The world of Chicago sports had its ups and downs over the weekend: The Cubs named Dale Sveum as the new manager, the Blackhawks lost twice and the Bears won their fifth-straight game with a victory against San Diego Chargers.
dDid I read this right in the New York Times? 32,000 people gathered on or by the Brooklyn Bridge for the Occupy Wall St. march yesterday? And in Chicago, right at rush hour, protesters shut down the LaSalle Street bridge here in Chicago.
It might have seemed premature to look at the Bears' playoff picture with nine games left in the season but it was worth a peek after the current wild card scenarios were considered. The next two games were critical; and a couple of wins could make the Bears' ride to January a little less wild.
The Chicago Cubs may be losing third baseman Aramis Ramirez. The team offered him a $16 million dollar mutual option, but Ramirez says he wants to become a free agent.Ramirez is 33 years old and has been with the Cubs for eight years. He just completed a five-year, $75 million dollar contract.
Heeeeeeey! It's better than tax time. It's tax idea time!! Tolls on Lake Shore? No. More income tax? Maybe. Suburban toll? Ludicrous. Hey, has anyone asked me and the tens of ten of readers of this blog? In the past, I've opened up the flood gates to come up with new tax ideas.
It's time for another installment of "The New Bleacher Bums." In this quick episode, Colleen Henneman explains how she stays fit. It's a combination of eating what she wants...while she exercises:Of course, this is not real. The New Bleacher Bums is a web series produced by Schadenfreude.