Talk Derby to Me
5/2/2013 8:23:00 AM
Before any race horse is officially named, it must first be approved by The Jockey Club who is responsible for maintaining The American Stud Book. These folks have a helluva sense of humor, are dangerously naive or they are a confused combination of both when consenting to these thoroughbred names.
Nut Buster (1942)
Blow Me (1945)
Golden Shower (1955)
Go Down (1963)
Cum Rocket (1969)
Ménage Á Trois (1974)
On Your Knees (1977 and 2005)
Spank It (1985)
Bodacious Tatas (1985)
No Fat Chicks (1988)
Pleasure Me (2000)
Can you imagine had these horses raced in the same era? It could have made for a stimulating, err, exciting, I mean, interesting call from the track announcer…
“It’s Spank It and Pleasure Me from the start and then Go Down, On Your Knees and Blow Me up against the rail…. At the turn, Menage ‘A ...
Did Duncan Diss Women?
4/23/2013 9:50:00 AM
Following Monday night’s Blackhawks loss in Vancouver, Duncan Keith was asked about the non-call following his apparent slash in Daniel Sadin. The question was directed by Karen Thomson, from Team 1040 in Vancouver. Karen, obviously, is a female.
Keith responded by saying that Karen might be an NHL referee and, if so, she’d be the first female to officiate in the league.
I don’t think his reply was sexist, but some others are speculating that it might had been.
Take a listen (audio on right side of the page).
What do you think?
America has your back, Boston
4/18/2013 8:55:00 AM
This week our nation was the victim of another senseless tragedy. Our heartfelt thoughts are with those affected by the bombings from the Boston Marathon.
No matter where we are from or where we reside, we are Americans. In Chicago, we feel the patriotic pride before Blackhawks home games when Jim Cornelison sings our National Anthem with the help of thousands attending the United Center.
But some credit where it is due. Wednesday night from the TD Garden in Boston, fans of the Bruins did a pretty darn good job too.
Watch and listen.
And God Bless America!
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Wooing the North Side for Cubs Home Opener
4/9/2013 4:42:00 PM
Not cold, not rain nor 104 years of futility can damper the excitement of the Cubs home opener. Our special thanks to everyone who joined us from O’Malley’s Liquor Kitchen on Monday (4/8/13).
It might at first seem like a normal early morning on the north side
But we come with gifts
And all types of guests who stop by
Ronnie Woo Woo helped judge the “Strike Out or Score with Shannon” contest
And then Ronnie Woo Woo danced with The Loop Rock Girl
Soon enough the skies outside cleared and later it's “Play Ball!” from the Friendly Confines
Go Cubs. No. Really. Go Cubs!
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See HERE pictures and video from the White Sox home opener on 4/1/13
Sox, Shannon and Smacks from South Side Opener
4/2/2013 9:19:00 AM
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the White Sox home opener on Monday from Cork and Kerry. The Budweiser was following and the good times were had.
And for some (as you’ll see below) it’s interesting to learn what is considered fun and games!
Shannon getting ready for our live broadcast
We got White Sox 2013 schedule magnets too
Former Sox star Ron Kittle with Shannon
Manny from Lamont scores some tickets
Loyal Looper takes a smack for Fleetwood Mac tickets
And another Loyal Looper. Well, he just wanted to be smacked by Shannon.
Monday we’ll be live on the northside for the Cubs home opener. Join us from 6-10am at O’Malley’s Liquor Kitchen, 3551 N. Sheffield Avenue.
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Anthony Adams Goes Out in Style
3/26/2013 8:44:00 AM
Anthony Adams retired from the NFL this week. Drafted by San Francisco in 2003, Adams played 5 seasons with the Bears.
With 278 career tackles and 10.5 quarterback sacks, he won’t to prepare a speech for induction into Canton, Ohio. But he should be remembered for some of the things he’s done off the field.
Like when Adams gave away Super Bowl tickets to kids who achieved greatest GPA improvement. Or the time, while in Chicago, he visited local school and helped students write letters to our military oversees.
And let’s not forget he was a YouTube star too. And it continued all the way through the announcement of his retirement. It’s worth watching…
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It's Mayhem, baby?!?
3/20/2013 1:31:00 PM
I was checking some betting odds for the NCAA men’s basketball games when couldn’t help but notice that the online service refers to the tournament as “March Mayhem”. But before I could poke fun at their obvious attempt to refer to a sporting event without infringing on copyrights, I was reminded how every January the radio industry promotes the Super Bowl as “The Big Game”.
Well touché, my offshore gambling friend.
Speaking of odds, the chances of predicting a perfect bracket is 1 in 9.2 quintillion. That’s a “9”, followed by a decimal, followed by a “2” and followed by seventeen zeros.
Sure, we have a chance. But here are some more odds for sake of comparison…
- Getting audited by the IRS 1 in 175
- Dying within the next 12 months 1 in 1,820
- Becoming a pro athlete 1 in 22,000
- Dating a supermodel 1 in 88,000
- Being attacked by ...
Jeff Gordon Goes Undercover
3/13/2013 8:12:00 PM
Those who follow auto racing know that Jeff Gordon is a talented driver. He’s a 4-time Cup Series champion, a former Rookie of the Year (both Cup and Busch series), won 692 NASCAR races including the Daytona 500 three different times.
Those who follow sports know Jeff Gordon doesn’t know d**k about Chicago baseball. Do you remember his “Wrigley Stadium” gaffe?
But the “Wonder Boy” has revealed a side to his personality that many fans have yet to see… a sense of humor! Check out this prank Jeff Gordon pulled on the car salesman…
Don’t miss the NASCAR events coming to Joliet this Sprint Cup season – including the 1st Race for the Chase, the Geico 400. Hear our interview with Scott Paddock the President of Chicagoland Speedway.
Full Throttle finale and Jesse Dupree interview
3/6/2013 1:06:00 PM
I first met Jackyl in the summer of 1992 as they were promoting their debut album. We had dinner before the band tore up the stage at a club on the south side of Pittsburgh.
I can recall the main course interrupted when the song “Tequila” was blasted through the restaurant sound system. Jesse James Dupree grabbed a long, black wig (from where he was keeping the prop, I never asked), jumped on the dinner table and did his best Pee Wee Herman impersonation.
(Later that night following their set the band members insisted I wear the wig backstage. I was too drunk to ask why or debate it, but relieved that smart phone cameras weren’t popularized just yet)
My intoxicated state from that night took days to get over but my friendship with the band remained. I’ve been a guest at Jesse’s home in Georgia (aptly named “Disgraceland”), hosted ...
Interview Scott Paddock from Chicagoland Speedway
3/5/2013 2:23:00 PM
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is off to a hurried start. The Subway Fresh Fit 500 from Phoenix was the highest rated televised sporting event of last weekend. Like most of you, I was watching the Blackhawks exciting comeback against the Detroit Red Wings.
While scoring the winning goal during the shootout, was Patrick Kane also auditioning for the future spot on “Dancing with the Stars”?
But afterwards tuned in to watch Carl Edwards take the checkered flag and, of course, celebrate with his patented backflip.
(Don’t try imitating the backflip. Trust me)
The 2013 Sprint Cup "Race for the Chase" will once again begin at Chicagoland Speedway with the Geico 400. The previous 2 drivers to win that event (Tony Stewart in 2011 and Brad Keselowski in 2012) went on to win the Cup title.
Coincidence? I’m not sure. But we asked that and more to Scott ...