Chewbacca to Throw Out First Ball at Cubs Second Home Game this Season

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The Chicago Cubs are off to a dreadful 1-4 start this season, bad enough to be tied with division rival Cincinnati for the worst in the National League. Only the L.A. Angels, who have started the season 1-5, have a worse record in all of baseball. That’s the bad news.

The good news? Chewbacca is coming to town! Yes, everyone’s favorite wookie, hailing from the planet Endor, will throw out the first ball for the Cubs’ second home game of the season. Or at least the guy who plays Chewbacca, in the new trilogy, not Peter Mayhew from the classic trilogy, will be doing so.

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April Set To Be Bumper Month for Sports Fans

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A quick look at the sporting line-up in April should get sports and betting fans excited. From the last day of March when Liverpool hosted Tottenham Hotspur in what proved to be a crucial game for both clubs, through to the beginning of May when the snooker World Championships reaches its climax, there is a veritable feast of delicious sporting action. Here is just a taste of what to expect.

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World Series of Poker Celebrates Golden Anniversary in 2019

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The World Series of Poker, which commences on May 29th and runs until July 16th, turns 50 this year. Yes, the ultimate pinnacle and pantheon for poker players everywhere on Earth celebrates its golden anniversary at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas; where it’s been staged every year since 2005.

It’s all capped off by the 2019 World Series of Poker main event- the poker’s world championship, which runs from July 3rd until the final day on July 16th. For those who can’t make it to Vegas, the ESPN family of networks will televise portions of it, every single night of the event’s duration.

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Comedian Lindsay Glazer on Scottie Pippen’s “Evolving” M.J. vs Lebron Stances

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Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen has been retired for over a decade, but in 2019 he’s just as relevant as ever. The new year has seen Pippen consistently in the headlines for a host of different reasons. Last month he gave his take on Duke freshman and NBA super-prospect Zion Williamson, suggesting the blue chip frosh ditch the Blue Devils in midseason to start preparing for the NBA Draft.

This was before the Nike shoe fail incident leading to Williamson’s minor injury, so let’s give Pippen some credit on that one. Last week saw Pippen trending again as he “evolved” his opinion on the ultra-stale Michael Jordan vs. Lebron James “debate” for the umpteenth time. We asked comedian Lindsay Glazer (Woloshin) for her take on that news story, and a couple more Scottie Pippen related topics.

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Curling Makes Winter Suck Less, but it’s Also Harder than You Think

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With curling there are two cliches that always accompany the two week period in which we see actual mainstream interest in the sport every four years. The first is “oh, it’s not really a sport.” The second is “oh, I can do that, anybody can, we could all be winter olympic athletes.”

First off, it’s worth noting that the curling I participated in is not really curling at all. I went to Kaiser Tiger, an establishment located at the west end of the SoDaSoPa (for our South Park viewing readers) that is Randolph Street in the west loop. There may or may not be other Chicago bars that offer curling, I just know that KT is the current leader in this niche.

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Chicago Cubs Partner with Vile Sinclair to Launch their Own Network

On one level, this makes perfect sense. Sinclair Broadcast Group, a vile machine that pumps out MAGA propaganda, is partnering with the Chicago Cubs, a franchise owned by a family with, well you already know what Papa Ricketts is all about.

Just in case you forgot about Joe Ricketts’ donations to Donald Trump, he reminded you who he is in the recent leaked emails showcasing his bigotry and Islamophobia. At 6 a.m. central time this morning (because hey, let’s make sure everybody in Chicago starts their hump day with this news), the long discussed Cubs Network plans were finally made official.

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Revisiting “Let’s Ram It,” the L.A. Rams Sexually Suggestive 1986 Music Video

With the Los Angeles Rams now back in the Super Bowl, it’s the perfect time to revisit their 1986 music video “Let’s Ram It,” which didn’t exactly specialize in the art of subtlety.

Remember, when the L.A. Rams recorded this monstrosity it was a very different time and political climate. When the Rams moved back to L.A. a couple of years ago, the internet’s virtual time capsule was dug up and “Let’s Ram it” was written about in several different publications.  [Read more…]

Why Football Teams are so Keen to Get Involved with Esports

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By Joseph Connolly

Ever since competitive gaming came on the scene, it has been widely treated with suspicion by the traditional sporting world. Many commentators stated that it was little more than a sedentary activity, and had little to do with sporting excellence. Despite these reservations, it seems that a growing number of football clubs and players are keen to get involved with the esports phenomenon.

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Jenny McCarthy Ripped on Twitter on New Year’s Eve Again; 25 of the Best Tweets

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If we could find the tweet that we saw several years ago about Jenny McCarthy, we would certainly publish it here today. The Twitter posting perfectly summated everything that she’s about, and it said basically: “I wonder if Jenny McCarthy ponders her lasting legacy at all: ‘I was nude for awhile, then I convinced a bunch of parents to not to believe in science and then let their kids die from easy preventable diseases- nailed it!'”

Jenny McCarthy is a top trending term on Twitter just once a year, and it comes on New Year’s Eve when she co-hosts ABC’s Dick Clark’s Rocking Eve. It’s astounding that ABC keeps giving her this gig in an age when media figures and celebrities often lose their jobs over minor mistakes. Jenny McCarthy and her joke of a career is a “major mistake.”

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The Universe of Slot Music You Have Never Thought Of

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By James Connolly

Very few of us realize the level of focus and dedication that is put into the creation of the background music and sound effects we take for granted. Modern slot machines reach our emotions with the help of around 400 sound components inside. Ever wondered how and why is it crafted? Read on to discover.

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In Die Hard, What Christmas Eve Bowl Game has Notre Dame vs USC?

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This weekend begins the bowl season, and with it the crappy bowl games that very few of us care about. Saturday brings us a cadre of bowl games that are just as awful as whatever bowl game hosted Notre Dame and USC in the classic Christmas film “Die Hard.”

The total number of bowl games has multiplied at an absurd rate these past few decades, but one truth still remains- real bowl games don’t start until after Christmas, and for the most part well after Christmas. Genuinely desirable bowl games still adhere to tradition, and take place on New Year’s. (For a preview of #14 Notre Dame vs #17 LSU go to this link)

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Raheem Sterling Responds to Racial Abuse by Slamming Media Coverage

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Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has made an extremely strong response to his being racially abused by a Chelsea supporter during his side’s 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge yesterday. Both police and Chelsea Football Club are investigating the incident, and now Sterling has taken to social media and made his first public remarks about the incident.

Raheem Sterling posted a deep and profound message on his official Instagram account where he hit out not at the Chelsea fan, but at media coverage in general. Sterling posted photos of Daily Mail stories about teammates Tosin Adarabioyo and Phil Foden in order to convey an example of the difference between how white and black players are covered by the media.

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