Category Archives: Chicago Sports

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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Double Stouting: Left Hand’s Milk Stout and Mendocino’s Black Hawk

I have a confession to make. I’ve never been a frequent stout drinker. It’s not that I don’t enjoy a good stout, but I tend to prefer IPAs and lagers. However, this is all about to change. During Game 6 … Continue reading

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Is Luis Suarez the New Steve Bartman?

Where to start? If you follow me on Twitter or we’re friends on Facebook, you saw my tweets and posts during today’s soon-to-be-classic World Cup quarterfinal matchup between Ghana and Uruguay. And if you know me, you know that I … Continue reading

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Tweet(s) of the Day: January 27, 2010: iPad, Zinn, Hawk

January 27, 2010 was a big day. So big, in fact, that I can’t limit my “tweet of the day” to just one tweet.Therefore, I’ve picked a few key tweets that encapsulate the biggest moments of today (at least in … Continue reading

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Beyond the “Customer”: How Social Media is Changing Loyalty Marketing in Sports

I read an article a few days ago about the Chicago Cubs’ new loyalty marketing tactic. Despite the recession,  ticket prices are going up in 2010, so the Cubs are rewarding those “loyal customers” who renew their season ticket package … Continue reading

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Dear NFL: If You Build It, We Will Pay

College football season just ended. NFL playoffs kicked off this weekend. We’re just getting into conference play in college basketball. And yet what am I excited about? The 2010 baseball season – 3 months away. As you most likely know, … Continue reading

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How I Became a Cubs Fan

A lot of people ask me why I’m a Cubs fan.  Having  never lived in Chicago (or even in the Midwest, save for a month in Iowa one summer) or have any ties to Chicago, it does raise a few … Continue reading

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Chicago Bullpen Blues: It’s Time for a Double Switch

I tend talk baseball more on Twitter than on here (specifically about my team, the Chicago Cubs), but this time I have a few thoughts on my mind about ‘dem Cubbies that would just take more than 140 characters to … Continue reading

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