April 3rd, 2008

Enterprise Bridge

It's A Small World, Episode 4n+1

From the Tribune story yesterday about the Homewood-Flossmoor guidance counselor shot in the Tinley Park Lane Bryant store:
Meanwhile, the family has raised more than $25,000 for Carrie's Fund and is planning a huge benefit concert on May 4 in Frankfort headlined by her favorite local band, Maggie Speaks.

That would be fellow '92 GBN classmate Dave Calzaretta's band.
Enterprise Bridge

Thank You Lord, For Taking Bill Wirtz

Long-time Blackhaws president William Wirtz died late last year. But it's Blackhawks fans who've gone to heaven. They hadn't even finished tamping down the dirt on the old man's grave when succeeding son Rocky announced that eight home games would be televised this year on Comcast Sports Net, ending a decade-plus draught motivated by his father's insane greed. The season had already begun, it was the best they could manage on such short notice.

Well now the cherry's been put on that sundae, and it's a fat, fat cherry to boot: Next season all 82 home and road games will be on TV, in high definition. Maybe 20 of them on WGN, the first carried on free TV there since the early 1970s.

However, some bridges apparently can't be rebuilt. Pat Foley will not be returning from the IHL Wolves to call play-by-play.
  • Current Mood
    cheerful cheerful