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Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus Chicago(land)

Senior Writer, The Athletic. Old enough to feel ways about stuff. Sun-Times alum. Northwestern grad. Long Island native. Buy my book!

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@csdst00l @BarstoolChief Why would I be pissed? @LisaSt2136 @danieldunnjr It is Cinque Terre! Manarola, to be exact."I’m not trying to say that I’m perfect or that every decision we made was the right decision. But it’s never in th… https://t.co/WQqul9COHQ
Retweeted by Mark Lazeruswhen you try to explain twitter to someone who isn't on it: https://t.co/s03zS0jhDE
Retweeted by Mark LazerusIf you're a Hawks fan, this is required listening. Laz and Powers asked pretty much every question you'd have for B… https://t.co/i76s2S9PK6
Retweeted by Mark Lazerus @ahill0480 Thanks, I appreciate that. It's a fine line between pressing and badgering, haha. @ThatGirlChip https://t.co/jGLPVFPeJD @ThatGirlChip https://t.co/09A2pQmIPPLet me moderate Thursday's Trump-Biden debate, you cowards! https://t.co/XadF0oht2nI just Obama-ed a fly out of midair with one hand and I'm feeling pretty good about myself. https://t.co/7mcXwQDPmwDon’t have time to listen to Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman on our podcast? @MarkLazerus⁩ was kind enough to transcribe… https://t.co/bWVWIrXviu
Retweeted by Mark Lazerus @ByScottPowers https://t.co/o5sMQlwlPj @SaraCivian hashtag content @JRDillon2 Wow, that's quite a deep pull. I remember that and stand by it. Just not for the cursed Mets, who clearl… https://t.co/D6IUMdHVFKWe asked about the Saad trade, and Bowman responded, "Sure, I’ll explain that in detail." And then he actually did!… https://t.co/1KQbB1utV8I know there's a lot of Bowman #content out there right now, and that his responses tend to elicit eye-rolls from a… https://t.co/FznEBmogwc"I’m not trying to say that I’m perfect or that every decision we made was the right decision. But it’s never in th… https://t.co/WQqul9COHQFor those who, like me, have trouble finding time to listen to podcasts because you don't have a commute anymore, w… https://t.co/p7f1odRxia @cellywell Much appreciated, thank you! @cellywell Laz & Powers. It's on the Athletic app, but it's also on Apple, Spotify, Google, etc. @MarkLazerus Just finished listening to it. Amazing job. I’ve always supported Stan, but this makes me much more co… https://t.co/EWoilEy2Q5
Retweeted by Mark Lazerus @JoelSantelli I'm sure part of it is strategy, but I think he's just very analytical in his thinking, which takes h… https://t.co/lAyoJWvGIEWe talked a bit with Stan Bowman about this upcoming GMs meeting on the podcast today. Lots of questions about the… https://t.co/sa63I2RmmV
10/21
2020
How does the Brandon Saad trade square with a rebuild? Is there a disconnect between the Core Four and the front of… https://t.co/yTLm2D1Yj6Indeed. https://t.co/Ydax2UWwOv @SaraCivian OH SNAPJust wrapped up a spirited, interesting and pointed discussion with Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman. Look for the latest… https://t.co/lcezYXv61GI just got my latest issue of D-Tales, the Deerfield village newsletter, and they had an “exclusive” with Stan. (It… https://t.co/OAHjIA8jPj
