Goddamn this

I woke up this morning to a very large number in the red dot on my Twitter icon, and the first one...

Grading the NFL announcing teams is not enough

Every year the fine people at Awful Announcing do a poll to grade the announcers in the major...

Podcast! – 2018 Playoff Preview: Game 163

You waited patiently for a year, and...they're back!  Andy, Mike and Kyle preview game 163 against...

You wanna gets nuts? Let’s get nuts!

Since many of you have decided the Cubs are going to finish the season with five more losses, what...

Cut Mitch a little slack

All offseason the Bears media and Bears fans were aligned in their proclamations to give Mitch...

Same old Dusty

The old Dustbag, Johnnie B. Baker Jr. sat down (presumably without his large adult son Darren...

2018 MLB Over/Unders

t's a tradition unlike any other.  No, it's not Jim Nantz creepily giving his tie to a player after the national championship game.  It's time to check out the Bovada over/unders for wins and figure out which side to get on. Arizona D'bags 85.5 The D'bags rode a deep...

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An oral history of the Mitch Trubisky trade

Bears fans booed.  Mike Glennon wept.  John Fox looked confused.  John Lynch's CTE subsided just long enough for him to act smug and get kudos from the sycophantic NFL media.  And that was just when they found out that Chris Berman wasn't going to host the draft...

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In defense of Joe Maddon

So crazy Joe Maddon wandered into a boutique shop and saw some awful mashup art on the wall and commissioned the "artist" to make four posters showing how to put "the art in baseball?"  Coming off last year's lame "D-Peat" theme, Joe needed a good one this year and we...

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Joe’s new motivational idea is a real work of art

So, Joe Maddon has decided to put "the art back in baseball" with some commissioned artwork of dubious quality.  The pieces are mash ups of famous works of art with some lame baseball imagery and graffiti on them. I personally prefer the one that didn't make the cut. ...

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An oral history of the Yu Darvish press conference

There's really no better way to get the inside story on something than to do in-depth interviews with the people involved and let them tell their story in the form of an oral history.  A crucial part of that is to let the event breathe, and age, so you can give it the...

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The Brewers insecurity is reaching St. Louisian levels

So, it's come to this.  The Brewers, a franchise that is such an afterthought that they left the American League in 1998 and nobody even noticed, are apparently tired of Cubs fans coming to games and helping them fill up their weird pole barn with the garage door on...

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MLB players v. owners – Whose side we got?

It's been a while since we've been asked to choose a side between millionaire baseball players and billionaire owners.  The last time we really had to do it, Don Fehr was freshening up his lipstick and leading the MLB Players' Association to five straight work...

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Cubs finally replace Tony Campana

While we all sit around waiting for Yu Darvish to give the free agent stalemate a good Roto Rootering by finally picking a team, the Cubs have decided to mock us to our faces. On Thursday they announced they had re-signed former Cubs outfielder Damon "Sleeves" Buford...

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