Tuesday, June 25, 2013
In sporting terms, that was the very definition of pain.
With two minutes to go, I was looking forward to game seven. It had been an amazing Stanley Cup Final, full of drama and heroics. Then, with 76 seconds remaining...
No! I may have to pay off a bet, but I refuse to relive the pain.
Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks. And congratulations to my buddy, Chuck. He wins.
The one consolation to losing a bet like this is that the city whose virtues I am honor bound to extol is one of my favorites. MY WIFE and I had a wonderful vacation in Chicago a couple of years ago. We found the people friendly and welcoming. I loved riding around on the CTA. The food was magnificent. The museums and other tourist attractions we visited were fantastic. Honestly, we think it's a great city.
Hey, at least I don't have it as bad as our nephew, my Godson, who goes to DePaul University. In the heart of enemy territory, he has proudly sported the B's colors throughout the playoffs. I suspect he's getting a bit of payback today.
To end this on a happy note, I'll give you a few photos from our Chicago vacation.
Architecture in Chicago is one of the great sights of the city
The Loop, heart of the subway system.
One of the hidden gems of the city - The Smith Museum of Stained Glass - is on Navy Pier
More architecture. Photos were taken while on the Chicago River Architecture Tour. If you're headed for Chicago, you MUST take this tour. I mean it. It is the best tour I've ever taken.
Wrigley Field, of course. For a baseball fan, it's a holy pilgrimage second only to Fenway.
"The Bean", which is what a lot of folks call it, but the actual name is Cloud Gate.
The next two shots are from inside of it.
Here are some random shots with no explanation.
And now, I am going to go have a cup of coffee, having fulfilled my obligation in a gentlemanly way.
Soon, with more better cup.