Prior to Friday's game in Milwaukee, an anonymous culprit planted a phony news release in the Miller Park press room that claimed Cubs GM Jim Hendry was writing an autobiography titled "How to Finish Near Last Place with the Highest Payroll in the League." After hearing of the stunt, Hendry was inspired to actually write the book.
The postgame press conference began the same way so many have at Soldier Field, with a tight-lipped Smith approaching the podium, devoid of emotion.
When word broke this weekend that a female TV Azteca reporter and former Miss Spain was suing the New York Jets for sexual harassment it provided sports bloggers and even mainstream media a much-needed opportunity to post suggestive photos of the accuser.
The NFL was simply trying to protect officials by positioning them behind the line of scrimmage, but a five-yard, preseason delay of game penalty caused Peyton Manning to demand the umpires be removed from the field entirely.
Wrigleyville is currently preparing itself for an onslaught of frat boys, posers and custies when the Dave Matthews Band rolls into town Sept. 17 and 18. The concerts promise to be the largest gathering of white people in Chicago since the downtown Apple Store waiting line for the new iPhone in June.
Sources this week revealed Bob Brenly was at times covertly managing the Cubs, taking over coaching duties during now-former skipper Lou Piniella's in-game naps that occured on an increasingly frequent basis after the manager announced his retirement last month.