My Profile in Marie Claire’s “Fangirl’s Guide to Football”

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A big thanks to Marie Claire for including me in their annual “Ultimate Fangirl’s Guide to Football!” And thanks to friend Andrew Hilsberg for pointing them in my direction — I love getting the chance to represent the many hardcore female fans of the Chicago Bears.

At a time when it seems like all the NFL talk I’m doing revolves around Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, Adrian Peterson and the rest of the league’s very serious troubles, it was nice to be given a moment to think about the things I still love about football.

While I’m currently a conflicted fan, I’m still very much a fan.

W @ The ESPY’s


I had a blast covering ESPY’s week for espnW, interviewing top athletes, working the red carpet and enjoying the parties. Just in case you missed any of my interviews, here they are, along with some pictures from the week of events!


NBA legend Julius Erving sat down with me to talk about LeBron, free agency & more.

I chatted with Danny Green in the W @ the ESPYs suite & hooked the new NBA champ up with some sweet swag…

Russell Wilson on whether he ever joins his teammates’ trash talking & losing to his sister in hoops…

Soccer star and Pacers fan DaMarcus Beasley would rather burn the Cavs bandwagon than jump on it…


Jozy Altidore & his mom talk about his tough World Cup injury & their close-knit family…

I goofed around with breakout Olympic star Mikaela Shiffrin about her first ESPYS & gave her some red carpet “tips.”

Olympian Kelly Clark was not impressed by our Richard Sherman memorabilia…


UConn champ Breanna Stewart and I got “Westbrook’d” in the W @ the ESPYS suite



A taste of the red carpet, with Laila Ali, DeMarcus Cousins, Jesse Williams & more…

Paul George plays Faces of the Carpet…

I talked to Paul George about his favorite sports moments of the year…

Metta World Peace plays Faces of the Carpet…

Lisa Leslie plays Faces of the Carpet…

The Mercer guys do the Nae Nae…

Janelle Monae performing at the ESPY’s post-party…


More photos from the week of fun…

A Guide to Chicago Dining


Friends and fans are always tweeting and Facebook messaging me with questions about where to eat when they come to Chicago, so a little while ago I posted an ongoing list of some of my favorite restaurants, bars and activities. You can find that here.

Today I came across a great story on Chicago dining that’s definitely worth sharing. Kevin Pang is the master of the Chicago food scene, so his advice is to be trusted, always. Check out his take on the Chicago dining scene and his 6 restaurant itineraries for the first-time Chicago visitor — you can try ‘em even if you’re a local.

—-> Chicago Tribune – Chicago Dining 101 guide

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