Open Bar

Open Bar is where Tom Fornelli and The Champaign Room crew write about anything they want that isn't necessarily related to Illinois sports.

The Big Ten As Fast Food Restaurants

29

Much like fast food, Big Ten football is completely terrible for your health.

Improving The Chaos Of March Madness

8

Things are already pretty danged nutty. Let's make it even better.

The Vast Overratedness Of Humility

6

In which the author somehow relates to a far more talented man.

In Defense Of Seven Nation Army

16

It's neither the singer nor the songs' faults that no one can stand the White Stripes' hit single from 2003.

Being The Best Spanky You Can Be

24

Because I just had to write about the White Sox again.

Thoughts On The World Cup Draw

17

Today was a pretty important day for those of us who enjoy the soccer.

Jose Abreu Has A Lot To Live Up To

4

It's not just the success of Yoenis Cespedes and Yaiel Puig that Abreu must live up to, but to the first basemen he's essentially replacing in Chicago.

Leave The Grad Students Alone

6

The Daily Illini maybe should have thought twice before pushing this article through.

Video: Hail Mary Finish To IHSA Game

1

Elk Grove beat Rolling Meadows on Friday night.

Pizza In Central Illinois Just Isn't Worth It

34

It really, really isn't.

I Feel Bad For AJ McCarron

26

I don't know that I could deal with what he's dealing with right now.

Illinois Is Pretty Much The Perfect School

5

We're smart and we like to party. What more could you want?

What The Hell Are You Doing, Clint Dempsey?

8

The USMNT star is transferring from the BPL's Tottenham Hotspurs to MLS' Seattle Sounders and I have no idea why.

Jeff Pearlman Has It All Wrong

1

I take exception to a tweet from Jeff Pearlman.

Damn Straight

8

I know a lot of you are Blues fans but DEAL WITH IT.

Why I Dislike The NBA

38

The NBA doesn't interest me at all like obviously poorer quality college basketball does. Here's why.

My Problem With The US Open

2

I don't tune in to golf in hopes of seeing professionals look like amateurs.

An Ode To Brian Urlacher

11

One of the greatest football players I've ever seen retired on Wednesday.

So You've Graduated From Illinois

8

Congratulations on achieving one of the more remarkable accomplishments on your long, slow march toward death.

CSN Chicago Hates The Illini

10

Susannah Collins ,the CSN Chicago anchor was fired, likely for a minor slip-up.

The Hate List: YOU CALL THIS JOURNALISM?

9

Because it may be a slow news day but there's never a day in which I don't hate something.

The NFL Draft Has Been Ruined

5

I long for the days of the 48-hour marathon.

The Hate List: Don't Do This On Twitter

11

Because it may be a slow news day but there's never a day in which I don't hate something.

Let's Get Drunk And Study

2

The only recruiting pitch John Groce or Tim Beckman will ever truly need.

A General Anatomy Lesson

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While working on another post, I realized something that I need to share with the world.

Cadbury Creme Eggs Need To Be Sold Year-Round

15

They are the greatest thing Christianity ever produced.

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