Super Bowl weekend is here and while the two teams involved are an interesting match-up, I am just not feeling it this season.
If you attend either Plainfield South or Plainfield Central High School this fall you will notice a big change at the football field, a new turf field.
Should high school football be banned from future competition? Believe it or not, that question is among the most popular posed to me when idle chat takes over whatever it is I am doing at the moment.
While its pretty early in the year to talk baseball, let's face it the cold keeps most of us only dreaming for spring but there was some news coming out of Springfield from the IHSA this week with regards to the Class 3A and 4A state baseball championship venue which at the moment is being held at Silver Cross Field in Joliet.
Fantasy football has become a sport in and of itself over the past several years with an estimated 56.8 million players in the U.S. and Canada according to Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) but with recent legal woes, that number could plummet soon in states determined to enforce gambling laws on their books.
Every year at this time I sit down and try to come up with a personal list of supposed resolutions I need to self impose in order to better my life and typically they usually wear off in a week or two.
I am hopeful that this message of goodwill reaches everyone celebrating holiday traditions this weekend and enjoying the opportunity to share those holidays with everyone special in your lives. This is the time of year when reflection on the year that was isn't such a bad thing no matter how difficult the road became as we are all still here to celebrate with one another.
This past week, Major League Baseball announced that it would not reinstate baseball legend Pete Rose who was caught in a gambling scandal in August of 1989 and agreed to a lifetime ban.
Another football season officially came to a close with the IHSA state championship games taking place over the holiday weekend at Northern Illinois University.
If you live in the town of New Lenox, you likely have something to feel very thankful of this holiday and should be extremely proud.