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[25 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
NHL Playoffs on Easter Sunday: Canucks at Blackhawks Game 6

This will be the only time I am ever able to attend two sporting events on Easter Sunday – the benefits of Nicole working on her dissertation all day. At least she had the heart to work on it at home so I could attend the Blackhawks playoff game.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
Tickets were not that easy to come by since fans thought the Blackhawks could actually come back from a 3-0 deficit versus the Canucks. I ended up paying $95 for an $85 face value ticket. The guy said he …

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[20 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
NHL Playoffs: Canucks at Blackhawks Game 4

I missed the first Chicago Blackhawks home playoff game on Sunday night when I was flying back to Chicago. So there was no way I was going to miss Game 4 (the Blackhawks second home game) especially with the Blackhawks down in the series 3-0.
Also, I don’t think there is anyway Game 6 will be played back at the United Center so this is the only Blackhawks playoff game I will attend this season. For the second night in a row, I planned to miss the Cubs home game for …

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[3 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Ultimate Sports Baby Fidgets at Blackhawks Game

After attending the Cubs game, it was time to pack up the Ultimate Sports Baby and bring him to the United Center to attend his second Chicago Blackhawks game of the season.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
I went with a friend and his son so we needed to buy three tickets. We ended up buying three upper level seats for $130 total or $43.33 each. Face value on the tickets was $40 each.
Ultimate Sports Baby at the United Center
My idealized notion for this game was much different than realty. In theory, Dylan …

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[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 …

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[27 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

After a week of spending most of her time on campus working on her dissertation, Nicole came home early so I could attend the Sunday night Blackhawks game.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
As was the case last week, I decided not to attempt the scalping market and bought a SRO ticket for $27. Once again, I did not feel I could beat the $27 price point on the secondary market and I knew I would find a seat inside the United Center since it was a Sunday night game against the Coyotes.
Phoenix …

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[20 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Sunday Afternoon Hockey: Penguins at Blackhawks

Dylan was healthy and released from the hospital Saturday morning so it was business as usual over the weekend. Since Sunday afternoons are my favorite time to attend a Chicago Blackhawks game, I was not about to miss the Penguins coming to town in a 2:30 pm start time.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
Realizing that it would be nearly impossible to find a ticket from a scalper that matched the $27 standing room only price point, I purchased an SRO ticket once I realized they were available at the box office. This …

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[17 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

I drove straight to the United Center from work since Hospitality Jim invited me to the game the night before. Miraculously traffic was not that bad, so I had time to go out before the game. I drove down Ogden Ave. and chose Mahoney’s Pub & Grille located at 551 N. Ogden Ave. since they had street parking nearby.
Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks
The Blackhawks, back at the United Center for the first time since January 25, defeated the Wild 3-1. Troy Brouwer broke the 1-1 tie with 12:27 left in …

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[13 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

After work I drove to the United Center for my second hockey game of the day. Corey Crawford had his third career shutout as the Blackhawks defeated the Avalanche 4-0.
The second period ended with 2:07 left, when the glass above the boards shattered. At that point both teams headed to the locker room for the second intermission. After the intermission, the teams played the end of the second period, the goalies switched ends and the third period started. I know I have seen this before but …

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[27 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Blackhawks Tickets are Cheap…Just Wait

After the Bears game I needed to buy the wife tickets for the New Year’s Eve showing of a White Christmas. Plus, Gary was getting a ride from the guy we were attending the Blackhawks game with – Bob DeVries. He asked me if I wanted a ride but I said no thanks – knowing that getting out of Soldier Field parking lots is a nightmare.
After going downtown, I took the #20 bus down Madison Ave. I got off at Loomis St. because I saw the Palace Grill – a …

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[19 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

With Nicole and Dylan at home, I planned to attend the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday night game. They were both sleeping at 5 pm when I left for the 6 pm start at the United Center.
Los Angeles Kings at Chicago Blackhawks
I bought a $65 ticket for $25 outside of the United Center. The Blackhawks finally played well as they defeated the Kings 3-2.