June 6, 2013 |
After working on his comedic chops at both ImprovOlympic and Second City, Chicagoan Joe Nunez moved to L.A. in 2001 to pursue an acting career. You might know him as Manche Sanchez in “Prison Break,” the guy who hit Will Smith with his car in “The Pursuit of Happyness,” the unhappy liquor store employee in “Superbad” or as Lupe's brother who takes Buster with him to work in “Arrested Development.” But despite living in L.A. for...
April 1, 2013 |
As a stringer for The Associated Press covering the Cubs and White Sox, Ravenswood's Travis Miller is used to watching a lot of baseball games. "125 games I covered last year," he said. Multiply that number by 40 and you'll have a rough estimate of how many he's going to be watching this year. "When you're in the press box, you can't be cheering for teams," he said. "I just want to reconnect with why I love what I do. " The 27-year-old Mets fan was one of two Chicago-area residents - the other being 27-year-old Marcus Hall, a...
February 27, 2013 |
This just in from Canada: The Vancouver Canucks held an online contest to pick the song the team skates out to before the game (Japandroids beat out Nickelback). C'mon, we all know Chicago never takes a backset to Vancouver. These blood-pumping tunes are guaranteed to get Chicago crowds amped from the start. . Cubs "Riding The Storm Out," REO Speedwagon I almost suggested "L's Anthem" by Lil' Durk, honestly, both for local ties and the fact the Cubs see a lot of "L"s over the course of the season.
June 13, 2012 |
Didn't snag tickets to see one of the live tapings of TBS' "Conan" this week? A free T-shirt can make up for that, right? Three Chicago artists and and five "Conan" fans created Conan and Chicago-centric designs for a limited-edition run of T-shirts offered up at various vending machines placed around Chicago during the week of "Conan" tapings at the Chicago Theatre. Only 6,000 have been made, and RedEye got our hands on some to give away! Before I tell you how to win, things to keep in mind: -We only have size Large (and a couple...
December 21, 2011 |
We did Christmas cards last week, and since it's Christmas Eve Eve, I'll share my Chicago sports Christmas list with you. > > For the Bears: I want a new GM. Seriously. Jerry Angelo's oversights have pushed me over the edge. Thanks to an unbelievable combination of pride and stupidity, a playoff team will be staying home. That is unforgivable. I want someone young, smart and a step ahead. Not the guy who's the last man on the planet who knows what a good quarterback is and what a good receiver is. And what a good bet on the offensive line is. Whoever the Theo Epstein of...
October 30, 2011 |
With the Bears (4-3) on their bye week, all Chicago fans had to do was sit back, relax and watch the other NFL action unfold, right? Not exactly. Even at this point in the season there are playoff implications to worry about. So how frightening were some of the results Sunday? Detroit 45, Denver 10 Fear factor: 4 out of 4 An upset by the Broncos would have pulled the Bears even with the Lions (6-2) in the loss column. Instead, Detroit QB Matthew Stafford proved effective even at less than 100 percent.And the Bears play the Lions again Nov. 13. ...