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PHOTOS: Local big ten fans bleed scarlet and gray

PHOTOS: Local big ten fans bleed scarlet and gray

Die-hard Ohio State fans frequently rally at Mickey’s Bar & Patio to cheer on the Buckeyes, and despite Saturday’s less than impressive weather, dozens showed up (and out) to support the long-standing rivalry against the Michigan Wolverines. I felt like I’d traveled back in time to the north side of OSU’s campus where my girlfriends…

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Pure insanity at Sedgwick’s after the World Series

Pure insanity at Sedgwick’s after the World Series

Have you heard? The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series. Ninety-nine percent of Chicagoans don’t care; but for that elusive one percent, it was one of the most joyous occasions of their lives. I really only have three things to say about this: Cardinals fans in Chicago are die-hards.  They live in the city…

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What’s Boston think about Theo, Cubs?

BOSTON— Shhh. Hello my RedEye readers. Don’t say this too loudly, but I’m writing this entry covertly as an embedded reporter from Beantown. I don’t want my cover blown as I attempt to blend in with the rest of the Chowdahheads. I arrived on Thursday afternoon. I’m here for a wedding this weekend. But I…

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Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?

It’s here.  College football season.  I had a glorious Saturday among the tailgates and parking lots and screaming fans.  And in Lincoln Park, where everybody within a 300 mile radius comes to live, it’s a mashup of Big Ten fans.  We tend to take over the bars, if you haven’t noticed the flags.  Long live…

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Get your exercise on! Just not at the beach...

Get your exercise on! Just not at the beach…

Believe it or not, North Avenue beach is not the best place to get your jog on in Lincoln Park.  Yes, the popular hot spot has beautiful scenery, a cool breeze and tons of “eye” candy, but with every pro, there’s a con lurking. Trust me. I’ve live in this ‘hood for almost 6 years,…

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Michael Vick is my dog sitter

I preface what I’m writing by declaring this: I’m taking Michael Vick with the first pick overall in my fantasy draft. What, do you think his criminal background should prevent him from the glory of making him the top player selected in my fantasy football league? Should I shun him, and keep him away from…

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Does Alinea take reservations for Lollapalosers?

First, we had irritating Yankees fans meandering the city. Now, thanks to Lollapalooza, we’re treated to a variety of retro basketball jerseys worn by folks who have never hoisted a jumper. President Obama may want to keep some of that extra security from his birthday bash in town. Because my hometown of Chicago is under…

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