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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This Week’s Biggest Gainers:

Barack Obama
Did we mention that the prez who took down Osama bin Laden was a Chicago guy?

Tom Thibodeau
Bulls leader won NBA Coach of the Year, if not Coach of the Day as his men lost their second-round opener the day his honor was announced.

Rev. Michael Pfleger
Saint Sabina’s priest became a martyr when he was suspended for the Cardinal sin of sticking beside his people.

Garry McCarthy
And to solve our crime problem, Mayor Rahm turned to that bastion of safety, Newark!

Gabe Carimi
Take  that, Pack. The Bears grabbed this Wisconsin tackle in the first round to help Jay Cutler slice the cheese.


This Week’s Biggest Losers:

Cardinal Francis George
Forget the pedophiles and other issues. The Catholic Church’s real problem is an inner-city priest who’s dared nurture a rare inner-city African American congregation and doesn’t want to throw in the towel on them.

Ozzie Guillen
Booted from a game, suspended for Tweeting and now, forced to endure his heartbreakingly bad White Sox like the rest of us: on TV, with instant replays galore.

Joel Quenneville
His defending-champ Blackhawks roared back from a three-game deficit, but could not finish off their miracle on ice when they fell in game seven’s overtime.

Jerome Finnigan
Google this ex-Chicago police officer if you think the movies go too far in depicting bad cops.

Rod Blagojevich
Feels (not) like the first time: we’re so tired of you, you barely chart as a loser at all, even during your trial.

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