Chicago Cubs

MLB on Sling: Don’t Sleep on the Cubbies

A 14-3 drubbing at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates back in July sent the World Champion Chicago Cubs headed into the All-Star break trailing the Milwaukee Brewers by an unbelievable 5 ½ games. No one outside of Wisconsin thought the Brew Crew were actually gonna hold on, but folks on the North Side of…

#Bingeworthy: ‘O.J.: Made in America’

Even if you were alive and following the news at the time of the Simpson trial, reliving it through the lens of Ezra Edelman’s towering documentary O.J.: Made in America has you gasping again and again at all the details you’d somehow forgotten, and dozens more that somehow slipped your radar. The Simpson trial had…

Boxing on Sling: Mayweather Faces McGregor With History on the Line

After months of preening, trash talking, and chest thumping, Mayweather vs. McGregor, the biggest sports freak show in decades, is finally upon us. You may hate yourself for it, but you know you’re dying to watch. Mayweather is maybe the greatest fighter of his generation, considered by some to be the greatest defensive tactician the sweet science…

MLB HOF

MLB on Sling: The Immortals Among Us

Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez, and Jeff Bagwell recently became the latest inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame, joining a celebrated collection of drunks, drug-users, gamblers, racists, and otherwise decent men who excelled at our country’s national pastime. History has shown that at any one time, more than 30 such men are playing each season,…

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