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  1. Blackhawks a reliable draw on local TV

    Jon Greenberg

    Sports Business Journal released its much-anticipated annual review of NHL teams' local TV ratings Thursday. What's that? You don't circle this day on your calendar? While I have little idea what to make of Nielsen ratings, I always keep my ey...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Parker's decision good for him -- and NBA

    Jon Greenberg

    To the surprise of no one except those pesky anonymous NBA scouts, Jabari Parker turned pro Thursday. In an enlightening essay, co-written by his Boswell, Sports Illustrated writer Jeff Benedict, Parker explained his thought process, along with wh...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  3. Bulls enjoying well-deserved good fortune

    Jon Greenberg

    In a video that has gone deservedly viral, Joakim Noah was crestfallen about the late-season fallen snow Monday night after the Bulls disposed of the Magic in their home regular-season finale. I feel you, Jo. I was scraping ice off my car at 5:30 ...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. Blackhawks need stars to align quickly

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- It's playoff time, Chicago. Do you know where your superstars are? Why, there they are at Johnny's IceHouse West, the newish practice facility hard by a railroad line, due west of the United Center and the sprawl of the West Side renova...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  5. Chicago Blackhawks need stars to align against St. Louis Blues

    Jon Greenberg

    The Blackhawks could use hot starts from Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to survive a first-round battle against the St. Louis Blues.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  6. Bonifacio's energy just what Cubs need

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- If you're watching a Cubs game and you see a player get a hit and flash a sideways V over his eye, then "lo viste." You saw "it." So, what is "lo viste?" It's leadoff hitter/utility man Emilio Bonifacio's personal catchphrase, ...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  7. Bulls fine-tuning their focus at right time

    Jon Greenberg

    The joke about the Chicago Bulls and their magical 2013-2014 season is that if they were in the Western Conference, they'd be in ninth place and Joakim Noah would be ready for a beach bonfire in Bora Bora. But the Bulls aren't in the Western Confe...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  8. Playoffs all that matter with Kane, Toews

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- It was a beautiful day for a puck-around. Yes, it was gorgeous outside the United Center, but more importantly, it was the the hockey equivalent of blue skies and sunshine inside at the Chicago Blackhawks' morning skate before Wednesda...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  9. Braving early Cubs baseball -- on the cheap

    Jon Greenberg

    Welcome to the first edition of "Gettin' In," a regularly sporadic guide to getting into our city's baseball stadiums at a dirt cheap price. Of course, the cheapest way to see a Cubs or White Sox game is to go for free. Make friends with season-ti...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  10. Winning time again for 'good guy' Brewer

    Jon Greenberg

    I was at the Museum of Science and Industry when I got the news that the Chicago Bulls had re-signed Ronnie Brewer for their playoff run. As I looked at my phone while following my son around the train exhibit (A+ parenting, I know), I smiled. Bre...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  11. Greenberg: Chicago Cubs' next steps? Best not to ask owner Tom Ri...

    Jon Greenberg

    Owner has a fan's optimism but is not forthcoming with details on business or baseball.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2014
  12. Clark the Cub opens home to adoring fans

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- The clubhouse was hopping Friday afternoon. Not the Cubs' one, mind you. I don't have that kind of access. I'm talking about Clark's Clubhouse, the home of Chicago's newest mascot sensation. Ridiculed on Twitter and parodied on Deads...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  13. Enjoy classic Wrigley before changes begin

    Jon Greenberg

    Cherish this moment, Cubs fans. Yes, your team stinks. No, it's not going to win more than 70-something games this year. Yes, tickets are overpriced. If you're a die-hard, you'll be glued to Twitter feeds and MILB.com and any morsel of news you...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  14. Will coaching dominoes affect Illinois?

    Jon Greenberg

    Jim Christian got the Boston College job Thursday, leaving bucolic Athens, Ohio for Chestnut Hill and the Atlantic Coast Conference. I know what you're thinking, Chicago sports fan. "Who the heck is Jim Christian? And stop feeding us your Ohio Un...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  15. Game 2 ideal to sample new Cell menu

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- Opening Day, or at least the home opener, is Christmas for baseball fans. Game 2 is like the day after Boxing Day. Fans will bundle up and endure bad weather for the first game. But the second game is nothing but another day in Chicago....

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  16. 5 years in, Cutler finally seems comfortable

    Jon Greenberg

    Five years ago, I took part in a conference call. I had recently been hired, on a freelance basis, to write columns for a new website, ESPN Chicago. It was a novel idea, combining a popular radio station, the mammoth ESPN.com Web presence and local w...

    Blog | April 02, 2014