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No softball for you

Love the Olympics.  So exciting to bring together some of the world’s toughest competitors on one stage.  But as I sit and watch archery (congrats to the US silver medal), I can’t help but think, “That makes no sense why softball’s not in the Olympics.”  I’m not bashing archery.  In...

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2012 Blackhawks Convention

The White Sox are battling for a spot in the postseason, Bears training camp is underway, but it’s never too early to talk hockey. Video: Check out what players and fans had to say at this year’s Blackhawks Convention

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Reliving the glory days

Whenever anyone asks me how I liked college, I say it was the best four years of my life.  It’s the truth.  The friends that became like family, the lessons learned, the knowledge gained and above all, playing a Division I sport.  Nothing like it.  I remember hoisting the...

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Apple: The ESPN of Technology

The business of sports — who would have thought that would be part of my beat as I complete my second week of quarter two at Northwestern University’s Medill graduate program.  It was in my business reporting seminar while we were talking about stocks that Apple came up.  Friday...

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BusinessMANN

I get what it feels like to lose in the last seconds, inning of a game.  I get what it’s like to win on a walk-off home run.  I get what’s it like to be told you can’t.  I get what it’s like when coaches, players and fans look...

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Jeremy Lin for President

“Linsanity.”  “LINNING!”  “Lintastic.” “LIN-sational.” “All I do is Lin, Lin, Lin no matter what.” “I’m all Lin.”  And the latest, “Just BalLIN.”  All aboard the Lin train.  Toot! Toot!”  The Knick’s point guard, Jeremy Lin, became an overnight “LIN-sation.”  In just less than a week, Lin has consistently put up...

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No pay, no play?

Should college athletes get paid to play the game?  Once a Division I athlete myself, the thought sounds appealing.  But my answer, not so much. I don’t think college athletes should receive compensation for playing their sport. Some college coaches get paid millions for their jobs, while the student athletes,...

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Money vs. Memories

An epic match.  Djokovic vs. Nadal.  Longest Grand Slam final in history. After the finale, I got a text from one of my friends and former collegiate teammate asking, “Do you ever wonder if you could have been a pro tennis player?”  My response, “Every day.” My parents always wanted...

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You Know You’re a Professional Athlete When…

Fill in the blank: You know you’re a professional athlete when you make playing your sport look easy. Or let’s be real… when you get paid enough in your lifetime to pay off the national debt. What do you think?

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Wait… Wait… What?

http://bostonglobe.com/sports/2011/11/17/yale-will-skip-rhodes-interview-for-harvard-game/lONr5o7RoASm3zFFKQGNqM/story.html We’ve all been sitting at the edge of our seats waiting to hear if Yale Quarterback Patrick Witt would play in the heated Harvard rivalry football game this Saturday or skip it to attend his Rhodes Scholarship final round interview, scheduled for the same day.  If you’re like...

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