The Great Book of Chicago Sports Lists [NOOK Book]

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Chicago sports fans are the most passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated in the country. Now, the Windy City’s top sports-radio jock and a longtime native sportswriter engage this phenomenon with a compilation of informative and entertaining lists sure to stir up dialogue and debate within the buzzing Chicago sports scene. With original contributions from top Chicago sports and entertainment personalities such as Norm Van Lier, Bill Wennington, Dan Jiggetts, Pat Hughes, Len Kasper, John McDonough, Mike North, ...
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Overview


Chicago sports fans are the most passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated in the country. Now, the Windy City’s top sports-radio jock and a longtime native sportswriter engage this phenomenon with a compilation of informative and entertaining lists sure to stir up dialogue and debate within the buzzing Chicago sports scene. With original contributions from top Chicago sports and entertainment personalities such as Norm Van Lier, Bill Wennington, Dan Jiggetts, Pat Hughes, Len Kasper, John McDonough, Mike North, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, and many more, this is a must-have reference and entertaining read for all jocks, wannabes, haters, dreamers, and died-in-the-wool Chicago sports fans.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762439232
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/17/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,355,503
  • File size: 502 KB

Meet the Author


Dan “Danny Mac” McNeil has held the prime afternoon-drive slot on both Chicago sports-talk radio stations, WSCR “The Score” (AM 670) and ESPN (AM 1000) since 1992. In May 2001, he joined ESPN Radio and took the station to unprecedented ratings success. As of May 2009, McNeil will rejoin The Score as the afternoon host. He writes a weekly column for the Chicago Sun-Times. He lives in Chicago.

Ed Sherman was a sportswriter for the Chicago Tribune for 27 years, covering everything from the White Sox to the Bears 1985 Super Bowl team to professional golf to local high-school athletics. If anyone knows the Chicago sports scene, it’s Ed Sherman. He lives in Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 10

Introduction 11

Jordan's Best Games 12

Most Defining Moments of the White Sox's 2005 October 14

Hawk Harrelson's Five Toughest White Sox Hawk Harrelson 17

The Bartman Game 19

Sour Farewells 21

The United Center Goes Better with Ice 23

The Bears' Greatest Quarterback 25

Big-Time QB Failures 27

They Actually Started 29

Worst Sox Uniforms 31

The Marketing Game John McDonough 33

Chicago Traditions That Have Exceeded Their Expiration Dates 35

My Favorite Voices of the Game 37

My Least Favorite Announcers and Analysts 39

Best Broadcast Duos 41

An Ode to Dick Allen 43

The Best of Walter 45

The Sweetest Bear Dan Jiggetts 47

Overrated Chicago Trademarks 49

Underrated Chicago Living 51

Too Cheap to Pay Them 53

Len Kasper's Top 10 Len Kasper 55

Linebacker 101 Dick Butkus 57

Linebacker Royalty 58

Best News Anchors 60

Hottest News Babes 62

The Sutter Brothers 64

Most Over-Discussed Sports-Radio Topics Since 1990 65

Danny Mac's Worst Interviews 68

Fading Stars 70

Chicago Players Who Got Away 72

Supreme Fan John Paul Stevens 74

Best Bears Drafts 76

No. 1 Failures 78

Bears Who Were Better Than You Thought They Were 80

Stacking Wax 82

Tiger Rules 84

Top 10 Public Golf Courses 86

Top Private Golf Courses 88

Danny Mac's Top 10 Steakhouses 90

White Sox-Yankees Battle Bob Vanderberg 92

Good Sammy, Bad Sammy Paul Sullivan 94

The Best of Chicago High School Basketball David Kaplan 96

Top High School Basketball Coaches Barry Temkin 98

Shockers 100

Sensational Rookies 102

Best Concerts 105

Looked Like Tarzan, Played Like Jane 108

John Jurkovic's Favorite Chicago Athletes John Jurkovic 110

TheZen Master Bill Wennington 111

All-Time Events 112

Cubs Collapse in 1969 114

Cubs Lose! Cubs Lose! 116

Why Chicago Is Not a College Sports Town 118

The Best Summer Job-Ballpark Vendor 120

William Petersen's Fondest Childhood Sports Memory 122

Best Chicago Movies 124

The Best of Ozzie Guillen 127

Da Coach 129

The Zen Master 130

The One and Only 132

Great Voices Pat Hughes 133

My Most Memorable Cubs Games Pat Hughes 134

The Toughest Bulls Norm Van Lier 136

Bulls Draft Busts 138

My Favorite Sports Columnists 140

Guys Who Never Got Teased in the Shower 142

They Once Played in Chicago 144

Top 5 Moments of the 2008 Presidential Campaign Ben Finfer 146

Unsung Heroes 148

The Sports-Television Boom in Chicago Jim Corno 150

Coach Ray Chuck Swirsky 152

Favorite Athletes to Drink With Mike North 153

Chicago's Best Pizza 155

The One-Man Show 157

The No-Man Show (the Post-Jordan Years) 159

Weird Weather Happenings 161

Why U.S. Cellular Tops Wrigley Field 163

Reasons I Prefer Wrigley Field to the Cell Marc Silverman 165

The 10 Best Things About Wrigley Field Gene Wojciechowski 167

Top Closers 168

Great Duos 170

Free Agent Busts 172

1985 Memories 174

The Most Significant Chicago Actors 176

Top 10 Blackhawks "Policemen" in the 1980s Judd Sirott 179

Most Defining Moments In Northwestern Men's Basketball 180

The Other 23s 181

On and Off Key 183

The Most Significant Chicago Bands 187

Best Chicago Bands Since '90 189

Best Sox Trades 190

Worst Sox Trades 192

Best Cubs Trades 194

Worst Cubs Trades 196

The Top 10 Chicago Sports Myths Dan Bernstein 198

Most Heartbreaking Moments 200

Bears' All-Time Anguish Chet Coppock 203

My Favorite Memories 205

Saddest Deaths 207

Most Interesting Assistant Coaches 209

Most Desirable Charity Golf Outing Celebrities 212

Best White Sox Managers 214

Worst White Sox Managers 216

Best Bears Coaches 218

Worst Bears Coaches 219

Best Cubs Managers 220

Worst Cubs Managers 222

Best Bulls Coaches 224

Worst Bulls Coaches 226

Best Blackhawks Coaches 228

Worst Blackhawks Coaches 230

Worst Stadium Decision 231

Light Heavyweights You Don't Want to Fight 232

Favorite Names Gene Honda 234

The 10 Worst Guys in Chicago Sports Terry Boers 235

Top 100 Chicago Athletes of All Time 237

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