Settling the Score: Talkin' Chicago Sports [NOOK Book]

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Calm, reasoned, and well-modulated tones are not the order of business in discussing Chicago sports, and when it comes to talking Chicago sports, Mike North is in a class by himself. He led the sports-talk-radio industry out of its formative stages and became the city's most recognized voice. With his in-your-face style, North has all the answers and doesn't shortchange the reader when it comes to opinions. Why do the Bears carry the city? What's the basic difference between Sox and Cubs fans? Will the Bulls ever...
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Overview

Calm, reasoned, and well-modulated tones are not the order of business in discussing Chicago sports, and when it comes to talking Chicago sports, Mike North is in a class by himself. He led the sports-talk-radio industry out of its formative stages and became the city's most recognized voice. With his in-your-face style, North has all the answers and doesn't shortchange the reader when it comes to opinions. Why do the Bears carry the city? What's the basic difference between Sox and Cubs fans? Will the Bulls ever return to glory? Can the Blackhawks recapture their stature as one of the top teams in the NHL?
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Award-winning, resoundingly controversial Chicago TV and radio sports talk show host Mike North has never been shy about his opinions. Whether engaging in a shouting match with White Sox manager Ozzie Guillén or bemoaning the Bears' Sunday afternoon blunders, North has kept hometown fans close to their radios or, more recently, their televisions. In Settling the Score, he offers the inside scoop on his two decades on the airwaves. Guaranteed to raise your adrenaline and make you chuckle.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617499005
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 894,850
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Mike North is a sports-radio personality who hosted a show at WSCR "The Score 670" in Chicago from 1992 to 2008.
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Table of Contents

About the Author iv

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Bears 1

Chapter 2 Cubs 47

Chapter 3 White Sox 77

Chapter 4 Bulls 97

Chapter 5 Blackhawks 121

Chapter 6 More Sports Talk 135

Chapter 7 Good Trade, Bad Trade 157

Chapter 8 Announcers 161

Chapter 9 Biggest Busts 169

Chapter 10 Best Chicago Sports Venues 173

Chapter 11 All-Time Chicago Baseball Team 181

Chapter 12 All-Time Bears Team 189

Chapter 13 Top 5 Chicago Athletes and One More 201

Afterword: The Best Season Ever 211

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2009

    Settling the Score by Mike North

    Not so good.

    This book was intended as a general survey of Chicago sports teams. I was amazed at how repetitive it was. North would have benefited from the services of a good editor. He frequently made the same point multiple times in the same chapter - even in the same paragraph.

    There are not a lot of truly good sports journalists like a Peter King or Bob Costas. Most tend to be blowhards who like to argue and hear themselves talk. North fits into that category. Countless sentences beginning with cliches like "For my money" and "In my book" etc. Its all me, me, me, I, I, I. Tedious beyond words.

    Just for the sake of contrariness North throws in a lot of contrary opinions, like Michael Jordan was not the best basketball player in NBA history. One gets the sense he really didn't believe it but was just trying to be provocative.

    Perhaps this was a good introductory primer for someone with little knowledge of Chicago sports. But for anyone else it'll be a waste of time.

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