Posts in category "Business"

Google+ : Bad Toga Party or Ford Pinto?

Google+ : Bad Toga Party or Ford Pinto?
In the early 1970s, the Ford Motor Company marketed one of the biggest duds of all time, the Ford Pinto. Not only was the car ugly, coming in colors like dirt brown and lemon peel yellow, it had one ill-conceived safety flaw. That little flaw was that the engine and fuel tank filler were located... Read more »

Helmets, Skates & Pads: How to Suit Up for Roller Derby

Helmets, Skates & Pads: How to Suit Up for Roller Derby
Last week, I stopped by Rebel Rebel, Chicago’s premiere roller skate shop located at 2048 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square. I spoke with the shop’s general manager, Dirty-Cate Caliber, who is also a skating official (or referree) for the Windy City Rollers. Cate came on board during the shop’s recent opening when Rebel Rebel’s... Read more »

Chicago Roller Derby Week: Windy City Rollers 2012 Preview

Chicago Roller Derby Week: Windy City Rollers 2012 Preview
Part 1: Windy City Rollers 2012 Season Analysis and Predictions Two months after roller derby’s first ever World Cup, 2012 packs a lot to look forward to for diehard fans as well as intrigued newcomers. We’ll continue Roller Derby Week with a three-part series on Chicago derby clubs by first focusing on the Windy City... Read more »
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Trivial Sports Histories: Manchester United's Lucky Number 7

Trivial Sports Histories: Manchester United's Lucky Number 7
If by chance you keep abreast of international soccer you might have caught wind of all the racket from Manchester, England. Manchester United, the 18-time league champions who are also the biggest sports club in the world (even bigger than the Yankees) are currently fighting for their lives to retain supremacy. They have been battling... Read more »

Assball: A Lesson for Today’s CEO

Assball: A Lesson for Today’s CEO
I just got a TV after almost three years without one. Besides indulging in every sports program possible, I’ve tuned in almost daily to my other dirty pleasure, business news. Strange that the last thing I watched on my own TV was Rod Blagojevich being driven away in a police car in 2009. This week... Read more »

Maryland's Motel Drape Uniforms, and Bad Sportswear Karma

Maryland's Motel Drape Uniforms, and Bad Sportswear Karma
So I guess I’ve been pretty harsh on the University of Maryland’s new football uniforms. Here are some recent tweets of mine: Maryland’s football uniforms are so ugly; Baltimore County just seceded to Virginia. Maryland’s jerseys are so ugly they’ve even been rejected as motel drapes Maryland’s jerseys are so bad, they make everyone from... Read more »
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Social Media Stars Clash in Chicago's Downtown Dash

Social Media Stars Clash in Chicago's Downtown Dash
And you thought you were the Mayor of your hometown pizzeria. Try tackling the entire Chicago Loop and then some. Tomorrow on Saturday, September 10, 2011, social media’s savviest gurus will compete head-to-head in teams of two as they navigate their way around downtown Chicago. They will be seeking scavenges, looking for money saving clues... Read more »

"Microwrestling" is More Than Just Midget Wrestling

It’s no secret that MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts, has taken off in the US in the last five years. Some of this may have to do with the huge audience the professional wrestling has garnered in the last few decades, combined with the market for extreme sports. But an Minnesota-based outfit called the MWF... Read more »

Football Guitars Give Music, Sports Fans Ax to Grind

Football Guitars Give Music, Sports Fans Ax to Grind
Follow @MySportsComplex Sounds like the mancave owner’s dream. As if sports logo-clad beer lights weren’t enough, now the avid sports fan and weekend rock star has another sports ax to grind. Helmet Guitars, which can be found online at www.HelmetGuitars.com makes a line of specialty electric guitars for music and football enthusiasts. The company puts... Read more »
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Cubs, Phillies Wear Green Sleeves

Cubs, Phillies Wear Green Sleeves
Follow @MySportsComplex If you are a baseball stats wizard you might know that Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge pitched 27 saves in 2010. But you probably didn’t know that last year the Phillies saved the environment 3,224 barrels of oil, 174 tons of plastic, and 100,000 trees last year. The effort is all part of... Read more »