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Taking A Gamble: the Professional Sports Draft

April 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Brien Taylor was a "can't miss" prospect

I don’t know about you, but each year I get way too excited for professional sports drafts.  The NFL draft is by far the most enticing with Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay squaring off throughout the year arguing over trivial college football players who in a couple years will be completely forgotten.  There’s also the NFL combine, the live draft show, draft “experts”, mock drafts, and above all gives you a more optimistic look at your favorite team’s likelihood for success with a new solid draft pick.  The NBA Draft is quite fun too, they have a live show, fashionable suits, great highlight reels, some of your favorites from March Madness are there, and of course David Stern, he was great in Home Alone by the way.  Unfortunately, the MLB Draft greatly fails in comparison.    Read more…

Bear Weather at White Sox Home Opener

April 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Mayor Daley explains to Rahm that the Cubs stink

The Sports Minion & Sports Minette headed down to The Cell for the 2011 Chicago White Sox home opener.  It was a great time indeed, as temperatures hit near freezing, reminding one of a typical game at the cross town Soldier Field where the Monsters of the Midway do their thing.

We saw a beautiful pitching performance from Edwin Jackson, who struck out a career-high 13 batters, surrendering only 1 run on 4 hits leading to a 5-1 victory over the visiting AL East Champ, Tampa Bay Rays. Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski received the biggest ovations as Sox fans made it clear they appreciate the two leaders sticking around for possibly a few more years. Read more…