March 17, 2013 |
This past week I had the pleasure of covering the Big Ten tournament for the first time. I must say, I was not disappointed with what I saw. With a total paid attendance of 124,543, the Big Ten deserves a big pat on the back. But every year around this time, there is debate as to whether conference tournaments are good for college basketball. The most recent outspoken critic is Kentucky coach John Calipari. He's on the record as saying conference tournaments "are a waste of time.
May 31, 2012 |
I couldn't leave for Iceland without a few final thoughts on the Heartland Institute's International Climate Conference held at the Chicago Hilton last week. After spending two of the three days listening to speakers and mulling over what I'd "learned" for a few days, I've decided there was one extremely telling moment from my time there. Heartland, the Chicago-based organization known for its advocacy of global warming skepticism, garnered international attention this month by displaying a billboard out on the Eisenhower Expressway comparing people who...
January 19, 2012 |
Good news, Bears fans, this weekend's NFC championship game won't end with Jay Cutler limping, er, standing around on the sidelines with a sour look on his face. He'll be doing that at home. Just kidding, Jay. Tell Kristin Cavallari I said hi. Such a cutie. Where was I? Oh, yes, the Bears-less NFL playoffs. This weekend, the Super Bowl matchup will be set. Two teams will earn a chance at NFL immortality - and maybe even score with Madonna. I'm sorry, that's just wrong.
April 5, 2013 |
Get your thinking caps on, Chicago: DePaul University's TEDx conference, TEDxDePaulU, enters its second year Saturday. The all-day conference operates under the TEDx program of independently organized events modeled after the original global nonprofit talk series TED that boasts the tagline "Ideas Worth Spreading. " Two DePaul students, Matt Helbig and Daniel Gurevich, organized the event, which includes 10 speakers and a post-event reception catered by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's company.
September 20, 2013 |
“They're heee-re!” The fifth annual Chicago Ghost Conference will haunt the city for two days, Oct. 4 and 5, at the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N. Knox). The conference will cover everything from ghost hunting to parapsychology, all topics that Ursula Bielski, founder and chief organizer of the Chicago Ghost Conference, feels right at home with--literally. “I grew up in a haunted house in Chicago,” said the North Center native, who experienced numerous encounters with ghosts during her childhood.
May 12, 2013 |
The Blackhawks start the next round of their Stanley Cup journey this week in the Western Conference semifinals. In the meantime, you should prepare for the official RedEye Sports Chicago Blackhawks WCSF Drinking Game, or RESCBWCSFDG for somewhat-short. When buying your booze, please reach for a Wirtz Beverage-distributed brand, so you can help defray Rostislav Olesz's $3 million-plus salary in Rockford. And if you need an excuse to show up hung over at work the next morning, cut this article out and show to your supervisor.