Tailgate is the sports section of Gapers Block, covering all Chicago sports, big and small.
Chad Ruter, Sports Editor
Chad is a native Illinoisan who narrowly escaped the farmland in the northwest corner of the state to make it into The Windy City. He fell in love with the Chicago sports teams because they shared the same Ch- as his name does. He now regrets this and wishes his parents named him Boris since Boston has recently won a title in every sport. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike attends DePaul University, majoring in journalism. He loves Chicago and knows more about sports (and world geography) than he should. He spends a majority of his time working two internships, completing schoolwork, and playing NFL 2K5 for Play Station 2.
Jim Crago is a graduate of DePaul University with a focus in Journalism. He has covered DePaul women's basketball, and spent a brief period covering Indiana University athletics in the late-90s. He and his wife Ann have a beautiful dughter Mary Frances, and live in the great neighborhood of Lincoln Square.
Andrew Huff, Editor & Publisher
Andrew works deep into the night at his West Ridge two-flat, writing and editing and playing with the cats. He spends more time online than is healthy; follow along at me3dia.com.
Bill is a left-handed man living in a right-handed world. He's also a rabid White Sox fan (despite growing up on the far North Side), body-modification enthusiast and drinker of bitter coffee and bitter beer. After five years as a reporter in the Quad Cities, he's back in Chicago freelancing, making snarky comments via Twitter and his personal blog and taking pictures.
Evan F. Moore
Evan F. Moore is a Chicago-based freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Extra Bilingual Newspaper, Chicago Now, ChicagoSide, Time Out Chicago, and Community Media Workshop’s We Are Not Alone/No Estamos Solos project on youth violence. Follow him on Twitter at @evanFmoore.
Kevin Morris is an Illinois native who tried a year in Massachusetts and came right on back. Now in Chicago, he is free to continue his lifelong love affair with the city's high school basketball and White Sox. Kevin is co-founder and contributor to the literature blog DBC|Reads.
Jim moved here at the start of 2010, fulfilling his destiny as a fourth-generation Chicagoan. He grew up in the Boston suburbs with some of the nation's best and most obnoxious sports fans, but 10 years in Virginia stripped away most of that Northeast provincialism. He rooted for Frank Thomas and Michael Jordan in the early '90s because they wore really cool uniforms.
Born in Rogers Park, Donny is a comedy writer by day, starving by brunch, asked to leave by dusk and moonlights as a basketball junkie. He is the founding member of the filmmaking-sketch group Wood Sugars. You can catch him here on Gaper's Block as the host of the Bulls comedy show "BULLShittin."
Colin moved out to Chicago after a lifetime up and down the east coast, and thinks you Chicagoans are far nicer than that side of the country. You can usually find him in the park playing soccer in the summer, or a quiet, dark bar in the winter. His biggest goal for his next apartment is to have space for a grill. You can follow him on twitter @eastchoast.
Kara is a Chicago transplant who escaped from the Rocky Mountain high that is Colorado, and before that, North Dakota. She currently works as an editor and writer of things both structurally and sonically sound. She enjoys reading obsessively, knitting, live music, and beating the holy hell out of other women (i.e. roller derby).