Category Archives: Chicago Sports

#Cubs Opening Day (And 1st Pitch of Game?) Video

Today is the Cubs opener and so far what an opener its turned out to be. Wowza! ๐Ÿ‘Š

Check out the video below which showcases the very 1st pitch of the game.

https://youtu.be/MaYMe-eHT4w

Yep! A homer right off the bat (no pun intended) from Ian Happย on first pitch. What an awesome way to begin what I feel is going to be an amazing #Cubbies baseball season. ๐Ÿป

Feel free to share the video above with all your Cubbie loving friends. (Or anyone into the Sox) ๐Ÿ‘Ž

For the 2018 Cubs Scheduleclick here! You can view the schedule or print a copy out for your wallet or wall. Next game is tomorrow night Friday, 03/30 at 6:10pm in Florida against the Marlins.

#EverybodyIn

Cubs 2018 schedule

Opening Day – Chicago Cubs Home Opener Is Today

Chicago Cubs 2017 Gold Collection Gear

Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for – The Chicago Cubs Home Opening Game.

It’s here.

Game starts at 7 pm (CST.)

And it all happens at the friendly confines – Wrigley Field.

Coach Joe Madden will be there along with most of the World Champion players from last year including:

Rizzo

Bryant

Baez

Howard

Schwarber

Arrieta

Lester

Russell

Almora JR

and most others…

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Chicago is beyond excited and it’s been well worth the wait for the return of our World Champs. ๐Ÿ™‚

How about you. Do you have tickets – will you be watching from Wrigley or from home?

Reader Questions:

  1. Who are you most looking forward to seeing at tonight’s home opener?
  2. Did you watch game 7 of last seasons World Series?
  3. Score prediction for tonight’s game against the LA Dodgers
  4. Fave snack during a Cubbie’s game? at home or the ballpark?
  5. Who will sing tonight’s 7th inning song? who would you like to sing the song in the future?

Good luck Cubbies. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

50 Plus Blog Post Ideas for Chicago Bloggers

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chicago bloggers blog post ideas photo

This is my personal list of blog post ideas, that I keep updating as time goes on. As you can see the list has grown to 50 plus ideas. I’ve decided to open up my list for you other local Chicago bloggers. Need ideas for content? Here you go – see my list below.

Good luck! Get to writing!!! (and also remember your blog categories)

The few at the top I scratched off I already wrote about; but there’s still plenty to choose from. And think of these as primers, starters or ideas you can modify according to your specific niche and audience. If you decide to use one, leave a comment below and let me know so I can scratch it off the list and I will do the same. Happy Blogging!

1. 6 Fabulous Chicago Cubs Shirts for the Ladies

2. 6 Great Chicago Cubs Shirts for the Guys

3. Three Easy Ways To Save On Drinking Water/Coffee/Tea for the Summer/Winter

4. WordPress Q&A – What WordPress Questions Do You Have?

5. Blogging Q&A – What Blogging Questions Do You Have?

6. 4 Cool Chicago Based Tech Products and or Companies

7. What’s Your Favorite Chicago Based TV Show? Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, The Good Wife, Mike & Molly

