October 16, 2006. Glendale, AZ.
After being down 3-23 earlier in the third quarter, the Chicago Bears' rookie returner Devin Hester has his feet lined up at his own 20 yard line. Hester catches the ball at his 18, and makes a quick cut to the left hash. He accelerates and follows his blockers to the right side of the field. He sprints past the final two would-be tacklers and coasts into the endzone, making the score 24-23 and completing incredible comeback by the Bears.
June 24, 2013. Boston, MA.
Over 18 minutes had elapsed in the third period of Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals. The Chicago Blackhawks, down 1-2 to the Boston Bruins, have all but settled on having to play a Game 7 at home in the United Center. In an act of desperation, coach Joel Quenneville pulls goalie Corey Crawford and sends out Michal Handzus to join teammates Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith, and Bryan Bickell on the ice. After a battle in the corner fought by Kane, the pucks lands on Toews' stick, who whips it across the opposing goalie crease to the opportunistic Bickell, who slaps the puck into the net to tie the game 2-2 with 1:16 left in regulation. Rejuvenated with belief but still cautious not to be over-aggressive, Quenneville sends his defensive specialists Marcus Kruger, Dave Bolland, Michael Frolik, Niklas Hjalmarsson, and Johnny Oduya onto the ice. With the puck in the offensive zone, Kruger passes the puck back to his defenseman Oduya, who immediately fires a shot towards the net. The puck is redirected off the stick of Frolik, and bounces off the post of the net. Bolland, along with two Bruins defensemen and Bruins goalie Tukka Rask, begin a mad scramble for the loose puck. Bolland wins the fight in front of the net and sends the puck into the back of the goal, 17 seconds after Bickell's goal, sealing the win - and Stanley Cup - for the Blackhawks.
September 30, 2013, Bartlett, IL.
Sean McCauley, crazed Chicago sports fan and blogger of Sean's Sports World, went over two months without publishing a single blog post. Swamped by the burdens of school, football, and now work, he has barely read or commented on other blogs, and has become very out-of-touch with the blogging community. However, McCauley is attempting to pull off a comeback almost as monumental as those achieved by the Bears and Blackhawks. McCauley claims to be much more committed to blogging in the near-future, and plans to begin consistently posting again.
So as you can see by my unnecessary analogies and awkward third-person talking, I have finally come back to the blogging community. I apologize for not publishing posts or reading other blogs for over two months.
As you read (or hopefully just skipped over) above I have had a lot on my plate lately. School started in mid-August, and let me tell you, when people say junior year of high school is the hardest, they weren't kidding. Ever since the first day of school I have been overwhelmed with work. Speaking of work, I was also fortunate enough to be able to find a job. I now work at the Caputo's Fresh Market a couple miles away from my house, and so far I like it. For those of you who don't live in Chicagoland, Caputo's is a local grocery store chain that specializes in produce and international foods. I also have football six days a week, so that has pretty much consumed any free-time I had remaining.
Anyways I don't plan to go on and on about how hard my life is, as my family and I are all very fortunate and that's the way I like to see it, I just wanted to tell you where I've been. The main point is, I'm back, and plan to be consistently posting once again. Tomorrow I will begin a new blogging project I have for the Blackhawks season, which starts tomorrow (by the way, how the hell is it already hockey season?). I will also be showing off some other sports-related things I was able to enjoy over the last few weeks of summer. As for September and August, I really did not do or buy much in terms of sports stuff besides watching football and playing fantasy - don't ask me how fantasy football is going, because the answer, right now, is HORRIBLE.
All in all I can't wait to start posting again and sharing my biased opinions on the ongoing NFL and NCAAF seasons and the upcoming NHL and NBA seasons.
Also, I can't wait to start reading all of your blogs again; expect seeing more comments from me soon!
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