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Chicago, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL, Phoenix Coyotes »

[11 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Back in Chicago: Coyotes at Blackhawks

In a rare moment, I had to turn down an invite from Hospitality Jim to attend the Chicago Blackhawks game on October 27. First, I was not feeling well and second, we were leaving for Europe the next night and I needed to pack.
However, two days after getting back from Europe, Hospitality Jim invited me to tonight’s Blackhawks game. Since I figured I would not be invited to both games, tonight’s invite could have been a makeup invite.

Phoenix Coyotes at Chicago Blackhawks
The Coyotes scored two goals within 35 seconds and …

Belgium, International Soccer »

[4 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Europa League: Dinamo Zagreb at Club Brugge

We made it to Brugge yesterday. We’re spending two days at the Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce in Brugge before we go to Brussels for our last two nights in Europe. We chose Belgium for three main reasons. First, it was a quick Eurostar train ride from London. Second, American Airlines flies non-stop back to Chicago from Brussels that was available on miles. Third, Nicole and I had not been to Belgium together.
I actually almost decided not to go to this game tonight. Let’s go back to last night – our first …

International Soccer, London »

[2 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Champions League: Inter Milan at Tottenham

From a European perspective, the biggest event I was attending this week was the Champions League match between Inter Milan and Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Inter Milan were coming into the tournament as defending champions and the hype had translated into high ticket prices.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
As usual I showed up to the stadium with no ticket in hand expecting to buy a ticket from a ticket tout (most tickets online were well over £350 for the cheapest seats). Most touts on the street wanted more than £200 for …