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December 1, 2011 | RedEye
If planking didn't excite you. Or owling, or Batman-ing or Tebowing, along came Peebowing this week, thanks to San Diego kicker Nick Novak caught on camera urinating on the sidelines Sunday. Well, it's high time we have a "----ing" craze based on a Chicago athlete. Why let Tim Tebow and Novak have all the fun. Here are some Windy City sports figures that could inspire us to strike a pose.   Cutlering THE POSE: Take a knee. WHY: Because the Bears quarterback has proposed to Kristin Cavallari twice and often takes a knee during Bears games,...
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February 13, 2014
Just because you're a jock doesn't mean you can't get in touch with your feelings. With Valentine's Day upon us, it's a great time for Chicago athletes to take a break from their ultra-competitive personas and give us a peek at their romantic side. Namely in the form of: "What's your favorite 'chick flick'?" . Derrick Rose, Bulls "'Love & Basketball.' I think that was the perfect movie to combine with basketball. I think the actors they had in the movie were great. They did a great job putting the story together.
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June 12, 2012 | RedEye
We won't know for few years whether the Cubs made a wise choice in investing $30 million in Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler. We do know the 20-year-old is expected to be an important part of what team President Theo Epstein is building, And the same can be said for these young players on other Chicago teams. Tribune contributed   ALSHON JEFFERY, BEARS Age: 22 Most of the Bears excitement this offseason has been sparked by the Brandon Marshall trade, and we get that.
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August 7, 2013 | By Jack M Silverstein, @readjack and For RedEye
Playing video games online against strangers is fun, and controlling your favorite athletes through video games is fun too. But what if the stranger you played against was also your favorite athlete? Retired Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer is the co-founder of OverDog, a mobile app that allows athletes to challenge their fans to video games. The app is still in its early development stage and is currently free for both fans and players. Hillenmeyer gives RedEye his rundown on Chicago athlete gamers, from the regular winners to the guys who need some more time with the sticks.
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August 5, 2012
RedEye asked Chicago athletes for their thoughts on the relationship between sex and sports, and whether they abstain from sex before competing.   Danny Downes 26, UFC fighter Seeing that I'm a responsible Irish Catholic boy raised on the South Side of Chicago, I have no knowledge of such a conundrum. I am getting married [Aug. 4], though, so it may soon become an issue. From all the scientific evidence I have seen, the no sex before competition because "it will make your legs weak" is pure myth.
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February 7, 2012 | RedEye
The Chicago Dental Society is having a meeting at McCormick Place in a couple of weeks. How do we know this? Because the organization sent out a press release with a sports angle the other day. And, no, it has nothing to do with Duncan Keith's teeth. The CDS asked 100 of its members recently which Chicago sports team "leader" had the best smile, and the results were, um, interesting. We won't reveal the results here. Instead, we'll tell you that Player A received 41 percent of the vote, followed by Player B with 22 percent, Player C at 21 percent and Player D at 5 percent.
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August 7, 2013 | By Jack M Silverstein, @readjack and For RedEye
Playing video games online against strangers is fun, and controlling your favorite athletes through video games is fun too. But what if the stranger you played against was also your favorite athlete? Retired Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer is the co-founder of OverDog, a mobile app that allows athletes to challenge their fans to video games. The app is still in its early development stage and is currently free for both fans and players. Hillenmeyer gives RedEye his rundown on Chicago athlete gamers, from the regular winners to the guys who need some more time with the sticks.
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October 25, 2012 | By Bag Boy and For RedEye
It's time to honor the distinguished alumni of Chicago sports this evening. I'll be doing so at a dinner tonight. I don't have a location, or a time, but I think the attire will be business pathetic. Heck, we'll do it in my basement! We have three very deserving candidates, two of whom could have been kings here and absolutely did their best to throw it away. Let's welcome them. Ozzie Guillen. There are no words to describe how much goodwill and support you threw away after winning the World Series in 2005.
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February 13, 2014
Just because you're a jock doesn't mean you can't get in touch with your feelings. With Valentine's Day upon us, it's a great time for Chicago athletes to take a break from their ultra-competitive personas and give us a peek at their romantic side. Namely in the form of: "What's your favorite 'chick flick'?" . Derrick Rose, Bulls "'Love & Basketball.' I think that was the perfect movie to combine with basketball. I think the actors they had in the movie were great. They did a great job putting the story together.
