T Dog’s Grab Bag: Sports-talk war escalates with Finfer defection

* The first shot has been fired in the Chicago’s new sports-talk wars: Robert Feder reports that Tribune’s new Game has stolen Ben Finfer away from CBS’ The Score (WSCR), where he’ll serve as producer – but also as show host, being paired with David Kaplan at Noon and then joins Alex Quigley and Howard Griffith from 1-3 p.m. Finfer […]

Oh Thank Heaven for the Kwik-E-Mart

Twelve 7-Eleven convenience stores – including one here in Chicago – have converted themselves into “Kwik-E-Marts” – the real-life prototype of the store Apu runs on The Simpsons. In the stores you will find prototypes of products that are seen on the animated show, including Buzz Cola, Krusty O’s, and Squishees (really Slurpees). But you won’t find four week-old hot […]