

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

There is a reason people are excited about the future of the Chicago Cubs, and it was on full display in a spring training game against the Indians on Tuesday. Top prospects Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant all went deep -- and if you watch the video, which you'd ...

Russell Westbrook has gone bananas

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

We've spent most of Russell Westbrook's career considering him to the the Oklahoma City Thunder's second banana. Now he's simply going bananas. Tasked with leading the Thunder in Kevin Durant's absence, Westbrook joined a stratosphere inhabited by all-time NBA greats on Wednesday night when he recorded his fourth straight triple-double with ...

A glass half-full look at Chicago’s terrible sports day

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Maybe there was an alien abduction. Maybe I'm finally maturing into a rational adult. Or maybe the reality simply hasn't hit me yet. But for whatever reason, I'm still not freaking out over the major injuries suffered by the two faces of Chicago's winter franchises on the same night. If ...

Rangers sign Rougned Odor’s brother, Rougned Odor

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Oakland Coliseum is known for raw sewage backing up into its dugouts, but the strangest Odor in the American League West this year emanates from Texas. On Thursday, the Texas Rangers announced that they have signed the younger brother of second baseman Rougned Odor... Rougned Odor. That's right, the Odor Brothers ...