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.
February 7, 2012 |
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.
August 7, 2013 |
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.
October 25, 2012 |
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.
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.
October 25, 2012 |
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.