| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Dan McNeil previously had been muzzled for much of his two-decade plus sports talk radio career when it came to discussing his passion, hockey. The WSCR-AM 670 late morning host even received an edict once when the team was in a Stanley Cup Final....
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:56 PM
If you've been consuming coverage of the Blackhawks-Bruins Stanley Cup Final, you've read and heard a lot about momentum.
The Hawks had it, then lost it. The Bruins had momentum slip through their fingers because the previously impenetrable Tuukka...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:26 PM
I agree with the adage that suggests "luck is where hard work meets opportunity."
It was coined by a first-century Roman philosopher named Seneca, but I always attribute it to former Blackhawk Richie Preston. It's more colorful that way and it's a way...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:16 PM
If anybody in the sports observation business ever tells you he or she doesn't take enormous joy in being right, they're lying.
Everybody with a laptop or a microphone relishes every opportunity to spike the ball after a prediction — be it on a...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:09 PM
Even the most pessimistic types have to tip the cap to the Bears for the big splash they made as free-agency season opened this week.
Martellus Bennett has a chance to be more of a difference-maker at tight end than the Bears have had since Mike Ditka....
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips is bunkered down and buttoned up regarding the NU men's basketball program.
It's tough to fault Phillips for that. Northwestern basketball isn't a subject many people are willing to engage. Hell, I'm reluctant...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:29 PM
There's no point assigning letter grades to the Blackhawks now that they've reached the halfway point in the truncated 48-game season.
Straight A's across the board.
Even the marketing team and virtual unknowns behind the scenes have performed at a...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 6:33 PM
If the Blackhawks earn a point against San Jose on Friday night, setting an NHL standard for best start to a season, expect the United Center ice to be littered with a variety of items from admiring patrons.
Hats are always appropriate for hockey...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:22 PM
How many times have you returned from Las Vegas with more money than when you left?
I didn't think so. It seems so un-American to head home with "house money" in your pocket.
On the heels of the elusive prosperous season of NFL investing, I'm in a go-...
| Jan 25, 2013
I'm going to leave it to Joel Quenneville and his players to remind you "it's still early" in this NHL season.
It's true the Blackhawks aren't going to win the Stanley Cup this month. And they didn't get any closer to a title with their 3-2 overtime...
| May 30, 2013
| 8:51 PM
While the Blackhawks and Red Wings were shaking hands late Wednesday evening, the numeral "8" appeared on the United Center's video board.
That's for the eight more wins the Hawks need to accomplish their One Goal — winning the Stanley Cup....
| May 23, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Those of us in the opinion-making business are guilty of wanting it both ways.
We require our superstar athletes to dazzle us not only with their performances, but also fill our notepads with colorful quips. Then when a jock offers total transparency...