Project 366: Day 82, 03-22 Cookin’ Up a Victory

Our little chef is prepping for a cook-down in STL. Fun with the KU apron; will need to update at some point with Cory’s cape pic.

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Project 366: Day 81, 03-21 Pumped Up Kicks

I am starting to train for the Cinco de Joker 5k (tomorrow, I promise) and needed to get a pair of running shoes. It’s been about 4 years since I have worn a pair of tennies.

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Project 366: Day 78, 03-18 WOW

What a nail-biter! I wish I had a picture of the Hawks at the end of the game, but I was too busy jumping up and down and yelling my face off.

Tonight game was the best game I have ever attended! Survive and advance.

KU 63 – Purdue 60

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Project 366: Day 76, 03-16 KU v. Who

Was so lucky to have center court tickets to the KU v. Detroit game tonight. Most of the first half was kind nerve-stacking, but I ended up breathing by half-time.

Wish we were there for the MU loss, but took a sake bomb to celebrate. See ya!

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Project 366: Day 71, 03-11 Selection Sunday

One of the best days of the year! Jayhawks are headed to Omaha and hopefully St. Louis…we will be going to both to cheer them on. So excited!

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Project 366: Day 56, 02-25 The Good Guys Won

Kansas v. Mizzou. The Border War. Last game of a 100+ year rivalry.

Wow. Today’s game was so intense, I could barely watch (but I did…eyes partially covered). Of course, the good guys won. Muck Fizzou!

The Crossing was nuts after the win…

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Friday Fave: Our Father…

I get so superstitious this time of year. It’s MARCH MADNESS!!

I’m on America’s side as Kansas plays Richmond in the Sweet Sixteen tonight, and these are the words that will help me get through the day:

Our Father, who art in Lawrence,
Hallowed be thy Game.

Thy Tourney come,
Thy Championship will be done,
In San Antonio as it is in Allen Fieldhouse.

Give us this day,
Our deserved victory,
And forgive us our turnovers,
As we forgave Roy,
Who double-crossed against us.

Lead us not into defeat,
But deliver us from the East coast bias.

For Kansas is the Basketball Kingdom, the Tradition, the Glory,
Forever and ever,
Amen.

Photo caption: Kansas head coach Bill Self watches with the bench as the Jayhawks make a run against Illinois during the second half on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the BOK Center in Tulsa. LJWorld.com – Photo by Nick Krug.

Score Big Sunday: Here’s to You, Mrs. Robinson…

While for many Kansas fans (including me), a loss in Allen Fieldhouse and the end of a 69-game home win streak last week was tough to swallow. It’s actually small potatoes compared to the sudden loss of your 43-year-old mother.

The flurry of four technical calls seemed unfair on Saturday afternoon, but how fair was the call 19-year-old sophomore forward Thomas Robinson received from his 9-year-old sister, Jayla, at 11 p.m. on Friday night?

Yet, T-Rob laced up his sneaks and played against the Texas Longhorns just hours after learning of his mother’s tragic death. Continue reading

Score Big Sunday: BEAR DOWN!

Bears v. Packers in the NFC Championship.

It’s apparently quite the battle of the gridiron today in chilly Chicago. Now, I’ll admit: I’m not a huge football fan, but I’m a good bandwagon fan. And, after a tough Jayhawks loss yesterday, we need something to celebrate this weekend!

The way I look at it, even if you’re not into sports, anyone can still get into a rivalry game like this – especially at this magnitude. No matter what your passions or hobbies, you’re bound to find some excitement in today’s big playoff game.

For the Fashionistas
If this doesn’t look like the ultimate fashion faux pas, I don’t know what does. You think Rachel Zoe
would ever dress a client in cheese? Me don’t think so.

For the Foodies
The Chicago RedEye issued a pledge to Cut the Cheese this week, resisting all cheesy delicacies from our neighbors up north. Luckily, there are plenty of mouth-watering Bears-themed recipes for your tailgate today.

For the Animal Lovers
On Friday, two 900-pound grizzly bears at the Brookfield Zoo tore into a cheesehead and football (filled with meat and vegetables). Foreshadow much?

For the Auto Enthusiasts
Erin and I spotted this fan van last night at North & Wood. We had to stop for the photo opp!

Bears Fan Van

For the Music Mavens
The Superbowl Shuffle, as performed by the winning 1985 Chicago Bears team, is an undeniable classic. Not only did the Bears take home rings that year, I think they also earned a GRAMMY and maybe even a Disco Ball for their sweet dance moves.

If you need to get pumped up for the game, turn up this beat by Demize “Blue & Orange,” a remake of  Wiz Khalifa’s new hit “Black & Yellow.”

For the Historians
The oldest rivalry in NFL history, the Bears and Packers have played each other more than 180 times since 1921. Here are a few additional stats, courtesy of Wikipedia:

  • Chicago leads the series all-time: 92–82–6.
  • The Bears and Packers have made it to the playoffs in the same year only four times.
  • The only other time the Bears and Packers played each other to get to the Superbowl was in 1941. The Bears won. 

For the Religious
I saw this on my friend Caroline’s Facebook this week, and thought it was funny. We’re skipping church this Sunday and saying this prayer:

A reading from 1st Corinthians.
Our Father, who art in Chicago, football be thy game.
Let Forte run, a Superbowl won, on earth as it is in Soldier.
Give us this Sunday a play-off victory,
And forgive us our penalties,
As we defeat those Packers who play against us.
Lead us not into the off-season and deliver us to Texas.
For thine is the D-line, The Urlacher and Ditka’s forever.
Amen.

No matter what your hobbies or interests are, get into the game and cheer hard today! It’s going to be a good one.

DA BEARS, DA BEARS, DA BEARS!