1. What This Chicago Fan Is Thankful For

    Living in Chicago or being a fan of the city's teams is a love/hate relationship.  Given that today is Thanksgiving, here are some of the things the city's sports teams have made me thankful for: Tom Ricketts - Chicago Cubs Owner Now that Tribune Co...

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  2. College Football: Big Ten Media Day Mailbag, Notes and Quotes

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  3. College Football Media Day 2009: Big Ten Head Coach Translator

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  4. College Football: Big Ten Media Day Wish List

    For the second consecutive year, Bleacher Report will be among the credentialed media at the quote-happy, cliche-rich, and always entertaining Big Ten Media Days in Chicago...

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  5. Big Ten Football: Have a Question? I Have the Answer(s)

    For the second year in a row, Bleacher Report will be represented at the Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. Last year brought big names like James Laurinaitis, Malcolm Jenkins, Tyrell Sutton, Juice Williams, Javon Ringer, and Derrick Williams...

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  6. Turn It Up/Turn It Down: A Weekly Review of the Media

    First week of December Every week I write a media column that sheds some light on a few of the great, strange and/or debatable columns and radio segments from around the country. Enjoy, and as always, feel free to comment and nominate your favorites too.

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  7. (Fill In The Blank) Is Our Quarterback

    With four games remaining, the Chicago Bears still have a chance to make the playoffs. But if history plays any role in how this season will finish, Bears fans are more than likely ...

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  8. What Chicago Sports Fans Aren't Thankful For

    Its been a busy year in Chicago sports in 2008. The Cubs returned to the playoffs (and got swept again), the White Sox continued to their every other year trend of making the post season, the ...

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  9. Has The Balance Of Power Finally Shifted in Illinois?

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  10. The New Windy City Flyer

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  11. Is Ohio State the New Miami?

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  12. Robbing the College Cradle: The Best NFL Seventh Round Draft Picks

    As Week 7 of the 2008 NFL season is officially in the books, I thought it would be a good time to look back at some former seventh round draft picks making headlines this season...

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  13. Northwestern Wildcats at Indiana Hoosiers: College Football Pre-Game Primer

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  14. Return on Investment: Pat Fitzgerald Paying High Dividends at Northwestern

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  15. Purdue-Northwestern: College Football Pre-Game Primer

    Pre-Game Primer Purdue (2-4) at Northwestern (5-1) Date: October 18th, 2008 Location: Ryan Field, Evanston, IL Game Time: 11:00 a.m. CT On Air: ESPN 2, 720 AM Line: Northwestern by 3...

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  16. The Northwestern Wildcats: Purple Haze Or Purple Daze?

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  17. Michigan State-Northwestern: College Football Pre-Game Primer

    Pre-Game Primer Michigan State (5-1) at Northwestern (5-0) Date: Oct. 11, 2008 Location: Ryan Field, Evanston, IL Game Time: 2:30 p.m. CT On Air: ESPN 2, 720 AM Line: Michigan State by three Northwestern can win if...

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  18. What He Really Said: The Lou Piniella Translator

    After it was reported Cubs manager Lou Piniella was heard yelling at Alfonso Soriano in Spanish after the Game 2 defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers, I felt it would be a good time to translate Piniella's other post season quotes...

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  19. Northwestern-Iowa: College Football Pregame Primer

    Pre-Game Primer Northwestern (4-0) at Iowa (3-1) Date: September 27, 2008 Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA Game Time: 11:00 a.m. CT On Air: ESPN Classic, 720 AM Line: Iowa by 8...

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  20. Northwestern Wildcats: The Big Ten's Purple Surprise Package

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  21. Northwestern-Ohio: College Football Pregame Primer

    Pregame Primer Ohio (0-3) at Northwestern (3-0) Date: Sept. 20, 2008 Location: Ryan Field, Evanston, IL Game Time: 11:00 am CT On Air: Big Ten Network, 720 AM Line: Northwestern by 10...

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  22. Conquering the Press Box: Transforming a Dream into Reality

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  23. Northwestern's Two-Headed Monster: Corey Wootton, John Gill Rack Up Sacks

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  24. Saluki Smackdown: Northwestern Dominates Southern Illinois During a Monsoon

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  25. Northwestern-Southern Illinois: College Football Pregame Primer

    PREGAME PRIMER Southern Illinois (1-0) at Northwestern (2-0) Date: Sept. 13, 2008 Location: Ryan Field, Evanston, IL Game Time: 11:00 a.m. CT On Air: Big Ten Network, 720 AM Line: Off Northwestern can win if… …quarterback C...

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