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Postby Sixxgunn » Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:20 pm

I really don't like the B-word, but I'd have to vote for Wrigley. The world's largest outdoor sports bar/meat market! Old Soldier Field was a very ominous place as well. Walking near those columns just made you feel the strength the place was supposed to represent.
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Postby flotsamnjetsam » Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:40 pm

I won a trip to Chicago in the early 90's to see Michael Jordan & the Bulls play in the old Chicago Stadium. I had heard stories about how loud that building was and I got to experience it 1st hand. The Bulls were losing the entire game but they came back to pull ahead in the 4th quarter. The place erupted. The reason this stadium got so loud was in the way it was built. The stands went straight up. I've never been in a stadium where the seats were at that much of an angle. The acoustics caused by this is what made it so loud. The noise had no where to go.

The Bulls lost to Barkley & the Suns that night, but the Bulls beat them in the Finals that year.

I've been to a lot of stadiums and that was definitely the loudest. I'm glad I got to go there before they turned it into a parking lot for the new stadium. I think that happened the following year because the new stadium was being built when I was there.
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Postby Metroid » Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:12 pm

flotsamnjetsam wrote:I won a trip to Chicago in the early 90's to see Michael Jordan & the Bulls play in the old Chicago Stadium. I had heard stories about how loud that building was and I got to experience it 1st hand. The Bulls were losing the entire game but they came back to pull ahead in the 4th quarter. The place erupted. The reason this stadium got so loud was in the way it was built. The stands went straight up. I've never been in a stadium where the seats were at that much of an angle. The acoustics caused by this is what made it so loud. The noise had no where to go.

The Bulls lost to Barkley & the Suns that night, but the Bulls beat them in the Finals that year.

I've been to a lot of stadiums and that was definitely the loudest. I'm glad I got to go there before they turned it into a parking lot for the new stadium. I think that happened the following year because the new stadium was being built when I was there.


You lucky SOB! Getting to see Jordan and Barkley on the floor at the same time...awsome!
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Postby ScreamingWeasel » Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:32 pm

Any sports fan that doesn't say Wrigley Field
is probably a terrorist looking to overthrow Truth, Justice and the American Way.
Probably hates his Mom and apple pie as well.
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Postby Tiki » Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:05 pm

ScreamingWeasel wrote:Any sports fan that doesn't say Wrigley Field
is probably a terrorist looking to overthrow Truth, Justice and the American Way.
Probably hates his Mom and apple pie as well.
Concur! ;-D
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Postby The Great Gambini » Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:10 pm

ScreamingWeasel wrote:Any sports fan that doesn't say Wrigley Field
is probably a terrorist looking to overthrow Truth, Justice and the American Way.
Probably hates his Mom and apple pie as well.


Haha...if you've ever been to Wrigley, you'd agree. Nothing beats it, especially when the Cubs win.
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Postby flotsamnjetsam » Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:26 am

Metroid wrote:
flotsamnjetsam wrote:I won a trip to Chicago in the early 90's to see Michael Jordan & the Bulls play in the old Chicago Stadium. I had heard stories about how loud that building was and I got to experience it 1st hand. The Bulls were losing the entire game but they came back to pull ahead in the 4th quarter. The place erupted. The reason this stadium got so loud was in the way it was built. The stands went straight up. I've never been in a stadium where the seats were at that much of an angle. The acoustics caused by this is what made it so loud. The noise had no where to go.

The Bulls lost to Barkley & the Suns that night, but the Bulls beat them in the Finals that year.

I've been to a lot of stadiums and that was definitely the loudest. I'm glad I got to go there before they turned it into a parking lot for the new stadium. I think that happened the following year because the new stadium was being built when I was there.


You lucky SOB! Getting to see Jordan and Barkley on the floor at the same time...awsome!


Tell me about it! I won a trivia contest on WFAN Sports Radio in NY. 5 daily winners M-F, then they picked the grand prize winner at the end of Fridays show. It was awesome to see Jordan play before he retired (the 1st time) in the old Chicago Stadium. Barkley was just a bonus and the fact that those 2 teams met in the finals that year made it even more special. Jordan scored 44 and the Bulls still lost. Unbelievable trip. The game, the Sears Tower, Gibson's Steak House, Soldier Field. It was awesome.
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Postby Metroid » Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:20 am

The Great Gambini wrote:
ScreamingWeasel wrote:Any sports fan that doesn't say Wrigley Field
is probably a terrorist looking to overthrow Truth, Justice and the American Way.
Probably hates his Mom and apple pie as well.


Haha...if you've ever been to Wrigley, you'd agree. Nothing beats it, especially when the Cubs win.


Like I said you lucky SOB!!! :-b
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Postby Redskins Win » Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:31 pm

ScreamingWeasel wrote:Any sports fan that doesn't say Wrigley Field
is probably a terrorist looking to overthrow Truth, Justice and the American Way.
Probably hates his Mom and apple pie as well.

ehhhh it's just not the same now that lights have been installed. :-o

I'm really too much of a homer to add anything other than the obvious local parks, such as FedEx Field Home of the Washington Redskins, though having only 1 set of escalalators for 92,000 people is really absurd. RFK was amazing back when the Skins played there you literally would bouce in the stands.
Camden Yards home of the Orioles is a really nice stadium.

I wish I could've seen old soldier field I bet that place was amazing and 3 rivers stadium.
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Postby Canadian Seahawk » Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:30 pm

ScreamingWeasel wrote:Any sports fan that doesn't say Wrigley Field
is probably a terrorist looking to overthrow Truth, Justice and the American Way.
Probably hates his Mom and apple pie as well.



hands down Wrigley Field!!!
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