Watch This Chicago 'L' Train Jump The Tracks And Run Up An Escalator

The other day, a Chicago Transit Authority operator apparently fell asleep, and the Blue Line train she was running consequently jumped the tracks at O'Hare and ran up a god damn escalator, injuring 32 people, causing an estimated $6 million in damage and screwing up commutes all over the city. Here is raw security… » 3/26/14 12:07pm 3/26/14 12:07pm

Comcast SportsNet Airs Our Version Of Cubs Mascot With Cock And Balls

Earlier this week we introduced you to terrifying Cubs mascot Clark The Cub and invited you to do horrible things to him. We started you off with Jim Cooke's full-frontal rendition, which is exactly what Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic aired to viewers across the Washington, D.C. area tonight. » 1/14/14 11:21pm 1/14/14 11:21pm

A Brief History Of Terrible Chicago Mascots

The Chicago Cubs unveiled their new mascot yesterday to little acclaim. That's what happens when you create a mascot that looks like a nightmarish, perverted furry and lends itself to horrible Photoshop alterations. But Clark the Cub is just the latest in a long line of ill-advised Chicago mascots. Here now is a quick… » 1/14/14 2:33pm 1/14/14 2:33pm

The Cubs' New Mascot Is A Nightmarish, Perverted Furry

In an apparent effort to get the public to stop paying so much attention to their tenuous connections to the traditional baseball experience and start paying more attention to them as a baseball team, the Chicago Cubs have spent the last while systematically eradicating everything that's even remotely attractive about… » 1/13/14 4:53pm 1/13/14 4:53pm

Price Of Fame: Frank Thomas, Who Saved My Life

Over the next few weeks, we'll be examining the merits—and relative lack of merits—of all 36 players on this year's Hall of Fame ballot for the purposes of better informing the electorate, i.e., you. All entries in the series can be found here. » 12/06/13 2:26pm 12/06/13 2:26pm

Price Of Fame: Ray Durham, Who Made Ballgames Worth Enduring

Over the next few weeks, we'll be examining the merits—and relative lack of merits—of all 36 players on this year's Hall of Fame ballot for the purposes of better informing the electorate, i.e., you. All entries in the series can be found here. » 12/05/13 4:27pm 12/05/13 4:27pm

The Hockey Legend Thinks Your Epiphany Is Stupid

The Stacks' Alex Belth has a fun interview with Rich Cohen, author Monsters, the book about the '85 Bears that we excerpted yesterday. There's a lot of good stuff in there, but I'm particularly taken with the anecdote below, which isn't about the Bears at all. » 11/01/13 3:59pm 11/01/13 3:59pm

Both Chicago Teams Played In The Fog, And It Was Gorgeous

We noticed last night that Wrigley Field looked like it had been transported to Silent Hill. (This being the Cubs, maybe Superman 64 is the better analogy.) But the fog covered the South Side too, and the morning-after photos are equal parts eerie, quirky, and beautiful. » 6/11/13 10:02am 6/11/13 10:02am

No One Notices The Spurs Because No One Notices San Antonio

Here's a working barstool-grade theory as to why, during its dynastic run to four (perhaps soon five) titles since 1999, America still embraces the San Antonio Spurs with a yawn and a why are you still here? squint. This phenomenon has flustered if not baffled sports cognoscenti for years. But they play pure,… » 6/08/13 4:11pm 6/08/13 4:11pm

If The Chicago Cubs Want Their Big Renovation, It's Time For Them To…

Wrigley Field, the goat-themed cemetery where the past 105 seasons of Chicago Cubs baseball are buried, is finally getting an overhaul befitting the task at hand. The Ricketts family that now owns the Cubs apparently wants to win more games, and to spend money to do so. Presently the team doesn’t earn money it could if … » 4/06/13 3:28pm 4/06/13 3:28pm