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Ricky O'Donnell is the editor of SB Nation Chicago. Many moons ago, he founded the Chicago sports blog Tremendous Upside Potential, which updated from 2007-2011. He has worked and written for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Game 5 outtakes, starring #McPuckets

Now batting, Frank Thomas

Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens might have been barred from the Hall of Fame, but it's likely that Frank Thomas won't be. It's a weird thing to reconcile with.

Worst of Chicago sports in 2012

The year in Chicago sports was pretty rough.

Jabari and the mad world of Chicago recruiting

Jabari Parker is the latest in a long line of prep stars to come out of Chicago. That Parker has seemingly managed to navigate the treacherous waters of the grimy local recruiting scene might be his biggest accomplishment.

In praise of Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah has established himself as the Chicago Bulls' best player this season, and is helping the team keep up their winning ways even without Derrick Rose in the lineup.

Brian Urlacher vs. Bears fans: Everyone is wrong

Brian Urlacher was critical of Bears fans booing the team during a home loss to the Packers on Sunday. SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell looks at why this is a lose-lose proposition for all involved.

Packers 21, Bears 13: A Critical Reassessment

The Chicago Bears were again defeated by the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell tries to put this one-sided rivalry in perspective.

Smack talk takes Bears-Packers to next level

The Bears and Packers are engaging in an unprecedented amount of smack talk leading up to their showdown at Soldier Field on Sunday. Even if the Bears' confidence might be misplaced, SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell can't get enough of it.

Nikola Mirotic's legend grows

Nikola Mirotic is tearing up the Euroleague, and Bulls fans are starting to get excited.

Injuries kill another Super Bowl dream

The Chicago Bears looked like a viable contender for much of this season, but injuries have all but decimated that chance. Come get sad with SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell.