Ten years ago this week, the Sun-Times softball team went into the Softball Hall of Fame. Since my TMG friend Chris Dufresne and others have mentioned the name `Mike Royko’ recently, I thought you might be interested in this column I wrote about our. . . enchrinement. Playing softball with Mike was much more than softball.
What are we to make of the Big Ten? In many ways, 2017 was the best of times. Three teams finished in the top eight of the final AP poll. Five teams finished in the top 17. The league went 7-1 in its bowls, including three marquee New Year’s Six events. And yet, the apparent best of times. . . wasn’t good enough. In this era of the College Football Playoff, all the accolades ring hollow when there isn’t one Big Ten team answering the Final Four bell. If Ohio State doesn’t have that brutal no-show at Iowa.
ATLANTA—.After a first half in which he looked mortal, and Alabama seemed to be in deep trouble, the amazing Nick Saban found a way. Denied his sixth national championship in a heartbreaking loss to Clemson last year, Saban got it done this year. After trailing 13-0, Alabama came back to stun Georgia 26-23 in overtime Monday night. Saban’s sixth national championship—five at Alabama and one at LSU—ties him with the legendary Paul `Bear’ Bryant.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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