Theo Epstein was rightfully and marvelously tanked last night on national television. Bill Murray, the better of the two Cubs mascots, helped him along his way.
The ever-incorrigible Bill Murray dropped by the Cubs’ clubhouse tonight to celebrate with his favorite team, and gave reporters standing by a taste of victory champagne—whether they wanted it or not.
Boy, Bill Murray’s really enjoying himself tonight, eh? We don’t know what’s up with the Daffy Duck bit, but we’re sure someone will have an answer down in the comments.
1. I love Bill Murray. You love Bill Murray. We all love Bill Murray. We love him on talk shows. We love him when he pops up in random places, doing random things. But we haven’t collectively loved a new Bill Murray movie in a long time. Sure, we’ve celebrated him in small roles: Zombieland, Moonrise Kingdom, even Get…
Famous vagrant Bill Murray played golf in the John Deere Classic Pro-Am at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. Wednesday, and had fun with fans as he traversed the course. Murray, a well-known Chicago Cubs fan, took as many shots as he could at the St. Louis Cardinals along the way.
As a rule, I ignore negative buzz about upcoming movies. For one thing, you never know the agenda behind those leaking damaging information about reshoots or bad test-screening scores. For another, the film industry is littered with classic movies that were initially thought to be duds. (How many oral histories don’t…
Itinerant viral-video elf Bill Murray appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night and talked about making pizzas at Little Caesars earlier in life, "back when Little Caesars was really great." (So, like, presumably before they attempted to turn "our pizzas are old!" into a marketing angle.) He worked there with…
A Mylar blanket, aching knees, and weird swings of appetite all combine in Bill Murray's six-minute interpretation of the New York City Marathon, which runs this year on November 2. Letterman played gamely along.
What was the last great Bill Murray performance? Maybe Broken Flowers from 2005? Lost in Translation from 2003? Nowadays, some of his best work—or at least the work that gets the most attention—is nowhere near the big screen. He shows up at bachelor parties. He crashes regular folks' engagement photos. He whips…
In the weeks leading up to June 16, 1989, I can only imagine how incessantly my seven-year-old self pestered my parents to go see Ghostbusters II. I spent years obsessed with the 1984 original, once watching it on repeat from the moment I woke up to the moment I got sent to bed, wearing my plastic proton pack and…
In the video above, you see shape-shifting coyote trickster god Bill Murray walking in on a bachelor party in Charleston, dishing out some advice to everyone EXCEPT the groom. Here's reader Stephen with the background:
The Toledo Mud Hens will be hosting Ghostbusters Night on May 30, and they somehow managed to get Bill Murray to cut this promo for the event. I didn't even know Murray had a Harry Caray impersonation in his bag, but this isn't terrible. All those beers he shared with Caray seem to have paid off.
Martin Mull was a lot of things—a brilliant comedian, a folk singer, an egomaniac—but one thing he will always be remembered for is almost getting himself killed by Bill Murray.
In addition to our regular mix of sports and pop culture posts this week we're going to highlight comedians and other funny people. This is something I want to do periodically because there are a bunch of wonderful magazine profiles on comics that are worth sharing.
Here, now, is a thing that happened on television.
Since we're talking Chicago this week, it's a good time to revisit Peter Richmond's story about hanging with Bill Murray that we reprinted earlier this year.
Twenty-five years ago today, the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies played the first-ever night game at Wrigley Field. After having only played day games since claiming the park as home in 1916, the Cubs finally succumbed to pressure from MLB, which threatened that if the team ever won a pennant they'd have to…
In 1990, Peter Richmond spent three days with Bill Murray in Chicago, eating and drinking and watching ballgames at Wrigley Field. He wrote about the experience for The National Sports Daily. His story was recently republished on Bronx Banter and appears here with permission.