From the high school level all the way to the pros, join Nick Goralka as he explores a new, unorthodox way of looking at potential opportunities for teams and players that are hiding in plain sight. From the city that has won every major championship since 1985, the Chicagoan college prep student takes analysis to a new level with his exploration of the best and worst of professional sports, including football, basketball, and his own specialty, tennis.
When Derrick Rose tore his ACL, the vast majority of NBA fans wrote the Chicago Bulls off for the season, and with good reason. Fortunately, the Bulls aren’t without hope, even if there is less of it now. Published 2:41 p.m. May 2, 2012 - Comments
The first round of the NHL playoffs has been jam packed with big men misbehaving; it’s the inexperienced, overwhelmed, and so far incredibly disappointing officiating crews that are failing the fans. Published 10:01 p.m. April 16, 2012 - Comments
A new coach means that Lin fits in with the Knicks even less than he did when Mike D’Antoni was in charge, and the contract he’ll be demanding after this year doesn’t make him worth the price. Published 5:28 p.m. April 13, 2012 - Comments
One can’t help but marvel at the dominance displayed by these Wildcats throughout this season. But the impact they’ll have on the sport by serving as an NBA farm team is even greater than winning the title. Published 8:08 p.m. April 4, 2012 - Comments
The race for the most coveted free agent of the year came to an anticlimactic end this year, but the Heat would be foolish to not make an attempt at Howard. Published 10:00 p.m. March 20, 2012 - Comments
Who will make it to the elite eight? The Final Four? This year's tournament offers as much of a chance for a giant killer as ever, but the big dogs should reign supreme. Published 10:23 p.m. March 14, 2012 - Comments
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 ...Read More
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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.