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Chicago Thu Nov 11 2010

Short Hops: Ricketts Seeks State Funding? WTF?

Short Hops. You know the drill. Sports news. Chicago. Sports news. Chicago. It's fun and we all talk about it at the water cooler.

  • Cubs Owners Seek Taxpayer Money
  • Uhhh, no. Sorry, Tom, et al. This ain't happening. As Crain's Ed Sherman points out, the State of Illinois is in a severe deficit of a not paltry few billion dollars. I too would like a free $200M from those fat cats down in Springfield and I have just as good a chance as the Cubs of getting it. But yeah, "Crumbling infrastructure (roads, CTA, highways); joblessness; stadium renovations," one of those just doesn't belong. H/T Crain's Chicago Business
  • Wrigley's Transformation to a Football Field Is Nigh Complete
  • The always cool guys over at The Wrigley Blog have some cool pics up of The Friendly Confines becoming the Ivy-less Gridiron for the University of Illinois vs Northwestern game next Saturday, the 20th of November. H/T The Wrigley Blog
  • Childress Death Watch Is at Defcon 4
  • Lovie Smith's hot seat is fairly cool compared with what's going on in the Land of 10,000 Lakes (more like 10,000 Mistakes, am I right?) as reports of major dissent and team wide dissatisfaction emerge about Minnesota Viking coach, Brad Childress. Sunday's Vikes-Bears game at Soldier Field is win or die. Maybe. H/T Shutdown Corner
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