Opening Day 2013 marks our one-year anniversary, and in advance of that occasion, we thought it fitting to step back and take a look at our home runs — stories you loved, stories you loved to hate, stories we loved, and stories we loved or hated that you loved or hated. Enjoy…
BY BEN STRAUSS, Jan. 17, 2012
When Ben Strauss was a kid growing up in Chicago, MJ was “possibility incarnate” and protecting his greatness against any heir apparent was easy. Years later, what has become increasingly difficult is guarding the sanctity of his hero’s name.
BY JONATHAN EIG, Nov. 7, 2012
Last season’s Cubs team was painful to watch, and tickets were almost impossible to unload. So, when our EIC received a mere 60-cent reduction on his 2013 tickets, a doubt developed.
BY RHIANNON FALZONE, June 4, 2012
It’s been 40 years since Title IX became law, but while the law changed the face of sports, it hasn’t done much to change sports media, especially in Chicago where men still dominate the business of sports reporting.
BY EDWARD McCLELLAND, June 12, 2012
The author of “Horseplayers: Life at the Track,” offers an honest and personal essay about Dave The Human Computer, a man wedded to the betting life…and little else.
BY BRIAN SANDALOW, Feb. 19, 2013
Back in the summer of 2006, Brian Sandalow was a college student, and Schwab was the World Wide Leader’s “sports trivia guru,” and had his own show. Sandalow beat him. Twice.
BY SOLOMON LIEBERMAN, August 13, 2012
Jay Cutler is a dick. We know this. We’ve know this for some time. if the Bears go anywhere this season it won’t be because Jay finds Joel Osteen; it’ll be because he channels his dickishness and finally lets it fly all over the football field.
BY DAVE LANDSBERGER, April 5, 2013
NOTE: This is where the “excerpt” usually goes, i.e. the quippy bit that entices you to clickety-click. For this one, a poem about baseball, we are confident that any of our words wouldn’t do Dave’s work justice.
BY CHICAGOSIDE TEAM, Jan. 2, 2013
In honor of the New Year, which promises to bring more pain than fortune for you the ever-dedicated Chicago fan, we give you Chicago sports fans, sans clothes.
BY ADAM DOSTER, July 12, 2012
In the early 1990s, there wasn’t a more coveted basketball prospect on the planet than Rashard Griffith. With a wide frame, soft hands, and a good head on his shoulders, the Chicago-bred seven-footer garnered comparisons to Wilt Chamberlain. So what happened?
BY CHICAGOSIDE TEAM, Nov. 27, 2012
Meghan hunts down Black(hawk) Friday shoppers on Michigan Ave., making sure they remember what’s important this time of year: 1. Hockey, 2. Family, 3. Hockey. #EndTheLockout
BY SOLOMON LIEBERMAN, Jan. 7, 2013
After months on the sideline recovering from his ACL injury, the Bulls point guard is itching to get back into the action. Giddy like a grade school kid. Everything is better with Peekaboo Derrick Rose.
BY JEFF PEARLMAN, Sept. 6, 2012
A year ago, Sweetness was panned by Chicagoans who wouldn’t even give what became a New York Times bestseller a chance. Author Jeff Pearlman wants another chance.
BY PAUL SHIRLEY, April 6, 2012
What does a pro athlete do when the cheering (or booing) stops? Paul Shirley, a former member of the Chicago Bulls, answers that question in his first essay in a monthly series for ChiSide.
BY JOEL REESE, June 11, 2012
From Lovie Smith’s press conferences, to Michael Jordan’s cigars, sometimes it’s hard to be a Chicago sports fan. Our resident curmudgeon counts the ways.
BY BILL SAVAGE, Nov. 7, 2012
Some fans can’t start the game without a brew. Some need grub. Some, like baseball scholar and season-ticket-holding Cubs fan Bill Savage, need a scorecard.
BY BEN STRAUSS, April 16, 2012
At the 2012 White Sox home-opener, this fan can’t escape signs of the 2005 World Series. Sure, his favorite team won after 88 years and it was beautiful, but the celebration is starting to get old.