Ozzie Guillen Already A Marlin…Says His Blog

by derek on September 27, 2011 · 1 comment

Being a Chicago White Sox fan, I was caught off-guard by the sudden announcement that Ozzie Guillen was being released from his contract with two games remaining in the season. Sure, there had been a lot of speculation in recent weeks regarding his contract and whether or not he would be back with the Sox […]

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New Gig: Chicago Blackhawks Examiner

by derek on November 2, 2010 · 40 comments

Recognize the mug in that picture? No, I’ll give you a hint…look up in the header of this blog and see if there is any resemblance. As October was coming to a close, I learned of an opportunity to become the Chicago Blackhawks Examiner writing for the network. After submitting my application and writing […]


Stealth Rider on SPEED

by derek on August 31, 2010 · 15 comments

There is little that can compare to flying down the open road on your Harley with the speedometer pushing triple digits, bugs whizzing by your head, twisting the throttle a touch more and hearing the pipes scream. That is unless you are Jason Britton – and then you’d be doing the same while standing on […]


Family Fun With The White Sox

by derek on July 9, 2010 · 20 comments

When it comes to baseball in Chicago there is only one choice – well, for those with any semblance of intelligence – and that choice is the Chicago White Sox. Being a lifelong fan, you can imagine how thrilled I was when a friend pulled a few strings for me and was able to set […]


Chicago Blackhawks – 2010 Stanley Cup Champions! Last night the Chicago Blackhawks culminated their tremendous regular season and run through the playoffs by winning the 2010 Stanley Cup and bringing the Cup back to Chicago for the first time since 1961. Being a Blackhawks fan for my entire life, I was not around in those […]


Standing On Your Head

by derek on April 27, 2010 · 11 comments

Last night the Chicago Blackhawks closed out the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 5-3 victory over the tough Nashville Predators. Heading into the playoffs there was one significant concern about the Blackhawks and that was the fact that their goaltender, Antti Niemi, had never been tested on the big stage. In […]


Do You Have An SSP?

by derek on February 5, 2010 · 29 comments

With what some would say is the pinnacle of American sports upon us, I want to ask you a question. Do you have an SSP – Super (Bowl) Sunday Party – or do you prefer the quiet of watching the game at home? While I am always up for a party, I would personally prefer […]


2008 AL Central Division Champions

by derek on October 1, 2008 · 29 comments

As you might remember, I am a devoted Chicago White Sox fan; so you can imagine my excitement with the result of their game last night versus the Minnesota Twins that crowned the White Sox as the 2008 American League Central Division Champions. This year the White Sox were selected by many of the experts […]


Do Lefties Have Reason To Rejoice?

by derek on July 8, 2008 · 28 comments

A few months back we discussed a number of reasons it sucks to be left handed, including things such as: Left-handed guitars are difficult to find. Have you ever gone shopping for a left-handed baseball mitt? Do you remember those small, crappy desks in school? Smudging everything that you write. Where are the lefty scissors? […]