December 12, 2013 |
Lance Briggs is one of the few people on the planet who can play as himself in a video game. And yes, he says it's as cool as you think it is. "It's great to see yourself make a play on the field and in a video game," the Bears star said. "I always took a lot of pride in when I played baseball or when I played basketball and stuff like that, creating different players and different teams and stuff. When I got a chance to see myself in football, I think it's pretty cool. " Briggs mingled with fans at the Best Buy on North Avenue on Tuesday prior to the Ultimate Gamers Showdown, a...
August 19, 2013 |
Whenever I see people booing athletes, it takes all my strength to not turn to them and yell THIS . So last week, I wrote a column stating that sports fans should stop booing their own team . To which a colleague asked: "What should the fans do when they want to voice disapproval?" Well, I'm not opposed to expressing disapproval when watching sports. But booing is NOT the way to go. Here now is my guide to why booing is dumb, and what fans should do instead. Reason for booing: "My team is losing.
August 21, 2013 |
Ten a night - that's the number of Chicagoans pulled over for driving under the influence, on average. A total of 3,795 people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Chicago last year, according to Chicago Police data. That annual total has been on the decline since 2008, when nearly 4,300 people were arrested for various DUI offenses, from causing accidental deaths (there were six in 2008; four in 2012) to operating a motorboat or watercraft while intoxicated (three in 2008; zero in 2012)
February 13, 2014 |
The recession may have put some of the South Loop's development in a holding pattern, but this steadily growing neighborhood is back in the game when it comes to fresh dining and nightlife. Over the past year, a new crop of hangouts have steadily taken up residence, from new restaurants along South Michigan Avenue to a destination-worthy music lounge in the Motor Row district. Whether you live, work or go to school in the neighborhood or are just looking for somewhere to grab a drink after a trip to a nearby museum or theater, you've got a...
August 30, 2013 |
What do you call a brotherhood of gay men who get together and bond over sports, video games, gear, gadgets and guns? Meet the Gaybros - a Reddit -based community founded in 2011 with a shared interest in “guy stuff.” Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and even Dublin, Ireland, have active Gaybro communities with regular meet-ups at local pubs, restaurants and events such as Gay Pride. “In Chicago, the meet-ups only started happening in the last year or so,” said Gabriel Villalpando, 28. “Some of the...