Interview: BLA’s Michael Schwimer

You may know Michael Schwimer from his time in the Majors. You may know him as a great Twitter follow. You may know him from a recent Sports Illustrated feature. Regardless of how you might know him, sports fans everywhere need to get to know him. Michael Schwimer is changing the sports industry with Big…

Interview: Olympian and NFLer Jeremy Bloom

There are very few dominate two sport athletes; elite players who can juggle two the load at the highest level. Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders come to mind but often forgotten is Olympic Skiier and former NFLer Jeremy Bloom. The elite athlete who skied and played for the Eagles has left his sports and tackled…

OyChicago: Jewish Athletes that Cheated, and Why this Rabbi Forgives Them

Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images) In 2011, Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player. Braun, whose father is Israeli, identifies as Jewish, so it was a big moment for Jewish baseball fans; only two other Jewish hitters have ever been named MVP…