After reports that 14 NFL teams received money from the Department of Defense and National Guard for staging on-field tributes to soldiers and veterans, the U.S. House condemned “paid-for patriotism.” Michael Cygan is a veteran who was honored at a sporting event, and he joins Bill Littlefield to weigh in.
Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks died last week. The passing of “Mr. Cub” offered Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg the opportunity to reflect on his own career.
With manager Joe Maddon and ace Jon Lester on board, the Cubs may be in the running for their first division title since 2008. Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch assesses the team’s chances — and explains why he may never be able to return to his hometown.
The competitive balance lottery was designed to help struggling MLB franchises. So why are the St. Louis Cardinals, winners of two World Series titles in the last decade, being awarded an extra draft pick? ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill Littlefield to explain.
The Red Sox and Cubs finished their three-game series, just the fourth time the teams have met since the 1918 World Series. Only A Game’s Karen Given was at the game on Monday, and reflected on the storied histories of the two teams.
George Will joins Bill Littlefield to discuss “A Nice Little Place on the North Side,” his new book about the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, which turns 100 this season.
An excerpt from “A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred” by George Will.
In ‘From Black Sox To Three-Peats,’ Ron Rapoport has assembled a collection of the best sports writing on Chicago. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the book.
An excerpt from “From Black Sox to Three-Peats” by Ron Rapoport.
On Thursday, the Chicago Cubs cleared the first of many hurdles in their plan to renovate Wrigley Field. The Commission on Chicago Landmarks approved some of the team’s proposed changes to the historic ballpark, but delayed voting on a controversial video screen and right field advertising sign. Only A Game’s Karen Given visited Chicago, and she has our story.