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October 26, 2011 | By Ernest Wilkins, RedEye
You always remember your first time. It's sweaty, awkward; you don't know what to do with your hands. The first experience with flip cup is so memorable. The game's nothing without the iconic red Solo cup though, right? Have you ever tried to play with some other kind of cup? It just doesn't feel right. The company that makes the landmark plastic drinkware (based in suburban Chicago, don'cha know) is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and since I'm the only Pulitzer-winner* on staff, I took a crack at a composition in honor of the occasion.
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November 13, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. First we saw Michael Jordan playing beer pong on Instagram, and now there's the inevitable video proof.  A video posted by TMZ Wednesday shows His Airness smoking a cigar as Kanye's "N***** in Paris" plays in the background, while engaging some serious bros in a game of beer pong. The video came after Deadspin posted Instagram photos of the same event. (h/t Sun Times Voices ) Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page . 
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
I wasn't sure what to expect when I stepped into the Bravo Clubhouse, home of the “Real Housewives” franchise, but I knew there would be cocktails. The clubhouse, near Greenwich Village in New York City, is where host Andy Cohen typically interviews and plays drinking games with a real housewife and a B-list celebrity for his talk show “Watch What Happens Live.” I visited the clubhouse in November to watch what happens (live) on the set of the show, which jumps from two to five episodes a week starting Sunday.
SPORTS
December 20, 2012 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
This preseason, while asking Bears to name the special teams teammate they were most excited to watch, Eric Weems' name kept coming up. And while he is a joy to watch on the field, Weems also never bottles up his personality, which is a quality reporters love. In honor of Weems, here are 14 facts about No. 14. 1. He's 5-foot-8. Raise your hand if you are 5-8 or shorter. OK, now leave it up if you are a pro football player. Your hand just went down? Mine too! I know he's listed at 5-9, but trust me, I've stood eye to eye with this man, and I am definitely not 5-9. 2. He's an underdog.
SPORTS
December 20, 2012 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
This preseason, while asking Bears to name the special teams teammate they were most excited to watch, Eric Weems' name kept coming up. And while he is a joy to watch on the field, Weems also never bottles up his personality, which is a quality reporters love. In honor of Weems, here are 14 facts about No. 14. 1. He's 5-foot-8. Raise your hand if you are 5-8 or shorter. OK, now leave it up if you are a pro football player. Your hand just went down? Mine too! I know he's listed at 5-9, but trust me, I've stood eye to eye with this man, and I am definitely not 5-9. 2. He's an underdog.
NEWS
September 26, 2012 | By Ernest Wilkins and Kate Bernot and RedEye
The setup: You debate this at every party. Now it's time to settle it once and for all. BEER PONG Girls prefer flip cup, right? Wrong. What is so appealing about warm beer dribbling down your chin or inducing a nasty case of the hiccups when you try to inhale overly carbonated keg swill in less than 4 seconds? Drinking games aren't meant to be classy, but beer pong at least allows you to consume your beer at a human pace. Unlike flip cup, it allows for actual (albeit drunken)
NEWS
December 28, 2011 | By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye
Andy DeCaluwe won't be playing poker or blackjack when he's in Las Vegas next week. Instead, the 25-year-old will be tossing pingpong balls into cups of beer for a chance to win $50,000. The 7 t h annual World Series of Beer Pong - yes, it's a real competition - takes place Sunday through Thursday at the Flamingo Las Vegas hotel and casino. And DeCaluwe, a student at Kendall College, is the guy to beat. DeCaluwe, who plays with a partner, is ranked the top beer pong player in the world out of 2,400, according to...
NEWS
November 13, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. First we saw Michael Jordan playing beer pong on Instagram, and now there's the inevitable video proof.  A video posted by TMZ Wednesday shows His Airness smoking a cigar as Kanye's "N***** in Paris" plays in the background, while engaging some serious bros in a game of beer pong. The video came after Deadspin posted Instagram photos of the same event. (h/t Sun Times Voices ) Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page . 
NEWS
January 5, 2012 | By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye
Illinois is becoming known for its beer pong prowess. A team from downstate Edwardsville, about 30 miles northeast of St. Louis, has claimed victory at the 7 t h annual World Series of Beer Pong in Las Vegas. After sinking a pingpong ball into the last cup Wednesday during the final game, Southern Illinois University graduates Matthew White, 24, and Ross Hampton, 23, were crowned champs. They will split the $50,000 grand prize. The two beat out 449 teams in the game of eliminating 10 water- or beer-filled glasses by...
