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6 superlatives for Super Bowl commercials

Another Super Bowl is in the books, both teams played hard, one emerged as champion, yada yada yada. What about the commercials? The most hyped advertising day of the year calls for superlatives.    MOST LIKELY TO BREAK THE INTERNET Heinz, "Wiener Stampede" What’s cuter than wiener dogs dressed...

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Bulls point finger at selves, not Fred Hoiberg, for late-game failures

Bulls point finger at selves, not Fred Hoiberg, for late-game failures

Over 10 NBA seasons and 541 career games, Fred Hoiberg never drew a technical foul in his playing career. So it's not like Hoiberg all of a sudden will start kicking and screaming along the sideline as the Bulls' inconsistencies and late-game collapses continue. But don't confuse rules compliance...

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Artem Anisimov 'great fit' for Blackhawks since coming from Columbus

Artem Anisimov 'great fit' for Blackhawks since coming from Columbus

When Blackhawks wingers Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin are firing off one-timers or dancing around defenders with the puck, you may not notice center Artem Anisimov. Anisimov may be coming down the middle of the ice, fighting for position in front of the net while his flashier linemates attract...

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  • Notre Dame can see a little more clearly after topping No. 2 North Carolina

    Notre Dame can see a little more clearly after topping No. 2 North Carolina

    Bonzie Colson generally keeps his eye on the ball. But the Notre Dame forward found the ball on his eye Saturday, when all eyes of the college basketball world were on South Bend. College Game Day was in town to see the Joyce Center rejoice in light of the Irish’s 80-76, come-from-behind victory...

  • John Groce calls on Illini to be tougher when adversity hits

    John Groce calls on Illini to be tougher when adversity hits

    After watching one of North Carolina's losses last week on television, Illinois coach John Groce could relate to Tar Heels coach Roy Williams. "I saw Coach Williams' comment about how much he liked his team, which is how much I like my team," Groce said Sunday. "Sometimes when adversity hits, we...

  • Three out of running for Illinois athletic director post

    Three out of running for Illinois athletic director post

    The finalists list for an Illinois athletic director is narrowing. Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson and a search committee of campus leaders met Monday and Tuesday with candidates in Indianapolis to conduct interviews. Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley, Maryland deputy athletic director Kelly Mehrtens...

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  • 5 former Bears at their snarky best for Super Bowl

    5 former Bears at their snarky best for Super Bowl

    Welcome to Five on Five, RedEye's roundup of Chicago movers, shakers and tastemakers and their snarkiest thoughts. In this Super Bowl edition, five former Bears riff on dancing kickers, free nuggets and private jet flights and the Puppy Bowl's greatest competition. This week's guests: Anthony Adams,...

  • Goodell's 'couch' analogy doesn't sit well with Duerson family

    Goodell's 'couch' analogy doesn't sit well with Duerson family

    The son of late Bears safety Dave Duerson joined the chorus criticizing Roger Goodell for how the NFL commissioner recently compared risks of playing football to "risk in sitting on the couch." Goodell was widely panned after his pre-Super Bowl news conference Friday for alluding to childhood obesity...

  • Kris Bryant swims with sharks, mixes with locals in Hawaii

    Kris Bryant swims with sharks, mixes with locals in Hawaii

    Kris Bryant may have come face to face with a shark before (see: Jeff Samardzija), but probably not like this.  The Cubs Rookie of the Year took to the waters of the Pacific Thursday to swim with sharks (don't worry, he was in a protective cage) during a vacation in Hawaii. Bryant also checked...

  • Meet Cooper and Athena, Chicago's Puppy Bowl MVP hopefuls

    Meet Cooper and Athena, Chicago's Puppy Bowl MVP hopefuls

    Snacks? Check. HD screen the size of an SUV? Check. Friendly wagers with partygoers? Check. The anticipation couldn't be higher in Chicago for ... Puppy Bowl XII. With the Bears out of the OTHER big game happening Sunday, Chicagoans can still find hope in knowing that two of the esteemed Puppy...

  • Chicago chefs, bartenders plan your Super Bowl party so you don't have to

    Chicago chefs, bartenders plan your Super Bowl party so you don't have to

    There’s one night a year when football and food collide harder than most regular-season weekends combined. Super Bowl Sunday doesn’t care about your resolutions to diet and drink less. Excess is the name of the game, and we’re happy to oblige. Whether you’re hosting or packing for a potluck, it’s...

  • Chicago is 18th best city for football fans

    Chicago is 18th best city for football fans

    Ditka. Sweetness. The Fridge. Chicago knows a thing, two or three about football. But when WalletHub came out with its list this week of Best and Worst Cities for Football Fans, we were surprised we didn't break the Top 10 and even more cheesed to find our nemesis Green Bay took first place. Chicago...

  • One of tallest players ever in NHL, Blackhawks' Viktor Svedberg strives to adjust

    One of tallest players ever in NHL, Blackhawks' Viktor Svedberg strives to adjust

    When Blackhawks defenseman Viktor Svedberg was growing up in Sweden, he did a lot of growing up. "I was tall all the time," Svedberg said. "A couple of inches taller than everyone all the way through." Svedberg kept growing until he hit 6-foot-8, his listed height with the Hawks. Svedberg's height...

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