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Three-Day Relay »

[26 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

We are in the second day of the Three-Day relay…A sunny and balmy day at Wrigley Field where the Cubs beat the Dodgers 3-1.   Andrew and Ultimate Dodger Fan, Will, enjoyed a day at the park.  I, on the other hand, spent a day cashing-in with a good ole’ fashion lemonade stand to fund raise for my skating students.  We worked our tails off and earned an impressive $200 in profits.   You got to love the drunk fan who handed over a $20 for a glass of lemonade …

Chicago White Sox »

[26 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

Last night, I went to the Chicago White Sox Sunday night baseball game – the first event of nine sporting events in the next eight days. The Chicago White Sox hosted Sunday night baseball for the first time since April 2, 2006 (I went to Wrestlemania 22 that night).
We arrived at US Cellular Field about 2 ½ hours early since Ultimate Dodger Fan Will was going to the ballpark for the 1st time. First, we checked out home plate from the old Comiskey Park which is in the …

Three-Day Relay »

[25 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

Ultimate Dodger Fan, sometimes known as Big Willie Styles, is in Chicago visiting and attempting a rare baseball vacation: three days, three teams, and three stadiums.

This Three-Day Relay will start on the South-side at U.S. Cellular Field then move North to Wrigley and then, move very far North to Miller Park.

Of course, the games are scheduled along with brunches, sightseeing, and grilling to make this itinerary more than worth the trip. We will keep you posted on the progress but if you hurry, you can still join us at U.S. …

Strange Promotions »

[24 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

In a tribute to one of the most famous and notorious American statesmen, Republican Senator Larry Craig, the St. Paul Saints baseball club (an independent club that plays in the American Association), has devised one of the most creative game day giveaways that I have ever seen: a mini bathroom stall with a pair of legs and feet…one of which is rigged to tap.

The press release issued by the Saint’s organization states that 2500 lucky fans will received these “bobblefoot” knickknacks in honor of “National Tap Dance Day.” Yet, the …

Chicago Sky »

[23 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

In continuing my support of women’s basketball this year (I attended nine NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball games this winter), the Ultimate Sports Wife and I attended the Chicago Sky 2008 home opener last night at the UIC Pavilion. In the past, I have had to buy tickets at the ticket window for Sky games (cheapest seat is $15), since scalpers tend not to show up where tickets are cheap and the volume is low. I had planned to buy two $15 tickets last night while hoping I could find …

WNBA »

[23 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

Last night, we went to the The Chicago Sky’s home opener at the UIC Pavilion. Now, you may wonder…with the Chicago Fire, the White Sox, the Chicago Rush in town, why would chose to go to the WNBA game? Well, the best feature of the UIC Pavilion is its proximity to Little Italy. You can stay for the game and then, walk to an amazing Italian meal after.
Our favorite place, Tufano’s, is within walking distance from the stadium on the eastern …

Chicago Sky »

[22 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

The Ultimate Sports Wife and I are attending the Chicago Sky’s home opener tonight. One might ask – why would you attend a WNBA game when the Chicago White Sox are playing tonight as well. The answer to that is easy – the neighborhood the Chicago Sky plays by (Little Italy) is much better than the area around US Cellular Field.
Which got me thinking – if one was to attend only one game to attend with their significant other during the week – how would you …

Champions League »

[21 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

The UEFA Champions League Final is being played right now. The event, similar in stature to the Super Bowl, is played at a neutral site stadium between the best two soccer clubs in Europe.
The Ultimate Sports Wife and I considered attending the event in Moscow since a Russian visa was included with your ticket to the match. However, at the time, ticket prices to the match were competing with Super Bowl ticket prices (approximately 1500 euro or $2,300 each). Although traveling to Moscow is cool, I would …

Uncategorized »

[21 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

Perhaps the rising prices at the pump have already put you in a panic. Our first $70 fill-up was quiet an eye-opener. But, now this article from TheTimesNews.com details the toll that rising prices are wreaking on one of my favorite sports-NASCAR. Seems that gas-guzzling is not just for Earnhardt and Gordon, but essential to the transportation and fan culture of NASCAR. For many fans, the venues are more than 250 miles away and a trip to an event is not just one day …

Roof Top Antics »

[20 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

Once I scraped myself off the floor from the flu on Saturday, I was enthusiastic to start anew on Sunday. I felt in good spirits, and it was my last chance to redeem my weekend so I was determined to make the best of it. Not to mention that we had our first Cubs game of the season on the rooftop.
As you know, we are bartering our garage for access to coveted rooftop games, so as they say…Sunday was payday and I was ready to indulge …