Z.W. Martin

Staff Writer

Z.W. Martin has written for YourSeason.com, Vine Line, ChicagoNOW.com, Deadspin.com, TremendousUpsidePotential.com and a host of other websites. Outside of SB Nation Chicago, he is the Director of Baseball Operations for AcademyELITE Baseball in Glenview. He is a graduate of New Trier High School and Miami (OH) University. He lives in Lincoln Park.


Chicago Baseball 2012: White Sox And Cubs Monthly Podcast

Chicago baseball podcast.

2012 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears Breakdown

On the SB Nation Chicago podcast, Ricky O'Donnell and Bobby Loesch talk to Pro Football Weekly's Eli Kaberon about the 2012 NFL Draft. Kaberon offers analysis on all six draft picks by the Chicago...

Scottie Pippen Has The Best Signature Ever

If your signature doesn't include "HOF 2010", then you're not Scottie Pippen.

We Are All Simba


That Awesome Chicago Themed New Era Commercial Was Not Actually Filmed In Chicago

But when I found out the super cool New Era commercial about the Cubs/White Sox rivalry featuring my hero, Nick Offerman, and TV personality, Craig Robinson, was not filmed Chicago, but in Hoboken, I was livid. HOW DARE YOU FILM NOT IN CHICAGO, NEW ERA. HOW DARE YOU!

Jimmy Butler And His Stuffed Husky 'Royce' Had The Best Day Ever

When the Bulls drafted Jimmy Butler with the 30th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, Chicago knew they were landing a defensive specialist with athletic upside and a high motor. He personifies everything coach Tom Thibodeau preaches daily. Well, maybe except is infatuation with a stuffed husky named Royce. Pictures of what appears to be the greatest day a first round pick and a toy dog could possibly have, following the jump.

2012 NFL Draft: Sizing Up The Draft With Pro Football Weekly's Eli Kaberon

NFL Draft podcast with Pro Football Weekly's Eli Kaberon.

Are The Blackhawks A Disappointment? -- An SB Nation Chicago Roundtable Discussion

In this week's edition of Ricky-Bobby-Zach, the SB Nation Chicago staff looks at the Chicago Blachawks. After getting bounced in the first round for the second season in a row, are the 'Hawks a disappointment?

Dubs On The Cubs: Where's Buddy?

Z.W. Martin's weekly Cubs column takes a look at the past week of North Side baseball and the folly surrounding Chicago's favorite ball club.

Bulls Vs. Heat: Chicago Looks To Improve To 3-1 Vs. Miami (PODCAST)

The Bulls travel to Miami to play the Heat on Thursday. We preview it on a podcast.

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