8. What’s Your Favorite Chicago Based Rock Band? Smashing Pumpkins,

9. Actor? harrison ford, george lucas, vince vaughn, joe mantegna,

10. Actress? tina fey, melissa mccarthy, jenny mccarthy,

11. Comedian? steve harvey,

12. Talk Show Host? steve harvey, oprah,

13. News Anchor?

14. Athlete? rizzo, cutler, rose, crawford, butler, noah, arrieta, forte,

15. Cell Phone Service?

16. Cable Service?

17. Chicago Beach?

18. Mini Golf/Golf/Chicago Park/Outdoor Space?

19. Roller Skating/Lazer Tag/Bowling/Batting Cages/Indoor Space?

20. Movie Theater?

22. Parade? pride, st paddys, bud biliken, puerto rican, sports, new years eve, etc

23. Outdoor Pool?

24. Gym?

25. Outdoor Activity? walking, biking, hiking, rock climbing, running, gardening, swimming,

26. Pub?

27. Chicago Baseball Team? Cubs or Sox

28. Ways to Enjoy Chicago During the Summer on The Cheap?

29. Ways To Mini Splurge As a Family in Chicago During the Summer?

30. Ways to Mini Splurge As a Single in Chicago During the Summer?

31. Golfer?

32. Chicago blogger?

33. Chicago blog?

34. Chicago news site?

35. Chicago entertainment website?

36. Fave Summer Staycation Spot in Chicago?

37. Fave Name Brand Discount Retailer? Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Outlet Malls,

38. Arcade Bar?

39. Fave Chicago radio station? B96, 101, 103,

40. Free health and or medical services in Chicago – annual eye exams for kids, free screenings, senior services, blood drives, etc.

41. Free tech support in Chicago –

42. Free condoms and pregnancy testing in Chicago –

43. List of service providers in Chicago – dog walkers, massage, nails, haircut, fitness/diet consultations, tax prep/help, mortgage consultation, blogging, websites, grocery delivery service, free food such as food pantries, elder care, pet care, lawn service, snow removal service, handyman work, junk haul away, house cleaning, house painting, Holiday decor/x-mas tree removal, heating and cooling, catering, tech help, pet sitting, travel help, disaster relief, storm shelters, ย ย  and more.

44. List of free B-day stuff in Chicago – food, drinks, desserts, appetizers, services, coupons, discounts and deals

45. Xmas – ways to decorate on the cheap, ways to do secret Santa on the cheap, great gift ideas under $50, gift ideas under $10,

46. Holiday – ways to celebrate on the cheap, cooking, baking, DIY gifts and decor,

47. Superbowl – football cookies, football clothing and accessories, halftime party ideas, halftime food ideas, party theme ideas in general,

48. Gift Ideas – techie stuff such as cell phone cases, portable chargers, iPad cases, kindle cases, cell phone and tablet accessories, cell phone purses,

49. Etsy Finds – cool finds on Etsy for Xmas gift ideas

50. Black Friday – gift ideas, deals and discounts, how to save, best deals on outerwear, tech; music, movies, cell phones, TV’s, laptops, tablets, jewelry, boots.

51. Chicago Bloggers Round Up – article round up of local Chicago bloggers.

52. Virtual Holiday Secret Santa from Local Bloggers

53. Awareness and or Fundraising Blog Post – for your favorite charity or cause

Chicago Cubs Head to the 2015 NLDS – #GoJakeArrietaGo

Jake Arrieta in Wild Card Game - Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates
Jake Arrieta in Wild Card Game - Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 07: Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch in the first inning during the National League Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on October 7, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

What a game it was. Right from the start pitcher Jake Arrieta led the team by striking out Pirate after Pittsburgh Pirate. It was amazing to watch this guy at his absolute best!

My family and I were in awe pretty much throughout the whole game at how good Arrieta played and how the team in general rallied behind him to keep the game scoreless. When Kyle Schwarber stepped up to the plate and hit that home run we all went nuts with excitement and knew it was going to be a fantastic night of baseball. And it was. ๐Ÿ™‚

This video from MLB.com gives a nice recap of the game and how it all went down.

Now as they prepare to start the playoff games, we wish them nothing but the best. And may Jake Arrieta bring us more awesomeness – you can do it Jake! We are so behind you and cheering you on and on.

Go Jake!!! Go Cubbies!!!

Did you watch the wildcard game? What did you think? How exciting was Arrieta?

Next game is tomorrow – Friday 10/09/2015 against the St. Louis Cardinals. These two teams have a long standing rivalry which should make for another super exciting match up.

