Sam Zuba

Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zuba: Waiting Game Continues For Cubs

When the final out was recorded in the Cubs loss to the Brewers in Monday’s home opener, the city of Chicago was still waiting.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2013

Wrigley Field rooftops. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Zuba: Don’t Blame The Rooftop Owners

Like it or not, the Wrigleyville Rooftops Association has every right to protest the Cubs’ new renovation plan.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2013

A dejected Cubs fan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Zuba: 2012? Somebody Make It Stop

Maybe the Mayans weren’t referring to the world when they predicted destruction in the year 2012 – maybe they were simply foreseeing the demise of the Chicago sports landscape.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2012

Headquarters Beercade (Credit: Sam Zuba)

Headquarters Beercade: A Tasteful Blast From The Past

I had been inside Headquarters Beercade for less than five minutes when it hit me: This place was unlike any other bar–or arcade–I had ever been to. Located in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, Headquarters Beercade seamlessly fuses together spectacular craft beer and cocktails with classic arcade games…


Scott Baker.  (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

After Tommy John Surgery, Cubs Expect Baker Ready For 2013

The 31-year-old Baker signed a one-year deal with the Cubs on Tuesday after missing the entire 2012 season while recovering from Tommy John’s surgery.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2012

Tyreke Evans shoots against Taj Gibson. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bulls, Gibson Agree On 4-Year Deal

In what was literally the final hour, the Bulls and fourth-year forward Taj Gibson agreed upon a four-year extension worth $38 million.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2012

Adam Greenberg bats for the first time since being hit in the head by a pitch in 2005 in his first Major League at-bat. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Zuba: Greenberg’s At-Bat Only Brings Out Positives

Why can’t sports be about more than sports?


Brett Myers. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Zuba: I Won’t Cheer For A Monster

Admittedly, I have a tough time respecting men who allegedly beat their wives.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

Anthony Rizzo. (Credit: Sam Zuba, CBS)

Zuba: Rizzo’s Call Up The First Step In Long Journey

Instead of flying in as Superman, Rizzo understands his call up is just the first step of many in the master plans laid out by Epstein and Hoyer to turn the Cubs from laughable losers into perennial champions.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

Taj Gibson

Zuba: Without Noah, Bulls Need A Healthy Gibson

When Taj Gibson rolled his ankle late in the third quarter, the feeling at the United Center was palpable.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

Derrick Rose. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Zuba: Welcome To Your New Reality, Bulls Fans

If a picture is worth one thousand words, then this was worth one million.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

Derrick Rose is helped off the court after injuring his knee against the Philadelphia 76ers. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Zuba: This Wasn’t Supposed To Happen

It’s minutes after the Bulls defeated the 76ers, earning a win in Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs, yet no one is smiling.


Bryan LaHair. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

LaHair Out Of Lineup; Baker To Start At First

​It looks like Bryan LaHair won’t get to make his first opening day start after all.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Jed Hoyer, Dale Sveum and Theo Epstein are working to change the culture of the Chicago Cubs.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zuba: New ‘Cubs Way’ Beginning To Take Shape

The Cubs completely revamped their entire organization when they brought in team president Theo Epstein, general manager Jed Hoyer and manager Dale Sveum.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Matt Forte. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zuba: Forte Saying All The Wrong Things

Forte’s downfall was when he let his internal frustrations become external outbursts. The backlash from that single Tweet has painted Forte as a greedy, selfish player, discontent with the roughly 1,400% raise he was offered.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Brandon Marshall

Zuba: Emery Making All The Right Moves

Through his first three months as Bears general manager, Phil Emery has been anything but Bears-like.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

Derrick Rose.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zuba: Bulls Stuck In Basketball Hell

The problem is the dichotomy between where Rose thinks the Bulls are, and where the team actually is.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Dwight Howard (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Zuba: Do Whatever It Takes To Land Howard

The way the NBA is today, one dynamic player isn’t enough. That’s why the Bulls need to do whatever it takes to trade for Dwight Howard.

670 The Score–02/01/2012

Derrick Rose

Zuba: Rose’s Decision-Making Questioned

With the Bulls trailing the Pacers 92-90 with 23 seconds to go, the MVP of the league had the ball in his hands and a chance to tie the game.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

John Lucas. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zuba: Lucas Providing Vital Relief For Rose

Entering this season, Lucas, now 29, was a bit of an afterthought — if even that — on the Bulls’ roster. He was third on the depth chart at guard, and sights were set, as they should have been, on the return of the reigning MVP Derrick Rose.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012