Z.W. Martin

  • joined May 11, 2011
  • last login Jul 25, 2014
  • posts 162
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Z.W. Martin has written for YourSeason.com, Vine Line, ChicagoNOW.com, Deadspin.com, TremendousUpsidePotential.com and a host of other websites. Outside of SB Nation Chicago, he is the Director of Baseball Operations for AcademyELITE Baseball in Glenview, IL.

He is a graduate of New Trier High School and Miami (OH) University. He lives in Roscoe Village.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Chicago Cubs
  • NBA Chicago Bulls
  • NFL Chicago Bears
  • NCAAF Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  • NCAAB North Carolina Tar Heels
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks
  • General Miami (OH) Hockey
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Hey, Clay Travis: Notre Dame stacks up against SEC

SB Nation Chicago's Z.W Martin doesn't like the SEC elitism of a certain college football writer.

The life of a Notre Dame fan

Notre Dame is going to the National Championship to face the winner of the SEC title game. Ricky O'Donnell asks SB Nation Chicago's resident Irish fan Z.W. Martin about what it's like to see your...

Notre Dame vs. USC preview: Take California

Z.W. Martin breaks down the most important game of the weekend: Notre Dame vs. USC. He explains why the Irish will still be undefeated after Saturday night.

Five pitchers the Cubs may sign this offseason

The Chicago Cubs were bad in 2012. Things will get marginally better moving forward, primarily because of who Theo Epstein & Co. will try to sign this offseason to fill in the gaping holes in the...

Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma: How the BCS was won

Z.W. Martin previews Saturday night's matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Oklahoma Sooners. Is this the beginning of the end for the Irish or just the beginning?

Notre Dame vs. BYU preview: Caffeine-free offense

Z.W. Martin looks at the Notre Dame vs. BYU matchup on Saturday afternoon and wonders how two formerly high-octane offenses became defense first units.

Notre Dame vs. Stanford: Watch out for that tree

Z.W. Martin previews Saturday's matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Stanford Cardinal. He tries to answer the impossible: Is Stanford actually good?

A Catholic and a Convict debate ND vs. Miami (FL)

Z.W. Martin and Paige discuss the upcoming Notre Dame vs. Miami (FL) game on Saturday. A boy. A girl. A Catholic. A Convict. Things get heated. Also, informative.

Notre Dame 13, Michigan 6: The Recap

Z.W. Martin recaps the Notre Dame contest against Michigan. He also discusses his yearly bet, Tommy Rees vs. Everett Golson and makes a Homeland reference.

Notre Dame Vs. Michigan Preview: The Yearly Bet

Starting last year, SB Nation Chicago writers Z.W. Martin and Bobby Loesch started a tradition. That tradition is a bet. A really childish bet on the outcome of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Z.W.)...

Women Falls Off Bears Themed Stripper Pole At Soldier Field Tailgate


If you'd like to see a video of a women completely crash and burn after trying to do some awesome stripper pole moves, please follow me beyond the jump.

The Closer: Notre Dame Vs. Purdue Recap


Z.W. Martin recaps the Notre Dame vs. Purdue contest resulting in a 20-17 victory for the Irish.

Notre Dame Football: Dublin Diary + Purdue Review

I was in the UK and Ireland last week and have been reporting back from Europe on my experiences there. Last time I discussed seeing my first ever football (soccer) match when Chelsea took on...

Chelsea Vs. Newcastle Diary: My First EPL Experience On The Way To Notre Dame In Dublin

SB Nation Chicago's Z.W. Martin will be in the UK and Ireland until September 3rd. He will be reporting back on his experiences with sport in each foreign country. Today he discusses watching...

Dubs Abroad: Our Writer Heads To Dublin To Watch Notre Dame Take On Navy

Z.W. Martin is going to Dublin to watch Notre Dame play Navy. Here's part one of his diary.

Brian Urlacher And Jenny McCarthy Break Up; Ruin Air And Water Show For Everyone


As you know, I've been on of the Jenny McCarthy/Brian Urlacher beat since it was first announced they were together and all the way through that time McCarthy texted a nudy pic of herself to her...

A.J. Pierzynski Scores From First On A Groundout To Short


A.J. Pierzynski scored from first on a groundout to short yesterday. See how.

Chicago Cubs And White Sox Quarterly Report: SB Nation Chicago Podcast


SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell and Z.W. Martin have on Senior Baseball Corespondent, Brendan Doyle, to discuss the White Sox surprising success and the moves made by the Cubs at the trade...

President Obama Gets Rejected By First Lady During Kiss-Cam; Aggressively Rocks PDA In Second-Half


President Obama was enjoying a little USA Basketball with the First Lady when the devils in charge of the "Kiss-Cam" put the couple on the JumboTron. It did not go well as the president was shut...

Theo Epstein's Stalker Arrested Near Lakeview Home


Kathleen Kearney, 44, of Canton, Mass. was arrested last week for stalking Theo Epstein, something she has done before.

Brian Urlacher's Girlfriend Jenny McCarthy Texts Naked Picture To Her Son's Dentist


Jenny McCarthy, you and your boobs do the wackiest things!

Ray Clay, The PA From The Bulls Dynasty Years, Introduces Wedding Party


VIDEO: Ray Clay announces wedding party.

2012 MLB Draft: An Interview With Wilmette Native And Reds Draft Pick Ben Klimesh


Z.W. Martin interviews Ben Klimesh, the Wilmette, IL native and 15th round draft pick of the Reds. He also shares the the RHP's intriguing story of being cut in high school to becoming an MLB draft...

Marcus Jordan Propositions Porn Star On Twitter


9:53 AM / On A Wednesday / Chicago, IL / Marcus Jordan tries to pay a porn star for sex via Twitter.

Sale's success no surprise


Chris Sale struck out 15 Rays on Monday. He's currently fourth in the MLB in WAR for pitchers. Z.W. Martin explains why this shouldn't be a shock and how the White Sox secured the extremely...

Brian Urlacher Is Dating Jenny McCarthy, OMG You Guys!


BREAKING: Brian Urlacher is totes making out with Jenny McCarthy. Break out your pajamas. It's gossip time!

What To Watch This Summer Now That The Bulls Are Done: An SB Nation Chicago Roundtable


The SB Nation Chicago staff discuss what they are looking forward to watching now that the Blackhawks and Bulls have both been eliminated from their respective playoff.

Are The Bulls Finished? An SB Nation Chicago Roundtable


The Chicago Bulls face elimination tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 at the United Center. Can Chicago win without Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah?

So Call Me, Maybe: Cubs Ball Girl Gives Out Her Digits (VIDEO)


So call me, maybe? Chicago Cubs ball girl wants you to call her, some-random-guy-and/or-professional-baseball-player

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