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October 25, 2012 | By Scott Bolohan @scottbolohan and For RedEye
As a ball boy for the Bulls from 1994-1997, Jason Franklin has stories. Not everyone can claim Scottie Pippen drove you in his Ferrari to your first date.   After Franklin, who grew up in Deerfield but now lives in L.A., had that introduction to the sports world, it's no surprise he never wanted to move too far away from it. Once he realized would never play for Bulls, he figured he should do something merging his love of sports and design. In 2006, Franklin started Sportiqe and soon found his clothes in every NBA arena.
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October 25, 2012 | By Bag Boy and For RedEye
It's time to honor the distinguished alumni of Chicago sports this evening. I'll be doing so at a dinner tonight. I don't have a location, or a time, but I think the attire will be business pathetic. Heck, we'll do it in my basement! We have three very deserving candidates, two of whom could have been kings here and absolutely did their best to throw it away. Let's welcome them. Ozzie Guillen. There are no words to describe how much goodwill and support you threw away after winning the World Series in 2005.
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August 5, 2012
RedEye asked Chicago athletes for their thoughts on the relationship between sex and sports, and whether they abstain from sex before competing.   Danny Downes 26, UFC fighter Seeing that I'm a responsible Irish Catholic boy raised on the South Side of Chicago, I have no knowledge of such a conundrum. I am getting married [Aug. 4], though, so it may soon become an issue. From all the scientific evidence I have seen, the no sex before competition because "it will make your legs weak" is pure myth.
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June 12, 2012 | RedEye
We won't know for few years whether the Cubs made a wise choice in investing $30 million in Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler. We do know the 20-year-old is expected to be an important part of what team President Theo Epstein is building, And the same can be said for these young players on other Chicago teams. Tribune contributed   ALSHON JEFFERY, BEARS Age: 22 Most of the Bears excitement this offseason has been sparked by the Brandon Marshall trade, and we get that.
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February 7, 2012 | RedEye
The Chicago Dental Society is having a meeting at McCormick Place in a couple of weeks. How do we know this? Because the organization sent out a press release with a sports angle the other day. And, no, it has nothing to do with Duncan Keith's teeth. The CDS asked 100 of its members recently which Chicago sports team "leader" had the best smile, and the results were, um, interesting. We won't reveal the results here. Instead, we'll tell you that Player A received 41 percent of the vote, followed by Player B with 22 percent, Player C at 21 percent and Player D at 5 percent.
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December 1, 2011 | RedEye
If planking didn't excite you. Or owling, or Batman-ing or Tebowing, along came Peebowing this week, thanks to San Diego kicker Nick Novak caught on camera urinating on the sidelines Sunday. Well, it's high time we have a "----ing" craze based on a Chicago athlete. Why let Tim Tebow and Novak have all the fun. Here are some Windy City sports figures that could inspire us to strike a pose.   Cutlering THE POSE: Take a knee. WHY: Because the Bears quarterback has proposed to Kristin Cavallari twice and often takes a knee during Bears games,...
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May 17, 2012 | By Matt Lindner and For RedEye
Much like Bulls fans' dreams of an NBA title, Ximena Beltran's dreams of taking the team's star forward to this year's Campfire Ball were simply not meant to come true. The 25-year-old volunteer camp counselor posted video on YouTube asking Deng to be her date to Children's Oncology Services Inc.'s annual fundraiser, mounting a social media campaign to try to catch his eye. It worked. "On Wednesday he sent me a direct message [on Twitter] saying he saw the video and thought it was amazing but he had prior commitments and won't be in town, otherwise he would have gone," she said, her voice...
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May 24, 2012 | Leonor Vivanco, RedEye
Wouldn't it be cool to watch a single Chicago pro athlete on"The Bachelor"? Well, that might be what a producer was thinking when the show reached out to the Chicago Wolves and asked about hockey player Mike Davies. The 25-year-old forward said he got a text from the team's senior vice president of operations Courtney Mahoney that the show contacted the front office and wanted to meet him. "I thought it was a joke. I thought one of the guys on the team probably called her. But, no, her next text right away was: 'I am dead serious.'...
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