Posts in Sports

Gran Hundo Fundo

I am riding a 62.5 mile bike ride today.  Taking off from Wilmette, IL and headed up to Kenosha, WI.  The weather has been a little rough in Chicago this spring and summer-and I haven’t been on my bike yet. …

A Rise From The Ashes

Forgive any Chicagoan this morning. They were probably up late last night. The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup.  They have won 3 out of the last 6 in a salary capped world.  That’s a dynasty.  What a great team.  Great …

Steph Reminds Me Of Maravich

There are two great series going on right now. One is the BlackHawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning series in the NHL.  I am a BlackHawks fan and they stole the first game in Tampa.  We will see what happens in …

Rebooting Wrigley

Yesterday was Opening Night at Wrigley Field.  Being the long suffering Cubs fan that I am, I went.  You might have heard they are rebuilding Wrigley.  Currently, they’re rebuilding the bleachers, all the street infrastructure and they put in a …

Kentucky at 30-0

Kentucky ran the table yesterday.  Now all they have to do is win their conference tourney and the NCAA tourney.  It’s just ten more games.  Simple right?  Nate Silver calculates that they have a 30.4% chance at going undefeated. I …

A Super Bowl Example of Leadership

Don’t know if you watched the Super Bowl or not.  We got a ton of snow here in Chicago, so watching television became a recreational activity.  It was a great game.  Amazing highs and lows.  Some of the lows were …

Memories

Today my wife and I are headed to Champaign for Homecoming. We don’t go to Champaign much for football since the Illini are so pitiful. They were not when we were in school there. Our senior year, they went to …

Go Irish, ND vs Michigan, Go Blue, Last time

On Saturday, I am going to the Notre Dame vs Michigan game.  It’s the last game in a long rivalry.  Too bad they are quitting, but business is business.  I have never been to a Notre Dame football game.  This …

Tee Up Time

Going to tee it up at Cantigny today for the first time all year.  Prior to 2003, I used to play a lot of golf.  We were members of a club.  Trading afforded me the hours so I could get …

Should NCAA Athletes Unionize? Be Careful What You Wish For

It’s March Madness and I am on the campus at the University of Dayton.  I am part of the Dayton RISE conference.  Last night Dayton upset Stanford to keep their Cinderella chances alive in the NCAA basketball tournament.  The campus …

Are You Building A Pyramid?

I have written a little about the Pyramid of Success before.  When I was growing up, I had the Pyramid tacked to my bedroom wall.  It’s good for me to go back and look at it once in awhile. I …

Midwest Creativity-Including FAKE GRIMLOCK

If you haven’t seen this, watch it. It’s the Ohio State marching band. One of the most creative halftime shows I have ever seen. If you are a follower of internet/entrepreneurial sensation @FAKEGRIMLOCK, he makes an appearance (around 6:00). If …

Everything is Perspective

Sometimes it pays to look at things from different perspectives. For those that think I am tall…..I am 6’5″. The two gentlemen with me are my friend Chris Gandy and Artis Gilmore. Chris starred at the University of Illinois and …

Real World Application of Coase Theory-Wrigley Field

Ronald Coase passed away last week.  He came up with a theory that really changed the trajectory of economic thinking.  His theory is powerful, and when I look at businesses I try to use it to think about their business …

Way To Go BlackHawks

That was like basketball, just needed to watch the last two minutes. Congrats to our Chicago Black Hawks!  Stanley Cup Champs.

Big Brother Is Listening To You

One of the reasons that I was not a fan of President Bush was the way he orchestrated the reaction to 9/11.  I am not talking about the immediate reaction.  I am talking about the rush to establish the Homeland …

Remember the Flanders Fields This Weekend

It’s Memorial Day weekend.  What are you doing for it? Traditionally, Americans get together and have one of the first barbeque’s of the season. This weekend will be no different for me-except my wife and I always celebrate our anniversary …