This Week’s Biggest Gainers
1 Tom Ricketts
The Ricketts family officially became owners of the Cubs and Tom’s comments to the press received nearly unanimous praise.
2 Walter Payton
On the tenth anniversary of his passing, the Bears great was honored during halftime at Soldier Field this past Sunday.
3 Robert Feder
The influential media columnist returned with a blog at Vocalo.
4 Lovie Smith
Yeah, the Bears beat the Browns 30-6, but boy was it ugly.
5 Jim Ryan
The former Illinois Attorney General announced his bid for governor.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
1 Anthony Correa
The North Side Chicago man was arrested for allegedly attempting to kidnap a 9-year-old girl at a Northwest Side park.
2 Chicago Bears Offensive Line
Was singled out all week long by sports press as the major flaw of the team.
3 Mayor Daley
The shooting murder of a DePaul student at a Humboldt Park party over the weekend adds to the year’s preposterous body count.
4 Todd Stroger
The Cook County Board President filed 22,000 signatures to run for re-election—forty minutes before the deadline—and took criticism as his opponents each filed considerably more.
5 Matt Forte
Sure, the Bears weak offensive line doesn’t create holes, but the Bears running back took a beating after another mediocre performance on Sunday.