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Matt Lindner
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Today's column pays tribute to my mom and moms everywhere. Call your mom, for those of us who can't call our moms. http://www.redeyechicago.com/opinion/redeye-opinion-call-your-mom-20150506-column.html
For the first two years that I wrote for RedEye, my phone would ring at least once a weekend just after 6 a.m., regardless of how late I had been out the night before.
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Men don't hit women. Cowards hit women.
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Mom's obit ran in today's Daily Herald. Doesn't do her justice but hey, when has an obituary ever done anyone justice? http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyherald/obituary.aspx?n=susan-m-lindner&pid=171066963
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New RedEye -- Chris Chelios says his early '90s Blackhawks squads wouldn't stand a chance against the current team. http://www.redeyechicago.com/sports/redeye-chris-chelios-wouldnt-give-his-hawks-a-chance-against-current-hawks,0,2360101.story
Chris Chelios played on some of the most electrifying Blackhawks teams ever, teaming with the likes of Jeremy Roenick and Ed Belfour on a memorable Stanley Cup Finals run in the early '90s.
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Today's RedEye cover story is on Chicago's burgeoning wheelchair basketball scene. One of the more physical sports you'll ever witness. http://www.redeyechicago.com/sports/ct-red-0328-wheelchair-bulls-main-20140401,0,2805377.story
A scene familiar enough to make Chicago basketball fans wistful for the glory days of the '90s unfolded in a cavernous gym on an unseasonably cold March morning.
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Would you get some guy's face superimposed on a unicorn tattooed on your butt for World Series tickets? This guy would, and he's already got the design picked out http://www.redeyechicago.com/sports/redeye-royals-tattoos-20141017-20141016,0,6669515.story
Would you be willing to get a grown man's face superimposed on a unicorn tattooed on your butt if it meant you got to see your favorite team in the World Series in person?
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A family visiting from California got the scare of their life on Wednesday during a visit to Chicago's Willis Tower Skydeck, the 103rd floor tourist attraction atop the city’s tallest building.
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The death of little brother, Tajh, drove Wizards forward Trevor Ariza to success in the NBA.
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New to RedEye -- For one night only, Wrigley Field will be the home of a seven time champion. http://www.redeyechicago.com/sports/redeye-northwestern-lacrosse-coming-to-wrigley-fie-20140424,0,3369776.story
For at least one day, Wrigley Field will be the home field of a seven-time national champion.
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My debut on WGN 720 AM -- A couple went on their first date to the air sex championships on Friday night. Amy and I talk to the reigning national air sex champion about that, I recite Michael Bolton lyrics, and we try reeeeally hard to keep a segment about air sex from going off the rails. You'll laugh. We did. http://wgnradio.com/2014/03/23/the-air-sex-championships/
Just what are the Air Sex Championships? Amy invites RedEye contributor Matt Lindner and Air Sex Champion Kate Anderson in-studio - find out what happens when you not only attend, but participate in the show.  
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Employment
  • Self Employed
    Freelance Writer, 2010 - present
  • Public Communications Inc.
    Account Executive, 2010 - 2011
  • KWQC-TV (NBC affiliate)
    News Reporter/Photographer, 2007 - 2010
  • Chicago Rush
    Team Mascot, 2005 - 2007
  • WIFR-TV
    News Reporter/Photographer, 2006 - 2006
  • Milwaukee Brewers
    Media Relations Intern/Brew Crew Member (Racing Sausage), 2003 - 2006
  • WITI Fox6 Milwaukee
    Sports Dept. Intern, 2005 - 2005
  • Miami Dolphins
    Game Ops. Asst., 2004 - 2004
  • Indiana Firebirds
    Communications Intern, 2003 - 2004
  • MLB.com
    Contributor, 2009 - 2010
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Professional storyteller. Chicagoan. Human being.
Introduction
Freelance contributor to the Chicago Sun-Times and RedEye.

Former professional mascot turned television news reporter turned full-time maker of word magic. As a mascot, I was a racing sausage and a construction worker, with guest appearances as a manatee and a fox among other creatures. My career and my life have been defined by one characteristic -- doing jobs that I enjoy and that inspire me. Sports are my passion but I live to tell a good story, regardless of the genre. Happy Gilmore said everyone has their happy place in life, mine just so happens to be Wrigley Field. I'm unfailingly honest and addicted to social media, so I'm intrigued to find out how this whole Google Plus experiment plays out.
Education
  • University of Miami
    Television Broadcast Journalism, 2004 - 2005
  • Purdue University
    Psychology, 2000 - 2004
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