1. Chicago Bears: How the 2012 Offseason Should Go

    When it comes to the Chicago Bears , excellence is not appreciated - it's expected. The Bears are one of the NFL 's premier franchises with a fan base that rivals the best in any sport...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about over 2 years ago 1,483 reads 11 comments

  2. White Sox Trade Rumors: Top 5 Chips Chicago Has To Deal at the Deadline

    Following the 5-4 loss Tuesday night to the division-leading Detroit Tigers , the Chicago White Sox fell to a record of 50-52...and once again failed to get back to the seemingly impossible ...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about 3 years ago 919 reads 2 comments

  3. NFL Lockout News: 2011 Hall of Fame Game Cancelled

    Roger Goodell announced during a news conference in Atlanta regarding the NFL owners voting to ratify the new proposal in order to move towards lifting the NFL lockout, that the Hall of Fame game would be cancelled ...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about 3 years ago 1,800 reads 1 comments

  4. Chicago White Sox: Jake Peavy, Offense Sputter as Kansas City Royals Take Series

    Something needs to be done to light a fire under the Chicago White Sox . Nothing seems to be working, and the team continues to leave fans in limbo...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about 3 years ago 127 reads 2 comments

  5. MLB Power Rankings: Who's the New No. 1 Team After Week 17?

    After Week 17 of the 2011 MLB season, which also happens to be the first weekend after the All-Star break, we truly start to see which teams will be in the playoff hunt until the ...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about 3 years ago 2,430 reads 1 comments

  6. MLB Power Rankings: Baseball's 12 Most Overrated Power Pitchers

    The art of the power pitcher isn’t as relevant in today’s game as it has been in the past. Power pitchers used to dominate games, and still do to an extent, but we aren’t seeing the likes of Nolan Ryan and Bob Gibson anytime soon...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about 3 years ago 5,885 reads 35 comments

  7. NHL Free Agency: Chicago Blackhawks Sign Brunette, Mayers Among Others

    If you didn't notice, there is a free-agency period that is actually running on time. Who would have thought? Amidst the beginning of the NBA lockout and continued NFL lockout, the ...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about 3 years ago 881 reads 11 comments

  8. College Football: Former NC State QB Russell Wilson Transfers to Wisconsin

    Former NC State Wolfpack quarterback and three-time All-ACC performer Russell Wilson has committed to play for the Wisconsin Badgers this coming fall. Wilson has one year of football eligibility remaining and will attend graduate school in Madison...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about 3 years ago 871 reads 1 comments

  9. MLB 2011: 10 Bold Predictions for the Second Half of the Season

    The 2011 season has already seen its fair share of surprises, but with more than half a season remaining on the schedule, much still needs to be decided...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about 3 years ago 538 reads 2 comments

  10. 2011 NBA Draft: How the Chicago Bulls Quietly Succeeded

    The Chicago Bulls were a complete afterthought in regards to making big strides in the 2011 NBA Draft . They held picks 28 and 30 at the end of the first round, two picks that carried guaranteed contracts with them and are tough to move...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about 3 years ago 2,210 reads 9 comments

  11. MLB: Four Ways Re-Alignment Would Alter the Game Beyond Recognition

    Bud Selig , commissioner of Major League Baseball, is pitching another less-than-stellar idea to once again alter the game we call America’s pastime...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about 3 years ago 138 reads 27 comments

  12. MLB Power Rankings: The 5 Most Overrated Stadiums

    The word overrated means to overvalue something or exaggerate its existence. Even though the connotation of the word is somewhat negative, being overrated is not necessarily a bad thing...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about over 3 years ago 2,115 reads 4 comments

  13. 2011 MLB All-Star Game: The 6 Deepest Positions on Your All-Star Ballot

    The 2011 MLB All-Star game will be held on July 12th at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona—home of the Arizona Diamondbacks...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about over 3 years ago 514 reads 0 comments

  14. MLB Trade Speculation: 6 Potential Landing Spots for Gordon Beckham

    I'm not too sure if trading Gordon Beckham is at the top of Kenny Williams' to-do list, but if the Chicago White Sox continue down the path that they have been on, not one player is safe...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about over 3 years ago 2,494 reads 8 comments

  15. The R-Rated Yogi: The 25 Most Memorable Ozzie Guillen Quotes of All-Time

    If you don't know who Ozzie Guillen is, don't let him catch wind of it, because the current Chicago White Sox skipper is not afraid to fill you in...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about over 3 years ago 5,701 reads 15 comments

  16. MLB Trade Rumors: 5 Potential Landing Spots for John Danks

    No baseball player particularly enjoys packing up their things and joining a new team in the middle of the season. And certainly no team wants to trade a 26-year-old budding ace that has given his team some very good numbers in recent years...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about over 3 years ago 1,963 reads 2 comments

  17. MLB Trade Ideas: 5 Players on the Block of If White Sox Remain Cellar-Dwellers

    The Chicago White Sox have gone all in for the 2011 season, but may need to salvage some new faces via trade to make something positive for the future out of the current season...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about over 3 years ago 469 reads 1 comments

  18. Paul Konerko and the 10 Most Underrated Players in White Sox History

    The Second City. The not-so-flattering nickname, given to Chicago by New Yorker columnist A.J. Liebling in the 1950s, embodies the spirit of the underdog. The nickname refers to Chicago's size and stature relative to that of New York City...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about over 3 years ago 197 reads 3 comments

  19. NCAA Football 2011: Michigan State Spartans Set for Friday Night Fun

    Michigan State University announced today that the Spartan football team will open up the 2011 campaign on September 2nd, a Friday night. The game against the Youngstown State Penguins will kickoff from East Lansing at 7:30 p...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about over 3 years ago 646 reads 0 comments

  20. Tressel in Trouble: The Scarlet Scandal Has Coach's Future Looking Gray

    Below is a picture of the Certificate of Compliance Form signed by Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel , agreeing to comply with school and NCAA officials regarding possible violations within the athletic department...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about over 3 years ago 986 reads 17 comments

  21. College Football 2011: Ranking the Top 10 Big Ten Conference Matchups for 2011

    In 2011, the Big Ten Conference will embark on its first year of expansion with Nebraska added to the mix. The addition of Nebraska brings the number of teams competing in the conference to 12, garnering a championship game...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about over 3 years ago 3,703 reads 38 comments

  22. 2011 College Football: Observations from Michigan State's Green and White Game

    The annual Green and White game held by the Michigan State Spartan football program provided much needed relief for fans that witnessed the previous football game played by the Spartans...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about over 3 years ago 1,203 reads 9 comments

  23. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Opening Round Awards

    It has been an absolute pleasure watching some of the hockey that has been played in this year's first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Five of the eight playoff series' went the distance, two of which were decided in overtime...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about over 3 years ago 249 reads 0 comments

  24. Chicago Blackhawks: The 2011 Season Should Make Fans Excited for 2012 and Beyond

    Not many people knew how to read the 2011 version of the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks . Yes, we had won the Stanley Cup in 2010, but salary cap issues loomed, and players had to be moved in order to comply with the NHL salary cap...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about over 3 years ago 1,037 reads 12 comments

  25. Chicago Blackhawks Breaking News: Bryan Bickell Has Surgery, Out 2-3 Weeks

    Blackhawks beat writer Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald has confirmed that Chicago forward Bryan Bickell will be out for the next 2-3 weeks following wrist surgery...

    Derek Cooley Written by Derek Cooley about over 3 years ago 317 reads 0 comments