November 22, 2011 |
It's one of the weirdest sports stories we've heard in a while: Homeless man breaks into White Sox general manager Kenny Williams' townhouse, drinks beer, eats pizza, defrosts a lobster and uses the computer before leaving dressed in Williams' clothes and wearing his 2005 White Sox World Series ring. Wayne L. Field III was arrested Monday and charged with residential burglary in connection the break-in that occurred over the weekend. Enough with that, now on to the fun stuff.
February 26, 2012 |
Linsanity continues, for better or for worse. And for Ben & Jerry's, it was for the worse. The ice cream-maker had to apologize to N.Y. Knicks star and cultural phenomenon Jeremy Lin for its "Taste the Lin-Sanity" yogurt offered in Cambridge, Mass., featuring fortune cookies. In case you've missed the link: Lin is of Asian descent. "We offer a heartfelt apology if anyone was offended by our handmade Lin-Sanity flavor," the store said on its Facebook page. "We are proud and honored to have Jeremy Lin hail from one of our fine, local universities and we are huge...
August 7, 2013 |
Playing video games online against strangers is fun, and controlling your favorite athletes through video games is fun too. But what if the stranger you played against was also your favorite athlete? Retired Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer is the co-founder of OverDog, a mobile app that allows athletes to challenge their fans to video games. The app is still in its early development stage and is currently free for both fans and players. Hillenmeyer gives RedEye his rundown on Chicago athlete gamers, from the regular winners to the guys who need some more time with the sticks.
September 25, 2012 |
Don't be afraid, "The Neighbors" means you no harm. ABC's new aliens-among-us sitcom traveled to our TVs simply to be silly. Created by Dan Fogelman (the "Cars" movies), "The Neighbors" ( 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, ABC; 2 stars out of 4 ) revives an old storyline used in everything from the the "SNL" Coneheads sketch to "Third Rock from the Sun. " It just doesn't do it as well. Marty (Lenny Venito) and Debbie Weaver (Chicago native Jami Gertz) move with their three kids from New York to the gated suburban community of...
May 23, 2013 |
It appears we have a job opening in Chicago. With Brian Urlacher's retirement official, I am afraid that we need to officially post "the guy who owns Chicago" job on Craigslist. This is a tough one, because we can't just pass it out to anyone. Past holders of this position have included: Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Mike Ditka, Ryne Sandberg and Urlacher. Take a look around, I'm seeing zero candidates. It's a complex screening process. But Urlacher had it. Tough, loyal, played a position adored by Chicagoans.
April 15, 2014 |
The time: Early 21st century. The place: An extra bedroom in an Elmhurst family home. The stakes: It never even mattered. Mike Magee and Jackie Santacaterina have always tried to beat each other. From soccer to board games at family barbecues, neither wanted to lose. Now, more than a decade later, the Chicago soccer-star cousins still find themselves attempting to one-up each other. "Our family is highly competitive," Magee said. "I'm sure Jackie and I have crossed paths in spoons or playing a board game.