Retweeted by Mark Lazerus @CMPunk The waiting truly is the hardest part.(Nothing but love for all my colleagues, I'm just petty as shit.)Me watching the Stan Bowman media tour go by and realizing we're, like, the last stop on it: https://t.co/PPl0EwuHygOf course, the thing is, this doesn't change anything. The Blackhawks have been on this slow-burn rebuild for a whi… https://t.co/NwKP0l7Hsc @Not_Al_Secord Oh, there's certainly warranted criticism. But come on.It's been a half-hearted rebuild at best. Too many veteran signings the last couple of years, particularly players… https://t.co/PoDMNZxW7nHaha, just saw a tweet about how Rocky Wirtz is "the worst owner in professional sports history." Like the entire r… https://t.co/9Y0cME2fQA!!! https://t.co/BuA8PtgPTbSo, I have... questions. Fortunately, Scott and I will have an opportunity to ask all of them on the podcast shortly.This is the Rangers model of openly acknowledging the team could be in for a couple of rough years. New York wound… https://t.co/Pfy1huoVDEAfter a few years of hedging, the Blackhawks level with the fan base. The rebuild is on: https://t.co/kuMFY9jDeiBlackhawks tell their season-ticket holders that they're "committed to developing young players and rebuilding our… https://t.co/HgNUEdG7j0 @Coganuts @BenPopeCST @ByScottPowers Ooh, sick burn.Where did the Blackhawks fall in @coreypronman’s post-draft rankings? https://t.co/jbZWLLq9Fw
Retweeted by Mark LazerusProgramming note: Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman will be on today's LAZ & POWERS to discuss, well, everythi… https://t.co/kN0b2X6R4xOur @jprutherford got a whole bunch of other Doc Emrick stories from people around the hockey world. Fun stuff: https://t.co/ZNUOag5Qj0 @MGeschwind The whole thread was one big humble brag, tbh.9. “Wrong Mark Laz(e)rus,” I wrote back, sheepishly. “Oh, how embarrassing,” he replied, still in the giddy momen… https://t.co/YShTEtgZ9k8. Then I realized he had me mixed up with Mark Lazarus, then the president of NBC Sports and Doc’s big boss.7. “Thank you, Mark, for the wonderful opportunity,” he wrote. He went on to say how much he enjoys his job and the… https://t.co/JnGqvZWUyR6. I sent him a quick congratulatory text from the visitors room at XCel Energy Center and he wrote back very promp… https://t.co/chfL6rEJlx5. So a couple years later, I was covering a Blackhawks game in Minnesota on one of the 18,000 times Doc won the Em… https://t.co/TcCRS5ltGv4. But it ended with me getting very frustrated about something (something stupid, I’m sure) and punching the eleva… https://t.co/gveFruKUZA3. Anyway, I was once late to a post-morning skate lunch with Doc and the rest of the Blackhawks beat at our usual… https://t.co/YAlqhKWDa52. Doc is the greatest storyteller I’ve ever known, because he remembers everything. Everything. Every little detai… https://t.co/Ov4ox2ZT5oOK, a quick Doc Emrick story... (1/X)The numbers show that the #Bears defense this year is better than it was in 2018 after six games. Don't believe m… https://t.co/sgKMY65Oda
Retweeted by Mark Lazerus.@ryan_s_clark is one of those rare writers for whom you go out of your way to read everything he writes. Can't wai… https://t.co/4DLhchkvwaThe race to XFL relegation is gonna be wild. https://t.co/Z6Nswy5nn2
10/20
2020
Kris Versteeg on Flames newbie Joakim Nordstrom, who won a Cup w him in Chi: “Great teammate/locker room guy. Will… https://t.co/VsFalmSLsB
Retweeted by Mark LazerusLatest podcast with @hailey_salvian is available now. Check out 'The Common Sens Podcast' here and subscribe to it… https://t.co/aoq3KCLy4B
Retweeted by Mark LazerusIn both frequency and efficiency, the Bears’ run game has done a 180 from Weeks 1-2. Inside the numbers, plus a cl… https://t.co/s46rdcMI4s
Retweeted by Mark Lazerus @SaraCivian His name is "Nordy," which, for some reason, in Joel Quenneville's voice is the funniest name in the history of names.🎙 A new #WhiteSoxBusiness podcast is live👇 @jon_greenberg & @JRFegan welcome #WhiteSox announcer @jasonbenetti to… https://t.co/XTwFl6vWnb
