Posts Tagged Football

Congratulations Mike Neuhaus and the Wyoming Cowboy Football Team on a great victory over Tennessee

At Eli’s, we celebrate the success of our associate’s children
and their accomplishments in school and in outside activities. We have watched
Mike Neuhaus, son of Mike and Peggy Neuhaus, grow up and have celebrated his
football career at Shepard High School in Palos Heights, at Naval Academy
Preparatory School and now at the University of Wyoming.

Saturday, November 8th was a great day for the Eli’s, Neuhaus
and University of Wyoming families as the Cowboys beat the Volunteers by a score
of 13 to 7 before over 99,000 fans at Tennessee. For Mike Neuhaus, it was a
great day as he intercepted a pass and returned it 55 yards to the Volunteers 4
yard line and returned a kickoff for 16 yards. Great statistics for a 260 lb.
Defensive End.

The win puts Wyoming back in post season Bowl contention with
the two final games of the season against UNLV and Colorado State.

Congrats to Mikey (as he was known at Eli’s as a small boy),
Mike and Peg.


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Eli’s Cheesecake Brings Bears Fever to ABC 7 News at 11am

Eli’s Pastry Chef Laurel Boger, with the assistance of Eli’s Decorator Myra Mendez, provided dessert ideas for this Sunday’s NFC Championship Game for ABC 7 anchors Linda Yu and Sylvia Perez. Boger demonstrated several dessert ideas that you can create at home, that you can find at the Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe or order online.

Just a few of the treats for the Big Game that are available at the Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe.

Perez and Yu join Fran Viray of, and Haley and Chris of Eli’s who did a preview of the original Bears Dance that they will be performing today at the Bears Pep Rally at Eli’s at 11am. Also featured will be singer Justin Butler and the cheerleading team from Ridgewood High School.

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Daley Tells New Orleans Mayor Nagin: We’re On Your Side, But Not On Sunday

Eli’s Cheesecake was part of the City of Chicago and Mayor Daleys wager with Mayor Nagin on who will win the Bears vs. Saints game on Sunday January 21, 2007. Mayor Daley stated that “I want the people of New Orleans to know that the people of Chicago wish you only the best – but we’re
putting our support on hold for about three hours on Sunday afternoon.”

In addition to cheesecake from Eli’s Cheesecake, the Mayor wagered tortilla chips, jalapenos, and cheese from Azteca Foods, beer
from Berghoff Beer, wine from Glunz Wine, a grill from Weber Grill, burgers and sausages from Moo & Oink, chips from C.J. Vitner Co., coffee from Stewarts Coffee, ribs from Robinson’s Ribs, pizza from Lou Malnati’s and nuts from Fisher’s Nuts.

Mayor Daley was very impressed with Eli’s 20 lb. slice of Eli’s Original with cherries on top. He agreed with Eli’s Marc Schulman that the slice was big, just like the Bears victory would be, so no shipping to New Orleans would be necessary.




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Dick Johnson of NBC 5 Chicago Bets Eli’s Cheesecake with Charlie Gardner of the Seattle Times on the Bears Game Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks

Anchorman Bets Bounty On Bears Victory

POSTED: 10:30 am CST January 10, 2007

UPDATED: 11:34 am CST January 10, 2007

CHICAGO — Mayors in cities involved in big sports contests often make bets on which team will win, so NBC5′s morning team decided they, too, should throw down the gauntlet, challenging a childhood friend of Dick Johnson’s who now works in national advertising for the Seattle Times.

Charlie Gardner called into NBC5 News Today Wednesday to exchange friendly sports banter with Johnson and the team. Each offered their bounty of goods to the other, dependent on the outcome of Sunday’s matchup at Soldier Field.

“On the virtually impossible chance that the Seahawks beat us,” Johnson said, “we are promising Charlie and his co-workers at the Times three Lou Malanati’s pizzas, plus an Eli’s cheesecake that he forced us to throw in.”

