Archive for September 2010

Fantasy Football...Greatest Invention to Waste Time At Work

It’s nearing the end of the summer, kids are going back to school, my birthday comes around again…but at the top of the list for the start of fall is football is about to start up again and more importantly the rising in popularity side-game, fantasy football. Fantasy football originated in 1989 when Robert Barbiere... Read more »

2010 Chicago Bears 3-0...I'd Say You're Crazy!

Winning Super Bowl XX 46-10 is probably the golden highlight for most Bears I was only 2 at the time, I used to watch a VHS recording of this game over and over as I grew up
For a team that has the most wins in NFL history with 705 (counting regular & post season including last night), it’s sad to say that it feels weird for me to think that our Chicago Bears are the last undefeated team in the NFC… Looking back, the 90’s were a dark time for the organization as... Read more »

Mr. DeWyze Was Here

Lee's favorite karaoke bar in Glenview, they still currently host karaoke on Tuesday nights.
In honor of Lee DeWyze’s hometown show at Arlington Park last night, it would be a perfect time to share some of the places Lee spent his time at during his younger pre-Idol years. It’s funny to think back as I too attended Prospect High School, had basketball camp at Forest View High School, and... Read more »

"China Traffic Jam Could Last Into September..."

This is the exact headline from a Wall Street Journal article on August 24th when there was a sixty mile traffic jam on the outskirts of Bejing (the jam originally began on August 13th, eleven days prior) that according to Chinese officials “they didn’t expect the situation to return to normal until around Sept. 17 when... Read more »

Chickity China the Chinese chicken

Diner food served to you on a toy train...brings back childhood memories
…You have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin’. Yes, I am referring to the 90’s smash (or headache, depending on which side of the coin you fell on in regards to this song) called “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies.  For some reason this song always plays in my head when I think about/plan on... Read more »

Lee DeWyze, Mt. Prospect's Favorite Paint Salesman

So as 99.9% of Chicagoland knows (the other .1% probably doesn’t own TV’s or play softball 7 days a week like my friend Rich), Lee DeWyze was the winner of this season’s American Idol.  He easily became the most recognized, blue collared, favorite hometown son this decade with his simple and hardworking attitude. I’ll admit... Read more »