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  1. Hawk talk starts with Tallon

    Carmen DeFalco

    The Blackhawks picked third in the 2004 NHL entry draft. The first two players selected that year were Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin. Talk about just missing the jackpot. For those just getting back into hockey, Ovechkin and Malkin are arguably the...

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2009
  2. Where's the Advantage?

    Carmen DeFalco

    When it comes to examining and handicapping the NFL, throw conventional wisdom out the window. The term "home-field advantage" is becoming an oxymoron. The craziness in the NFL continued with three road teams winning on a playoff weekend for the firs...

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2009
  3. The Playoffs Give Bears a Glimpse of Real Defense

    Carmen DeFalco

    While the Bears sit home for a second straight January as spectators of the NFL playoffs, they could actually learn something. Watching the Ravens, Eagles, Chargers and even the Cardinals play defense during wild-card weekend, it was hard to ignore t...

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2009
  4. Winter Wonderland

    Carmen DeFalco

    Pardon the pun, but there is no other way to describe the New Year's Day game at Wrigley Field. The NHL hit a walk-off home run in extra innings. It's not often we credit the league for doing things the right way. Commissioner Gary Bettman has failed...

    Blog | Conversation | January 02, 2009
  5. Another January Without the Bears

    Carmen DeFalco

    The Bears received the helping hand they needed in week 17. Unfortunately they failed to take care of business first. Lovie Smith's team went to Houston knowing what was at stake in the final week of the regular season. There were certain things out ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2008
  6. One Down. Three to Go.

    Carmen DeFalco

    Style points don't really matter much at this point. Pretty or not the Bears got the job done in Soldier Field Sunday, beating a Jacksonville team that mailed it in weeks ago. A dominate first half was all the Bears needed in week 14. Perhaps it's a ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2008
  7. Bear-ly Hanging On

    Carmen DeFalco

    Hard to believe a 6-6 team pounded in its last two divisional games is still in the playoff hunt. Such is life in the brutal NFC North. Good for the Bears. Bad for people hoping to actually watch good football. Sunday night's loss to the Vikings in M...

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2008
  8. NFL '08: When Parity Runs a Muck

    Carmen DeFalco

    For years, people have thrown the word parity around when describing the NFL. Fans, media, players, coaches, commissioners, we're all guilty. At what point do we stop using the word parity and just admit there are a lot of really bad teams in the mos...

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2008
  9. Simply Un-BEAR-able!

    Carmen DeFalco

    As a lifelong Bears fan I was surprisingly apathetic Sunday afternoon around 3:00. I wasn't filled with anger or disgust. Instead I found myself simply laughing at my favorite NFL team. And that just isn't right. It's a byproduct of the culture creat...

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2008
  10. The Young Face of the NFL

    Carmen DeFalco

    Last night on 'The Show' I talked with Mike Lombardi from the NFL Network. He has over 20 years of experience as an NFL executive and personnel boss, so I asked him about two different types of rookies. What's more impressive; the rookie players or t...

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2008
  11. Halfway to Tampa Bay

    Carmen DeFalco

    We're halfway through the NFL season and it's time to look back and look ahead. The Bears have nine games remaining following last weekend's bye and everybody is wondering: Can the Bears win the division? Yes, they can. I like my crow nice and hot an...

    Blog | Conversation | October 27, 2008
  12. Rays of Light

    Carmen DeFalco

    You probably didn't believe it all season. With each passing day and each additional win all summer long you probably thought it was some weird fluke. How could a team that had never won more than 70 games in franchise history win the best division i...

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2008
  13. All or Nothing Comes Up Empty

    Carmen DeFalco

    Two games at "The Trop" and I was reminded why I doubted the White Sox all season. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they won the AL Central, but I said all year they never really looked like a playoff team. Even with Mark Buehrle leaving it all out on th...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2008
  14. A New Trend Sends Chicago into October-Fest

    Carmen DeFalco

    We've all seen those birthday cards before. The ones that remind you you're old by listing the price of gas, stamps or a gallon of milk the year you were born. Just think what those would look like if you were born in 1906. Few people are old eno...

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2008
  15. A Not-So-Little Shop of Horrors!

    Carmen DeFalco

    I settled in Tuesday night to watch the White Sox and Twins open up a critical three game series in the Metrodome. As a die-hard Sox fan my anxiety was running high. I've seen the horrors of the Metrodome--the white roof, the stupid tarps in the outf...

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2008
  16. A Doctor Makes a House Call at Cog Hill

    Carmen DeFalco

    Something was missing from the sports calendar in Chicago this summer. For the first time in my life the PGA Tour didn't make a stop here. In 1962 the Western Open, the third oldest active golf tournament in the world after the Open Championship and ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2008