Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of ChicagoSide, Jon is the New York Times best-selling author of three books: “Luckiest Man,” “Opening Day,” and, most recently, “Get Capone.” In addition to his books, he has written for The New York Times, TheWall Street Journal, and Esquire. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, NPR, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He lives in Chicago with his wife and children.
1. I loved Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, especially when he’s on the field. He’s intense, athletic, electric. 2. I liked Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, although they should have made him smellier, if that’s possible in the movies. I …
In 1990, Eig was a reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, stuck working the Sunday-to-Thursday shift. On the day of Super Bowl XXIV, at the Superdome, the city editor told him to go out and get a feature story. He did.
2012 was rough for Chicago, but why linger over such foul-smelling stuff? Our EIC is going positive, presenting the deeply personal E.I.G. Awards (for Excellence In Greatness) to the sports figures that earned his admiration.
It’s a cool, crisp autumn morning and 29-year-old native of Kenya and professional runner Wesley Korir has agreed to let me tag along on a training run. There’s only one condition: I have to keep up with him.
All through summer and into fall, our editor-in-chief has been bothered by a notion that baseball has lost its grip on the nation, that it’s doomed to go the way of Tiddlywinks, Atari, and maybe even books. Then he received an invitation to an opening at the Arts Club of Chicago.