Bringing Up Bebe Week 8: Star-crossed situation

This week’s Bebe news is vaguely grim even as we reach for the stars. We can all acknowledge that this current iteration of Star Wars is a corporate exercise. It’s always been one of course, except previously it all belonged to one man, George Lucas, and now is owned by Disney, the mega corp to end all corporations. (Wait, does Disney own Vox too?) In truth, if we look at any...
Via Raptors HQ
5 days ago

Hey George Lucas, Han Solo shot first and Chewbaca can prove it

“Han Shot First,” has become a rallying cry for those who aren’t exactly a fan of the changes made to the Star Wars universe by creator George Lucas. However, we may now have definitive proof of exactly who was supposed to shoot whom and when. All of it comes courtesy of Chewbaca actor Peter Mayhew’s Twitter account, as he has been releasing shots from early scripts in the...
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March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Search your feelings; you know it to be true: Star Wars is our father

[WARNING: If you haven’t seen The Force Awakens, but intend to, don’t read this. #spoilers] Return of the Jedi was released in theaters in May 1983, eight months after my second birthday and five months after my father told my mother he didn’t love her anymore. Countless Americans my age, or a little older or little younger, grew up without Dad in the house. The per-capita...
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December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens on Twitter: '2015 is the Jar Jar Binks of football seasons'

At 4-9, the Baltimore Ravens have suffered through a nightmarish NFL season and are limping toward the merciful end to a disappointing campaign. At least the folks in the team’s social media department seem to have a retained a dark sense of whimsy about it. With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” running roughshod over the box office, the Ravens official Twitter account used...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Ranking the best (and worst) characters in the Star Wars galaxy

The Force is back. The banal yet enthralling epic that is Star Wars makes its triumphant return to the big screen this weekend. Even better: this reboot wasn’t penned by George Lucas. But before we move forward and into a world where the jacked guy from Girls plays a dark lord, it’s important to look back at how we got here. Who’s most responsible for the all the good and bad...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft prospect George Lucas De Paula says Deron Williams had an influence on him

George Lucas De Paula is probably years away from making contributions in the NBA even if he is a possible first-round pick in this season's draft. At just 19 years old, the Brazilian is raw both mentally and physically as a prospect. But that doesn't mean he shouldn't be studying the NBA already.De Paula worked out for the Nets this week and had a few things to say about his basketball...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch The Star Wars Episode VII Trailer Here, It Will Blow Your Mind

Okay, so this is not exactly sports related but it does have a few things to do with Chicago. For one, the George Lucas Museum will be a stones throw away from Soldier Field. And two Sports Mockery has done a couple of Star Wars themed articles in the past. Also its fricken’ Star Wars. The most culturally iconic film franchise in the history of man. If you’re not pumped for...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN really got into Busch Stadium’s ‘Star Wars’ night on Wednesday

For years now, teams from various sports have been holding Star Wars nights at stadiums and arenas. It’s a pop culture icon that still has a hold on a couple generations as shared moments of loving a movie or set of movies. Even after the prequels, the original Star Wars films thrive. Using George Lucas’ saga on sports broadcasts is nothing particularly new, either. Back when...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Chewbacca and friends invade Busch Stadium for Star Wars night

Chewbacca masks? Chewbacca masks!  The Cardinals held a Star Wars theme night Wednesday night at Busch Stadium, complete with Chewbacca throwing out the first pitch.  As you might expect, fans took to social media to share their night of baseball and George Lucas creatures.  Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Storm Troopers, the works, really. Check out some of the best from around Busch.   
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rahm Emanuel Announces $1 Billion George Lucas Museum

Posted to Rando'sGeorge Lucas’ museum project has become a reality, and Chicago was the winner of the bidding war. The Museum, which will be located near Soldier Field, will be “A ‘history of storytelling’ project ‘dedicated to the power of the visual image’ as well as the world’s largest interactive museum.” Plenty of “Star Wars” memorabilia and set design is...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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