Tag Archives: Bill Wirtz

T Dog’s Think Tank: Blackhawks slipping back to old ways?

An update to Friday’s story regarding Susannah Collins: As speculated, Collins’ firing was indeed ordered by Blackhawks’ owner Rocky Wirtz who, according to Robert Channick of the Chicago [..]

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"Smackdown" moves to SyFy

In a move which illustrates once again the declining clout of broadcasters – and the growingpower of cable, Vince McMahon and the WWE have announced the departure of [..]

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People of Earth: Conan says no to late-night move

His future at NBC now in very serious jeopardy Oh, it’s on. Conan’ O Brien rejected NBC’s for him to move The Tonight Show he hosts¬† to 11:05 [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank – Follow Up: Hawks got with the program

The very first Think Tank yours truly wrote back on November 28, 2006 dealt with the follies of the National Hockey League and its Chicago franchise, and those [..]

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Restore the roar

Yes, it’s still hard to believe, but it’s amazing how the Chicago Blackhawks have changed their fortunes – on and off the ice. At a time when a [..]

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Welcome to Floptober

Forget the goat, it’s this guy’s fault the Cubs didn’t win. There’s only one Floptober… Remember when I said Darkmane (from those X Games spots) couldn’t foil the [..]

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Home games on for Hawks

Hawks also looking for over-the-air broadcast partner The Chicago Blackhawks and Comcast SportsNet held a press conference yesterday to announce the home-game schedule that will air on the [..]

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A letter to Jay Mariotti

Usually yours truly doesn’t devote a space here to attack someone (yeah, right), but I have to give attention to Jay Mariotti’s latest column from the Daily Onion [..]

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Bill Wirtz dies

The Chicago Blackhawks owner dies at 77. Rather than type something here, I’ll just guide you to this link. It sums up my thoughts, exactly. And here’s a [..]

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Sniff ‘n’ S***

Diane Wets of Newsday says that tonight’s “laugh n’ sniff” promotion of tonight’s My Name Is Earl is a joke (of the pathetic sense) and today’s sitcoms are [..]

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He’s just like another Bill

Here’s another rich guy named Bill I hate… The only difference is this guy is actually successful. Bob Garfield of Advertising Age interviews Microsoft founder Bill Gates (click [..]

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