Articles Archive for April 2008
Cold Weather Cubs »
There is no reason that we should be wearing snow pants to a Cubs game on April 30th except for the fact that Chicago weather is messed up.
Tuesday night, we sat for a slow and painful Cubs loss to the Brewers, but it might as well been the Chicago Bears playing.Fans were decked out in Bears gear to stay warm. I guess it makes sense. We are Chicago fans, enduring Bears’ weather and Cubs’ gear just doesn’t come that warm.
Chicago Cubs »
The Cubs are back in town for a 3 game series with the Milwaukee Brewers. Last night, the Ultimate Sports Wife and I braved the cold with a game time temperature of 38 degrees. Before the game, I checked the weather and decided it was winter football weather. I put on my long underwear and wore my heaviest coat with gloves and a snow hat. Who knew that after almost wearing shorts to last Tuesday’s game that I would need to break out the winter gear for last night’s game.
Tonight the Cubs are back in town versus the Brewers.
But, just cause the blogging has been slow, doesn’t mean there hasn’t been planning in the works. This weekend, we are off to visit family near Laredo, Texas. So, there has been scoping and planning for a game either in the US or even cross the border in Mexico. No luck in Mexico. I thought there may be some second grade futbol team. Instead, we may schedule a b-grade baseball game in …
Professional Bull Riders »
For the 3rd time this month I went to the Allstate Arena. Today’s Professional Bull Riding event was far more eventful than I remembered from Anaheim – the main reason probably being that more riders seemed to get seriously injured. One rider broke his cheekbone and eye socket, another had a concussion, another rider was carried off on a stretcher after a bull bucked him into the gate, and a couple other riders were dragged around by their foot when their rope did not come undone as planned.
You can compare …
Professional Bull Riders »
For the 3rd time this year, I will be going to see the Professional Bull Riders. I was in the Los Angeles area when the tour was at the Honda Center in Anaheim and went on Friday and Saturday night. The weekend in Anaheim had more events (Friday, Saturday and Sunday vs. Saturday and Sunday in Chicago) and ticket prices were higher – cheapest seat in Anaheim was $23.50 vs. $12 in Chicago.
This is not the first time the PBR has come to Chicago but the first time I have …
Chicago Fire »
Having not been to Toyota Park for about 1 year, I chose to attend the Chicago Fire game last night over the Chicago White Sox. The best thing about soccer is the length of the game (less than 2 hours). Even though Toyota Park is 20 miles from where I live, the game started 90 minutes after the White Sox game but ended at the same time.
Toyota Park is relatively easy to get to. You take Interstate 55, exit Harlem Ave. and drive south for 2.5 miles. There are a …
Chicago Fire, Chicago White Sox »
I did not end up going to either White Sox game today. I could not cancel my prior engagement to get to the first White Sox game that started at noon – a concern I stated would be the case for most Friday night ticket holders.
So instead of heading to Game 2, I will be going to the Chicago Fire game out at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL tonight. I rarely have the chance to attend a Fire game, so I chose them over the White Sox.
You can always tell the true Cubs fans from the rookies who come for their one game per season.
Neighborhood Cubs fans have the latest Cubs gear on rather than the generic stuff hawked on the corner of Addison and Sheffield…you know, the shiny MLB wear that you can buy at the Sears.
Well, while the Cubs are away, losing two in a row might I add, I thought I would catch up with a few neighborhood tips.
The best Fan Fashion in the neighborhood is …
Chicago White Sox »
What happened to the old fashioned doubleheader? You know – the one where you could buy one ticket and they would play two games – the second game starting about 30 minutes after the first game ends. The last time I attended one was September 10, 2004 when the Chicago Cubs hosted the Florida Marlins.
After deciding not to go to the White Sox game last night because of the chance (ok, guaranteed chance) of rain, because a trucker slammed into the el station one stop North of the US Cellular …
Chicago Wolves »
As I mentioned last week, the Chicago Wolves are the only Chicago based team in the playoffs. Last night, I went to Game 5 between the Milwaukee Admirals and the Chicago Wolves at the Allstate Arena. I actually bought a ticket (through Ticketmaster) before the game. There were two main reasons I chose to buy the ticket through Ticketmaster (paid $21.55 for a $10 ticket):
1) The game started at 7 pm. However, I had a meeting for work that was supposed to end between 7:30 and 8 pm. Since I …