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posted: 7/13/2012 6:00 AM

Can't help but be happy for good guy Olczyk

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The only thing cooler than hearing that Chicago's very own Eddie Olczyk will soon be inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame was hearing his heartfelt, emotional reaction to the honor this week.

Big-time kudos to Eddie.

I'll say it again:

Eddie and Doc; the best national broadcast team in any sport.

Burying the lead:

The headlines this week screamed how local prep superstar Jabari Parker has dwindled his list of prospective colleges to 10 and that the University of Illinois didn't make the list.

What about the fact that DePaul did?

Can you imagine?

2013 cross-town series = Chuck Woolery:

It'll be back in 2 and 2.

They hear us. They really hear us:

First we get a college playoff, now a more realistic MLB interleague schedule.

Now if only ... :

The NFL could impose a 70-yard penalty for anyone celebrating a sack when his team is trailing by 20 or more points.

Active senior:

Golfer Bob Charles shoots a 66 in a European seniors event last week.

Bob Charles is 76.

Amazing senior:

Harness racing driver Leo Burns of downstate Albion guides Winsome Wyoming to a wire-to-wire win earlier this week at the Wayne County Fair.

Leo Burns is … 97!


Two weeks until Bears training camp starts.

Two weeks and 10 minutes until we're officially sick of hearing about Matt Forte's contract.

I'm thinking:

We're only going to see that commercial where Kerry Wood pulls Andre Dawson out of the vines, oh, 347,896 more times between now and the end of the season.

I hope the novelty of it doesn't go the way of the Be Sharps.

Doing it right:

The Chicago Wolves were honored three times Thursday by the American Hockey League for their off-ice work during the 2011-12 season.

The Wolves received the Community Service award, the sponsorship sales department of the year honor and the nod for the most unique sales promotion (for their floor hockey program with local schools).

The Hinrich maneuver:

In a word: not a bad move.

Super send-off:

It was nice to see Hollywood heavyweights such as Chachi and the guy from The Bachelor weigh in on the death of actor Ernest Borgnine.

What? Was Susan Anton unavailable?

Mmm, breakfast buffet:

Saturday at Arlington Park should be something, what with four stakes races worth a total of $750,000 on the Million Preview Day card.

But it's the Breakfast at Arlington part of the day I like best. Cooler weather, free admittance, horses working out and ... a breakfast buffet.

Doesn't get any better.

He said it:

"I'd love to be able to influence a guy like that to come to Chicago."

-- Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews to the Winnipeg Sun on his repeated texts to try to lure free-agent forward Shane Doan to Chicago.

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