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There's nothing I love more than writing or talking sports. I live for it.

I currently do a sports radio show every Sunday morning at 11a.m. central time called the Sunday Sports Shootout. You can listen on-line at or at 88.7FM if you reside in Chicago.

I used to write for a satirical sports paper called the Heckler that allowed me the opportunity to interview several sports celebrities for the paper. I've interviewed Dusty Baker, Jim Hendry, Andy MacPhail, Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Steve Stone, Kenny Williams, Ozzie Guillen, and many other Chicago sports icons.

I have written for the Chicago Cubs magazine VineLine, and covered high school sports for the Chicago SunTimes several years ago. I appeared in the sports opinion sections of the SunTimes and Chicago Tribune for many years, even talking myself into interviews with the sports editors of both papers.

Unfortunately, without a journalism degree and with writers already on board that they couldn't find work for, I got the, "We like your writing but we don't have a spot for you line."

I appeared as a guest on the Tribune Live Show on Comcast SportsNet TV in Chicago several times. I currently have media access for the Chicago Bulls, and previously had access to the Cubs and White Sox. I have had the opportunity to speak to Derrick Rose and his teammates many times with my Bulls access. That has allowed me insight into the team few have outside of the local papers and sports radio outlets.

One of the highlights of my sports life was having the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a Cubs game several years ago.

Readers will find my writing informative and thought-provoking. I'm very opinionated and write what I think. You may not always agree with me, but I guarantee that you will never be bored.

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  • Kelvin Lee posted 2011 days ago

    Kelvin Lee

    Looks like you have stopped writing BR articles. I've been pretty busy the past 2 years too. Any thoughts of coming back? I really did enjoy your articles, there aren't very many quality writers in BR anymore...

  • Ahmd AbdAllah posted 2082 days ago

    Ahmd AbdAllah

    ,,((( Don't miss it please )))


    Influential section - Yusuf Estes with a young Christian

    ((( O mankind! Say No God But Allah, Achieve Eternal Salvation )))

    " Laa ilaaha illallah " ( There is none worthy of worship except Allah )

    ( Introduction to Islam )

  • Danny Carlino posted 2238 days ago

    Danny Carlino

    Narcissistic tool? That's a tad harsh. He's just confident in his opinions. Nobody's right all the time but presenting your views with confidence and facts to back them up is hardly narcissistic or tool-like.

  • Spartan Souljah posted 2473 days ago

    Spartan Souljah

    Haha Darryl the attention/page views whore appears to be on a [hopefully permanent] hiatus.

  • Alex Bueno posted 2480 days ago

    Alex Bueno

    Where did Darrell go?

  • Tom Firme posted 2562 days ago

    Tom Firme

    Too bad Darrell had to go. I enjoyed reading his stuff as much as any other writer on B/R. He was different. He presented different angles from what others would present. Darrell loves his teams and shows it with a critical eye. I'll miss reading his stuff.

  • John Galt posted 2564 days ago

    John Galt

    Being a narcissistic tool was bound to catch up. No loss to anyone who understands, well, sports in general. That's something Darrell couldn't, or wouldn't, even attempt to do. How many times can someone write the same 3 articles? Soriano sucks, Lovie can't coach, and Rose shouldn't have been in the game when he got hurt. We get it, unfortunately he didn't. Good luck with your car selling career, but you won't be missed by those of us who are able to put together a cognitive thought.

  • Larry Southworth posted 2571 days ago

    Larry Southworth

    Darrell, what the hell happened to your most recent article re Lovie Smith. I just went out to BR and it was no longer available.

  • Abdallah Awwad posted 2593 days ago

    Abdallah Awwad

    Hey Darrell i was wondering what you thought of getting klay thompson via trade, he would be our sg, he's 6 7 so he won't be abused by larger sgs, he has decent defense, and shoots 41 percent from three point arc, he would fit in with the bulls offensively,

  • Cecil Riley posted 2600 days ago

    Cecil Riley

    Hey, hope all is well. Saw this in an ESPN article and thought back to a conversation we had...

    As hard as it is to remember now, there was legitimate debate in the summer of 2008 over whether the Bulls should take Beasley or Derrick Rose with the top overall pick in the draft. Obviously, Chicago made the right call --Rose blossomed into an MVP, while Beasley has struggled to find any rhythm as a pro.

    Looking forward to checking out more ofyour work, no matter how buried your stories may be