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That’s All She Wrote: A Goat’s Head? Seriously?

Anthony Rizzo. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images)

Anthony Rizzo. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images)

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By George Ofman-

(CBS) A goat’s head? Seriously?

This is no way to end a curse. Bring me the head of Dave Kingman! Better yet, bring me the head of Jorge Soler. Just don’t use a bat.

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Odd timing? Wednesday’s game was postponed a half hour after the goat head was delivered to Wrigley Field. And it didn’t start raining until after 10pm. You goatta be kidding me!

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Well, there goes that possible off season deal involving Soler and another prospect for David Price.

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I do not repair to a man cave, but Tuesday was a four-TV night with the Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox playing at the same time. I must admit I leaned more toward the Hawks and White Sox than the Bulls and Cubs. I also switched from the Cubs game to the food channel. Of course, the Cubs rallied to win while I was learning how to flambé a goat’s head.

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I did get a kick out of Mayor Emanuel and Tom Tunney sitting in the seats belonging to Tom Ricketts on opening day. The Cubs owner was busy downplaying rumors he just bought a 6,000 square foot jumbotron for his man cave.

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There’s a reason the White Sox live by the long ball. Since 2010, the Cell has yielded the second most homers in the game. That said, the White Sox need more power, and from the left side. And they need to play more games in Denver and Cincinnati.

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As of Tuesday night, Matt Thornton had coughed up two homers – both to lefties. Last I looked, isn’t Thornton a lefty and isn’t his job to get lefties out?

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Can I change my radio name to Spike Albrecht for one day?

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Patrick Sharp’s return to the Hawks is huge. It gives them a legitimate game-breaker. He’s the point man on their power play and is good at taking faceoffs. Yeah, I know, he hasn’t hit the back of the net very often this season when he played. Would you rather he not come back?

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Ray Emery or Corey Crawford?  The balance of justice is weighing slightly in favor of Emery being the No. 1 goalie in the playoffs. For those who don’t follow the NHL that closely, Emery backstopped Ottawa to the Stanley Cup Finals during the 2006-07 season. The Senators won the first three series 4-1 and lost the finals to the Ducks in five games. This season he has allowed two or fewer goals in 13 games and one or fewer in six.

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Is it me or have the Bulls temporarily fallen from relevancy?

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So I’m in this Master’s pool spearheaded by my nephew, Dan. You pick three from the top 15 money list and then four others. Your final total comes from your top four picks. I have Tiger Woods , Rose, Brandt Snedeker, K.J. Choi, Peter Jacobsen, Bo Van Pelt and Hunter Mahan. Wish me luck. There are over 350 people in this pool. Last year, I finished in the top 40. Yes, Jacobsen was a stretch.

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Is it true umpire Marty Foster has an offseason job as an optometrist? Baseball should have a rule to punish any arbiter that makes a call as hideous as the one Foster made against Ben Zobrist. Either two weeks without pay or two weeks of umpiring Cubs’ games – from the rooftops!

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After watching Len Kasper compare the swing of Anthony Rizzo to Ted Williams, I will now refer to the Cubs first baseman as “Tony Ballgame.”

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Please forgive me if I don’t care who won the women’s basketball title.

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A goat’s head? Seriously?

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Bring me the head of Jim Hendry!

George Ofman is a sports anchor and reporter for WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM. Look for him on Facebook and find him on Twitter at @georgeofman.