Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Chicago

Heckler Podcast: Harry Caray’s CEO Grant DePorter

The latest episode of A Very Important Podcast by The Heckler features Grant DePorter, the CEO of Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group. Grant has worked at Harry Caray’s since 1989 (less than two years after the restaurant group was formed) so he worked closely with Harry himself for quite a while. Listen here!

Cubs sign third fifth starter

The Cubs further filled out one spot on the starting rotation Friday by coming to terms with Jake Arrieta, after their former ace spent three mediocre seasons with the Phillies.

MLB

Cubs sign third fifth starter

The Cubs further filled out one spot on the starting rotation Friday by coming to terms with Jake Arrieta, after their former ace spent three mediocre seasons with the Phillies.

Cubs sign 5th starter

The Cubs' offseason heated up literally and figuratively Thursday with the addition of a burning trash receptacle that will be the team's fifth starting pitcher when the season hopefully gets started sometime before the end of 2021.

KB clarifies: Baseball isn’t fun when you hit .206

A minor controversy erupted Thursday when Cubs 3B Kris Bryant was quoted as saying baseball isn't fun for him anymore. He later clarified his comments, saying they were taken out of context.

NHL

Blackhawks release Corey Crawford tribute video that’s just his 2013 Cup speech

As the Blackhawks part ways with goalie Corey Crawford, the team's marketing department rushed to compile a tribute video when someone had an idea.

Blackhawks hire McDonough back after making playoffs

During John McDonough's month away from the team, the Blackhawks somehow qualified for the postseason so the team was left with no choice but to bring back their former president.

Stephen A. Smith argues that with today’s rules, ’97-’98 Bulls would destroy ’14-’15 Chicago Blackhawks

Fans and analysts love comparing players and teams from different eras, but Stephen A. Smith took these comparisons to a whole new level.

NFL

Mahomes proves he’s fit to play by counting backward from 15 to ‘potato’ at press conference

"I understand a lot of people think I'm rushing back to play in this game even though I'm not healthy," said Mahomes on a video press conference, "but could an unhealthy person do this?"

Bears unable to find Jimmy Graham after game-ending TD

"Yeah, it's true," said head coach Matt Nagy. "Jimmy left the field right after that play and we're not sure where he wound up."

NFL provides teams with extra masks, spare ACLs

After a couple weeks of controversy surrounding coaches not wearing masks on the sidelines, NFL officials on Tuesday sent all teams a large shipment of face coverings to last the entire season.

NBA

Horace demands apology from MJ for giving him 3 championships and a reason to still be relevant

Horace Grant may have called the Pistons "straight up bitches" in "The Last Dance," but now it's Michael Jordan he's coming after.

Young Utah Jazz fan distraught after tough NBA Finals loss

Jimmy Toegard, an 11-year-old Jazz fan from Ogden, Utah, didn’t enjoy ESPN’s documentary "The Last Dance" about the 1998 Chicago Bulls.

ESPN plans ‘The First Dance,’ a 10-part look at Michael Jordan’s high school prom

Panicked executives from ESPN are reportedly rushing to follow up the massively successful "The Last Dance" with a new 10-part documentary about Michael Jordan. Called "The First Dance," it chronicles the future NBA superstar's experience at his high school prom.

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