Articles Archive for December 2008
New Jersey Devils, New York City »
Yesterday I flew from Chicago to New York City (via Long Island Islip Macarthur airport). My plan was to stay in Brooklyn with a friend and attend the New Jersey Devils game at the Prudential Center on Saturday night.
Getting from Islip to New York City was pretty easy. My Southwest Airlines flight was landed 15 minutes early which allowed me to catch the 10:40 am train from the Ronkonkoma train station to Penn Station in Manhattan. The cheapest way to get from the Islip airport to the Ronkonkoma train station …
Chicago Bears »
Last night was the second Thursday night football game I have attended. The first game I attended was the first NFL Kickoff Game on September 5, 2002 between the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants.
Pre Game DiningBefore the game my friend, Sandeep Chunduri, took the train south towards my usual Soldier Field bars. However, it took us four tries to find a place:
1) As was the case with Sundays, Grace O’Malley’s pub, located at 1416 S. Michigan Ave., was packed. We arrived at 6 pm and they had a …
Chicago Bulls »
I made it to the United Center Tuesday night driving through a blizzard. I already had a $10 ticket that I had purchased on NBA opening night. With my ticket already in hand, I avoided having to negotiate for tickets on a windy, snowy night.
The GameThe Bulls defeated the Knicks 105-100. Larry Hughes broke a 97-97 tie by draining a 3-pointer with 55 seconds left in the game.
During the third quarter the video board showed Vice President-elect Joe Biden and David Axelrod, Obama’s advisor. I did not bring my camera …
Chicago Bears »
After spending the better of two weeks attending football matches in Europe, it was time to get back to the NFL. With a 15 degree forecast for the Chicago Bears game and some laziness setting in to prepare a tailgate, we decided to forgo tailgating before the game. Instead we ate in our neighborhood and drove to the game. As we were leaving for the game, our neighbor, who was smoking on her front porch in Bears gear, asked if we were driving to the game. We said yes and …
After spending Saturday night in Misterton, the plan was to drive back to London Sunday afternoon. We left the house at 11:30 am for the 3 hour drive back to London. With Nicole and British Caroline planning to spend Sunday afternoon shopping in London, I had 3 matches in London to choose between (in order of preference):
1) Arsenal at Chelsea – kickoff at 4 pm.Commentary: I thought tickets might be difficult to find or expensive since it was the local derby, but the match was close to where we were …