Have you seen the new Nike commercial with James Harden and Charles Barkley? In it Barkley tries to convince Harden that the secret to being a great athlete is to have a short memory, and at the end Scottie Pippen agrees with Barkley by yelling “I’m the greatest Chicago Bull of all time!”
I’ve been ready for the White Sox to trade Gordon Beckham for a few years now. I wanted it to happen. I’ve waited for it to happen. That’s why it was so strange that when I learned the news after getting into my car and turning on the radio, I found the news that Beckham had been traded to the Angels to be bittersweet.
Initially there was the “finally!” reaction, but then it was just depressing. A former first round pick, taken with the 8th pick in the 2008 draft, had been shipped to Los Angeles in a waiver deal with the Sox getting either a player to be named later, or cash.
Now, it should not come as a surprise to any of you that the Cubs are the most popular team in Illinois. If you live here all you have to do is look around. It’s also not a shock to find that the Cubs are popular in Iowa and Indiana.
What caught me off guard was that the White Sox are so popular in Montana and South Dakota. Anybody have any clue as to why that is?
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The Bears signed Santonio Holmes on Saturday, and while this would have been a much more exciting signing four years ago, it’s still an interesting one today.
With Marquess Wilson going down with a broken collarbone in camp, the options the Bears had for the third receiver spot weren’t very inspiring, and now they’ve got an option in camp that could end up working out pretty well.