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[17 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
NHL Playoffs: LA Kings at SJ Sharks Game 2

After going back to San Carlos for an hour, my Dad and I were off to Game 2 of the Kings and Sharks playoff series.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
Since there were a few fans selling tickets outside of the arena on Thursday night, I chose to see if there were fans selling on Saturday night and not walk downtown to find any scalpers. That was a big mistake as there was nobody selling extra tickets around HP Pavilion.
The cheapest tickets on StubHub before the game were between $50 and $60. I …

Los Angeles Kings, NHL Playoffs, San Jose, San Jose Sharks »

[15 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
NHL Playoffs: LA Kings at SJ Sharks Game 1

My second sporting event for Thursday was the San Jose Sharks opening round playoff game versus the Los Angeles Kings. After the golf tournament, I dropped the Ultimate Sports Baby off at my parent’s house and drove down to San Jose for the game.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
In the past there have been plenty of scalpers outside of HP Pavilion. However, tonight there were no scalpers outside of the arena. They must have been downtown which is in the opposite direction from where I parked.
There were some fans who were selling …

MLS, San Jose Sharks, Santa Clara, Toronto FC »

[10 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
San Jose Earthquakes are First Choice

It’s not every day you choose to attend a MLS game over an MLB World Series Championship ring ceremony or an NHL game. But that is exactly what my Dad and I chose to do.
After visiting my grandparents in Santa Rosa Saturday afternoon, my Dad and I had to drop off my Mom and Dylan in San Carlos. The San Francisco Giants were home at 7:05 pm with their World Series Ring ceremony starting at 6 pm. But, we passed AT&T Park on the way back, so the Giants game …

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 Blackhawks, NHL, San Jose Sharks »

[23 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Blackhawks Advance to the NHL Finals

I was back at the United Center after missing the last two Blackhawks playoff games. This game I was not going to miss. The Blackhawks had a chance to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1992 and the first time since I have been living in Chicago.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
Blackhawks Jim, who I am now renaming Hospitality Jim after the London version of Hospitality Jim, picked me up. He already had a ticket so we needed to buy two tickets – one for me and …

Dallas Stars, NHL, San Jose, San Jose Sharks »

[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 …