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Sports Staff Writer

Born & raised on Chicago's Northside. Went to the University of Michigan, and loved it. I believe that sports, despite existing purely as athletic entertainment, have the power to changed people's lives and emotions for the better. That does not mean I ignore the dualities and flaws of athletes, I accept them.

Recent Posts by Art:

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[15 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Checking in with the NBA

I swear, this isn’t another baseball column. We’re going to check in with the other pro-game in full swing.

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[1 Feb 2011 | 17 Comments | ]
How to Forgive Michael Vick

Vick has paid his debt to society and deserves forgiveness. Get over Michael Vick.

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[24 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Bears vs Packers Play-by-Play

Though you will all read this at the same time, I am writing this week during the Biggest Game Ever, Bears vs. Packers for the NFC Championship Game from Solider Field in Chicago, Illinois. Also known as the Greatest Place On Earth (but only if the Bears win). As of 1:38 pm Central Time, I predict the Bears win 21-17. Go Bears!!!
[Post Game Note: Well, not so good. Damnit.]

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[19 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Da Biggest Game in Chicago

This is the biggest sporting event Chicago has ever seen. Period.

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[24 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Some of Us Are Good At This Thing

It seems as though a writer at Yahoo Sports has picked up on the idea that LeBron did it the wrong way. I wrote pretty much this *exact* same thing months ago when he did it.

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[14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]

I have written before about the lack of a clear-cut favorite in the NFL to win the Super Bowl in Dallas this coming February. Well, after Sunday’s demolishing of the Chicago Bears, we have one.

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[7 Dec 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
It’s Never Too Early For Baseball

Looking forward, the 2011 American League pennant race should be one for the ages. 5 teams look capable of winning 90+ games, with an additional 5 teams possible of going on a playoff run.

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[23 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
For NFL Fans, More Excitement in the Stands than on the Field

This is not just because I went to Michigan. These same things happen every Saturday across the country. Florida, Ohio, Texas, California, Oregon, Alabama, Georgia, New York…The cheering and love for one’s school team goes to every corner of the country. And it should. You should love your school, be proud of it. Be proud of the experiences you had there. I’m proud everyday to have been a part of not just Michigan, but the Big Ten.

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[9 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
An NFL Recap

A lengthy period of time between this and my last posting has allowed for the conclusion of the baseball season (congrats to the San Francisco Giants), the start of the NBA and NHL season (seriously Chicago Blackhawks….get it together) and the passage of time in the NFL. Two major themes seem to define the 2010 season: hard hits and no one is any good.

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[5 Oct 2010 | Comments Off | ]
A Giant in the Biggest House

After only five weeks, Denard Robinson has established himself as one of the greatest football players the University of Michigan has ever had. But he can’t keep doing it alone.