NEWS
July 2, 2012 | By Georgia Garvey and RedEye
When you think of beer pong, some images and phrases probably come to mind: frat parties, sticky floors and next-day hangovers among them. But luxury? High design? If Joseph Mollo, a 22-year-old recent DePaul University grad, has anything to say about it, that could be the new face of beer pong. Mollo, an entrepreneurship major at DePaul, designed a poplar-and-cast-iron beer pong table with a sleek curved surface and LED lights to highlight those red Solo cups. "If I tell people I make an $800 beer pong table and I don't have a picture, they walk...
NEWS
September 26, 2012 | By Ernest Wilkins and Kate Bernot and RedEye
The setup: You debate this at every party. Now it's time to settle it once and for all. BEER PONG Girls prefer flip cup, right? Wrong. What is so appealing about warm beer dribbling down your chin or inducing a nasty case of the hiccups when you try to inhale overly carbonated keg swill in less than 4 seconds? Drinking games aren't meant to be classy, but beer pong at least allows you to consume your beer at a human pace. Unlike flip cup, it allows for actual (albeit drunken)
NEWS
July 2, 2012 | By Georgia Garvey and RedEye
When you think of beer pong, some images and phrases probably come to mind: frat parties, sticky floors and next-day hangovers among them. But luxury? High design? If Joseph Mollo, a 22-year-old recent DePaul University grad, has anything to say about it, that could be the new face of beer pong. Mollo, an entrepreneurship major at DePaul, designed a poplar-and-cast-iron beer pong table with a sleek curved surface and LED lights to highlight those red Solo cups. "If I tell people I make an $800 beer pong table and I don't have a...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
I wasn't sure what to expect when I stepped into the Bravo Clubhouse, home of the “Real Housewives” franchise, but I knew there would be cocktails. The clubhouse, near Greenwich Village in New York City, is where host Andy Cohen typically interviews and plays drinking games with a real housewife and a B-list celebrity for his talk show “Watch What Happens Live.” I visited the clubhouse in November to watch what happens (live) on the set of the show, which jumps from two to five episodes a week starting Sunday.
NEWS
January 5, 2012 | By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye
Illinois is becoming known for its beer pong prowess. A team from downstate Edwardsville, about 30 miles northeast of St. Louis, has claimed victory at the 7 t h annual World Series of Beer Pong in Las Vegas. After sinking a pingpong ball into the last cup Wednesday during the final game, Southern Illinois University graduates Matthew White, 24, and Ross Hampton, 23, were crowned champs. They will split the $50,000 grand prize. The two beat out 449 teams in the game of eliminating 10 water- or beer-filled glasses by landing a ball in each from...
NEWS
December 28, 2011 | By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye
Andy DeCaluwe won't be playing poker or blackjack when he's in Las Vegas next week. Instead, the 25-year-old will be tossing pingpong balls into cups of beer for a chance to win $50,000. The 7 t h annual World Series of Beer Pong - yes, it's a real competition - takes place Sunday through Thursday at the Flamingo Las Vegas hotel and casino. And DeCaluwe, a student at Kendall College, is the guy to beat. DeCaluwe, who plays with a partner, is ranked the top beer pong player in the world out of 2,400, according to bpong.com, which hosts the...
NEWS
October 26, 2011 | By Ernest Wilkins, RedEye
You always remember your first time. It's sweaty, awkward; you don't know what to do with your hands. The first experience with flip cup is so memorable. The game's nothing without the iconic red Solo cup though, right? Have you ever tried to play with some other kind of cup? It just doesn't feel right. The company that makes the landmark plastic drinkware (based in suburban Chicago, don'cha know) is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and since I'm the only Pulitzer-winner* on staff, I took a crack at a composition in honor of the occasion.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2011 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
Clone Capt. Rex has had it with Pong Krell. And he's ready to take the crabby general down in "Carnage of Krell," the final chapter of the Battle for Umbara story arc debuting at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 on Cartoon Network. Here's a description of the episode. Watch a preview in the player above.: With two of his men facing execution for disobeying orders, Captain Rex is forced to confront his overly aggressive commander, General Krell, in the conclusion to the action-packed battle for Umbara.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2011 | By Emily Van Zandt and RedEye
This past weekend marked a big step for my close group of friends: We're turning 25. Not all at once. Slowly. But it's started, and I'm next. We've landed somewhere between trays of 25-cent draws at sticky college hangouts and $25 bottles of wine on our Scotchgarded couches. The rules have shifted slightly, whether I want them to or not, and the thought of being "too old" is starting to have some heft behind it. Some. Closer to 21 than 30, most things stay the same. The mornings-after just start to slowly ache a little more.
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