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Chicago, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL, San Jose Sharks »

[15 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

My friend, and FoxSoccer.com writer, Jamie Trecker wanted to attend the Blackhawks game tonight. So Nicole worked on her dissertation at home, which allowed me to attend the game.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
Once again I went directly to the box office to see what seats were available. I thought I could beat the $27 SRO price point, but that finding three seats together would be difficult. Rather than try to find seats from scalpers, I decided to buy the SRO tickets. As soon as did there were supposedly no tickets left …

Chicago, Chicago Bulls, NBA, Utah Jazz »

[12 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

I had planned to attend the Chicago Bulls game on Friday night. However, Nicole was unable to get back from campus in time so I planned to attend tonight’s game. I would not have attended both games anyway. However, I had no idea Chicago was celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first championship tonight, so I was definitely happy with the switch.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
Of course, the magnitude of the evening made ticket prices much higher than I thought. The game was sold out so I ended up paying $80 …

Denmark, International Soccer »

[6 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Denmark Soccer: Lyngby at Brondby

On Sunday morning, I was off to Copenhagen. I was scheduled to take the 8:10 am bus to Gothenburg before transferring to the 9:27 am train to Copenhagen. But, once again I could not sleep so I got to the train station slightly before 7:40 am to see the bus to Gothenburg waiting – I guess the bus runs every 30 minutes. I realized that there is no train service to Boras on the weekend, which is why I took a train here on Friday but had to take a …

Men's Tennis, Sweden »

[5 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Saturday Davis Cup in Borås, Sweden

On Saturday there is only one doubles match. Thus, this is the most uninteresting day of Davis Cup tennis. Unless, of course, the doubles match is the deciding match and one team wins 3-0. Then Sunday is the most uninteresting day as neither singles match on Sunday matters.
I was pretty jetlagged so I was up most of Friday night. Thus, rather than touring Borås on Saturday morning I slept most of the morning and even woke up to the point where I had to rush to the arena to be …

Men's Tennis, Sweden »

[4 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Davis Cup in Boras, Sweden

As I wrote last night, the worst part of staying in the hostel was the partying that occurred in the main kitchen area. Now granted my room was right next to the kitchen and I may not have been able to sleep due to jetlag (or worse I did not want to miss my 6:10 am train), but still the noise was insane. Plus, the hostel’s official policy is and I quote from their website:
Is it true that we can’t drink alcohol at City Backpackers?
“Well, we don’t want to be …

International Hockey, Sweden »

[3 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Day in Stockholm: Skellefteå at Djurgårdens IF

I landed in Stockholm close to my arrival time of 7:50 am which was not necessarily a good thing. I got through customs and decided to take the bus to downtown Stockholm. I thought the train would be a good option. However, the cost for a one way ticket was 240 Swedish Kronas and the bus was only 119 Kronas. At first, I thought this would only cost me $10, but then I remembered the exchange rate was around 6 Kronas per US Dollar – meaning it actually cost me …

Denmark, International Hockey, International Soccer, Men's Tennis, Sweden »

[2 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

Four weeks ago, I started planning a weekend trip to Europe. I had planned to fly to London in order to travel to Dublin and Edinburgh for RBS 6 Nations rugby. However, the airfares to London were not cheap enough to make the trip.
Instead, I discovered that the airfare to Sweden was only $581.90 – cheap for Scandinavia. Plus, I had never been to Sweden. My next step was to determine if there were enough sporting events to make the trip worthwhile. There was a …