Post Tagged with: "2010"

7Sep
2010

Hitting Up the US Open

If Wimbledon is dinner on a white tablecloth, the US Open is a well-planned barbeque. Tennis die-hards slathered in sunscreen line up promptly at 10 a.m. to watch Federer and sweat under the midday sun. After 6 p.m., the sun sets, the air cools and men in dress pants and women in stilettos slowly take over the grounds. No matter which crowd is your scene, expect plenty of booze with a side of rowdy. A Labor Day play-by-play For this […]

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14Jun
2010

Joining the Hunt for the Stanley Cup

Thanks to the Blackhawks’ win on Wednesday, the Stanley Cup has returned to Chicago after 49 years of absence. Since 1995, tradition dictates each player gets 24 hours with the 34.5-pound Cup (and its Hockey Hall of Fame chaperone) during the year it remains in the team’s possession. What do the players do with it? In 1996, Colorado Avalanche assistant captain Sylvain Lefebvre and his wife had their first child and baptized her with the Stanley Cup. But lucky for Chicagoans, […]

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7Jun
2010

Countdown to the World Cup 2010: Four Days

The World Cup isn’t all that happens in Cape Town. Tune into the first matches this Friday, June 11 at 9 a.m. (CT) South Africa v. Mexico, and at 1:30 p.m. (CT) Uruguay v. France. Matches take place all over the country, but Cape Town is enough to entertain. Still not satisfied? Fill your house with the smell of Cape Town by making the Kalmanson family bobotie recipe. The traditional meat pie was invented by the Cape Malays. –Tara for TKGO

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3May
2010

Weekend Recap: Mifflin 2010

“Mifflin” is both the name of a street in Madison, Wisconsin, and of one of the biggest block parties in the nation. The event, which even has its own Wikipedia page, typically draws thousands of college kids (…and parents and grads) annually on the first Saturday in May. The whole thing started as a dance-filled protest against the Vietnam War in 1969, where Madison, and specifically the University of Wisconsin at Madison, was a hotbed of political activity. Today, it’s more […]

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