Breaking Bad Review for the Non-TV Viewer

By Joe Hines
PSDC Staff & Chicago Guru

Let me begin by saying I do not ordinarily watch network television programming. I find regular network shows to generally be unimaginative and insipid. In the last five years, I can count the number of television shows that I have watched more than once on one hand. But I have seen and heard with interest the conversation surrounding Breaking Bad over the last few years. So be aware, as my story goes on here today, if you haven’t seen it, there will be spoilers galore. So if you haven’t seen it, you should probably stop reading now. But before you leave, head to the bottom of the page and give it a “like.”

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Football Season Mercifully Ends in Chicago

By Joe Hines
PSDC Staff & Chicago Guru

Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune

Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune

I pray, PRAY, that my favorite NFL team gets this right. They just mailed in the last game of the season with a loss to the Vikings in a game which saw them fail to score an offensive touchdown. They finish 5-11 and it’s a foregone conclusion that the coaching staff will be fired, if they have not been already. All of them. It is not known to me or anyone I read with knowledge, if GM Phil Emery will be axed. His ouster should also be a foregone conclusion. The two most important duties of the general manager in the Bears chain of command is to hire coaches, and draft. Emery has been bad at both. As I wrote just a couple of weeks ago, the housecleaning should be complete, top to bottom. If we can find a way to get Virginia to sell the team, let’s do that too. This Bear team is bad, but even worse the infrastructure is weak and crumbling. The dysfunction has made them a laughingstock of the league rather than the pillar they need to be. This is the team founded by George Halas, NFL founder, Bears player and coach. Bears owner. George freakin Halas! [Read more…]

Blackhawks, Bulls Take Chicago for a Roller Coaster Ride

By Joe Hines
PSDC Staff & Chicago Guru

First of all, I apologize for the lack of insight provided by me recently for ProjectShanks. I have been working on getting my first book published and I’m happy to report; mission accomplished.

Today, I am bothered with the way the Bulls played the Heat last night. What should have been a keenly fought battle between two Eastern Conference rivals degenerated into a hockey fight by the end of the Heat’s pasting of the Bulls. However, here is the bottom line; the goal of the lower seeded team in any playoff series is to steal the home court advantage from the favorites. The Bulls accomplished just that in Game 1 of the series.  For a team whose healthiest player is probably the one sitting on the bench recovering from offseason knee surgery, they pulled of the unlikeliest of upsets on Monday night handing the Heat a Game 1 spanking.

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