Steve Greenberg, Chicago Sun-Times

Steve Greenberg

Chicago Sun-Times

Evanston, IL, United States

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Recent:
  • Chicago Sun-Times
Past:
  • Bleacher Report
  • Rolling Stone

Recent articles by Steve:

Polling Place: How good a watch will the NFL be if there aren’t any fans in the seats?

Does one major pro sport stand to lose more than the others, in terms of the TV viewing experience, if fans are barred from attending? That’s question No. 1 in your weekly home for Sun-Times sports polls on Twitter. → Read More

Albert Dickens was a man of his Times

Backbone of the sports department, he loved the newspaper, and it loved him back. → Read More

Touch ’em all, Ernie Banks: It’s the 50-year anniversary of home run No. 500 for Mr. Cub

As Banks, the greatest player in Cubs history — still true, for those of you scoring at home — rounded third, the incomparable Jack Brickhouse doubled down on the delirium of the moment: "Everybody on your feet! This is it! Wheeee!" → Read More

Basket cases at Wrigley Field

Sunday is the 50th anniversary of the first home run hit into the then-brand-new wire contraption hung in front of the outfield bleachers. Consider this a celebration of one of baseball’s true oddities. → Read More

Polling Place: Is bat flipping a hot-dog move?

If so, might as well put a little mustard — or even (gasp!) ketchup — on it. → Read More

For Steve Stone, White Sox baseball isn’t the only thing missing from the usual menu

The longtime TV analyst has ownership stakes in over 30 restaurants — all of which remain, as the coronavirus pandemic persists, closed to diners. Stone worries: Will thousands of employees be OK? → Read More

The Cubs have seen it all over the years — and that’s just on the second day of May

The Cubs have been around since Methuselah. Any date on the calendar is rich with history about their exploits, many of them not so wonderful. But there’s something about May 2 … → Read More

Polling Place: How important is it to you that the NBA, NHL finish out their seasons?

Your weekly home for Sun-Times sports polls on Twitter sought answers to that question, along with a couple of others involving coaches Jeremy Colliton and Jim Boylen and a certain provocative ex-Bears quarterback. → Read More

When to start college football? Not a day before it’s safe for all students to be on campus

Is it any surprise that the states in the biggest rushes to reopen for business are some of the same ones most determined to get their revenue-driving student-athletes back playing again? → Read More

When baseball resumes, Cubs’ Hendricks will enact a simple plan: Be better than ever

A year ago this weekend, Kyle Hendricks fell to 1-4 with one of the worst starts of his career. But he rallied from that with an eight-game stretch that was vintage "Professor." How much more of that ace-like stuff can the Cubs count on? → Read More

Polling Place: Your takes on Zach LaVine, Dennis Rodman and ‘Last Dance’ madness

Chicagoans are hooked on ESPN’s documentary series about Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Bulls. We know this because, well, it’s all anybody talks about … when they’re not talking real-life stuff, that is. → Read More

Jose Abreu, the real Tiger king? A Dave Leitao money heist? Holy stream of consciousness!

Wake up, Chicago sports fans. You’ve been binge-watching all the wrong shows. → Read More

A year after an injury that led to a defining run, Lucas Giolito is frustrated — but still working

The White Sox ace is heaving balls at chain link in a park and feeding his jones for competition by participating in an online "MLB The Show 20" charity tournament. Still, he says, "It’s so hard not to be playing baseball." → Read More

Polling Place: Should the Bears draft a quarterback in Round 2?

Your weekly home for Sun-Times sports polls on Twitter cuts to the heart of that matter and a couple of others — on the Blackhawks and Cubs — that are, admittedly, less pressing, though no less fun to think about. → Read More

Better basketball: 1990s Bulls or today’s game? All the answers are right here in the text

There’s a text chain full of NBA fans who are either (a) young and clueless or (b) old and pathetic. Watching the #Bulls’ run through the 1996 playoffs was either hilariously lame or an Iwo Jima-level example of how much better things used to be. → Read More

Former Cubs manager and GM Jim Frey dies at age 88

The Cubs won two division titles under his leadership. → Read More

In sickness, as in health, Shirley Williams has Hall of Famer husband of 60 years at her side

Cubs great Billy Williams urges all of us to stay home if we can. That’s what he’s doing — with a heavy heart — as he cares for a wife who’s experiencing late-stage dementia. → Read More

Polling Place: How far will Bulls go with Arturas Karnisovas steering the ship?

After news broke that the Bulls had lured the exec from the Nuggets, fans here were instantly stoked. The name of the Good Ship GarPax has already been painted over, and the Bulls are Karni-val cruising. → Read More

Congrats and good luck to Arturas Karnisovas. Has he landed the Bulls a superstar yet?

If the Bulls are ever going to play for a championship again, it’ll take a front office that can deliver the real goods. And, in the NBA, the real goods come with MVP awards and more dollar signs than nearly anyone can imagine. → Read More

Polling Place: Which World Series winner was better, the 2005 White Sox or the 2016 Cubs?

Also: 1996 Bulls vs. 1985 Bears. And which "weekend" of the NCAA Tournament is best? → Read More