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[9 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Ultimate Sports Baby attends First NHL Game

Hospitality Jim invited me to last night’s Blackhawks game. With the wife out of town and now babysitters available, the Ultimate Sports Baby had to attend his first NHL game at the United Center. I was slightly concerned since I knew I would have to put Dylan into the baby bjorn and sit in my seat with him for the entire game. Remember, I avoided this hassle when I chose to attend the DePaul Men’s Basketball game rather than the Blackhawks game on November 14.
Getting to the United Center with …

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[26 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

Even though I owned a San Jose Sharks partial season ticket plan when I was in high school, I rarely get to a Sharks game anymore (obviously, since I live in Chicago). The last Sharks game I attended was May 7, 2007 when the Sharks hosted the Detroit Red Wings in a conference semi-final playoff game. The last regular season game I attended was November 30, 2002 when the Ultimate Sports Wife sang the National Anthem before the game.
Given these facts, I realized on the ride down to …

Chicago, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, NHL »

[10 Feb 2010 | One Comment | ]

It was a snowy night to attend the Chicago Blackhawks game. But I managed to make the drive from my home to the United Center in less than 30 minutes. Rather than park for free on the street as I have many times this season, I used one of the parking passes I bought last year from Red Top Parking. I parked in their lot rather than brave the snow on the city streets.
Obtaining TicketsI parked just before 7:30 pm. I expected to see more ticket scalpers walking towards the …

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[3 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

While I was on my flight to Dallas I decided my best option was to attend the Dallas Stars game at 1 pm and then drive to San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl. My timing for the day would need to be nearly perfect. I figured the Stars game would last 2.5 hours, giving me enough time to drive to San Antonio.
My flight was scheduled to land at 11:45 am and Dallas Love Field is only a 10 minute drive (5 miles) to American Airlines Center. Thus, …