This Week’s Biggest Gainers
1 Jay Cutler
The Bears QB tossed two more touchdown passes against the Lions; he also ran for a TD, diving into the end zone.
2 Lovie Smith
Lovie’s Bears routed the lowly Detroit Lions, earning a 3-1 record heading into the bye week.
3 Pat Quinn
The governor got a boost when he notched a 2010 endorsement from Congressman Mike Quigley.
4 George E. Smith
The physicist—who earned his PhD at the University of Chicago—was one of three Americans awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.
5 Robbie Gould
The Bears kicker booted his first fifty-plus-yard field goal against the Lions.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
1 Mayor Daley
The IOC rejected Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics, voting the city out in the first round.
2 Barack Obama
Despite delivering a speech in Copenhagen, Chicago was denied the 2016 Games.
3 James Degorski
Convicted of the 1993 Brown’s Chicken murders.
4 Lou Piniella
83-78. Second place. No playoffs.
5 Ozzie Guillen
79-83. Third place. No playoffs.