January 12, 2012

2011 Chicago


March 2011

Day 1

Dinner at the Weber Grill

View from the Hancock Tower

Day 2 

Chicago Tribune


Let the games begin

Dinner at an Italian restaurant

Day 3

We tried to get to the top, but only made the basement. Check out the Marquee

AT&T Park

Giordano’s Chicago Style

Cloud Gate

The Tradition on Cloud Gate

Wrigley Wrigley Tour

Lombard St – The crookedest street in America

Wrigley outfield seating

Day 4

Gibsons meat selection

VCU BandDirector

Billy Goat Tavern, living off fame from SNL 40 years ago
“Cheeburger, cheeburger, cheeburger, no Coke, Pepsi”

Only thing needed
for a week of transportation

Other Memorable Moments

Entering the Viaggo restaurant the two groups ahead were turned away and one individual told us “Sorry boys, they are not taking anyone else tonight until 9PM”.  To which we replied “Not for us!”, we got in and got a table immediately.

Chol asking the water at Viaggo for separate checks and being told “My days of working at Denny’s are over, you can split it up”.

Two yays and three nays for the trip to the Billy Goat Tavern, Cheeburger, Cheeburger, Cheeburger.

The first trip that utilized 100% public transportation.

Four tournament upsets, haven’t seen four upsets since 1997 in Charlotte.

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The Games

2) Notre Dame            
|  Notre Dame 69-56
15) Akron   |              
   Florida State* 71-57
7) Texas A&M  |
 Florida State* 57-50  
10) Florida State  
3) Purdue  
 Perdue 65-43
14) Saint Peters |
   VCU* 94-76
6) Georgetown |
 VCU* 74-56  
USC or VCU |
* upsets

  * upsets Highest Final Seat:–