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Terry Boers

boers Terry BoersFor two decades, Terry Boers has been displaying his creative, inquisitive skills on the sports pages in newspapers throughout the Midwest and on The Score – SportsRadio 670.

While Boers prides himself on his sense of humor, the flipside to his funny bone is his unabashed directness. “I am bizarre, twisted, and perfectly willing to hit even the most sacred of cows upside the head.”

A Northern Illinois University alum, Boers began his career as sports editor for the Sun Journal Newspapers in Lansing, IL. From 1973 to 1978, he was assistant sports editor for Star Publications, based in Chicago Heights, IL. He then worked as a copy editor for the Detroit Free Press from 1978 to 1980.

Boers left Detroit in 1980 to join the Chicago Sun-Times sports staff, where he covered the Chicago Bulls from 1982 – 1985, was a featured columnist from 1988 – 1990, and then covered a variety sports, until August of 1992 when he joined The Score. Boers has also appeared on several television programs, including “The Sportswriters on TV” and “Sportsfire,” both airing on SportsChannel Chicago.

Boers has won several awards for outstanding journalistic coverage, including the Peter Lisagor Award – considered among Chicago print journalists as the local equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize, and AP awards for column and feature writing.

Given all that he has done, Boers says he loves covering sports in Chicago. “There’s no city in the country with a greater fan passion and so little reward. The bumbling by so many makes my life easy.” “To be a sports fan in Chicago you need a great sense of humor. If you don’t have one, call me. I will surgically implant one for little or no charge.”

Boers lives in the Southwest suburbs with his wife and his four sons.

David Letterman. (Getty Images)

Boers: Remembering Letterman’s Late Night Run

David Letterman has withstood the test of time like few others.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2014

Boers: Grandkids Help Painful Memories Pass

Terry Boers reflects as his oldest grandchild turns 11.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2014

The Beatles in 1964. (Jim Gray/Keystone/Getty Images)

Boers: The Ballad Of Teenage Girls Screaming At The Beatles

The week long tribute to the Beatles was terrific, but it reminded Terry Boers of the screamers in the old days.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2014

View of a Christmas Tree. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Boers: Remember What’s Truly Important On Christmas

When I was the typical wide-eyed kid on Christmas morning in the 1950s, I remember my mom, and I’m not sure which year it was exactly, said to me, “Never worry about what someone else has, be thankful for what you’ve got.”

670 The Score–12/25/2013

President John F. Kennedy. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)

Boers: 50 Years Later, Remembering The Assassination Of JFK

I was 13 years old and had myself strategically placed in the back of my 8th grade Art class at Steger Central Junior high.

670 The Score–11/22/2013

A mechanic works on his car. (Photo credit should read DAVID EBENER/AFP/Getty Images)

Boers: Life Is Too Short To Play Games, Especially On Father’s Day

The year was 1970. I can vividly recall it as a sticky, sultry midsummer’s day and I was sweating like Robert Hays would later do in “Airplane.” I was in trouble.

670 The Score–06/16/2013