The Best And Worst Of WWE Raw 9/23/13: A Cul-de-sac Of Disappointment

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WWE Raw Open Discussion Thread 9/23/13: Chicago In Capital Letters

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WWE Raw open discussion thread for September 23, 2013. This one's from Chicago, so you know it'll be good.


Transformers 4 is Casting Extras in Chicago, These Are Michael Bay’s Notes (Links)

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Word on the street (reports to the <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-transformers-4-filming-in-chicago-next-month-20130716,0,568504.story">Chicago Tribune</a>) is that Paramount's holding a casting call this weekend for Transformers 4.

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George Lucas Had a Cashtacular Wedding Party

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George Lucas married his girlfriend of seven years, Mellody Hobson, a couple weekends ago.


CM Punk Won A Hockey Bet With John Cena, Got To Hold The Stanley Cup

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Former WWE Champion CM Punk made his return to WWE at the <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/06/the-best-and-worst-of-wwe-payback" target="_blank">Payback PPV</a> in his hometown of Chicago during the home stretch of the Blackhawks' Cup run.


The Best And Worst Of WWE Payback

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Pre-show notes: - Brandon here.

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The Replacements Are (Kind Of) Reuniting For Three Riot Fest Shows

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Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson are reuniting at Riot Fest for the first live performance for The Replacements in 22 years.


Hidden Talent MMA’s Shannon Ihrke Is A Ring Girl After Our Own Hearts

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Much like a Bat Signal shining into the foggy night sky of the Internet, it’s rare that I would miss the resounding <a href="https://twitter.com/cagepotatomma/status/273261678966235136">“DAT ASS” battle cry</a> sent out by <a href="https://twitter.com/cagepotatomma">our friends at Cage Potato</a> last night.


Conan Unveils New Chicago Cubs Mascots (And Thursday Morning Links)


Hal Capone is one of the greatest things I've ever seen.


Watch Conan Perform The Blues With A Group Of Adorable First-Graders

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Conan O’Brien is broadcasting his late-night talk show all this week from Chicago, the home of a crappy baseball team, wind, and a long line of exceptional blues musicians, including Howlin’ Wolf and Buddy Guy.


Is This Groupon's Creepiest Deal Ever?

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<a href="http://jimromenesko.com/2012/06/05/groupons-creepiest-deal-yet/">Jim Romenesko</a> (who designed part of the picture above) tipped me off to the weirdest Groupon I've ever seen (yes, even weirder than <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/media/2012/05/todays-new-orleans-groupon-deal-150-to-be-an-extra-in-a-movie-wait-what/">this one</a>): Ben Kobold will come to your house and tuck you into bed for the low price of $100 if you live within 5 miles of his zip code in the Loop district of downtown Chicago.


China Proved That Hosting The Olympics Is $50 Billion Dollars Well Spent

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For longer than I’ve lived in Central Florida, there’s been this quiet optimism that there could one day be a Summer Olympics right in Mickey Mouse’s back yard.


Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Does The Weather

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In his least feats of sheer awesomeness, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2011/09/wilcos-jeff-tweedy-pwns-the-black-eyed-peas/">pwned the Black Eye Peas</a> and<a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2011/09/wilco-played-letterman-last-night-then-performed-an-hour-long-concert-for-the-audience/"> played a one-hour concert for Letterman's audience</a> after a taping of the show.


Meet Glenn Timmerman: The Guy Who Is Covered In Chicago Bears Tattoos

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Last night, I called a buddy of mine who is a pretty big Chicago Bears fan and I asked him if the name Glenn Timmerman rang a bell and he said no.


Ozzie Guillen Is Taking His Talents To South Beach

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In baseball news you expect, but never really expect: Ozzie Guillen is expected to become the Marlins' new manager in exchange for infielder Osvaldo Martinez and a minor-league player, MLB.


The Bow Tie World Record Was Broken

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While everyone believes that the college football season begins this week, SEC football fans were treated to a special preseason warm-up on Sunday, as National Bow Tie Day was celebrated.


More Air Guitar Than Any Man Can Handle

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Over the weekend, dozens of grown adults gathered in Chicago for the 2011 U.


If You Build It, They Will Lose

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The Chicago Cubs haven't won a World Series since 1908 through some convoluted combination of a goat and Steve Bartman's sumo attack on a foul ball.

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