Pink's Pulse

Pink’s Pulse: Blackhawks will skate in Soldier Field, Bears vs. Lions, and the weirdest foul in all of sports

Missed a few headlines this week? Worry not, pilule I’ve got my finger on the sports pulse for you. Below is my weekly round-up of what’s trending or what’s coming up in sports: perfect for sports bars, online cocktail parties, board rooms, and well…just knowing your week in sports.

HOT

  • Hockey’s back and so much more: With the quickest turnaround in sports, the Chicago Blackhawks will return to the ice starting Tuesday, October 1st. Will the Blackhawks start off on another hot streak? Will this team gel like the last? So many things to look forward to…how’s this for a historic Chicago sporting event:  Soldier Field is set to host it’s first NHL game on March 1st against the Pittsburgh Penguins. A great match that we didn’t get to see in the previous playoffs.
  • Bears vs. Lions:With the Bears 3-0, every game is a must watch. With the new

    From prideofdetroit.com

    addition of Reggie Bush, the Lions offense looks way more dynamic and will prove to be the biggest challenge for the Bears. How long can this winning madness (yes I said madness) go? The Lions are out for revenge as the Bears smashed them both times last season. It’s a huge game with big NFC North implications. The Bears could be sitting really pretty at the top of the NFC North with a win on Sunday.

  • Serena Williams is No. 1: Serena Williams has clinched the year-end women’s world number one ranking for the third time in her career. The 32-year-old became the oldest women’s player to take the top spot in February. This season Williams compiled a 67-4 record including the US Open and the French Open.

COLD

  • Nobody knows about Konerko: As a White Sox fan, I hate the mere talks of Paul Konerko retiring. The Chicago White Sox play their last three games of the season in Kansas City. But Konerko has remained it under raps as to whether he will return or retire. Of course his contract is up after the season, but who wants to see a legend go?
  • Lions’ Nate Burleson brakes arm over pizza: Last week, Detroit Lions wide

    From usatoday.com

    receiver Nate Burleson had 116 receiving yards in conjunction with Calvin Johnson getting over 100+ receiving yards. Just as the Lions offense was starting to become fully balanced, Burleson will spend the rest of the season on the sidelines with a broken arm. Burleson broke his arm in a car accident this week because he was saving a pizza in the front seat. Really? It’s probably the most ridiculous reason I’ve heard, outside of any injury involving guns, for someone to be sidelined for the season. It may cost the Lions dearly, as they’re in need of a second, reliable wide receiver.

  • WNBA’s Diana Taurasi with the most unusual foul of sports: Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi picked up probably the most unusual foul in all of sports on Thursday as she kissed Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus. Taurasi kissed Augustus on the cheek after the two exchanged some shoves. Needless to say, I don’t think we will be seeing this foul happen in another sport any time soon.

About the author: Heather Pink is a Chicago native that graduated from the University of Illinois and is obsessed with the Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks and the White Sox. Heather is currently in Los Angeles working with NFL.com as a Producer, but still does her fair share of sports reporting on the side. Follow Heather on Twitter @heatherpink2 or visit her website at http://heatherpink.weebly.com/

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