Tim Baffoe

Ray McDonald. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Ray McDonald & Defending The Family

We’re quick to use “innocent until proven guilty” to compartmentalize when rooting for our favorite athletes.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2015

Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic Is Randomness At Its Best

Who ever saw this coming?

CBS Chicago–03/24/2015

Jameis WInston. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Jameis Winston Fitting In By Sitting Out NFL Draft

It’s just another look-the-other-way example in the NFL.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2015

Cubs third baseman prospect Kris Bryant. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Savor Kris Bryant Instead of Whining

With the long term in view, there’s no sensible argument for Bryant making the Cubs roster out of spring training.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2015

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Baffoe: You Can Cry About Jay Cutler Or Choose To Laugh With Me

Cutler’s back as quarterback? OK, let’s roll with it as best we can.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2015

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

Baffoe: Who Cares? Derrick Rose Does

There’s more than one way to look at Rose’s “Who cares?” line.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2015

Bulls guard E'Twaun Moore, left, celebrates with teammate Pau Gasol. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Try-Hard Bulls 2.0

Logic doesn’t apply to the try-hard, depleted Bulls. So just enjoy the show or whatever you want to call it.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2015

Minnie Minoso. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Minnie Minoso’s Exclusion Another Sorry Mark On The Hall Of Fame

Add up his entire baseball career, and Minoso is a Hall of Famer, writes Tim Baffoe.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2015

Bulls guard Derrick Rose, left. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Derrick Rose Situation Somehow Feels Positive

There’s no longer the funereal feel of Tuesday night. There’s hope.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2015

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

Baffoe: Everything Is Bad

Everything is immediately bad right now. Really bad in Chicago sports.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2015

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer, left, manager Joe Maddon, center, and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Forget 100+ Years With The New Cubs

The old Cubs have nothing to do with these new Cubs.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2015

Bears general manager Ryan Pace. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Ryan Pace’s Experience Of Watching 2014 Bears Game Tape

Consuming 2014 Bears film can be hazardous, but Pace set out to do it.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2015

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars celebrate a home  by Pierce Jones earlier in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Facebook)

Baffoe: It’s Not The Players Acting Like Children In Jackie Robinson West Controversy

Adults need to quit living vicariously through their Little League World Series teams.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2015

Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Something Is Already Not Sitting Right With NFL Draft In Chicago

The NFL Draft sounds like a mini-Olympics, what with all the league’s demands.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2015

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler with his wife, Kristin Cavallari. (Jeff Schear/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Jay Cutler, Vaccinations & Truly Bad Behavior

Cutler has largely escaped criticism for failing to vaccinate his children.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2015

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Baffoe: More Baseball Rule Changes Rob Manfred Should Consider

If we’re going to ban defensive shifts, we might as well go wild.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2015

Marc Trestman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Baffoe: Hey Baltimore, We’re Trying To Warn You About Marc Trestman

Why, again, is Trestman a good choice as the Ravens offensive if his offense won’t be run?

CBS Chicago–01/27/2015

Bulls center Pau Gasol. (Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Baffoe: What All-Star Pau Gasol Knew About Chicago And The Bulls

Gasol has found fulfillment on and off the court in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2015

Bears coach John Fox. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Baffoe: John Fox Brings Some Refreshing Confidence To Bears

There’s a different vibe around Halas Hall after Fox’s hiring as coach.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2015

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro.  (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Why Can’t Players Like Anthony Rizzo Make Predictions?

There’s nothing wrong with positivity and optimism.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2015

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