George Ofman has been at this for 41 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, several AP Best Sports Report awards 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.
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.
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.