Category Archives: Sports

A Beer Drinker’s Guide to Super Bowl XLV

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a Chicago Bears fan. That also means I’m a Chicago beer fan. I  have a mild superstition about drinking a local beer from the team I’m rooting for when watching a game. … Continue reading

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Twitter Makes “All The Tostitos” a Championship Meme

Yesterday I ranted a bit about how Tostitos was missing out on a big opportunity by not engaging with fans on Twitter in advance of and during the Fiesta Bowl and the BCS National Championship game, which they sponsor. But silly … Continue reading

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Sorry, Tostitos. Your #BCS Sponsorship Just Got Scooped

I woke up this morning to see something that made the social marketing geek in me giddy with excitement.The sports news arm of The Onion, everyone’s favorite mock news site, used their Twitter account, @OnionSports, to sponsor the trending topic #BCS … Continue reading

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A Beer Drinker’s Guide to the MLB Postseason: Giants and Braves

Yesterday I featured  four recommended breweries’ offerings to accompany the ALDS matchups in the MLB Postseason: 512 Brewing from Texas and Cigar City Brewing from Tampa Bay for the Rangers and Rays; Brooklyn Brewery and Summit Brewing Company for the … Continue reading

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A Beer Drinker’s Guide to the MLB Postseason: Twins at Yankees

Previously on A Beer Drinker’s Guide to the MLB Postseason, I featured Texas’s 512 Brewing for the Rangers and Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing for the Rays. Now, with the Twins heading to Yankee Stadium in search of staving off a … Continue reading

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A Beer Drinker’s Guide to the MLB Postseason: Rays at Rangers

As a sports fanatic I’m naturally superstitious. I wear certain hats, t-shirts, and jerseys, or certain combinations of all three, that I convince myself somehow have an impact in the game’s outcome. If my team wins one week I’ll wear … Continue reading

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ESPN, You’re Doing It Wrong

By now you’ve probably heard news of ESPN’s upcoming brand and web property, ESPNW, “a whole new world for female athletes and sports fans.” As soon as I saw the following tweet from one of my favorite sports bloggers, Julie … Continue reading

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If Only Fans Could Run a Baseball Team

Today’s Cubs Fan Report highlights a story in which Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says he’s listening to what fans are saying about the team. We’ve tried to be just one big giant ear to our fans. Hopefully, when we accumulate … Continue reading

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Notre Dame, Michigan: The Chili Bowl

The date was September 11, 1993. The setting was my parents’ kitchen. It was mid-day, and my mom asked me to heat up some veggie chili for lunch. I didn’t like chili at the time and I refused, asking my … Continue reading

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The Dibble Debacle Ends With An Apology… Sort Of

Earlier today I received two emails in response to my post on what I’m calling The Dibble Debacle, from MASN spokesman Todd Webster. Webster was kind enough to email me and others who blogged about the Dibble situation with links … Continue reading

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