If nothing else, Dave Wischnowsky is an Illinois boy. Raised in Bourbonnais, educated at the University of Illinois and bred on sports in the Land of Lincoln, he now resides on Chicago’s North Side, just blocks from Wrigley Field. Formerly a reporter and blogger for the Chicago Tribune, Dave currently writes a syndicated column, The Wisch List, which you can check out via his blog at wischlist.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wischlist.
We don’t know which teams the Chicago Bears will beat this season, but we do know that throughout it they’ll be running plays to the beat of a different drummer.
I was offended on Thursday.
As it stands Thursday, the Cubs are now on pace for 93 losses, while the Sox are on pace to drop 96.
As the Cubs prepare their plans to make over the “Friendly Confines,” the franchise would be wise to follow some of the steps that the Red Sox took to both preserve and transform “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.”
25 years ago, people probably were saying the same things about lights too, and that’s worked out OK.
Stanford does it. So does Michigan. Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt do it, too.
In all honesty, though, it’s just tough to get jazzed about Tim Beckman’s encore when his opening performance hit all the wrong notes during a 2-10 campaign that included nine straight losses to close out the season.
Right now for the Chicago White Sox, the days are darker than the team’s uniforms.
Former Cubs and White Sox greats Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas are likely to be inducted into the Hall in their first year on the ballot
With two Stanley Cup championships in four years, Chicago has been transformed into a Blackhawks city. But could the Midwest actually be transformed into “Blackhawks Country”?
There hasn’t been a forfeit in Major League Baseball since 1995.
My personal take is that the Wrigley experience is already going to be changing more than enough with the inclusion of a giant Jumbotron in left field. Do the Cubs really need to change it in every way?
Things Illini Nation learned this past week: 1) Ron Zook now works for a bank, and 2) Mike Thomas is willing to invest time in rebutting him.
Much like the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest, we’ve already seen the best that the MLB Home Run Derby has to offer. The event is both tired and, at three hours long, tiring. As a result, it’s in desperate need of some juice.
If he even turns in another Top 10 performance, it still will be one for the ages in Illinois.
If Beckman can’t get things turned around soon – both on the field and with the state’s best athletes – he won’t be worrying about recruiting rankings for long.
Guys who can pitch like Matt Garza don’t grow on trees.
The Big Ten and ACC are both looking to expand their reach to New York City.
They don’t call this place the Windy City because we win.
So multitudinous were the Blackhawks fans swarming downtown Chicago on Friday morning that when the gates to Grant Park were opened to let them in, one of my Facebook friends said it looked like a scene out of “World War Z.”