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The Weekend Desk Report

For completists, there was no column on Friday.

How To Avoid The Flu At Super Bowl Parties, via WLS-TV.


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Ha, ha, they missed the best advice of all: No double-dipping.

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Beachwood Super Bowl coverage . . .

Beachwood Sports Radio: The Super Bowl Is Trolling Us
Zip lines, fedoras and Justin Timberlake. Plus: The Mirotic Miracle; Sad Saad; Oscar Gamble Was More Than Just The Game's Greatest Afro; Willson Contreras To Catch Every Game; Being Mark Appel; Foxy Friend Rips Ryan; Ramblers Off; and Testify For Basti.

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The 10th Annual (More Or Less) Beachwood Super Bowl Halftime Show Prop Bet: Justin Timberlake Edition
What better way to vanquish the sublime memory of last year's Lady Gaga tour-de-force than with the weaselly little fucker who ripped off Janet Jackson's bra cup? Time's up, #MeToo!

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Talent Doesn't Explain The Success Of The Patriots And Eagles
Because talent goes only so far, it's important to evaluate a team's structure and mindset to determine its true strength.

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Highly recommended:

He played in two Super Bowls.

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Super Bowl coverage from the Beachwood vault:

* The Super Bowl Is Decadent And Depraved.

* Dear Football: I'm Breaking Up With You.

* The Trews About Those Super Bowl Ads.

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See also, from suburban Chicago reporter Bob Cook writing at Forbes: Super Bowl LII Hype Muted By Football's Accelerating Participation Decline.

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New on the Beachwood today and since Thursday . . .

The Catalog Of Missing Devices
"[G]adgets that could and should exist, if not for bad copyright laws that prevent innovators from creating the cool new tools that could enrich our lives."

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Area Housing Centers Sue Deutsche Bank
Evanston, Wheaton and Homewood join action after three-year investigation.

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On This Day . . .

2011: Obama Broke Pledge To Force Banks To Help Homeowners.

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2015: Chicago Weather Babies.

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2016: Stuck With Michael Ferro.

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2017: Fearful Americans Stockpiling Facts Before Federal Government Comes To Take Them Away.

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2012: Six More Years Of Shadowy Government.

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ChicagoGram

@erynnbutterfly in #MUsesOfMillenium #CraveArt

A post shared by Joël Maximé, Jr. (@cravechicago) on

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ChicagoTube

"Attack From Mars" Limited Edition Remake By The Chicago Gaming Company.

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Weekend TweetWood

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The Weekend Desk Tronc Line: Trawling.



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Posted on February 4, 2018


MUSIC - RockRadio.com.
TV - Tribune: Sinclair Blew Sure Thing.
POLITICS - Defense Bill's Media Myopia.
SPORTS - The Ex-Cub Factor.

BOOKS - Arne Duncan, Unreliable Narrator.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Foxconn Flooding Alert.


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