After yesterday's injury to Patrick Kane that could leave the NHL's point leader out until at least the playoffs, and the announcement that Derrick Rose was forced to undergo the third surgery on his knee in three years, all fans of Chicago sports franchises have been given a week off of work to grieve properly.
“Talking baseball with Jim Frey, doing shots and beers with Harry Carey and catching fungos off the bat of Shawon Dunston are memories that are simply priceless,” Williams wrote on his blog titled “Williams: Believe It or Not.”
It's not just the biggest sporting event of 2015. Super Bowl XLIX is also the most important advertising day of the year, when the world's most noteworthy brands unveil their best commercials. Thanks to this handy bingo board, you can play (or drink) along as the ads are unveiled.
After the New England Patriots declared they didn't alter their footballs in any manner and attributed the fluctuations in pressure to cold temperatures, skeptics pounced. One such individual was Bill Nye, noted thermal engineering expert and all-around creepy genius, who claimed that the explanation given by the Patriots was an absolute scientific impossibility.
"I didn't know it was that bad here," he said, shaking his head and trying to take deep, relaxing breaths. "I mean, I saw some highlights during the season on SportsCenter, but I figured, hey, these guys were 5-11. It's not like they were a huge mess or something. But, man was I wrong."
ESPN reported Tuesday night that 11 of the Patriots’ 12 balls were deflated for Sunday’s AFC Championship against the Colts, which has Bill Belichick in a tizzy. The surly New England coach promptly fired the team’s ball boy Jimmy O’Bannon, presumably for failing to deflate one of those balls. “I can’t believe our ball boy […]
"In addition to getting every call right, it will also provide much-needed stoppage time for players to rest, advertisers to advertise and fans to get snacks or use the restroom," said Goodell. "Everybody wins. Plus, we can now bill the Super Bowl as a two-day event, which is sure to excite people. If four hours of football is good, then 36 hours is better, right?"
"You may be wondering if we purposefully deflated our balls and the answer is 'Yes'," admitted a smug and unapologetic Belichick. "Sure, we had home field advantage and a better all-around team, but is that ever enough to stick it to your opponent?"