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Joe Gems

  • joined Mar 29, 2012
  • last login Oct 08, 2013
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The original hard hat and lunch pail player. Lunch pail not pictured.

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  • NCAAF Wisconsin Badgers
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  • EPL Tottenham Hotspur
User Blog

The Essential Marquis Teague Profile

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Everything Bulls fans need to know about their team's latest draft pick, Marquis Teague.

Anthony Rizzo Had a Wild Day Before Making His Cubs Debut

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Anthony Rizzo cannot do everything, or can he?

Justin Verlander Has No-Hit the Cubs Through 0 IP

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Justin Verlander is a threat to throw a no-hitter every time out. This makes him easy to root for, even if he's facing your team.

Chicago Cubs Transactions: The Real Life Analogy Edition

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Sometimes the best way to understand the Cubs transactions is to break them down into simple analogies.

Some Ideas Rejected By the Cubs' Marketing Department

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Not every marketing strategy can see the light of day. Here are some well-intentioned pitches that didn't go so well.

The Usefulness of a Jeff Samardzija Bobblehead

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The recently unveiled Jeff Samardzija bobblehead is more valuable than your average bobblehead.

Dale Sveum Sees the Doctor About a Mysterious Rash

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Dale Sveum receives an unexpected diagnosis for an skin rash that has been ailing him.

Crosstown Classic: A Fan's Guide

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The basic rules surrounding the Crosstown Classic that every Chicago baseball fan should be familiar with.

Dale Sveum and Bob Brenly Have Some (Crackpot) Theories on How to Fix the Cubs

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Dale Sveum and Bob Brenly have have plenty of ideas to improve the ballclub. They just can't seem to agree on any of them.

Tom Thibodeau Responds to His Critics, Part II

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Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau makes his triumphant return by dipping into his Mailbag filled with anger and second-guessing.

The Bryan LaHair Infomercial

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Bryan LaHair clamored for more league-wide recognition after his home run barrage to start the season. He was forced to stoop to a new low: daytime advertising.

Derrick Rose Injury: The Five Stages of Grief

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Bummed about Derrick Rose's season-ending injury? A guide to help you understand your emotions.

Tony Campana's Career Opportunities

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In the late 1970s, everyone in London was unemployed, or close to it. The Clash released "Career Opportunities" in 1977 - a blistering condemnation of the working world. More specifically, the...

Celebrating 4/20 With Chicago's Premier Athletes

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DISCLAIMER: This article is not meant to glorify marijuana use or implicate any of the following players. I'm sure none of these fine athletes have ever taken part in this illegal activity,...

Carlos Zambrano: Ultimate Team Player

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It was a day like any other... Carlos Zambrano awoke from eight hours of blissful sleep to be greeted by his wife's smiling face - only the greatest feeling in the world. He headed downstairs to...

Marlon Byrd Struggles, New Tattoo is to Blame

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Marlon Byrd has started the season 1-21 (.048) at the plate, including 0 for his last 19. His at-bats thus far have resembled a long walk up an escalator going down. Surely, there's a good reason...

Petitioning the Back End of the Cubs Bullpen

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Cubs Fan- Carlos Marmol and Kerry Wood are professional relief pitchers who right now are entrusted with protecting leads and securing victories. They currently occupy roles many people say they...

With the Cubs, Everyday is a Winding Road

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A Cubs fan experience.

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