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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the capricious contours of celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

1
Matt Forte
How does a running back fill the shoes of a star quarterback?  With 188 yards and two touchdowns.

2
Art Smith
Oprah’s personal-chef-cum-restaurateur dropped 50 pounds and finished the Chicago Marathon. Diplomatically, he barely missed his TV queen mentor’s time.

3
Staff Sergeant Robert Miller
Nothing funny about President Obama awarding you the posthumous Medal of Honor for your sacrifice in Afghanistan.

4
Bill Brady
Shocking news. The Chicago Tribune endorses a Republican candidate.

5
Pat Quinn
Shocking news. The Chicago Sun-Times endorses the candidate the Tribune does not.

This week’s biggest losers:

1
Todd Collins
Bears starter gets a quarterback rating of 8. Anyone else wondering what Cade McNown’s up to lately?

2
Brian Dorian
There are few things scarier than a cop accused of going on a murderous shooting spree. At press time, charges were reportedly being dropped raising the specter of one scarier thing: an unknown murderer on a shooting spree.

3
Pat Quinn
Sure the Trib is a Republican newspaper, but “a nice man who cannot do this job”? Ouch.

4
Bill Brady
Sure, the Sun-Times can be expected to do the opposite of the Tribune. But “lives in an ideological box that shuts out real people and real pain”? Ouch.

5
Marty Turco
The Blackhawks answer to Anti’s absence got off to a sluggish start as the champs’ new netminder.

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