1. Chicago Cubs: Rating the Cubs Thus Far

    The 2011 Chicago Cubs are on the road to mediocrity. That is putting it nicely. This possibly might be one of the worst Cubs teams in history. Let's take a look at how they rank so far...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about over 3 years ago 1,135 reads 13 comments

  2. NBA Finals: Why LeBron Is No Michael

    I'm absolutely tired of all these comparisons of LBJ to MJ . Enough. I said before these NBA Finals vs. the Mavericks that LeBron is no Michael and he will NEVER be Michael. Stats Michael never scored fewer than 15 points in a playoff game...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about over 3 years ago 885 reads 2 comments

  3. 2011 NFL Draft: Where the Top 5 Quarterbacks Will Go

    It's that time of year again. No, not the time for the NFL to actually get a labor deal hashed out. It's mock draft season. Over the past few years, great QBs have come out of the first few rounds...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about over 3 years ago 418 reads 0 comments

  4. Chicago Cubs: Why They Will Win the Central Division (at Least on Paper)

    Many people are hating against the Chicago Cubs. Only three analysts out of 40 picked the Cubs to win the central division. Only three! The Cubs get no love. Yes, I understand they are a pretty good bet to lose...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about over 3 years ago 424 reads 0 comments

  5. Chicago, Illinois: The Best Sports Town in America

    There is a lot that makes a city, a great sports city. There is a lot that makes Chicago the best sports town in America. It's more than championships. It's more than the length a franchise has been in a city...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about over 3 years ago 1,876 reads 4 comments

  6. Why the Wisconsin Badgers are the Most Underated Team in the NCAA

    When it comes to college football, bias plays a big role. If you are going to sit there and tell me there is no bias in NCAA Football, you need to open your eyes...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 4 years ago 1,786 reads 22 comments

  7. 2010 March Madness: Why the Field Should Not Be Expanded To 96

    One year ago this April, the team in the picture won a national championship. One year later, they're absent from the tournament...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about over 4 years ago 192 reads 3 comments

  8. Milton Bradley: Jim Hendry and Chicago Cubs Fire Back

    Chicago Cubs General Manager, Jim Hendry, had some good words of advice for Milton Bradley on Wednesday. Hendry told ESPNChicago...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about over 4 years ago 203 reads 1 comments

  9. Milton Bradley: Victim of a Racist City or Not?

    "I was a prisoner in my own city," Milton Bradley told ESPN. But that was not all he said. He was asked if race played a role in the "city's hatred" for Bradley. The response he gave to ESPN was repulsive...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about over 4 years ago 376 reads 8 comments

  10. Why Tom Gorzelanny Deserves the Fifth Starter Role for the Chicago Cubs

    With Spring Training baseball getting fully underway, this is the time of year where predictions are made. Who will make the 25-man cut? I can tell you one young kid who will for the Cubs...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about over 4 years ago 420 reads 2 comments

  11. Chicago Bears: Why Aaron Kampman Makes More Sense than Julius Peppers

    With the free agency frenzy coming up, lots of players are on the market. Among the best are Julius Peppers and Aaron Kampman. Kampman is one of the most underrated and underappreciated ends in the game...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about over 4 years ago 1,107 reads 19 comments

  12. 2010 Winter Olympics: Was the USA vs. Canada Game a Miracle?

    I have heard a very nagging comparison in the media since Team USA's win over Canada in men's hockey on Sunday. The media is daring to compare this win to the 1980 Lake Placid Miracle on Ice against the hockey powerhouse of the time—the Soviet Union...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 5 years ago 1,240 reads 2 comments

  13. Chicago Blackhawks Outlast Dallas Stars in Shootout

    Tuesday night was just another night at the "office" for the boys from Madison Street. The Hawks got their second-straight win after a season-high of losing three games in a row...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 5 years ago 93 reads 0 comments

  14. 2010 MLB Preseason Awards

    It's that time of year again kids. Time for my pre-season award predictions. I did a pre-season awards slide show for 2009 and why not for 2010. In this slide show I'm going to cover both leagues and all the major awards...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 5 years ago 879 reads 12 comments

  15. Pro Football Hall Of Fame Voting in Need of Revamp: Dent Denied Again

    One of the greatest Bears defensive ends was denied enshrinement in Canton once again. This is his sixth time being a finalist to only be turned away by voters. Dent was one of the greatest ends to ever play the game of football...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 5 years ago 258 reads 3 comments

  16. Mike Martz: Solution To the Bears' Woes?

    Mike Martz will forever be known as the brain of one of the highest scoring offenses in NFL history when he was in St. Louis. Can he keep up the reputation in Chicago? Mike Martz and Jay Cutler will be quite the interesting mix...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 5 years ago 384 reads 2 comments

  17. 2010 NFL Draft: Colt McCoy

    The 6-3, 210 pounder out of Austin could be the biggest steal in this up coming draft. Why? He was in a national championship. How is that a steal? Colt McCoy is easily the most under rated quarterback out of this year's draft class...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 5 years ago 1,596 reads 9 comments

  18. Super Bowls I-XLIII: The Top Ten Super Bowl Moments of All-Time

    Moments like the one shown in the first picture above are what make this game great. Whether it is the catch Santonio Holmes made last year to secure a win for the Steelers or Broadway Joe calling ...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 5 years ago 1,340 reads 3 comments

  19. Chicago Blackhawks' Goalies: Huet or Niemi?

    If you look back to my Blackhawks preview before the season started, I called the 'Hawks out on what their weakness will be this season: goaltending. So did every other 'Hawks (non-bandwagon) fan...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 5 years ago 649 reads 6 comments

  20. Huet Gets Big Shutout: Hawks Beat Division Foe, Blues

    It took the Chicago Blackhawks 32 games to play a division foe, the dreaded St. Louis Blues, for the first time. For Hawks fans, it was worth the wait. The Hawks are on fire. That's putting it nicely...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 5 years ago 82 reads 0 comments

  21. The Top NCAA Men's Basketball Conferences: the Case For the Big Ten

    Yes, the ACC is good. Yes, the Big East is still the best conference. But who deserves the number two spot? The Big Ten. That's right, you heard me. The Big Ten is the second best conference in college basketball...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 5 years ago 435 reads 0 comments

  22. Welcome to Chicago, Jay Cutler: Where Quarterbacks Come To Die

    There is a pattern here. The Bears have never had an All-Pro QB in the modern era. They've had only one QB Hall of Famer in 90 years.   Every great college QB prospect has turned into a bust...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about 5 years ago 467 reads 8 comments

  23. Chicago Cubs Centerfield in 2010: Curtis Granderson or Kosuke Fukudome?

    I've been doing my fair share of reading on this site among others about the Cubs' interest in Granderson and what people think of the possible acquisition. Very interesting...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about 5 years ago 410 reads 7 comments

  24. Control of 133-Year-Old Chicago Cubs Franchise Finally Taken by Ricketts Family

    In the Cubs' 133 year old history, the team has been owned by one of the founders of the National League, a sporting goods mogul, a chewing gum company, and a media company. The newest owner to the list, a family of Cubs fans...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about 5 years ago 106 reads 0 comments

  25. My Chicago Cubs Wish List

    This off season, the Cubs have a lot of problems to take care of. They need a second basemen, an outfield, some pitching, and some hitters...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about 5 years ago 361 reads 18 comments