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Z.W. Martin

  • joined May 11, 2011
  • last login Apr 14, 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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2012 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears Breakdown

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On the SB Nation Chicago podcast, Ricky O'Donnell and Bobby Loesch talk to Pro Football Weekly's Eli Kaberon about the 2012 NFL Draft. Kaberon offers analysis on all six draft picks by the Chicago...

Scottie Pippen Has The Best Signature Ever

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If your signature doesn't include "HOF 2010", then you're not Scottie Pippen.

We Are All Simba

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Tears.

That Awesome Chicago Themed New Era Commercial Was Not Actually Filmed In Chicago

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But when I found out the super cool New Era commercial about the Cubs/White Sox rivalry featuring my hero, Nick Offerman, and TV personality, Craig Robinson, was not filmed Chicago, but in Hoboken, I was livid. HOW DARE YOU FILM NOT IN CHICAGO, NEW ERA. HOW DARE YOU!

Jimmy Butler And His Stuffed Husky 'Royce' Had The Best Day Ever

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When the Bulls drafted Jimmy Butler with the 30th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, Chicago knew they were landing a defensive specialist with athletic upside and a high motor. He personifies everything coach Tom Thibodeau preaches daily. Well, maybe except is infatuation with a stuffed husky named Royce. Pictures of what appears to be the greatest day a first round pick and a toy dog could possibly have, following the jump.

2012 NFL Draft: Sizing Up The Draft With Pro Football Weekly's Eli Kaberon

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NFL Draft podcast with Pro Football Weekly's Eli Kaberon.

Are The Blackhawks A Disappointment? -- An SB Nation Chicago Roundtable Discussion

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In this week's edition of Ricky-Bobby-Zach, the SB Nation Chicago staff looks at the Chicago Blachawks. After getting bounced in the first round for the second season in a row, are the 'Hawks a disappointment?

Dubs On The Cubs: Where's Buddy?

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Z.W. Martin's weekly Cubs column takes a look at the past week of North Side baseball and the folly surrounding Chicago's favorite ball club.

Bulls Vs. Heat: Chicago Looks To Improve To 3-1 Vs. Miami (PODCAST)

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The Bulls travel to Miami to play the Heat on Thursday. We preview it on a podcast.

Blackhawks Vs. Coyotes: 2012 NHL Playoffs Talk (PODCAST)

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Talkin' 'Hawks and Coyotes. Podcast!

Bears 2012 Schedule: Breaking Down Chicago's Regular Season Slate (PODCAST)

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Listen to SBN Chicago break down the Bears 2012 season schedule.

Javier Baez 'Can Do Whatever The F*ck [He] Wants'

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Chicago Cubs 2011 first round selection, Javier Baez, believes he "can do whatever the f*ck [he] wants." SB Nation Chicago approves this message.

The Ballad Of Ricky-Bobby & Z.W.: What We Learned About Derrick Rose From Will Leitch's GQ Profile

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SB Nation Chicago's weekly roundtable -- also know as 'The Ballad Of Ricky-Bobby & Z.W.' -- makes its triumphant return to your computer screens as the trio of writers discuss what they took away from Will Leitch's GQ profile on Derrick Rose.

Dubs On The Cubs: Can We Just Be Friends?

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Z.W. Martin's weekly Cubs column -- first of the young season -- takes a look at Chicago's first ten games and how they ended up with a 3-7 record.

NHL Playoffs 2012: Blackhawks Vs. Coyotes Preview With Sun-Times' Reporter Adam Jahns (PODCAST)

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Ricky O'Donnell and Z.W. Martin are joined by Chicago Sun-Times beat reporter Adam Jahns to discuss the Blackhawks' opening round playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes. The buttery goodness following the jump.

Derrick Rose Injury: Chicago Bulls Point Guard Unlikely To Play Vs. Knicks On Tuesday (PODCAST)

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On the SB Nation Chicago Podcast, Ricky O'Donnell and Z.W. Martin talk about the latest news surrounding Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. After suffering an ankle injury against the Knicks on Easter Sunday, Rose is unlikely to play on Tuesday vs. New York at the United Center. Sound treats following the jump.

Ozzie Guillen Suspended: Former White Sox Manager Banished For Five Games (PODCAST)

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On the SB Nation Chicago Podcast, Ricky O'Donnell and Z.W. Martin discuss the recent firestorm controversy surrounding longtime Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen. Podcasting genius following the jump.

Ozzie Guillen Suspended: Former White Sox Manager Apologizes At Press Conference

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Former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was suspended five games on Tuesday for his controversial remarks regarding longtime Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. At a press conference today in Miami,...

Ozzie Guillen Brings His Special Sauce To Miami; High Fives Fidel Castro

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Ozzie Guillen continues to say all the wrong things, this time about Fidel Castro.

A Snark Filled Cubs Opening Day Live Blog

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ENJOY IT FOLKS. IT'S GONNA BE FUN!

Final Four 2012: Breaking Down The Conclusion Of March Madness (SB Nation Chicago Podcast)

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On the SB Nation Chicago Podcast, Ricky O'Donnell and Z.W. Martin talk about the Final Four. With Kentucky squaring off against in-state rival Louisville and Kansas taking on fellow No. 2 seed Ohio State, the end of March Madness offers an exciting slate of games come Saturday night.

Matt Forte Contract Update: Chicago Bears, Running Back Stuck In Stalemate (SB Nation Chicago Podcast)

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The Chicago Bears and running back Matt Forte are stuck at an impasse. Forte has wanted a new long term deal for over a year, but he doesn't find the one the Bears offered him to be satisfactory. On the SB Nation Chicago podcast, we discuss Forte's lack of leverage and get optimistic about the Bears' offense in 2012.

Half-Bull, Half-Human: Derrick Rose's New Shirt Is... Menacing?

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Derrick Rose is a beast... literally.

NIU's Jamaal Bass Charged With Assault After Running Over Toledo Band Dorks

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Yep, that's right, Bass is not only being suspended for two games, but is now being charged with assault after the Ohio grand jury decided it was malicious enough contact to charge Bass with one count of felony assault and one count of misdemeanor assault.

2012 Chicago White Sox Preview: They Won't Totally Suck!

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SBN Chicago's baseball guy -- seriously, everyone else hates it -- Z.W. Martin, reviews Chicago's off-season moves, previews the 2012 season and predicts the future.

VIDEO: High School Highlight Reel Of Derrick Rose, Because Why Not?

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Video of Derrick Rose doing insane things in high school? Video of Derrick Rose doing insane things in high school.

SB Nation Chicago Podcast: Previewing The 2012 Cubs And White Sox

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Z.W. Martin, Ricky O'Donnell and special guest, Brendan Doyle, discuss the Cubs and White Sox and where each organization is heading on the weekly SB Nation Chicago podcast following the jump.

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