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George Ofman

ofman George OfmanGeorge Ofman has been at this for 40 years. Starting at Southern Illinois University in 1974 through his years as a free lance reporter, anchor for several Chicago radio stations and host of a popular baseball show, George has had the pleasure of being part of some memorable sporting events.

He covered the Bulls during their 6 championship runs; was reporting in Houston where the White Sox won the World Series and Philadelphia where the Blackhawks captured the Stanley Cup. 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 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 he helped create.

George also spent some time at WMAQ all news and WGN Radio. As an accomplished journalist, George also wrote and produced hundreds of stories for National Public Radio, CBC Radio and the BBC.

George is the proud recipient of an A.I.R award for broadcast journalism, AP Best Sports Report 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.”

And George always reminds everyone he knows he’s the only person ever to see both the highest scoring game in NBA and NHL history. He’s still waiting for a call from the Guinness book of World Records.

Ryne Sandberg. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Listen: Home Run Calls From ‘The Sandberg Game’

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.

06/23/2014

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

That’s All She Wrote: Nothing Has Changed With Cutler

In the end, Jay Cutler gave me no reason to think a single thing has changed since last season.

670 The Score–08/16/2013

Mariano Rivera. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

That’s All She Wrote: Rivera Is What’s Good About Baseball

ariano Rivera is what’s good and right about baseball. Alex Rodriguez is what’s emblematic about it.

670 The Score–08/09/2013

Alex Rodriguez. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ofman: A-Rod & The Pink Elephant

There’s no doubt in my mind he’s cheated again.

670 The Score–08/05/2013

Marc Trestman. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

That’s All She Wrote: Class Is In Session For Trestman’s Group

The bell has rung. Class is in session. Professor Trestman’s students better listen, particularly, Mr. Cutler. You too, Mr. Webb.

670 The Score–07/26/2013

Jay Cutler. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Ofman: Trestman Has Hands Full With Cutler

When it comes to Jay Cutler, I’m a skeptic

670 The Score–07/24/2013

Justin Bieber. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

That’s All She Wrote: Justin Bieber? Who Cares?

I will spend this much time on Justin Bieber….Who cares?

WBBM-FM–07/12/2013

Matt Garza

Ofman: Time For Garza To Go

Let’s go already. What are you waiting for? Matt Garza is still a Cub. He shouldn’t be.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2013

Gar Forman

Ofman: Chicago GMs Getting All The Attention (Good And Bad)

The pressure is once again on the general managers. But isn’t it always?

WBBM Newsradio–07/02/2013

Joel Quenneville.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

That’s All She Wrote: Quennville Looks Like A Genius

“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!

670 The Score–06/21/2013

Boston Bruins.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ofman: I Love Boston – Sue Me

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.

670 The Score–06/11/2013

Patrick Kane skates after the puck in Game 4.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

That’s All She Wrote: Kane Haters Be Quiet

OK, Patrick Kane haters, you can all go back in the closet, unless you want to keep hating on Jonathan Toews.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2013

The Kings celebrate their Game 7 victory over the Sharks. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

That’s All She Wrote: Kings No Easy Match For Blackhawks

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?

WBBM Newsradio–05/31/2013

Bryan Bickell reacts to his third period goal in Game 6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ofman: Blackhawks Reminiscent Of Stanley Cup Champions

Stars are stars and role players, role players. But in these Stanley cup playoffs, the Blackhawks role players are playing like stars.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2013

Joel Quenneville and the Blackhawks. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

That’s All She Wrote: Should Have Seen This Coming

I knew it, I just knew it. The Blackhawks have been hit with the curse of the damn President’s Trophy.

WBBM Newsradio–05/24/2013

Bud Selig

Ofman: It’s Time For Replay In Baseball

If baseball truly wants to take the next step forward, bleed technology for all it can give. Just make sure you get it right.

WBBM Newsradio–05/21/2013

Chicago Bears offensive tackle Gabe Carimi. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

That’s All She Wrote: Anyone Seen Gabe Carimi?

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?

CBS Chicago–05/17/2013

Robin Ventura. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Ofman: White Sox Falling Apart Across The Board

The White Sox are becoming an afterthought.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2013

Jonathan Toews.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

That’s All She Wrote: Blackhawks Advance, Bulls In Trouble

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.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2013

Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ofman: What Really Is TWTW?

Like it or not, sabermetrics are here to stay and likely to be amended, and often. I would like to suggest the Hawk takes some time to understand it. Give it chance. Use it from time to time.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2013

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