Nick Knacks

The Chicago Bulls hired former coach Doug Collins as a senior adviser Sept.19. While bringing Collins aboard is a great move, owner Jerry Reinsdorf missed an opportunity to make it even better. Collins needs to …

Nick Knacks

On Sept. 15, I was watching the Cubs game. They were playing the St. Louis Cardinals, the team my brother pulls for. It’s always a big deal when the two teams play each other. With …

Nick Knacks

My first column was dated May 29. The Cubs were 25-25 and tied for second place in the National League Central Division behind the Milwaukee Brewers. Fans started panicking in fear of another championship drought. …

Nick Knacks

The Little League World Series (LLWS) wrapped up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Aug. 27, and Major League Baseball commemorated its ending with its inaugural “Players Weekend.” This past weekend – and this past weekend only – …

Nick Knacks

My dad is a White Sox fan. As a result, I’ve grown up watching games on TV and hearing play-by-play announcer Ken “Hawk” Harrelson’s voice behind the microphone. I remember laughing when he uttered catch …

Nick Knacks

Prior to the start of the 2017 season, baseball statistics site FanGraphs projected Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles to lead Major League Baseball with 35 home runs. Halfway through the season, the site is already off …

Nick Knacks

Chicago Bulls fans went into full panic mode June 22 when beloved shooting guard Jimmy Butler was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves with the No. 16 pick in an NBA Draft Night blockbuster. In return, …

Nick Knacks

Welcome to my column. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to share my opinions on the sports world with readers of The PHOENIX. I grew up in the small town of Dwight, which is 75 …