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November 3, 2011 | By Bag Boy and For RedEye
It's time for a special episode of "Chicago Story. " Warning: it's a rerun. Someone is clearly on his way to greatness here, has a falling out, goes and achieves greatness somewhere else and returns here for the twilight years. Think Greg Maddux. Can't help but think of that one as Jerry Reinsdorf is wooing Tony La Russa. "Should never have fired him. " "Worst mistake ever. " "I wanted to make sure he landed on his feet. " I'll recap: Sox can La Russa, he goes on to win multiple titles with the A's and Cardinals.
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April 29, 2012 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
As Pope Alexander VI's daughter, Lucrezia Borgia enjoyed riches, money and, it turns out, a considerable amount of power for a woman in 15th century Italy. That was one of the reasons British actress Holliday Grainger was excited about Season 2 of Showtime's “The Borgias,” in which her Lucrezia quickly grows from innocent girl to a fierce mother and shrewd politician. “Stray Dogs,” the April 29 episode, Alexander (Jeremy Irons) puts Lucrezia in charge of the cardinals when he leaves Rome to check on the progress of the war against the French.
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April 29, 2012 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
As Pope Alexander VI's daughter, Lucrezia Borgia enjoyed riches, money and, it turns out, a considerable amount of power for a woman in 15th century Italy. That was one of the reasons British actress Holliday Grainger was excited about Season 2 of Showtime's “The Borgias,” in which her Lucrezia quickly grows from innocent girl to a fierce mother and shrewd politician. “Stray Dogs,” the April 29 episode, Alexander (Jeremy Irons) puts Lucrezia in charge of the cardinals when he leaves Rome to check on the progress of the war against the French.
SPORTS
November 3, 2011 | By Bag Boy and For RedEye
It's time for a special episode of "Chicago Story. " Warning: it's a rerun. Someone is clearly on his way to greatness here, has a falling out, goes and achieves greatness somewhere else and returns here for the twilight years. Think Greg Maddux. Can't help but think of that one as Jerry Reinsdorf is wooing Tony La Russa. "Should never have fired him. " "Worst mistake ever. " "I wanted to make sure he landed on his feet. " I'll recap: Sox can La Russa, he goes on to win multiple titles with the A's and Cardinals.
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October 16, 2013 | RedEye
Each week, RedEye's prognosticating pooch, Whizzer, goes paw to paw with Rob Cressy's miniature schnauzer, Callie, to see who picks NFL games more accurately. Callie went 2-2 in Week 12 while Whizzer was 0-4. Overall, Callie is 32-27 and Whizzer is 36-23. Here are their picks for Week 13. CALLIE Bears at Minnesota: Vikings Green Bay at Detroit: Lions New Orleans at Seattle: Seahawks Denver at Kansas City: Chiefs Arizona at Philadelphia: Cardinals   WHIZZER Bears at Minnesota: Vikings Green Bay at Detroit: Lions New...
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April 3, 2013 | RedEye
On Wednesday, Louisville unveiled a T-shirt honoring injured player Kevin Ware as the Cardinals prepare to play in the Final Four this weekend. Some are crying foul at the $24.99 shirt price because Ware won't see a dime from sales; Adidas and the university will pocket the proceeds. THIS ROUND: Does it matter that Kevin Ware will not benefit financially from the shirts inspired by his recovery?   YES Seriously, are we even going to pretend this isn't straight-up exploitation?
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December 1, 2013 | By Dan Richman and For RedEye
When you get to this stage of the fantasy football season, knowing statistics is of the utmost importance. That said, now is the time when you need to focus on matchups based on stats. So here are few tips to follow the rest of the way. Play your running backs against the Bears You don't need to be a Harvard scholar to know the Bears are really bad at stopping the run. The statistics show the Bears have the worst run defense in all of football. Just look at the great games by Brandon Jacobs (looking like an All-Pro)
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December 20, 2012 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
As the Bears prepare to play Arizona on Sunday, they need other teams to lose for them to make the postseason. But just because you need help to get into the playoffs doesn't mean you can't do some damage once you're there. Here are recent teams who made a name for themselves despite entering Week 16 with similar or worse records than the Bears. In other words, it ain't over till it's over.   2008 Arizona Cardinals Entering Week 16 : 8-6 Finished: 9-7, lost Super Bowl The Cardinals clinched their division in Week 14 and, at 8-5,...
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May 22, 2013 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
After playing his entire 13-year NFL career with the Bears, Brian Urlacher announced his retirement Wednesday. Boiling his career down to his five most memorable games is tricky, but here's what made our list.   Sept. 17, 2000: N.Y. Giants 14, Bears 7 URLACHER: 13 tackles, first career sack A safety-turned-linebacker in college, Urlacher's Bears career began with him as a backup outside linebacker. That didn't last long. When starting middle linebacker Barry Minter got hurt in Week 2, Urlacher slid over to the middle in Week 3 and never...
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November 27, 2011 | By Brian Moore, RedEye
It was the touchdown celebration of the day, if not the season. After Buffalo receiver Steve Johnson caught a five-yard pass that gave the Bills a 14-7 lead over the N.Y. Jets, Johnson unholstered his finger guns and proceeded to "shoot himself" in the thigh. The celebration mocked Jets receiver Plaxico Burress' famous self-inflicted gunshot wound that sent him to jail three years ago. But he wasn't done. Johnson then mocked Jets receiver Santonio Holmes flight-crew moves by spreading his arms and flying through the end zone before "crashing" to the turf.
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January 6, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
If you want to know why there's not a “Real Housewives of Chicago,” Bravo TV exec Andy Cohen has the answer. Or not. “That's a good question,” Cohen told RedEye in a recent phone interview. “We've done development on a few other things in Chicago, and I'm working on getting a Chicago-based show up and running in the next year. I can't say it will be a 'Housewives' but we have some other stuff in the hopper.” Prepare for more housewives love as Cohen's “Watch What Happens Live” expands to five nights a week starting Jan. 8. The St. Louis native usually interviews a...
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November 29, 2011 | By Ernest Wilkins, RedEye
It's the holiday season once again, and what kind of self-centered goon would I be if I didn't get you fine folks the gift of a rapid-fire touch-em-all column? (Note, after this year we'll have to change that phrase.) > > Firing time and the lying's sleazy: From UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel getting canned a full week before the first Pac-12 championship game (and still coaching it) to the complete farce of the Urban Meyer saga, it's that time of year where college football teams eliminate their coaches and bring in a set of fresh faces.
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