Saturday, April 25, 2009

Chicago Radio Spotlight: John Gehron

This week's Chicago Radio Spotlight shines on legendary radio programmer John Gehron. He talks about his time with Oprah, gives his thoughts on consolidation, and says what it was like to be attacked by Steve & Garry on the air in the 80s. You can read it here.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Andre's 300th

He hit #300 on this date exactly twenty years ago. How many Cubs players have inspired their own songs? This one is called "He's a Hero"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Joke for a Wednesday morning

Contributed by "KK"


Some people are like slinkies,
They don't really have a purpose,
But they still bring a smile to your face
When you push them down the stairs!!

This week in 1929, 1969, 1984, & 1989


The Cubs are in the midst of a pennant winning season.

*While Rogers Hornsby knocks in three with a triple and Guy Bush guts out a 9-6 victory over the Pirates in Pittsburgh, the first non-stop flight from Engand to India lands safely, two days after it took off.


The Cubs are in the midst of one of their most memorable seasons.

*While Fergie Jenkins is out-dueling Tom Seaver in New York for the first place Cubs, Paul McCartney releases a statement in London saying that he is definitely not dead.


The Cubs are hoping to make the playoffs for the first time since World War 2.

*While Scott Sanderson is pulling the Cubs within a half game of the first place Phillies by beating the Cardinals 6-2 in St. Louis, scientists announce that they have finally identified the AIDS virus.


The Boys of Zimmer are taking Chicago by storm.

*While Andre Dawson is hitting his 300th career home run in a 4-2 loss to the Mets in New York, Kareem Abdul Jabaar is playing in his last NBA game, and Boston is preparing to celebrate "New Kids on the Block" day.

Buy a stake in the Cubs...

...for only $25 million. From the Sun-Times...

"Chicago financier Thomas Ricketts, who plans to buy the Chicago Cubs for about $900 million, could raise about $100 million by selling limited stakes in the team, a source said Monday. The insider said Ricketts might offer preferred shares in the Cubs for about $25 million each. They could carry a guaranteed dividend but no say in management. Possible benefits include front-row seats and the chance to meet players."

$25 million for front row seats? That's face value.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

More Field of Dreams

"RP" reminds me that Roger Ebert was one of the few critics that really got the movie "Field of Dreams." Here is his very insightful review.

It is hard to believe that was already 20 years ago.

The craziest Cub ever...

...was born on this day in 1940. Read Bill Faul's story here.

It was 20 years ago today...

People will come Ray. People will most definitely come...

One of the top 5 movies of all-time (on my list anyway).

Obama disses the Cubs

From the Dallas Morning News yesterday. Reporter Gromer Jeffers Jr. reports...

"I realize that Barack Obama is a White Sox fan. It happens when you move to Chicago's South Side and start a political career.

But is it right for President Obama to use his office to promote the White Sox, Chicago's least favorite professional sports franchise, by allowing members of the team to visit the White House?

The trip is set for today, when the team should be preparing for an upcoming series with Baltimore.

I hope Obama remembers the challenge I made to him after an interview last year.

I asked him if he would invite the Cubs to the White House, when they won the World Series.

He responded that he would be long gone from the White House by the time the Cubs won it all.

We'll see, Sox fan."

Monday, April 20, 2009

Classic Video

I remember this well.... John Drummond at Soldier Field after a Bears playoff loss in 1987. He compares the unruly fans to a "folksom of a tramp steamer." They don't make reporters like Bulldog anymore.

An anniversary

93 years ago today, the Cubs played their first game in this ballpark.

Joke for a Monday Morning

A slightly naughty one. Contributed by "KK"

A guy and a girl meet at a bar. They get along so well that they decide to go to the girl's place. A few drinks later, the guy takes off his shirt and then washes his hands. He then takes off his trousers and washes his hands again.

The girl has been watching him and says, 'You must be a dentist.'

The guy, surprised, says ' did you figure that out?'

'Easy,' she replied, 'you keep washing your hands..'

One thing led to another and they make love. After they are done, the girl says, 'You must be a really good dentist.'

The guy, now with a boosted ego says 'Sure, I'm a good dentist, How did you figure that out?'

She replies 'I Didn't Feel a Thing...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Father Knows Nothing

I just posted my latest "Father Knows Nothing" column at NWI Parent. This week's entry is called "Explaining Sports." You can read it here.