Jeremy Roenick

Michael Jordan balled out after drinking 'maybe, 10 Bud Lights'

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Michael Jordan balled out after drinking 'maybe, 10 Bud Lights'

If you need another reason (besides all the cool accolades, you know?) to cement Michael Jordan as the GOAT, this is for you.

Thursday, former Blackhawks star Jeremy Roenick appeared on WSCR's McNeil & Parkins Show. Roenick was asked if he ever gambled with Jordan on the golf course, leading Roenick to recall an iconic moment between the two.

According to Roenick, he and Jordan went golfing towards the end of an NBA and NHL season in the 90s. The Blackhawks had the day off, but the Bulls had a game that night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. After playing a round of golf and winning a "couple thousand (dollars)," off Jordan, Roenick assumed the two were parting ways for the day.

Instead, the duo played another round, drinking "all afternoon." Roenick joked how he was going to bet all the money he won off Jordan on the Cavaliers to win. Jordan upped the stakes, betting Roenick he'd score more than 40 points and the Bulls would beat the Cavaliers by 20. 

According to Roenick, Jordan scored 52 and the Bulls won by "26 or something" after Jordan played 36 holes of golf and had "maybe 10 Bud Lights."

That's GOAT stuff right there, folks. Roenick said this happened in 1992 or 1993, but I did some research and couldn't find a Bulls game matching the story's criteria. But Jordan is the GOAT, and Roenick's story sounds like something His Airness is more than capable of.

Watch the full interview:

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Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane reflects on NHL career and where he sees himself in 10 years

Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane reflects on NHL career and where he sees himself in 10 years

When he turned 30 years of age in November, Patrick Kane said he's never felt better. And he backed it up on the ice.

The three-time Stanley Cup champion and former Hart Trophy winner finished with a career-high 110 points this season and averaged 22:29 of ice time per game, which is the highest mark of his NHL career. 

NBC Sports analyst Jeremy Roenick sat down with the Blackhawks' superstar at NHL All-Star weekend in San Jose to reflect on Kane's career to this point and where it's headed. Can No. 88 get even better?

"Yeah, I think so," Kane said. "I am excited about where my game's at, I'm excited about where I can go. I always feel like even when you have a good game, you know how it is, always feel like there are a couple plays here or there you could have had and you come out of a game with a couple points you say I should have had a couple more, right? So that's always the mentality. You are never really satisfied, but I always feel there is room to grow. I think there is another level to my game I can even get to."

That's a scary thought, Roenick responds for all of us.

"You know what, I really believe it," Kane said. "I think it’s the truth too, I wouldn’t be saying it just to say it. I think I learned a lot under Joel [Quenneville]. Obviously we have a new coach in Jeremy Colliton, learned a lot from him so far. He thinks I have another level to my game as well, so it's fun to hear."

Kane just wrapped up his 12th NHL season. This is where players begin to reach the back nine of their careers, but there may be an exception for superstars like Kane who tend to get better with age.

So where does he see himself in 10 years?

"I don't know, it's crazy, it feels like yesterday I was in Montreal playing in that All-Star Game, so you say 10 years from now it's like how fast time goes," Kane said. "But I don't know, I like that name 'Showtime,' that's a pretty fun name so hopefully can entertain like you did for as long as I can I guess."

Check out the interview below:


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Eddie Olczyk, Bobby Hull, Jeremy Roenick highlight former players at 2018 Blackhawks Convention

Eddie Olczyk, Bobby Hull, Jeremy Roenick highlight former players at 2018 Blackhawks Convention

The Blackhawks will host a sizable group of alumni at the 11th annual Blackhawks Convention this weekend at the Hilton Chicago.

Eddie Olczyk, Bobby and Dennis Hull, Jeremy Roenick, Denis Savard and Chris Chelios are some of the former players highlighting the event, starting on Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. on NBC Chicago’s “Blackhawks Convention Opening Ceremonies.”

Blackhawks broadcaster Olczyk, who was diagnosed with colon cancer last year, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs game Tuesday night in anticipation of the convention. The 1994 Stanley Cup winner announced he was cancer-free in March, making his appearance even more special.

Roenick, a Blackhawks all-time top 10 goal scorer (267) and points leader (596), will take part in the weekend for the first time.

“I think early that maybe the relationship wasn’t strong enough,” Roenick said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune. “… And I think going to the convention is so important to the city and so important to the franchise in terms of what they do for people in the city.”

Chelios will be introduced as the newest team ambassador this weekend. The Blackhawks announced Monday morning that the Hall of Fame defenseman is once again a member of the organization.

“To be able to join the Blackhawks organization in this role means everything to me,” Chelios said about his new position. “… Chicago is my hometown and returning to this organization is very special to me and my family.”

The list of past Blackhawks players who will also be present includes Bryan Bickell, Adam Burish, Brian Campbell, Eric Daze, Ben Eager, Tony Esposito, Colin Fraser, Stu Grimson, Steve Larmer, Jamal Mayers, Troy Murray, Bernie Nicholls, Phil Russell and Patrick Sharp.

John Scott, the controversial NHL All-Star who had only registered one point with the Arizona Coyotes leading up to his fan vote selection during the 2015-16 season, will also be a fun player in attendance. He only notched two points in 69 games with Chicago.

The present players and staff members attending the gathering feature Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Corey Crawford, Duncan Keith and head coach Joel Quenneville, among others.

According to the Blackhawks, fans can interact with these ex-members, current players, coaches and team executives through activities like autograph and photo sessions.