Jake Arrieta Hurt Himself as well as Fanbase with Hostile Tweet


UPDATE: Jake Arrieta explains the Tweet in his own words.

We can debate until we’re Cubbie blue in the face what Chicago Cubs Pitcher Jake Arrieta truly meant with his bizarre, hostile Tweet. All we know for sure is:

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NIU Football at White Sox Park: How it all Turned Out


Whether it’s Comiskey Park or U.S. Cellular Field or Guaranteed Rate Field, the song title changes, but the melody remains the same. It was college football not Major League baseball at Sox Park tonight, but it didn’t help ticket sales. This was the very first event, a NIU football game versus MAC conference rival Toledo, held under the new name Guaranteed Rate Field, but attendance was just as poor as it usually is for White Sox home games.

It was a very entertaining and exciting contest, in which NIU led an overwhelming majority, but went on to lose 31-24.

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NIU Football vs Toledo at White Sox Park: Game Preview


All season and pre season we looked ahead to this one. On the 2016 NIU football schedule, it’s “circle the date” time and it comes Wednesday. Yes, the day after tomorrow, November 9th, the Huskies will take on MAC powerhouse Toledo, in their only game this season that has its own brand name- the “Chi-Town Showdown.”

It’ll be at U.S. Cellular Field, Guaranteed Rate Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Chicago White Sox.

By the way, Twitter really had a lot of fun at the expense of the White Sox and their stadium name change. You can see the best those over at this link. 

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Chicago Cubs Fans, What is the New Quest? What Comes Next?

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Most Chicago Cubs fans would never probably admit this, but I’m sure many have pondered it already. “What if/when we win, what’s our identity then?” “What’s the new Holy Grail going to be?”

A friend of mine, on our group text message thread that we’ve been running consistently throughout the postseason (it absolutely exploded last night when I was at Clark and Addison for the victory celebration; not sure I’ve ever received that many texts all at once) worded the question this way:

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Kyle Hendricks Won’t “Toil in Obscurity” Any Longer


Chicago Cubs ace Kyle Hendricks was described as “so under the radar” as he took the mound for game seven of the World Series. “No one talks about him” the FOX announcers said. Well, I decided then to try and take measures into my own hands, to try and prevent this stellar pitcher from continuing to toil in obscurity.

I’m going to try and help him escape from the status Mr. Cellophane status he currently is relegated to.

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Donald Trump Campaign Was Essentially the Political Version of 1919 White Sox


(Editor’s note: as we head into the final hours preceding the U.S. Presidential Election, we revisit and republish some of the sports and pop culture stories we ran in 2016 relating to the electoral process) 

As unstable and non-intellectual as GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is, he is not AS insane and THIS LEVEL of stupid as he is conveying this week. While the Republican nominee to lead the free world isn’t as wildly successful a businessman as his brand signifies, he’s also not dumb.

You know the old saying- a fool and his money are soon parted, and if Trump were truly as dumb as his behavior has been this week, he’d be penniless.

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Maria Kanellis was “Fired” by Donald Trump for “Locker Room Talk”


(Editor’s note: as we head into the final hours preceding the U.S. Presidential Election, we revisit and republish some of the sports and pop culture stories we ran in 2016 relating to the electoral process) 

Maria Kanellis, a wrestler, actress, singer, topless model and valet, was once “fired” by Donald Trump for “locker room talk.” This occurred in 2010 on the NBC reality series “The Apprentice,” and this exchange yet again proves what a total hypocrite Trump is.

The Daily Show re-aired the footage last night.

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Cubs vs White Sox World Series is Coming Believes Pat Fitzgerald


It did actually happen in 1906, and thus it could happen again in future years- an all Chicago World Series.

Following his team’s 21-7 loss to the #8 Wisconsin Badgers, Northwestern Wildcats Coach Pat Fitzgerald opened his postgame press conference with a nod to the 2016 World Series-winning Cubs:

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Cubs Celebration Reportedly Largest Gathering in American History (Photos)

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I’m not sure I really believe this, but the Chicago Cubs celebration of their 2016 World Series victory was reportedly the largest gathering of people in American history. It’s also the seventh biggest collection of human beings in one place in world history. (Then again aren’t we all still in a bit of disbelief that we even get to have a Cubs celebration as World Champions in the first place.

It’s hard to fathom how they can truly count these things with true accuracy, but I imagine they know what they are doing. Here are the top ten, via WFLD FOX 32 Chicago:

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Cubs vs Indians Produces Highest Rated World Series Since 2004

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It was a once in a lifetime World Series and it ended up attracting huge viewership. It ended in what will go down as one of the greatest baseball games ever played. The 2016 Chicago Cubs closed the book on the franchise’s 108-year championship drought with a thrilling 8-7, extra-inning victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the World Series, Wednesday night on FOX.

The Cubs’ finally removing the oversized monkey from their backs attracted the highest ratings for a World Series since the Boston Red Sox did the same 12 years ago.

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Exclusive: Cubs Star Anthony Rizzo Discusses His Training Regimen

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Lost in the shuffle of all the Kris Bryant hoopla, #Krismas, is that the Chicago Cubs already have a superstar in first baseman Anthony Rizzo. He was an All-Star last season, and with an up to the minute slash line of .315/.440/.565, he’s likely to return to this Midsummer Classic.

He’s also leading the Major Leagues in hit by pitches; and perhaps in Tweets referencing Britney Spears lyrics as well.

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Chicago Cubs World Series 1908 Final Out Ball Up for Auction


All Chicago Cubs fans, and most Chicagoans for that matter, are really sick of hearing about 1908.

Unfortunately, if the Cleveland Indians win tonight, in Wrigley Field no less, then the specter of 1908 continues to live on at least one more year. Tonight is game five of the 2016 World Series and the Cubs are facing elimination.

They need the offense to finally wake up, and take charge. They need a series hero like Orval Overall was back in 1908.

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