This Week’s Biggest Gainers
His week: a solid performance by Joe Biden at the first VP debate, accolades throughout the media for keeping his cool during the bailout negotiations, poll numbers skyrocketing as U.S. financial situation falls further into chaos and an endorsement by The New Yorker, the same mag that dressed him as a Muslim on its cover all those months ago.
Bears coach watched his team maul the lowly Detroit Lions.
Bears QB had a career game against the Lions, boasting a 121.4 quarterback rating. Still unclear how they determine that stat, but it sounds good.
The slain Chicago policeman was laid to rest amongst tributes and glowing support.
Finally (finally!) got his Bears defense to look dominant FOR THE WHOLE GAME, holding the Lions to just seven points.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
Make that 101. Shameful.
Put up a fight, but officially closed the door on Chicago baseball in ’08, dropping three of four games to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Cubs pitcher provided his worst game at Wrigley of the season for game one of the series against the Dodgers, walking seven.
The woman responsible for the 2005 deaths of Chicago musicians John Glick, Doug Meis and Michael Dahlquist was set free to various objections from the press, as well as, sadly, death threats.
Ray and Donna DeGrazia
To add insult to injury, the owners of the most popular Sox saloon, Jimbo’s, lost their appeal to keep the tavern open after their landlords, the DeGrazias, decided not to renew their lease.