1. Cub SS Castro the Just the Latest Example of Bad Discipline on the North Side

    If you haven't heard former-manager Bobby Valentine's five-to-ten minute assessment of Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro on playing defense during Sunday Night baseball, it can be summed up in one word—embarrassing...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about over 3 years ago 415 reads 0 comments

  2. The Best and Worst of Jim Hendry

    With the Jim Hendry Era (July 2002-August 2011) of Chicago Cubs baseball coming to a close, it is time to reflect on the positives and negatives of his tenure. After all, the guy did last nine years in the organization...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about over 3 years ago 280 reads 0 comments

  3. Carlos Zambrano Meltdown: From the Chosen One to the Dark Side

    Being the sci-fi dork that I am, for some reason when I think about Carlos Zambrano , I hear Ewan McGregor's voice in my head say, "You were the Chosen One! You were supposed to ...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about over 3 years ago 718 reads 2 comments

  4. State of Professional Sports: Corrupt, Dishonest, & Lacking Role Models

    There once was a time when children of all ages worshipped the ground professional athletes walked on. As the role models of society, athletes exemplified what hard work and determination could lead to...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about almost 5 years ago 1,589 reads 2 comments

  5. Big East Looking Strong in Early Season Play

    After boasting what was arguably the best play of any conference last year, the Big East was expected to take a step back in 2009-2010. However, in early season play, the Big East has shown that it has just as much fire power as last year...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about 5 years ago 121 reads 1 comments

  6. Notre Dame Basketball Is No Tourney Lock Despite Return of Harangody

    Despite what most college basketball pundits are saying these days about the fortunes of Notre Dame basketball with the return of "The Gody", Notre Dame is by far no lock for the NCAA tourney...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about 5 years ago 233 reads 5 comments

  7. Settle Down Chicago White Sox Fans, the Alex Rios Signing Is a Good Thing

    With White Sox GM Kenny Williams claiming former All-Star outfielder Alex Rios from the Toronto Blue Jays last night, the White Sox have all the pieces needed to make a deep run in October...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about over 5 years ago 158 reads 1 comments

  8. Chicago Cubs On the Road to Nothingness

    Before I begin writing, let me first say that I am a huge Cubs fan, and this editorial will be biased toward the views of a Cubs fan. As of right now, Aug. 3, the Cubs sit one game behind St...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about over 5 years ago 141 reads 3 comments

  9. Chicago Bears Have a Quarterback...Fans Still Skeptical

    For the first time since the Sid Luckman years, Chicago enters camp at Bourbanaiss with a legitimate starting quarterback in recently signed Jay Cutler...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about over 5 years ago 320 reads 3 comments

  10. Pressure Will Be on Defense in Chicago...Not Jay Cutler

    With the Bears signing Jay Cutler to be their quarterback for the next decade, all everybody is talking about is the amount of pressure that Cutler will be under in playing in Chicago...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about over 5 years ago 469 reads 4 comments

  11. Chicago Bears Sign LT Orlando Pace to Shore Up Offensive Line

    Along with trading for QB Jay Cutler, the Bears doubled down and signed former St. Louis Rams tackle Orlando Pace, a 13 year veteran, seven time pro bowler to shore up the offensive line...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about over 5 years ago 90 reads 0 comments

  12. Bears Have a Quarterback? Jay Cutler Traded to Chicago!

    In what seems to be as rare a phrase as "Cubs in the World Series", the Chicago Bears now have what seems to be an All-Pro Quarterback in former Bronco's QB Jay Cutler...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about over 5 years ago 470 reads 12 comments

  13. John Calipari Needs Kentucky as Much as Kentucky Needs Him

    First and foremost, this is an opinion article, and is not meant to offend the great Memphis or Kentucky fans...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about over 5 years ago 474 reads 3 comments

  14. Nine Setup Men Who Dominate the Eighth But Struggle In the Ninth

    With Chicago Cubs future closer Carlos losing the job to Kevin Gregg, I thought I would make a list of nine MLB Relievers who have thrived throughout their career as a setup man, boasting the kind of stuff that make managers drool...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about over 5 years ago 728 reads 0 comments

  15. Marquette Pushing the Reset Button in 2009-2010

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    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about over 5 years ago 486 reads 9 comments

  16. March Madness: Senior Stock Watch: Who Is Rising and Who Is Falling

    The NCAA tourney provides graduating senior basketball players one last time to show NBA scouts that they are the real deal. Throughout the years, the draft stocks have risen significantly during the tourney for tons of players...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about over 5 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  17. Finally Lou Piniella Gets It, Start Fontenot

    On March 15, Cubs skipper Lou Piniella told reporters that the Cubs second base position is Mike Fontenot's to lose. What? Fontenot a starter? Its about time that Pineilla got it right...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about almost 6 years ago 134 reads 2 comments

  18. Tourney Preview: My Picks for This March Madness

    Midwest Region Upset Special No. 12 Arizona over No. 5 Utah Based on seedings, it's an upset, but if this matchup was anywhere outside of the NCAA tourney, Arizona would be favored over Utah...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about almost 6 years ago 124 reads 0 comments

  19. Marquette Close Enough To Hope, But Missing Their Clutch Shooter Is Hurting Them

    About three weeks ago, before PG Dominic James broke is foot, I argued with my friends that on this team, if someone were to go down, I thought that if James went down, it would hurt ...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about almost 6 years ago 211 reads 0 comments

  20. Syracuse Dances With The Devil..Will 3 Overtimes In 4 Games Burn Them Out?

    Is it just me, or is watching Syracuse basketball lately like watching a tug-of-war match between two dogs, where no progress is made for seemingly long periods of time until finally one of the ...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about almost 6 years ago 88 reads 0 comments

  21. What's in a Name? March Madness Matchups I Would Like to See

    When you have players in NCAA basketball with the last name of Holiday, or Christmas, how could you not want them to matchup against each other...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about almost 6 years ago 324 reads 4 comments

  22. Ten Seniors Looking To Improve Their NBA Draft Stocks at the Dance

    The NCAA tournament is the perfect showcase for NCAA basketball's greatest players to demonstrate not only to NBA scouts, but also to NBA GM's and the general public, their cases to be top picks in the NBA Draft...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about almost 6 years ago 1,255 reads 9 comments

  23. Look For Northwestern Basketball To Make Noise...in 2010

    In 2008-2009 Big Ten Basketball, the Northwestern Wildcats, who this preseason were picked by many to finish in the bottom three of the league, have been one of the leagues most surprising stories...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about almost 6 years ago 743 reads 1 comments

  24. College Basketball Cinderellas: Five Teams That Can Make a Splash if They Make the Dance

    With everybody looking at who will get an at large bid to this years NCAA tourney, many people forget that a majority of the upsets come from the winners of lesser known conferences...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about almost 6 years ago 8,855 reads 4 comments

  25. The 2009 MLB All-Comeback Team: Preseason Edition

    Catcher Victor Martinez, Cleveland Indians 2007 Stats- 147 G .301 AVG 78 R 25 HR 114 RBI 2008 Stats- 73 G .278 AVG 30 R 2 HR 35 RBI Analysis: Martinez's 2008 campaign was limited to 73 games due to hamstring and elbow injuries...

    Steve Popowski Written by Steve Popowski about almost 6 years ago 698 reads 6 comments