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  • Don't look for any highlights like Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews hoisting the Stanley Cup on any DVD at a store near you.

    Don't look for any highlights like Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews hoisting the Stanley Cup on any DVD at a store near you.
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Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has a computer, much less the ability to download a video and burn it onto a disc.

Well, if those still living in the analog world were hoping to pick up a DVD of the Blackhawks' run to the 2013 Stanley Cup, they're plain out of luck because, according to the Hawks' website, "the (NHL) no longer produces championship DVDs."


Tell me if the DVD of the Hawks' amazing run were available for purchase at any major chain store or at the UC -- or even on the side of the road -- it wouldn't sell out just like that.

You can't. Because it would.

Bottom line:

It's just a shame, and it's not the Hawks' fault -- it's the league's call -- but c'mon.

The power of one:

Looking at the line combinations at practice this week really brings home one central point: the Hawks are sooo much more formidable with Marian Hossa in the lineup, even a three-quarters healthy Hossa.

Get well soon, Hoss.


What a moment we're going to witness Tuesday night at the UC when the Stanley Cup banner rises to the rafters.

Also not available on DVD, however.

OK, that was a cheap shot.

America's Cup update:

Oracle Team USA 107, Emirates Team New Zealand 105.

Race 213 is scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

Not Lion about this one:

I'm already ticked off at Detroit for the cheap shots I'm pretty sure they're going to deliver Sunday.

Pretty impressive:

I know it's just three games, but Jay Cutler's fourth-quarter QB rating is 108.2.


Is that still an adult contemporary format?


United they stand, divided they fall:

When it comes to the racetracks and the horsemen, history has shown that I'd be smart to think it'll be the latter again as the entire industry fights for its very survival.

Prove me wrong, people.

Picture that:

Jinx or not, it's pretty cool seeing Kaner on the cover of SI. And even cooler seeing the magazine predict a repeat for the Hawks.

Although I do have to admit I'm still stinging from that '03 preseason cover featuring Wood and Prior.


Bad baseball for $200:

I don't know about you, but I'm sure going to miss listening to the endless baseball "Jeopardy" being played during Cubs radio broadcasts.

To be fair, the endless "did you ever?" Q&A's on the White Sox' broadcasts aren't that much more riveting.

But I don't blame either crew. With these two teams, what options do you have, for crying out loud?

Finish with a flourish:

With it looking as if Paul Konerko is going to call it a career, how great would it be to see season attendance boosted by at least 100,000 this weekend?

This cat deserves a great send-off.

Ah, September:

The best part of fall isn't the cool, crisp nights or the return of high school football.


It's the glorious sun somehow remaining at eye level all day, every day.

Make. It. Stop:

Before the second round of the Tour Championship, Henrik Stenson busted the face of his 4-wood on the range and left it out of his bag, opting to play with 13 clubs instead.

Had Stenson left the broken club in his bag, he would've been penalized 4 strokes, which seems ridiculously harsh.

Well, some Gladys Kravitz saw video of Stenson with his broken club and, not sure whether or not he had kept it in his bag, called in to alert Tour officials, who checked on it after the round.

It wasn't there, so it was no harm, no foul.

But riddle me this, Batman:

What number are these people calling???

Whatever it is, please, please disconnect.

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