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 Raminder, NBC Chicago Street Team

Seventy-four years ago last week a baby was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. Who knew that baby would grow up to be known as The King?

Despite his death 32 years ago, Elvis Presley still has a large following. He’s the top earning dead celebrity. And even Thursday’s Elvis Fest birthday bash at The Original Mother’s (26 West Division St.) was reason enough for his fans to pack the joint.

Click here to read the rest of this article, video and pictures on nbcchicago.com.

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Raminder, NBC5 Street Team

Football season is in full swing and I can’t bear to watch the demise of baseball-playing skills on both the North and South Side. So luckily last year, I stumbled onto quite a phenomenon that occurs every Sunday. That of watching teams that one grew up with, but in the adopted city of Chicago.

Since I’m a die-hard Skins fan (see Gameday turban in pic below as proof), the group meets at Maeve (1325 West Wrightwood Avenue), as we did last weekend to watch them beat the despised Cowboys. And if victory isn’t sweet enough on Sundays, there’s also the prospect of communal singing of the Skins’ anthem after every touchdown (Hail to the Redskins…Hail Victory!)…

Happiness after beating the Cowboys!

As much as I’d like to think every one should love the Washington Redskins, it turns out other bars in the city have also adopted NFL teams such as the NY Giants at Trinity, Pittsburgh Steelers at Durkin’s, Philadelphia Eagles at Mad River… So where do you watch your team? Do add to our list fellow Pigskin fan…

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Raminder, NBC5 Street Team

Remember the good ole Cold War and all its detente? I miss it. It sure gave meaning to everything in our lives, from watching the tense weightlifting competition pitting U.S.S.R and U.S.A.,  to some other so-called sport (handball…go easy on the bashing if you play handball) that’s only remembered as a sport every four years, or how the judges from both nations rated each other in gymnastics.

But maybe, just maybe, these could be the games that bring back the passion sans the sappy storylines (a la VH1 Behind the Music). China and its exports (some lead-filled) to us have propelled them to a powerhouse status worthy of being disliked by mainstream America. Russia, on Putin’s watch, is gathering its resources and might just become something to be reckoned with, but not till 2020 or so.

India, though well populated, cannot muster up the same level of chutzpah for sports as they have for education. Germany is still reeling from their EuroCup loss to Spain to care about the Games. Cuba, minus Fidel, is adversarial in boxing and baseball but too small to really challenge…

Nonetheless, here’s a merry toast to seeing a rival rise onto the world stage tomorrow night and Happy Games To You All!!!

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