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[26 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Smirnoff Bar at United Center: Pacers at Bulls Game 5

As was the case last week, I planned to skip Tuesday night’s Cubs game in order to attend the Chicago Bulls playoff game versus the Indiana Pacers.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
On Sunday night, at the Blackhawks playoff game, I bought a SRO ticket for $40 from the box office. I figured it would be difficult to beat the $40 price point buying a regular seat, so having a ticket would save me time looking for tickets before the game.

Smirnoff Bar
Also, as it turns out my friend Kelly McMahon was attending the …

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[25 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

It was LeBron James’ afternoon. After losing Game 3 on Thursday night to the Chicago Bulls, there was no way James would come out Sunday afternoon and lose on national television. And perform he did. Not only did he easily make a half court shot at the end of third quarter, he delivered his fifth career postseason triple-double and became the first NBA player to post 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists while draining six three-pointers during the playoffs. Many signs around the United Center …

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[23 Apr 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

Over the last few years, smokers attending sporting events have gradually been banished from the arena in order to smoke. First, they were removed from their seats. Second, they could no longer smoke in concourses and had special smoking sections. Third, they were required to smoke outside of the stadium entirely. Not only is banning smokers better for all of the non-smokers in the stadium, but the outside smoking sections have definite advantages for all fans – smoker or not.
Case in point was last month when I attended the NCAA …

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[20 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

Last night the Detroit Red Wings beat the Dallas Stars to win the Eastern Conference Finals and advance to the NHL Finals. Also, last night, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the New Orleans Hornets to advance to the NBA’s Western Conference Finals.
I was considering the double dip for this weekend. The drive from Chicago to Detroit is about 4.5 hours (290 miles) and the flights are under $200 round trip.
The Pistons were scheduled to host the Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals this Sunday, May 25. Knowing …

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[18 Apr 2008 | No Comment | ]

The NBA Playoffs have arrived. There is not a better time to plan spontaneous sports trips only a few days to a week ahead of time. With the amount of teams involved in the playoffs there are many travel options.
The last couple of years I was commuting between Los Angeles and Chicago, so there were multiple playoff games to attend with the Lakers, Clippers and Bulls making the playoffs during that time. But this year, I am living and working in Chicago. Thus, the Lakers resurgence …