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.
1

Games 2 Watch: Week 1

Every week, we preview games all throughout College Football that the staff at TCR will be keeping an eye on (other than the Illini of course).

Games 2 Watch: Week 1

1

Every week, we preview games all throughout College Football that the staff at TCR will be keeping an eye on (other than the Illini of course).

12

Purdue And The Anti-Tarp Solution

Our (geographically) closest rival has come up with a rather novel idea for filling their empty stadium.

Purdue And The Anti-Tarp Solution

12

Our (geographically) closest rival has come up with a rather novel idea for filling their empty stadium.

59

What Is The Worst Team Name In The Big Ten?

No one wants to be the worst in a group, but when you have 14 teams someone has to finish last. So which Big Ten school has the worst team name?

What Is The Worst Team Name In The Big Ten?

59

No one wants to be the worst in a group, but when you have 14 teams someone has to finish last. So which Big Ten school has the worst team name?

The Big Ten As Fast Food Restaurants

30

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.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Champaign Room

You must be a member of The Champaign Room to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Champaign Room. You should read them.

Join The Champaign Room

You must be a member of The Champaign Room to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Champaign Room. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker