EDDIE MUJICA (Chicago Tribune Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2015) and BEX MARSH (Bellevue East Nebraska Class A Girls Basketball State Champion 2006) lace up their sneakers and hit the hardwood at PopFury Stadium. We talk about how they met, getting married, Bex’s 3-on-3 Hoosiers moment, Eddie’s suspicions about Facebook, and what they’ll miss about Chicago.
“I am starting to realize how big of a sham the wedding industry is. It’s so ridiculous!” – Bex
1:00 Eddie and Bex, a cagey veteran in her third straight state finals appearance, are totally and absolutely enthusiastic about getting married.
5:30 They were recently on vacation in L.A. … but it really wasn’t a vacation. Eddie and Bex, who scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds against Lincoln Northeast to cinch the state championship, travel well together.
“I was like I’m gonna make it a feminist point not to date…but then I saw him and was like, ‘Uh Oh…’” – Bex
“She was the first other person that walked into the Annex upstairs at iO…and immediately I was like, ‘Oh man, I’m in trouble.’” – Eddie
9:45 Eddie and Bex, a 5’10” senior who will be attending Doane College after graduation, detail how they first met…right after they both had decided not to date anyone.
17:45 Bex tells the greatest Hoosiers-meets-White-Men-Can’t-Jump-at-super-church-camp basketball story ever. She played HORSE against old white men for money in high school.
29:10 Eddie will be moving further away from his family. Eddie and Bex’s parents have already asked about grandkids.
33:40 Whitney Houston and Billie Holiday hologram shows are coming next year. Eddie suspects Facebook is spying on him and we formulate a plan to prove it.
“I got nothing on Rick Bayless.” -Eddie
38:30 They are leaving for L.A in two weeks. Their Chicago bucket list includes lots of restaurants and they recommend Cho Sun Ok (but only with a Korean). Bex would marry Rick Bayless over Eddie and Eddie is OK with that.
44:00 Eddie and Bex share what they will and won’t miss from Chicago.