The news team would also have to wear Seahawks and Seattle hats on the air, he said.

Speaking at a very early Pacific Standard Time by phone, Gardner offered three pounds of “mouthwatering and delicious smoked salmon from the great Northwest,” along with a congratulatory ad in his award-winning newspaper’s sports section, which would include pictures of the NBC5 morning team.

Gardner said that neither the Seahawks nor the team’s fans are concerned about the possibility of foul weather at Soldier Field Sunday, considering they’ve suffered some of Seattle’s worst weather in decades over the past several months.

“We’ve seen the rain, the snow, the sleet, the wind and everything in the past few months, and we’re looking forward to (Chicago’s weather),” he said

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Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe Hosts Visitors from Ohio State–in town for the Northwestern University Football Game

Saturdays in the Midwest are highlighted by college football. Last week, it was great for me to watch Illinois play Ohio State. Next week, all eyes will be on Columbus when the undefeated University of Michigan plays undefeated Ohio State.

This week Ohio State came to Chicago to play the Northwestern Wildcats in Evanston.

Ohio State Red was very visible at the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe this morning when Denise and Rich Stephens and friends from New Concord, Ohio arrived. In town for the Ohio State Game, Denise made Eli’s a “must do” stop after discovering our Pumpkin Cheesecake at Tumbleweed Mesquite Grill & Bar last holiday season. Denise and Rich have since made regular trips to their local GFS Store to stock up. They enjoyed their visit to Eli’s with a sampling of our great desserts.

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Eli, McCormick Place and George Halas of the Chicago Bears

This Fall all eyes are upon Soldier’s Field as our Chicago Bears are off to the best start since the Super Bowl season. Soldier’s Field is in the shadows of McCormick Place, our center of the convention industry in Chicago.

Football and McCormick Place came together on the date of this dedication of the George Halas Mall back in 1983 when Eli and then McCormick Place Chairman Jim Sheerin celebreated the dedication with Virginia McCaskey,
daughter of Papa Bear and wife of Eli’s dear friend, Ed McCaskey.

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Congratulations to the Chicago Rush on Winning the ArenaBowlXX










All of us at Eli’s Cheesecake want to congratulate the Chicago Rush on their 69 t0 61 victory over the Orlando Predators.

Although Orlando has to deliver oranges to Mayor Daley as part of its wager over the game, Eli’s will be sending Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and assortment of Eli’s Cheesecake’s so he won’t have to experience both losing the game and being denied great Chicago Eli’s Cheesecake.

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Mayor Daley Wagers Eli’s Cheesecake with Orlando Mayor Dyer over the ArenaBowl–the Chicago Rush versus the Orlando Predators

All of of us at Eli’s Cheesecake wish the best of success to the Chicago Rush and owner, Mike Ditka, in their appearance on Sunday in ArenaBowl XX in Las Vegas, the title game of the Arena League.

With Taste of Chicago XXVI soon to be upon us–opening day is June 30th, we thank Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley for making Eli’s the food item to represent Chicago. Go Chicago Rush!


Jun 9, 2006 4:37 pm US/Central

Daley Wagers Cheesecake For Rush Win

Orlando Mayor Offers Up Oranges

(STNG) CHICAGO Mayor Richard M. Daley has wagered Chicago cheesecakes against Florida oranges that the Chicago Rush will win ArenaBowl XX on Sunday in Las Vegas, according to a release.

The city’s Arena Football team will play for the title against the Orlando Predators, and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said he would send some Florida sunshine, in the form of oranges, to Chicago if his team falls, the release from the Mayor’s Office of Special Events said.

Daley answered the challenge by offering up Eli’s Cheesecake, the city’s noted dessert, which was created by Eli Schulman and made its debut at the Taste of Chicago, according to the release.

“We were pretty successful last fall with the White Sox, so I’m hoping to enjoy a glass of fresh orange juice soon,” Daley said in the release.

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