:: Friday, May 30, 2003 ::
A friend and I decided to drive in to downtown Chicago tonight. It's my second-to-last night as a resident of the 'burbs, and we wanted to enjoy "being in Chicago."
So we went down to a very "Chicago" place: the Billy Goat Tavern, on Lower Michigan & Lower Hubbard. (It's right across Michigan Ave. from Tribune Tower, and underground.) The Billy Goat is a small basement-level bar and grill always showing a Chicago pro sports game on the TV over the bar. It's famous for its "cheezeborgers" (yes, that's how they spell it). Since it's right across from the Trib & WGN, oftentimes reporters from the paper come in on lunch. All the big names are on the walls - having visited regularly. Mike Royco is prominent.
So we were sitting there, eating our double cheezeborgers, and a TV camera crew came in. They started filming various people in the restaurant, and asked if they could film me eating a 'burger. I said, "Sure - who ya workin' for?" They said, "ESPN." Isn't that random? I might get on ESPN. I guess I looked like a typical customer. So while most people get on ESPN for their athleticism, I got filmed eating a very unathletic burger.
What the heck?
:: Matt 5/30/2003 12:16:00 AM :: permalink ::