Retweeted by Mark Lazerus @wyshynski Are you from the "mortgage service protection center"? Do you need my account number, SSN and blood type?Closed on our house 52 days ago. Since then, we've received exactly 17 very official-looking letters — with the per… https://t.co/gIyu9uIqSB... https://t.co/JQsPYla0fVMike (Doc) Emrick retired today. I wrote an appreciation of his work for @TheAthletic. No one called frantic bette… https://t.co/Cii1jhe4Yh
Retweeted by Mark LazerusStaggering 37 percentage point drop in support for protestors among Fox News Republicans when you specify that the… https://t.co/hOmwoBrEZg
Retweeted by Mark LazerusOh, and Doc is that rare announcer who actually enhanced your enjoyment of the sport. They should name the Sports E… https://t.co/913zJMY4tj
Retweeted by Mark Lazerus...yes https://t.co/RzZ3j3zoAL
Retweeted by Mark LazerusI predicted the Bears to be 7-9. That's not going to happen. But how many games can this team win? https://t.co/f5rf5jG2BY
Retweeted by Mark LazerusWhat does it say that David Montgomery averaged 3.1 yards per carry against a defense that had been allowing an ave… https://t.co/btuFjFXRMN
Retweeted by Mark LazerusI've never been one to be star-struck. The players are just people I work with. But I distinctly remember giddily t… https://t.co/S4RqY1PoxkThe best. On and off the air. Just the greatest guy in the world. https://t.co/6pF5vKZjkITom. The mask goes over the nose. @tallblackguy I was meh on both teams, but I'll choose to be happy for you.Decent chance the Dodgers will just buy the Rays and bam, World Series champs
Retweeted by Mark LazerusSchitt's Creek Update: The late-Season 5 episode "Meet the Parents" was the first time the (very good!) show really… https://t.co/E92BtWkTbXHoge & Jahns 5-1 #Bears ... (But with Hoge’s rant on the OL) https://t.co/ZLVsvfUYM2
Retweeted by Mark LazerusMore like Mookie Best, amirite? @kmartel_sports Well, that's terrifying. @kfishbain @NUFBFamily @thedailynu Fun Fact about this game: On Michigan's game-tying field-goal attempt at the hor… https://t.co/xK5oN3muUJ @kfishbain @NUFBFamily A-Train fumbles. Led to the greatest Daily Quota in @thedailynu history. https://t.co/UGYSHO5PjN @kfishbain Zak Kustok is the greatest player in @NUFBFamily history. Don't @ me, Otto Graham. @kfishbain Put on BTN for the next nine minutes."Why are the Bears 5-1? Because they have the best defense in the NFL." @adamjahns on the "lights-out" Bears: https://t.co/KW1UYeWGXr @kbarnes_pghsprt He was OK for a few years. Respectable. But his hands and brain never caught up to his talent.https://t.co/b8ZnEaxdeUI know the election is important and the pandemic is important and SCOTUS' impending decades-long shift to archaic… https://t.co/zSBkmeCLinWow who could possibly have seen this coming except for everyone who wasn’t a fucking idiot https://t.co/oVBrN3aAOc
Retweeted by Mark LazerusAleksey Morozov. https://t.co/PKUOgBjGQQIn honor of Sid Hartman: One-of-a-kind media giant and close, personal friend 🔓 https://t.co/AQJF9har2v
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10/19
2020
Then read this: https://t.co/aRydkuLIQRNot sure how they'll contain this one to just one hour, but this game is on BTN at 7 p.m. Read @kfishbain's oral hi… https://t.co/dz8x44K5P1I always thought it would be fun to be a headline writer at the New York Post, but I imagine any credible political… https://t.co/BiJdkcD8mPYell "SHOOOOOOOT" from the 300 level but less bluntly, with too many adjectives, and on a keyboard. https://t.co/0N5DvU7bpW#Bears QB Nick Foles was just pretty fired up on the Zoom call a second ago. Good stuff. "Would you rather lose pretty or win ugly?”
Retweeted by Mark LazerusCBS out here giving us Jets-Dolphins against Rodgers-Brady. Bold.Bears defense to Bears offense, now and forever: https://t.co/hX6kNh8m9dSee? Never a doubt.I always forget the Nagy Factor.
10/18
2020

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