1. Chicago Bears: Cutler and Offense Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

    The Chicago Bears offense was certainly a confident bunch going into Thursday night's matchup with their rival Green Bay Packers after putting up 41 points in their opener against the Colts ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 2 years ago 827 reads 12 comments

  2. Illinois Football: Time for the Illini Defense to Wake Up

    Defense was supposed to be the strength of this year's Illinois Fighting Illini Football team. Coming off a 2011 campaign where they finished seventh in the nation in total ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 2 years ago 1,112 reads 8 comments

  3. Chicago White Sox: Do They Have Enough Left to Hang on for a Division Title?

    The Chicago White Sox have no doubt already exceeded the expectations of most as they continue to battle the Detroit Tigers for the AL Central division title five months into the 2012 baseball season...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 2 years ago 366 reads 1 comments

  4. Chicago Bears: Defense Appears to Be More of a Problem Than Offensive Line

    With less than two weeks remaining until their 2012 campaign kicks off on Chicago's lakefront, optimism abounds for the Chicago Bears and their fans...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 2 years ago 2,199 reads 13 comments

  5. Chicago White Sox: It's Time for Kenny Williams to Make His Move

    White Sox GM Kenny Williams has never been shy about making a splash prior to the trade deadline. And this year should be no exception...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 2 years ago 1,012 reads 5 comments

  6. Chicago White Sox: How They Currently Rank at Each Position in the AL Central

    As the second half of the season begins, the Chicago White Sox find themselves in a position few people thought they would be in. And that position is first place. Now the task is to try to remain there, which won't be easy...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 2 years ago 989 reads 2 comments

  7. Chicago White Sox: Grading Each Position at the All-Star Break

    The Chicago White Sox lead the American League Central Division by three games at the All-Star break, which is something that almost nobody expected to be saying or hearing this season...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 2 years ago 894 reads 2 comments

  8. Chicago White Sox: Paul Konerko, AJ Pierzynski Still Producing After Many Years

    They are the only two players left from the 2005 Chicago White Sox team that won a World Series. They are the two oldest position players on the team and actually—with the ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 2 years ago 737 reads 1 comments

  9. Chicago White Sox: De Aza Proving That He Has All the Tools

    The Chicago White Sox are surprising almost everyone this season as they currently lead the American League Central by a game and a half and appear to be a serious contender for the division title...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 2 years ago 640 reads 2 comments

  10. Chicago White Sox: Forget Rebuilding, Sox Just Winning Instead

    The Chicago White Sox currently sit alone in first place in the American League Central division as we head into the month of June with a record of 29-22. No seriously, I'm not kidding—the Chicago White Sox are in first place...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 2 years ago 1,821 reads 25 comments

  11. Chicago White Sox: 5 Things That Must Happen If They Want to Contend

    Spring training has arrived for the Chicago White Sox and it's time for them to see if they can quiet their critics. Much has been said and written about the bleak outlook for this year's team and for several White Sox players this is new territory...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 3 years ago 350 reads 5 comments

  12. Chicago White Sox: 10 of the Best Guys off the Bench over the Past 20 Years

    The Chicago White Sox are about to enter the newest era in their long franchise history as spring training has arrived...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 3 years ago 723 reads 2 comments

  13. Chicago White Sox: Why Fans Can Still Be Excited About Season Despite Outlook

    Almost every major league baseball publication has created a dismal outlook for the Chicago White Sox in 2012. Almost every so-called expert has the White Sox finishing at or near the bottom of the division...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 3 years ago 902 reads 26 comments

  14. Chicago White Sox: 6 Guys Who Hope to Make the Roster This Spring

    As the start of spring training draws closer for the Chicago White Sox , there are several young faces who are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to show what they've got and possibly earn a spot on the 25-man roster...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 3 years ago 454 reads 2 comments

  15. Chicago White Sox: Projecting the 2012 Opening Day Lineup

    Now that football season is officially over, it means that baseball season isn't very far away. For the Chicago White Sox it means it's almost time for them to start a new era with Robin Ventura as manager...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 3 years ago 2,801 reads 2 comments

  16. Chicago Bulls: Do They Have Enough to Get Past the Miami Heat This Year?

    The Chicago Bulls currently maintain the best record in the Eastern Conference and are only percentage points behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for the best record in the NBA ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 3 years ago 1,081 reads 30 comments

  17. Illinois Basketball: Why It's Time to Say Goodbye to Bruce Weber

    I remember when Illinois basketball was actually fun to watch. However, those days are long gone. Now watching an Illinois game is more like a visit to the proctologist—you ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 3 years ago 3,160 reads 29 comments

  18. Illinois Basketball: Has the Light Gone on for Brandon Paul?

    Former Illinois Fighting Illini standout and current ESPN analyst Stephen Bardo called it the "best performance he has ever seen in Assembly Hall...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 3 years ago 805 reads 2 comments

  19. Illinois Basketball: Illini Still Look More Like Pretenders Than Contenders

    Illinois basketball just seems to be the same team every year under Bruce Weber, and that's not necessarily a good thing...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 3 years ago 467 reads 3 comments

  20. 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 3 years ago 921 reads 5 comments

  21. 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 3 years ago 224 reads 2 comments

  22. 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 3 years ago 1,241 reads 5 comments

  23. 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 3 years ago 1,244 reads 6 comments

  24. 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 3 years ago 1,051 reads 4 comments

  25. 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 3 years ago 1,869 reads 15 comments