February 28, 2013 |
Lord, I love the NHL. Right when they lure me back, almost all the way back, they do something stupid like float realignment. Fine, except the move would send the Detroit Red Wings back to the Eastern Conference. OK, I can put up with the huge ticket prices, all the modernity, all the newbie Blackhawks fans who never saw a game at the old Chicago Stadium, all that good stuff. But, I need my Original Six. Sorry, as much as I complain about Detroit, with all its fans walking the streets whenever the Wings come to town, we want them on that wall.
February 4, 2013 |
How desperate are Fall Out Boy fans for tickets? If Craigslist is any indication, the answer is very. Surprise tickets to see the band--which has been on a break for three years--play at Subterranean went on sale Monday morning. Seconds later, so did a host of posts on Craigslist absolutely begging for a chance at admission. How far are fans willing to go to score tickets? Take a look: Seeking hot chick: "Got through and scored two tickets to the show tonight, looking to take the hottest chick possible, for free of course, no hanky pancky (sic)
November 19, 2012 |
Now that Notre Dame is a national title contender, everyone in Chicago has to pretend it's a "Chicago team" although it's 100 miles away and half of us assume South Bend is south of the city, not east. Notre Dame football elicits two distinct responses from sports fans: You love 'em for their tradition or you hate 'em for their stupid gold helmets that have actual 23.9-karat gold. The next few weeks will provide plenty of entertainment for both camps. Because USC starting quarterback Matt Barkley is out for this weekend's game, the Irish...
May 17, 2012 |
The Cubs and White Sox renew their crosstown rivalry this weekend at Wrigley Field, and you're bound to see fans with "torn allegiances. " You'll know this because they cheer when either team scores or - gasp! - they wear one of those two-sided jerseys. Which brings us to our latest debate. This round: Is it OK to root for both the Cubs and the Sox? YES Is it OK to root for both the Cubs and Sox? Is it OK to eat both chocolate and vanilla ice cream?
March 7, 2012 |
If you think you can't get a specialty doughnut downtown without enduring a line that wraps around the block, get over to Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee (50 W. Randolph St. 312-488-2483), the Loop's newest walk-up doughnut shop in a space carved out of Petterino's. Disclaimer: We're not promising there won't be lines eventually. (Co-owners Francis Brennan, formerly of L20, and Jeff Mahin, as well as the financial backers at Lettuce Entertain You certainly hope there will be.) But the shop has only been open since late February, so the word's still getting out about the piping-hot small batches of fried dough, served...
February 2, 2012 |
The Blackhawks game started late because of bad weather. You want to beat the traffic getting home from Soldier Field. The Bulls are crushing their hapless opponent. The Cubs are getting pummeled--again--in the 6th inning. There are reasons to consider leaving your team's game early, but should you? We tackle that vexing sporting debate in this week's edition of Go Nuts! LEAVE WHEN YOU WANT If it was my choice to purchase tickets to a sporting event, it's also my choice to leave early.