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

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

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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.

BEN KOBOLD

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.

BEIJING OLYMPICS

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.

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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.

CRAZY FANS

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.

Baseball

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.

AT LEAST IT'S COMPETITIVE

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.

AT LEAST IT'S COMPETITIVE

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.

BABE RUTH

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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Bears Fan Enshrined In Hall Of Fame

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I feel bad that we started the day off with domestic violence and love gone wrong, so I thought maybe now was the time to share a story that tugs on the heart strings a little.

APPIAN WAY

Leo DiCaprio Will Murder Yo *ss

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Leonardo DiCaprio's next project may not be as the Riddler as some people with no lives or sources had projected, but it's certainly going to slay audiences.

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FATTEST CITY REPRESENTS OLYMPIC IDEAL

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My home town beat out Los Angeles for a chance to host the <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/story/6675988?MSNHPHCP&GT1=9331" title="FOX" target="_blank">2016 Summer Olympic Games</a>:Having won over the USOC despite lacking venues ready for an Olympics, Chicago's task is to persuade the International Olympic Committee that it deserves to be the host, joining a group of bidders expected to include Madrid, Prague, Rome, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo.

OLYMPICS + CHICAGO = HONEST GAMES

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The City of Chicago is hoping to host the <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/story/6658434" title="FOX" target="_blank">2016 Olympic Summer Games</a>, creating a common goal for the two of the most incorruptible institutions in the world, the Chicago City Council and the International Olympic Committee.


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