George Ofman has been at this for over 43 years. Starting at Southern Illinois University in 1974 through his years as a freelance reporter, to anchoring for several Chicago radio stations and hosting a popular baseball show, George has had the pleasure of being part of some memorable sporting events.
Most recently, he had the extraordinary delight of live reporting the Cubs first pennant in 71 years and the World Series at Wrigley Field for WBBM Newsradio. And gliding above millions, George reported on the Cubs victory parade and rally from the station’s helicopter unit. He was also reporting from Atlanta in 2003 when the Cubs won their first playoff series since 1945.
George covered the Bulls during their six championship runs; reported in Houston where the White Sox won the World Series; and in Philadelphia and at the United Center where the Blackhawks captured Stanley Cups. He also covered NCAA final fours, witnessed Pete Rose tie the major league hits record at Wrigley Field and saw Cigar win his record 16th straight race at Arlington Park.
George spent 17 years at WSCR “The Score” where he was the station’s principle anchor when it premiered in 1992. He also spent three years on the baseball beat and co-hosted “Hit and Run,” the popular Sunday baseball show he helped create for five years.
George also spent three years at WMAQ All News and did a stint at WGN Radio. As an accomplished journalist, George also wrote and produced hundreds of stories for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, CBC Radio and the BBC.
George is the proud recipient of several AP Best Sports Report awards, a Silver Dome award, an A.I.R award for broadcast journalism and the Personality of the Year award from the Pitch and Hit Club. And he’s extremely proud to be a member of WBBM Newsradio 780, “The best news shop in the country.”
George always reminds everyone he knows, he’s the only person ever to see both the highest scoring games in NBA and NHL history. He’s still waiting for a call from the Guinness Book of World Records.
Long has struggled at right tackle recently.
Monday marks the 30th anniversary of what has been dubbed “The Sandberg Game” for the late-inning heroics of Cubs second baseman and Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg.
In the end, Jay Cutler gave me no reason to think a single thing has changed since last season.
ariano Rivera is what’s good and right about baseball. Alex Rodriguez is what’s emblematic about it.
There’s no doubt in my mind he’s cheated again.
The bell has rung. Class is in session. Professor Trestman’s students better listen, particularly, Mr. Cutler. You too, Mr. Webb.
When it comes to Jay Cutler, I’m a skeptic
I will spend this much time on Justin Bieber….Who cares?
Let’s go already. What are you waiting for? Matt Garza is still a Cub. He shouldn’t be.
The pressure is once again on the general managers. But isn’t it always?
“If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit.” Corey Crawford is saved by his defense. Brent Seabrook kept his client from being hauled into goaltender jail with simple plan: SHOOT THE PUCK!
Whenever Chicago teams get into a playoff series, we tend to take shots at the opposing city. Whenever Chicago teams get into a playoff series, we tend to take shots at the opposing city.
OK, Patrick Kane haters, you can all go back in the closet, unless you want to keep hating on Jonathan Toews.
The Kings can hit and hit hard, something the Hawks absorb far too often. Don’t you wish they had Dustin Byfuglien, Andrew Ladd and Ben Eager available?
Stars are stars and role players, role players. But in these Stanley cup playoffs, the Blackhawks role players are playing like stars.
I knew it, I just knew it. The Blackhawks have been hit with the curse of the damn President’s Trophy.
If baseball truly wants to take the next step forward, bleed technology for all it can give. Just make sure you get it right.
Carlos Zambrano’s signed a minor league deal with the Phillies and the Liberty Bell just asked to be placed in the witness protection program. Speaking of witness protection, anyone seen Gabe Carimi lately?
The White Sox are becoming an afterthought.
The chants of “Corey, Corey” cascaded from every corner of the United Center. As focused as Corey Crawford was, it didn’t escape him that the crowd that used to get on him now loves him.