BEAR DOWN - CHICAGO WEEKEND (12/2 - 12/4)
Friday, December 2, 2005
En route on the 6:10am City of New Orleans from Champaign.
Chicago; will visit Soldier Field on Sunday.
Off the train, out and about in frigid downtown.
Saturday, December 3
Since 1994, the University of Illinois Illini basketball team has played an annual December game at their home-away-from-home, the United Center (home of the NBA Bulls). This year's opponent: the Xavier Musketeers. Illinois won, 65-62.
Sunday, December 4
Soldier Field--opened in 1924--was built as a memorial to Americans who died in wars. From 2002-2003 the stadium was completely gutted and rebuilt on the inside while preserving the historic colonnades and exterior.
Today's contest: Bears vs. Packers. Temp: 25F. Attendance: 62,177.
Find the ball.
The West Colonnades.
With the Bears clinging to a 12-7 lead, Nathan Vasher returns a Favre interception 45 yards to put the game away. Final score: 19-7.
On the way out.
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