We can’t wait for the playoff games and are literally on the edge of our seats to see how this pans out and dare we say – how close we get to the WORLD SERIES!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

4 Great Chicago Cubs Shirts for Fans

mens sleeveless chicago cubs tee shirt

1. Men’s Chicago Cubs Crew Neck Tee Shirt –

This Navy blue Chicago Cubs tee shirt is great for the fan who wants a simple and classic tee to wear on game day. Perfect 100% cotton jersey knit shirt (brand new!) in sizes Large, Extra Large and XXL. Comes from eBay seller (onestopfanshop) and comes with fast FREE expedited shipping. $26

mens chicago cubs crew neck tee shirt

2. Women’s Majestic “Curveball Babe” Chicago Cubs Shirt –

I love this (brand new!) Majestic Curveball Babe Chicago Cubs women’s v neck shirt. It comes from well known MLB brand Majestic and features the Cubs red, white and blue colors along with the logo front and center. It’s sexy, cute and great for any female Cubbie fan. $23

curveball babe chicago cubs womens vneck tee shirt

3. Men’s Sleeveless Chicago Cubs Tee –

Like to show off your guns? Man muscle guns that is. Then this Stitches brand men’s sleeveless tee shirt should be right up your alley. We like it’s simple design, Cubbie colors and the price is not too shabby either at $10 with low cost US shipping.

mens sleeveless chicago cubs tee shirt

 

4. Women’s Rizzo Classic Chicago Cubs Shirt –

We heart Anthony Rizzo # and his homerun hitting ways. This women’s Rizzo Chicago Cubs official tee from Majestic captures our fandom for him perfectly. Agree? Disagree? What say you – let us know below what you think of this and all four of our Chicago Cubs tee shirts. $24

womens rizzo chicago cubs official tee

 

Speak your peace below. Thanks in advance and as always thank you for reading!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

#GoBlackhawks – See Our Top 5 Picks for Great Chicago Blackhawks Souvenirs

corey crawford 2015 stanley cup jersey reebok

Have you got Chicago Blackhawks fever? If so, we’ve got the cure. We hit eBay looking for some goodies that us raving fans can showcase our pride with. And boy did we find some awesome stuff. See our top picks below – tell us which is your fave?

1. Corey Crawford Authentic 2015 Stanley Cup Reebok Jersey –

Corey Crawford is THE man. He has saved many of the Blackhawks games via some awesome blocking, and has played phenomenally throughout the series. So we wanted to feature him first and what better way to salute Corey than by wearing his beautiful jersey. This one comes from Reebok and is the Corey Crawford 2015 Stanley Cup authentic real deal jersey. See it below.

corey crawford 2015 stanley cup jersey reebok

2. Chicago Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup Puck –

This one is a beauty. This is the official 2015 Stanley Cup puck, which features on the center the logos of the dueling teams; the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning. Comes in blue and makes for a great souvenir item.

2015 chicago blackhawks stanley cup puck

3. We Kane, We Shaw, We Crawford T shirt (Mens) –

This is what it’s all about – the fab three. And this t shirt captures it perfectly. The We Kane, We Shaw, We Crawford t shirt is great for watching the game at home or going out with the boys to the local pub and showing which three players you’re all about. Ladies, we have one coming up just for you. See it below at #4.

we kane we shaw we crawford mens t shirt

4. We Kane, We Shaw, We Crawford T Shirt (Womens) –

This one is for the ladies and comes in tank top style with the same now famous phrase โ€œWe Kane, We Shaw, We Crawfordโ€ and in the color black. Great sports date night tank top.

we kane we shaw we crawford tank top for women

5. Corey Crawford Bobble-head –

We obviously have a thing for the Blackhawks goalie as he has been so great in the games, so when we came across this cutie pie Corey Crawford 2015 Bobblehead – we knew we had to feature it in this post. ๐Ÿ™‚ What do you think? Yay, Nay – what do you say. Tell us in the comment area please.

corey crawford 2015 bobblehead

If you’re reading this post, you’re most likely a fan and if so, you’re on the edge of your seat with this series; that has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride. We hope the Chicago Blackhawks take it all the way and win the 2015 Stanley Cup trophy. What are your thoughts? Are they gonna do it; are they. We say yes!

Wednesday is the next game – Go Blackhawks!!!!