Archive for April, 2016

Tom Thibodeau is back and ready to ruin another franchise.

April 27, 2016

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I am a bit late to the party, but I just had to chime in with the news that the Timberwolves decided that they wanted to be the next franchise that ThomASS will end up ruining.

I am not sure if other franchises see what goes on in Chicago with our sports teams, because once teams here fire someone, another team is just waiting in line to give them a job. We’ve seen it with the likes of Lovie Smith and Marc Trestman. Does anybody else learn? If it doesn’t work here, it probably won’t work somewhere else.

I can just see it happening right now. It’s not a matter of if, but when, injuries will pile up for the Timberwolves. I don’t know many people are fans of that team, but I feel bad for them. The Timberwolves have three up and coming starts in Zach Levine, Andrew Wiggins and Karl Anthony-Towns. I believe Anthony-Towns would have been a top-ten player in the NBA but now, not likely. ThomASS will drive all three of those guys and others into the ground.

We’ve seen it here. I have never really been a Joakim Noah fan, but his career was toast before ThomASS came into the fold. Now, he’s more than finished. And do we really have to go in-depth with Derrick Rose? The guy was an idiot before all of the injuries but now, he’s damaged goods. He will be forever known as Grant Hill, minus the brain.

Minnesota, Tom Thibodeau is all yours. Enjoy being like the Bulls for the next decade: Irrelevant.

What do the Bears need to do first this Thursday?

April 26, 2016

Since the Blackhawks are now done, we need to quickly shift gears to football. The Bears are on the clock this Thursday with the 11th pick. This year, the Bears have nine draft picks, which is quite a bit. With those many picks, there are zero excuses to not find someone who can help right away. I know it’s the NFL and there are hit and misses, the Bears need to hit big this year.

I have a poll set up below for what you feel the Bears need to do first. Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments’ section.

Strange day.

April 22, 2016

A loss…and a win.

Kudos to the Artist on a life well done, and congrats to Arrieta on his 2nd no-hitter.

Hanging by a thread

April 19, 2016

The Blackhawks are once again, facing elimination. I knew this was going to be a tough series but the way the Blackhawks are losing these games is just amazing. The first game, it’s a deflection off of Trevor vanRiemsdyk. The third game, more deflections that result in goals. This last game, it’s the Blackhawks committing penalties and resulting in goals.

Nobody expected this to be easy. I’ve said this many times over these last few years that the hardest thing to do in sports is winning the Stanley Cup. Doing it again the following year seems to be above and beyond that. It’s frustrating to see how the Blackhawks have been playing. And their frustrations are showing on the ice with guys like Corey Crawford and Andrew Shaw trying to fire up the team and fans by fighting. It obviously didn’t work in Game 4.

So, here we are with the Blackhawks down 3-1. They’ve came back before. We’ve all seen it. All of the other teams I cheer for in sports, once they are down, it’s over. Not the Blackhawks. They’ve proved over and over again that nothing is for sure. It’s too late to complain about what has went wrong with this team all season and in this series.

I am just sitting here praying to God that the Blackhawks win three in a row and advance to the second round.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs have arrived.

April 12, 2016

On Wednesday, the Blackhawks will start the playoffs against the Blues in St. Louis. No team has repeated as Stanley Cup Champions in 18 years (1998 Wings). This year, the road will seem to be tougher with injuries and less help on defense for the Blackhawks. Corey Crawford was out the last three weeks until playing in the season-finale on Saturday. I think a goal or two in that game wasn’t really on him, but at least he had some type of tune-up.

The Blackhawks have played really well at times and not much at other times. Like in past years where they won the Cup, there was a stretch in the last few months of the season where they didn’t play their best. They had a 12-game winning streak that began in December and stretched into January. They moved up the standings and into first place for a bit. They still had a chance to win the division or get into second place to host the first round, but lost the last two games in overtime.

Duncan Keith is still suspended and will be ready to play come Game 2 of the series. The depth on defense is slim. But if anyone can get the most out of his players, it’s Joel Quennville. He has seemed to be a magician in these situations. There are injuries, as mentioned with Crawford, that are lingering with some players. But Qunneville is the guy who has the ability to right the ship. He will have his team ready to go.

The Bulls have been eliminated from playoff contention.

April 8, 2016

I don’t have a whole lot of words to describe this season. It reached a point where I just didn’t care to watch. Other nights, I tried not to but it was so difficult to take my eyes off of them. How pitiful.

Just to think that at the start of the calendar year, the Bulls were a 1.5 games behind the Cavaliers for first place. Three months later, they were eliminated from just reaching the playoffs. That is about as putrid as it can get. To fall that far behind in just a short amount of time is amazing.

Let me defend my mission from years’ past to wanting Tom Thibodeau fired. That was still, the right decision. The Bulls may go on to win 50 games with that dumbass coaching, but it wouldn’t matter because everyone would still be hurt and they would just get eliminated in the first or second round anyway.

The Bulls have become a laughingstock. They are fucked as an organization from top to bottom. Fuck everyone from management, to coaches, trainers, doctors and of course, the players. The players are the ones on the court pissing all over themselves and not listening to the coaches. They really know how to piss off their fans. Sadly, when I mention a team pissing off their fans, I have to specify it’s the Bulls because there are other teams in Chicago that do the same thing.

Fuck this once proud but now PATHETIC franchise.

It begins again.

April 4, 2016

Some say the Cubs are the BEST team in baseball! This could be the year!!!

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wrigley

What a weekend.

April 4, 2016
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The crew – Three years of attending Wrestlemania with these folks.

Well, I’ve arrived back to town. I went from sunny and 85 degrees to cloudy and snowy, 34 in Chicagoland. But, it’s great to be back home. Wrestlemania was fun, as always. Many folks who watched it on TV said it wasn’t that great. I’ll have to watch it later.

I’ve met so many great folks over the weekend. First, I want to give thanks the Justin LaBar and Josh Isenberg of WrestleZone for organizing another get-together. They’ve done this I believe, seven years in a row but this was my third one with those guys. It was a great time.

Now, I want to give a special thanks again to a random fan at the WrestleCon convention at the Hyatt Regency. I was trying to get tickets to meet The Iron Sheik, which has been a lifelong dream of mine. As I was walking to buy a ticket that was apparently, sold out, a random fan was walking out of there. Outside, he offered me his wristband for free. I thanked two or three times before going in. And because of that, this happened:

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SHEIKY BABY!

How cool is that? I was also lucky enough to meet the living legend, Larry Zbyszko and Matt Hardy. Those two guys were very excited to be apart of the weekend and very genuine individuals. Here are some pictures of that as well as some from Sunday. Enjoy.

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