1. Chicago Bears: 5 Things They Must Fix for Next Season

    To say that the Chicago Bears season has completely fallen apart would be the understatement of the year...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 3 years ago 926 reads 5 comments

  2. Farewell to a White Sox Fan Favorite: Mark Buehrle Was More Than a Good Pitcher

    This past Wednesday was a sad day for Chicago White Sox fans everywhere as it marked the end of an era...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 3 years ago 241 reads 2 comments

  3. Illinois Basketball: What We've Learned so Far About the Undefeated Illini

    The Fighting Illini basketball team is off to an 8-0 start and is showing signs that it may be a team to be reckoned with in the Big Ten this year. By the end of this week, it has a good shot at starting 10-0...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 3 years ago 1,243 reads 5 comments

  4. 2011 NFL Playoffs: Why the Bears Will Get a Wild Card Spot and the Lions Won't

    As we enter the final month of the NFL regular season, there are currently four teams with a realistic shot at earning the two wild card spots in the NFC. Two of those teams are the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions , both of whom are 7-4...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 3 years ago 1,244 reads 6 comments

  5. Chicago White Sox: 5 Recent Prospects Who Never Lived Up to the Hype

    According to many critics and fans, the Chicago White Sox are now officially in a rebuilding mode. After losing manager Ozzie Guillen to the Miami Marlins and hiring the inexperienced ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 3 years ago 1,055 reads 4 comments

  6. Chicago White Sox: 5 Good Moves and 5 Bad Moves Made by Kenny Williams as GM

    Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams has no doubt been heavily scrutinized during his 11 years on the South side, but if you ask him he will probably tell you that it just comes with the territory...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 3 years ago 1,892 reads 15 comments

  7. Fresh Start for White Sox and Cubs May Mean More Waiting for Chicago Fans

    Chicago White Sox versus Chicago Cubs in the World Series. There's a headline most Chicago fans don't expect to see in their lifetime—and with good reason...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 3 years ago 320 reads 2 comments

  8. Chicago Bears: After Dismantling Lions, Bears Now Focused on Wild Card

    The Chicago Bears taught the Detroit Lions a little lesson in humility last Sunday by thrashing them 37-13 at Soldier Field. The Lions, who have been a surprise this season, may have had this coming...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 3 years ago 589 reads 3 comments

  9. Illinois Football: Once-Promising Season Now Just a Distant Memory

    Turn out the lights Illini fans, the party's over. After last Saturday's 31-14 loss to Michigan, the Illini have now dropped four straight games after starting the season with six straight victories...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 3 years ago 484 reads 4 comments

  10. Chicago White Sox: What Will the Roster Look Like in 2012?

    It's already been a busy offseason for Chicago White Sox management, and it's just getting started. They have basically revamped their entire coaching staff—minus a few holdovers—and ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 3 years ago 817 reads 0 comments

  11. Chicago Bears: It's Time to Recognize the Value of Earl Bennett

    Here's a news flash for everyone: Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett is good. Prior to the game against the Eagles on Monday night, I said that Bennett was hands down the best receiver ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 3 years ago 804 reads 7 comments

  12. Chicago White Sox: Why Theo Epstein Going to Cubs May Actually Help White Sox

    All the talk in Chicago lately has been about the hiring of Theo Epstein—and now Jed Hoyer—by the Chicago Cubs , and rightfully so...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 3 years ago 947 reads 2 comments

  13. Chicago Bears: 5 Guys Who Need To Step Up for Bears To Make the Playoffs

    Just like last year, the Bears have reached the bye week with a 4-3 record. However, unlike last year, this year the Bears come into the bye week on a two-game winning streak as opposed to a two-game losing streak...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 4 years ago 1,150 reads 4 comments

  14. Illinois Football: After Hot Start, Illini Now in Search of Lost Identity

    Lack of preparation. Lack of focus. Bad offense. Bad special teams. At times, even bad defense. Other than the things mentioned above, Illinois has played pretty sound football over the past couple of weeks...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 4 years ago 172 reads 0 comments

  15. Illinois Football: The Top 10 Defensive Players of the Past 25 Years

    In recent years, Illinois football hasn’t exactly been what one would call a defensive juggernaut—or for that matter an offensive juggernaut...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 4 years ago 2,156 reads 3 comments

  16. Illinois Football: Illini Beat Themselves in First Loss, but No Reason for Panic

    It's official, Illini Nation has now gone into meltdown mode. On Saturday, the Illini dropped their first game of the season 17-7 to an underwhelming Ohio State team and by doing so have sent many of their fans into a state of panic...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 4 years ago 379 reads 0 comments

  17. 2011-12 Illinois Basketball Preview: Lack of Hype May Be Just What Illini Need

    If the calendar says October, in my world, it’s time to start talking Illinois Fighting Illini hoops...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 4 years ago 1,033 reads 0 comments

  18. Illinois Football: 5 Reasons That the Illini Defense Has Been so Tough

    With Saturday’s convincing victory over Indiana, the Fighting Illini football team is now off to a 6-0 start, ranked No. 16 in the country, and have made it known that they are for real this year...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 4 years ago 669 reads 0 comments

  19. Illini Football Completes Huge Comeback to Stun Northwestern in Instant Classic

    It’s not how they drew it up, but Ron Zook and his Fighting Illini will take it. This year’s version of the battle for the Land of Lincoln Trophy between Illinois and ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 4 years ago 437 reads 2 comments

  20. Ozzie Guillen out as White Sox Manager: Might Be the Wrong Guy Leaving Town

    As this disappointing White Sox season crawls to a close, it seems that the only thing left to discuss is who will be back next season, and nothing has been discussed more than the future of manager Ozzie Guillen ...

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  21. Illinois Football: Ranked 24th in AP Poll, They Look Like They're for Real

    With a tough 17-14 win over a solid Arizona State football team this past Saturday, the Fighting Illini football team is starting to make people take notice...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 4 years ago 905 reads 2 comments

  22. Chicago White Sox: The 10 Most Clutch Hitters of the Past 30 Years

    It's been a rough year to be a White Sox fan, as they have failed miserably to establish any form of consistency all year long. Their high water mark has been three games over ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 4 years ago 2,782 reads 7 comments

  23. 2011 Illinois Fighting Illini Football: 6 Reasons They Will Go Bowling Again

    Coach Ron Zook and his Fighting Illini football team are coming off of a successful 7-6 campaign and are hoping to become bowl eligible in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1991-92...

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  24. Chicago White Sox: 6 Things They Must Do in the Offseason

    The 2011 season has been a roller coaster ride for the Chicago White Sox and their fans. A team that seemed to be poised to make a run for the title in the AL Central was just never able to really get it going...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 4 years ago 327 reads 0 comments

  25. 2011 Chicago White Sox: 5 Reasons They Have Underachieved This Season

    The 2011 Chicago White Sox were supposedly “all in” according to their 2011 marketing campaign, but it seems they may have been bluffing...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 4 years ago 506 reads 15 comments