Chicago Blackhawks Victory Parade: Scenes From The Mayhem

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Being that I happened to be in Chicago this week I figured it was my duty as a sports blogger to attend Friday's victory parade celebrating the Blackhawks Stanley Cup championship. Booter - our resident legal expert - and myself headed downtown for the parade and rally at roughly 10:15 ...

Hey Canada, How Does That Feel?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

While the United States continues to dominate the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, everyone paused yesterday so the host nation could play a little hockey against its neighbor to the south. It was lovely of the Canadians to allow the Americans on the ice and show us how to play ...

TheBaker Picks Team USA’s Olympic Hockey Team

Monday, December 14th, 2009

I know hockey is a niche sport. But if you can’t get excited about Olympic hockey, then I question your sports fandom. It's the best Olympic team sport out there. Far superior to basketball, which is basically a three-team tournament (and that's only a new occurrence). On paper, the United States ...

Kids These Days…

Monday, August 10th, 2009

It hasn't been such a good offseason for a pair of precocious pros who Chicagoans have embraced early in their careers. This spring, we learned that the person that took Derrick Rose's college entrance exam was not actually Derrick Rose. At the end of the day it really doesn't make a ...

Angels And Demons Of Sports

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

In case you don't watch every show on DVR or online and can't fast forward through every commercial break, then I'm sure you're more than aware of Friday's upcoming release of "Angels and Demons." The critics are saying: "Better than 'The Da Vinci Code' in every way imaginable!" I would hope ...

Let’s Randomly Talk a Bit About Hockey’s Next Big Thing

Friday, January 9th, 2009

This is kind of like ESPN the Magazine's NEXT series or something. But it's more random and freewheeling. I've just decided to spout on about hockey's current version of, say, LeBron when he was still in high school. This young man's name is John Tavares and he's considered a front runner ...

Joakim Noah is Good at Basketball…On Wii

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

When we sit around and think of the things Joakim Noah is good at, let's be honest, Wii isn't the first thing that comes to mind. But if he's not working on his awesome dance moves or picking out a new bow tie, what would he be doing other than ...