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blackhawk24

  • joined Mar 17, 2008
  • last login Aug 28, 2014
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As name implies, I'm a huge Blackhawks fan. #24 is for Doug Wilson who played the game at its highest level like I wish I could have.

My alignment to the Cubs comes from past generations on my fathers side. Like many multi-generation Cubs fans, it's something handed down. My fondest possession of the Cubs is a 4-generation picture from 1968 when I was a little kid, sitting on my grandfathers' lap with my father on one side, my great grandfather on the other, in the LF bleachers.

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  • MLB Chicago Cubs
  • NBA Chicago Bulls
  • NFL Chicago Bears
  • NCAAF Illinois Fighting Illini
  • NCAAB Ill.-Chicago Flames
  • Golf Palmer
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  • MMA none
  • Boxing none
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  • General CHICAGO WOLVES, CHICAGO RUSH
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Scathing Rosenbloom Article

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Yes to many folks "Scathing Rosenbloom" is redundant. And that's fine by me. He does however bring up a nightmare scenario. "They all deserve each other -- the stupid owner, the bad general manager and the pathetic excuse for a teammate." What if Ricketts retains Hendry and the Cubs for whatever reason do not cut Z loose? What does that do not only to the 2012 season but beyond that? Rosey's ranting and raving aside, it is crystal clear the Cubs have to absolutely rid themselves of Z now and must also send Hendry on his way after the season. To me it spells disaster for years to come if both of those do not happen soon.

Another side of the Cubs revenue stream opportunities

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Normally I don't put a whole lot of faith in anything David Haugh writes outside the world of pigskin (especially when it involves the 6 ounce bisquit) but in this case he cites a few interesting tidbits of how things can shake out for the Cubs finance arm going forward. The oft-dirty phrase "public financing" is reframed based upon two other sports stadiums in the city & elsewhere. There are some very interesting numbers in comparison to other teams both here and the big apple. No matter how its spun, there's someway each team gets its hands on money footed by taxpayers. My personal interest is the number cited in the 4th to last paragraph. If that number is accurate and the Cubs could approach that without some restrictions one must wonder if they are really screwed on that front staying in the friendly confines. It will be very interesting to see how the next mayor influences decisions made on behalf of the Cubs. As the picture clearly illustrates there appears to be a need for a close connection between the city's top [political] dog and the face of the franchise, IMO. This is something that is in stark contrast to the present top dog who made it crystal clear the past generation or so he clearly favours the team 9 miles south.

A likely destination for Adam Dunn is the Chicago Cubs and the said deal is thought to be in the...

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A likely destination for Adam Dunn is the Chicago Cubs and the said deal is thought to be in the $40M for 3 years range

670 The Score....didn't catch the named source but it was on their update just now.

Dave Matthews band coming to Wrigley Fri/Sat Sept 17/18.

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Dave Matthews band coming to Wrigley Fri/Sat Sept 17/18.

670 The Score
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Winter Classic Tomorrow!

So who's going to the once-in-a-lifetime game at the old North side ball yard tomorrow January 1st? As this is a baseball site I know I may over-stepping my bounds a bit since hockey was always my...

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Winter Classic [Construction] Details

The Suntimes has a nice article today about how famed Wrigley Field is going to be outfitted with the "standard"  200' x 85' NHL rink for New Years Day. There's some perspective by one of the...

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Rumor: Ricketts wins bid...?

Any one ever heard of a bizofbaseball site?  Well, they feel that the Ricketts family may have won the bid for the Cubs.  h...

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Olympic Baseball Gets Rough in US vs China game

Twice in the game where the US blew out China 9-1, there were collisions at the plate.  The Chinese catcher taking a good shot from a US runner scoring on the play.  Each time the US player went in...

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Here come the 'Hawks

Corey Provis reporting on the 'GN post game show, the Cubs, Blackhawks and the NHL have agreed to showcase a Blackhawks / Redwings game at Wrigley Field New Years Day, 2009.  Corey states this...

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Old North Side Ball Yard To Be Sold With Cubs

Well, that sales tax growth-related plan (read as tax-subsidized gift to Sam Zell)wasn't going to work with the city, so big Jim [Thompson] was going with plan-B by trying equity seats rights to...

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Foley coming back to 'Hawks...?

Well, our buddy (not sarcastic) John McDonough is making more moves.  Dan Kelly was fired as play-by-play of the Blackhawks.  It certainly makes the room for Pat Foley, he of a quarter-century...

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Wrigley's Landmark

In the Trib this evening a very detailed article was posted. It discusses the present landmark status elements, which to my surprise includes the exposed steel columns and overall height.The...

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Don Levin is still in the picture to buy the Cubs

An article by Barry Rozner, IMHO the best Chicago sports columnist, today discusses Don Levin in consideration buying the Cubs.I'm totally biased in favor of Don Levin owning the Cubs - plus...

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Wrigley Sale - Interesting Points

Barry Rozner - the best Chicago sports columnist IMHO - in his Herald column today wrote about the potential negative impact on the team and its fans by having Wrigley sold separately from the...

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Roberts to Cubs?

Orioles hangout is reporting Roberts has been traded to the Cubs.http://www.orioleshangout.com/article.asp?ID=1297Apparently, they get Marshall, Gallagher and Cedeno. So if I remember correctly,...

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A true Cubs fan?

BCB'ers, need your opinions.  Last night a couple dozen friends and I made the trip up to Miller Park for the game and got in a couple hours of tailgating.  An acquaintance of mine - who claims...

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