This Week’s Biggest Gainers
1 Jay Cutler
Now that’s more like it—the Bears QB led his team past the Steelers, tossing two touchdown passes.
2 Robbie Gould
Good as Gould—the Bears kicker booted a game-winning field goal against the Super Bowl champs.
3 Barack Obama
The prez did a weekend TV blitz discussing his plans for healthcare reform, which included appearances on “Meet the Press” and the “Late Show with David Letterman.”
4 John A. Rogers
The physicist from the University of Illinois was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.
5 Paul Sereno
The U of C paleontologist was part of a team that discovered a new dinosaur, a smaller version of the T-Rex.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
1 Milton Bradley
Due to his disruptive and childish behavior, the Cubs suspended the outfielder for the rest of the 2009 season.
2 Jim Hendry
The Cubs GM is in hot water after a lackluster 2009 season that included the signing of Milton Bradley.
3 Kanye West
His VMA interruption was parodied heavily at the Emmy Awards, and even the president called him a “jackass.”
4 Kym Krocza
The day the Grant Community High School teacher was released from custody on charges of distributing drugs to her students, she was arrested again with a harassment charge.
5 Robert Maday
The criminal who escaped from custody and launched a massive manhunt was apprehended in West Chicago.