May 21st, 2018 at 4:29 PM ^

if he does go there, that's a huge get for DePaul. Being from the Chicagoland are, I remember the days of Quentin Richardson and how much fun it is to have good players/teams at the city colleges. The run by Loyola was a big deal around the city, but DePaul getting really god players and being tournament-caliber again would be even bigger.  


May 21st, 2018 at 4:39 PM ^

They had some really good (or god) players in the 70s and 80s, but they also had Ray Meyer.   As we all know a great coach goes a long way.   DePaul went in the dumps when his kid Joey took over.  Nepotism doesn't always work out in coaching.


May 21st, 2018 at 5:33 PM ^

Joey won 20 games or more each of his first 8 years, and went to the NCAA 7 times.  He was over .500 each of his first 11 years.  He was under .500 his final two years (including bottoming out at 3-24 in his final year).  He wasn't a great coach, but he was hardly a disaster.

Gucci Mane

May 21st, 2018 at 7:23 PM ^

Speaking of Loyola.....I met Sister Jean last week. She was awesome. Asked to take a selfie with me and then asked me to push her across campus in her wheel chair. Great memory !


May 21st, 2018 at 8:48 PM ^

I've lived in the Chicago area 2/3 of my life, and rarely have deep dish. I'm not exactly opposed to it, but I don't crave it. However, there are some simple junk food things I like:

  • Vienna Beef or David Berg hot dogs, Chicago style, (onions, relish, mustard, celery salt, sport peppers, with a poppy seed bun.
  • Italian beef sandwich, crusty roll, extra juice, sweet peppers on top. Portillos is good, so is Buono beef, but there are plenty of mom and pop stands. Portillos got it's start at one about 5 miles from where I live (Villa Park.)
  • Thin crust pizza with sausage. Caputos makes italian sausage fresh daily. Drips with cheese and grease. Not healthy. But tasty.
  • Gyros sandwiches. Of course these are all over the country. But Kronos here in Chicago supplies tons of the meat.

I mean there are tons of great ethnic restaurants, but I do have a soft spot for Chicago fast food.


May 21st, 2018 at 10:00 PM ^

As a former born & raised Chicagoan, I know it's not as good as some of the smaller spots, but Portillo's is my first stop when I get back. A dog, an Italian beef wet, cheese fries, and a vanilla shake. Probably 4,000 calories, but don't care.

Pizza-wise, Chicago deep dish is good, but as a current New Yorker, I much prefer a slice here.


May 21st, 2018 at 11:12 PM ^

There's a Portillos down the street about a half mile from my office. Had lunch there yesterday, in fact. My go to healthy meal is a grilled tuna steak sandwich or tuna Caesar. But yeah, a good Ital beef, or couple of dogs with fries just hits the spot. And Portillos has some very very good chocolate cake.

You're in New York? I was in Manhattan a couple years ago, and saw a curry hot dog. Never had it, but was intriguing.


May 22nd, 2018 at 1:28 AM ^

I just looked at yesterdog's menu. Definitely more of a coney style dog, with all choices on the menu having either chili or kraut. Mind you, I like both, but they affect the flavor of everything. With a good enough dog (Vienna or David Berg,) you can really taste and enjoy the dog itself, through the onion and mustard. Adding kraut or chili muddies the dog flavor.

Having said that, i think Portillo's is a bit overpriced for what you get. I'll go there with the fam or for a meeting. But the reality is I can get just as good (or better!) Ital beef or hot dog at a little place a couple blocks from where I'm sitting. Some of those little places have a lot more character.

The cake is extremely chocolatey, moist, hi-cal. I haven't had it for years, but love it.


May 21st, 2018 at 6:07 PM ^

Plenty of Chicagoans love Chicago style deep-dish pizza.  It's just that it's more of a special occasion treat than your weekly order.  Chicago style thin crust (not cracker, not as chewy as NY slices) with sausage in a box cut is where it's at for take-out for pizza night.

matt D

May 21st, 2018 at 4:41 PM ^

from a very reliable source yesterday, but I haven't talked to Romeo/his camp personally in the last few days so I'm not 100% sold.

Blue in Paradise

May 21st, 2018 at 4:49 PM ^

and would be good for him to pick a non-B1G school if Michigan is out of the picture.

However, out of per curiosity since DePaul would be an out of the box choice, any chance there is some shenanigans happening here? Or is DePaul a good fit for some reason?

Again, no insinuation- just curious.


May 21st, 2018 at 5:21 PM ^

Im going to guess he said some things to people to deviate everyone from the obvious choice so there will be some drama tomorow.

If he does indeed pick DePaul, im completely shocked, and extremely happy though.  First thing that would come to mind is that something shady happened.


May 21st, 2018 at 4:55 PM ^

Both my sons go to Depaul, they need it.  Should be a great basketball school with a nice facility too damn far away.  Must have got the checkbook out after Loyola did so well this year.  


May 21st, 2018 at 5:11 PM ^

Why would this kid choose Depaul? Does he have an amazing relationship with a coach there? Otherwise makes no sense (other than straight Cash homie).