Bulls, Bears and Fire

This weekend brought a great deal of excitement to the Windy City, especially at downtown Soldier Field when the Bears pulled out one of the most exciting wins in recent history to clinch a victory against the Panthers. After struggling early on in the game, the Bears came back from a major deficit late in the fourth quarter to secure a win 23-22 over the Panthers. This win had fans in Soldier Field on their feet and cheering loud enough for the entire city to hear, but they weren’t the only Chicago sports fans making noise over the weekend.

Fans of the Chicago Bulls were dealt some hard news when it was revealed that injured star Derrick Rose will not only not be returning to the team for their first regular season games this week but that he will likely not even be on the bench for games. The news came as a hard blow for many Chicago Bulls fans who were hoping for a miracle and a quicker return for their city’s star. While fans won’t be seeing much of Rose they will be seeing the rest of the Chicago Bulls live in their first regular season game this week, which will kick off on Wednesday October 31st. The Bulls will be playing at their home United Center against Sacramento. Those looking to celebrate the official kick off of the NBA season will want to get their tickets to this event soon.

Meanwhile the Chicago Fire, the city’s premier soccer team is preparing for what will be the biggest game of their season thus far. After drawing a play-in game for the upcoming MLS playoffs. The team will have to compete in a one-off knockout match against Houston to find out if they will move forward in the playoffs. The game is sure to be a nail biter as losing the match will end the playoff hopes for the fire as well as their entire season. The game will take place on Wednesday night at home in Chicago. The team has expressed great appreciation for their draw in the tournament and the ability to play at home in this very important game. Fans of the Fire will want to make sure they are there to support the club in this severely important matchup Wednesday night. Tickets have been selling fast so fans of the team will want to act now to get in on all of this lifve soccer play off action.

Broadway and Chicago happenings

Beginning this weekend, the city of Chicago will be given a real treat in the form of a special Broadway Theatre production. This is because the highly anticipated stage production of I Love Lucy, the new hit Broadway play will be making a stop in Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse. This high-scale production is finishing up its nation-wide tour before heading to its new permanent home on Broadway in New York fans of the I Love Lucy television show will be delighted to see this new and innovative approach to Lucy’s story told live. The production will only be in Chicago for a few weeks and productions are limited so those who want to see this Broadway show while its in Chicago and before it settles in New York will want to act fast in order to get tickets.

While a great deal of excitement will be brewing over the Halloween weekend in the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower, down the street at Soldier Field, Chicago residents can expect just as much excitement. This is because the Chicago Cubs will be playing a highly anticipated home game against the Carolina Panthers. This evening is also ladies night at Soldier Field meaning special deals for all the female fans attending. In addition to specials on the day of the game the Chicago Bears, in honor of Breast Care Awareness Month, will also be offering a special 101 workshop for women on the 29th at home in Chicago. Tickets are very limited to this event and this opportunity to  get up close and personal with all of the players of the famed Chicago NFL team.

The big event for many however, will be on Sunday at the noon home game. With the Panthers recently struggling to pull together their offense and the Bears’ defense being on top of its game; fans are more than anxious to see this matchup on Sunday. The Bears will be looking to continue their latest streak of success and to secure a top spot in their division and in the league. Those in the Windy City can bet that these tickets will be hard to come by, so you should act now if you want this chance to see the Bears live at home.

Bears, Hawks and Concerts

This week proved to be a big one in terms of Chicago city announcements as good news was abound for residents of the Windy City. The city’s Bears fans sat through a quite week as the team was on a bye. During this period, the Bears announced that they were rested, minor injuries had been attended to and that they were ready to take on the Detroit Lions in a Monday Night Football event. The game, scheduled to take place on October 22nd, will be at their home stadium of Soldier Field.

Meanwhile, as the city of Chicago’s beloved NHL team the Chicago Blackhawks gathered for a charity tournament earlier in the week that had fans longing for the return of the hockey team; reports released Monday showed that there may be more hope for a Blackhawks reunion in the future. On Wednesday the NHL released the full details of their proposal to the NHL Players’ Association, which if accepted could end the NHL lockout for good and have the Blackhawks reunited in Chicago’s United Center much sooner than anticipated.

Big announcements came for the city as far as concert announcements go as well. Sports aren’t the only big events coming for those living in the Windy City. Two of musics icons have recently announced they will be paying a visit to the Windy City in the next few months. Lady Gaga announced that she would be visiting the Windy City on Valentine’s Day, February 14th at the United Center. This announcement from the pop diva came shortly after her concert for February 13th at the arena sold out.

In addition to the singer’s announcement; one of the original pop divas in music; Madonna also revealed she would be making a stop in Chicago for two nights; the Wednesday and Thursday before Lad Gaga’s performances. Madonna’s concert dates for the 11th and 12th of February have gone on sale as has the newly announced February 14th concert for Lady Gaga. Tickets for both of these concerts are expected to sell out quickly, so despite the events being months away; fans are encouraged to buy their tickets now. Tickets are on sale and a limited number of seats are still available; have you gotten your  concert tickets yet?

Chicago Bears Home Opener

The Chicago Bears Make Last Minute Preparations for Colts Home Opener

This week the Chicago Bears have been preparing for their first game of the new season and although they have been picked as the favorites for their opening game, the Bears have been preparing to take on a potentially challenging competitor. As they prepare to face off against the Indianapolis Colts the Bears will be playing the first real season game against a completely Peyton Manning-free team and instead face the first year quarterback Andrew Luck. As the A normal Bears pre-game preparation routine against the Colts would inevitably include a major emphasis on taking on the unstoppable Manning, they have spent the week refocusing their efforts and learn to defend rookie QB Andrew Luck.

While the Bears defense will need to decide how to handle the talented new quarterback, the Bears offense has also been hard at work preparing for the new season and the first matchup against the Colts. Earlier this week Laurence Holmes urged fans to be patient with the new Bears offense as he told supporters that while they can expect connections between Cutler to Marshall, they may have some areas they will struggle with in their offense, but not to lose faith. As the team works to sweep away some cobwebs and rebuild their offense many have been focused on the status of star player Brian Urlacher.

After a suffering with a knee injury, and missing training camp, the Bears officially announced that #54 is on his way to making a full recovery. With a week of speculation and several missed practices, many assumed Urlacher would miss the team’s kick off game. However, late in the week, Kip Lewis announced that Urlacher would indeed be suiting up in Sunday’s matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. The Bears head coach assured fans that Urlacher was ready to play and to bring his famous, unstoppable energy to the Bears defense, assuring everyone that if the eight-time Prow Bowl middle linebacker wasn’t ready to play; he would not be stepping on the field.

Fortunately for fans, Urlacher has reiterated these notions assuring spectators that they can see him in the starting lineup on Sunday. Urlacher and the rest of the Bears team will be ready and fully prepared to take on the Colts this Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field; make sure you are prepared too with your Bears tickets to the big matchup.

Browns 2012 Draft Prospects

Speculation continues on who the Browns are looking at for their #4 pick this year. With the top 2 QBs essentially spoken for it looks like the Browns are keeping their options open. The smart money says they’ll go offense. Their defense is not in terrible condition and they have all the offensive power of a model range air rifle.

Put it simply, they need help on offense and lots of it. With their wide receiver corp one of the worst in the league and their hoped-for franchise running back Peyton Hillis gone the offense some how looks like it could be worse than last year. And that is saying something cause the offense last year STUNK.

Get comfortable with this top 5 pick Browns fans, something tells me you’ll be back for another in 2013.