1. Four Things That Bothered Me About Northwestern's Close Call Against EMU

    Saturday was a rather frustrating day for Northwestern fans. The Cats needed a late field goal to escape with a victory against Eastern Michigan, who entered the game as a 20-point underdog...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 252 reads 1 comments

  2. Is It Worth It for Jake Peavy To Get Started If the Chicago White Sox are Done?

    Jake Peavy has yet to throw a pitch for the Chicago White Sox, but he's apparently nearing a return. The 28-year-old right-hander has not made a major league start since June 8, but claimed that he is ready to go after a solid bullpen session on Wednesday

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 126 reads 1 comments

  3. Which Sox Player Has Been The Most Disappointing This Season?

    The White Sox have been a fairly annoying team this year. Depending on when you watch them, they can look like a potential threat in the playoffs or a team fighting for the first pick in the draft...

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  4. Northwestern Football: My Thoughts on The 'Cats 2009 Season Opener

    Northwestern won their season opener against Towson Saturday, 47-14. The Cats jumped out to a 30-0 lead early in the second quarter and never looked back...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 127 reads 1 comments

  5. Three Things To Watch in Northwestern's Opener

    NU will open the season this Saturday at Ryan Field. After a 9-4 season that ended with a trip to the Alamo Bowl, Northwestern fans are excited about the start of the new season and another potentially successful season...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 148 reads 8 comments

  6. Future May Have Arrived in Chicago

    Now that top prospects Dan Hudson and Tyler Flowers have been called up to the majors, the Sox could be starting a youth movement. The Sox have essentially thrown in the towel, as evidenced by their recent trades of Jim Thome and Jose Contreras...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 332 reads 3 comments

  7. Four Keys to a Quality Tailgating Experience

    College football season is almost here, and that means only one thing to me: tailgating. Tailgating is one of my favorite things about sports. It creates a festive atmosphere that breeds camaraderie with your fellow sports fans...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 319 reads 4 comments

  8. A Post-Mortem on The White Sox Season

    Yes, I realize that technically the Sox aren't officially eliminated from the AL Central race. However, that hardly seems to matter right now. The Palehose have only won two of their last ten games and have generally looked awful doing it...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 149 reads 7 comments

  9. White Sox or Cubs: Which Chicago Team Has Frustrated Their Fans More?

    Like many others before, it has been a rough baseball season in Chicago. Both the Sox and Cubs are struggling to stay above .500 and falling farther back in their respective division races...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 107 reads 2 comments

  10. Breaking News: Jose Contreras Out of the Rotation, Jake Peavy In?

    According to Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune, Jose Contreras has made his last start for the White Sox this season. Here is the link to the article...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 186 reads 1 comments

  11. Chicago White Sox-Detroit Tigers: A Quick Outlook On the Race

    The Chicago White Sox have been chasing the Detroit Tigers in the standings since before the All-Star break. Though Detroit holds a 2.5 game lead entering today's games, they're not exactly doing much to extend that lead...

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  12. Northwestern Football Season Preview

    With just under two weeks until I'm tailgating in the West Lot outside of Ryan Field again, it's time for my opening thoughts on my beloved Northwestern Wildcats...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 626 reads 5 comments

  13. Chicago White Sox Continue To Tread Water in AL Central

    I would like to think that the Sox are going to win the AL Central. I honestly think they have the best team in the division on paper. They have one of the best pitching staffs in the American League as well as a lineup full of dangerous hitters...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 105 reads 1 comments

  14. Chicago White Sox Top 10 Minor League Prospects

    Now that the minor league season is winding down and the window to sign amateur draft picks has closed, I thought it would be a good time to analyze the White Sox minor league system...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 907 reads 5 comments

  15. Joe's Western Conference Preview for 2009-2010

    This is part two of my NBA preview. To see my thoughts on the Eastern Conference, see my previous article: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/233815-joes-eastern-conference-preview-for-20092010...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 697 reads 11 comments

  16. Plea to Ozzie Guillen: Please Stop Bunting

    I normally don't complain about the managing decisions of Ozzie Guillen, but tonight's game has seriously annoyed me. It has been a pitcher's duel (currently scoreless in the 14th), so it gives Ozzie an excuse to bring out his small-ball tendencies...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 132 reads 3 comments

  17. Now That He's Here, What Will The Sox Do With Alex Rios?

    Alex Rios should join the White Sox tonight in Seattle after being claimed off waivers from Toronto. Now the Sox have to figure out what they are going to do with him. The Sox now have four starting caliber outfielders and Jim Thome is entrenched at DH...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 161 reads 0 comments

  18. Joe's Eastern Conference Preview For 2009-2010

    I know it's early, but the NBA offseason is winding down, and there's little to talk about in the sports world until basketball starts. I think at this point we can get a decent idea of what to expect from NBA teams this season...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 470 reads 9 comments

  19. Is Alex Rios the Answer for the Chicago White Sox?

    Rumors have been circulating that the White Sox have made a waiver claim on Blue Jays' outfield Alex Rios. Frankly, this move puzzles me a bit. My problem is not with Rios's ability...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 1,890 reads 4 comments

  20. Don't Write Off Carlos Quentin

    The numbers haven't been pretty for Carlos Quentin this season. Even when he's been healthy, his production hasn't come close to his MVP form from last season. On the season, he's only hitting ...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 115 reads 0 comments

  21. Pleading the Fifth: Last Rotation Spot for White Sox Up For Grabs

    Now that Clayton Richard is pitching for the Padres, the Sox have a bit of a problem at the back end of their rotation. Jake Peavy will eventually return from his ankle injury, but the Sox only have four proven starters until he comes back...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 183 reads 5 comments

  22. My Thoughts On The Jake Peavy Trade

    The Sox had the surprise move of the trade deadline when they finally competed the deal for Jake Peavy that they tried to make back in May. I have a number of thoughts on this deal that are quite varied...

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  23. MLB's 50 Most Valuable Players

    In honor of baseball's trade deadline, here's my list of the 50 most valuable players in baseball. Yes, I am blatantly stealing this idea from Bill Simmons and his excellent NBA Trade Value articles...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 122 reads 2 comments

  24. Why Is Dewayne Wise Still on the Roster?

    I'll lead this off by saying thank you to DeWayne Wise for the big catch in the ninth inning of Mark Buehrle's perfect game. It was an excellent play, and Sox fans will remember it for a very long time...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 202 reads 1 comments

  25. White Sox Miss Several Opportunities In Series-Opening Loss

    The Sox had several opportunities to put runs on the board in the first game of a split double-header today. However, they were unable to execute with men on and dropped the opener 5-1...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 5 years ago 48 reads 2 comments