Nick Goralka is a sports enthusiast with eclectic interests. In addition to cheering on and suffering along with his Chicago teams, Nick is a competitively-ranked tennis player, enjoys debating real versus imaginary numbers in mathematical functions, and is a trumpet soloist in his Jazz ensemble which has performed throughout Chicago and for Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Vice President Joe Biden at a recent charity fundraiser.
Nick is still in high school, steadily working his way through his Statistics class, and learning more and more every day about analyzing the sports that he loves.
A collection of reader guest articles, thoughts and opinions by Communities writers and breaking news and information.
Obama forgot to salute a marine when boarding Marine One; should we be upset?
The Boy Scouts of America voted today to allow openly gay boys as scouts but the ban on homosexual leaders remains.
After possibly the worst week of the Obama administration, new polls show that the President has escaped relatively unscathed.
Benghazi, the IRS, the AP - Obama had nothing to do with any of them. He knows nothing about them. They're just messy loose ends.
Reflections on raising families in a holistic way -- with a focus on nutrition and alternative health.
Reviews, insights and commentary from an eclectic observer.
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Life lessons, adventures, people places and observations as I undertake my personal quest to travel to 100 or more countries before I die.
Finding radiant smiles and dental health with Dr. Ali Forghani
Published 7:38 p.m. March 17, 2013
A newly announced hamstring injury notwithstanding, Derrick Rose shouldn’t think twice about returning this year if he’s physically healthy.
Published 5:04 p.m. February 19, 2013
From Lance Armstrong to Oscar Pistorius, we are painfully reminded every day that good athletes aren't necessarily good people.
Published 7:51 a.m. January 23, 2013
With Ray Lewis’ recent decision to retire, many believe he's the greatest linebacker ever, but he might not even be the greatest today.
Published 11:55 a.m. January 14, 2013
Though Tom Brady looked impressive, Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson showed the world the true future of the NFL’s field generals.
Published 6:47 p.m. January 10, 2013
Derrick Rose, Jay Cutler, the White Sox and the NHL all teamed up to make Chicago fans miserable in 2012.
Published 8:50 p.m. December 18, 2012
It’s impossible to tell if we as a society should shun him or support him; the only thing all of us can do is learn from him.
Published 1:04 a.m. December 7, 2012
David Stern set a dangerous precedent when he decided to fine the Spurs $250,000 for resting their four best players in a game against the Miami Heat.
Published 9:21 a.m. November 20, 2012
An overlooked, overachieving Charlotte team has as good a chance as any to steal one of the last two spots in the East.
Published 6:22 p.m. October 22, 2012
With all the media hype surrounding these debates, no one has asked the one unanswerable question: Why do we watch these things?
Published 7:31 p.m. October 18, 2012
Breaking news: there is more than one conference in college football. If only the BCS could see it.
Published 9:09 a.m. October 9, 2012
It wasn’t your fault you were put in that situation where you underwent more criticism than anyone not named Kardashian has seen in years, so thank you.
Published 3:59 p.m. September 16, 2012
A young, handsome millionaire with superpowers like nobody has ever seen?
Published 2:55 p.m. September 7, 2012
With undecided voters few and far between, conventions aren't about teaching anyone anything. The real goal of of the RNC and DNC was to deliver safe, scripted, zero-content pep rallies.
Published 10:06 p.m. September 3, 2012
Barring injuries, as is the case every year, here are the twelve teams that will find themselves in the postseason come playoff time.
Published 11:31 a.m. August 3, 2012
With all of the focus on who said what on the men’s basketball team, we’re all being distracted from America’s truly dominant squad: the women.