Benny the Bull
Not only does Benny possess a superhuman—or rather, superbull—skill set (backwards half-court shots, extreme acrobatics, suspending himself from the rafters of the United Center) but he also has a devilish humor. The red rascal sneaks up behind opposing team members and pulls down their warm-up pants. He slow dances with referees. He smothers fans in buttery popcorn. At a game last season, Benny rescued a young woman whose boyfriend neglected her on the kiss cam; Benny dumped a soda on her boyfriend’s head, picked her up, and carried her off. And they say chivalry is dead.
United Center, 1901 W. Madison, iwantbenny.com
Best of Chicago 2015