Erin Goes to Cowboy vs Bears Game! (Mini Videos included)

Yep, my good buddy Michael Von Ebers was kind enough to buy me a ticket to the game as long as I got myself out there. In addition, his friend Ilya (seen in first pict getting a cab for us after our first night at Kingston Mines Blues Club) was generous enough to crash at his place.

I flew in late Saturday Night where Von Ebers (aka Vebbes) picked me up at Ohare and immediately took me downtown to experience the Chop House. Vebbes grew up in Chicago so he had a blast showing me his turf. Even though I spent two years going to seminary there, my meager budget didn't allow me to have the type of dinner he had in store for me.

It was incredible - I had the Prime Rib (the largest piece of meat I think I had ever had), mushrooms, asparagus, salad, warm sourdough bread and some cheesecake to top it off.
Vebbes had some wine while I went crazy with my club soda.

Later that night, we had heard of the famous blues brother "Hooche-Man" (thanks Mcfadden and Huy) and so Vebbes got Ilya and I to join him and experience true Chicago Blues -- funny thing was, Ilya and I both noticed - that he ended up humming a lot while allowing the audience to participate so we didn't think he lived up to the hype... but you could tell, people loved him and the vibe was cool. We also met "Spruce-like the tree", "Venicia" and "Spruce's girlfriend" who I can't remember her name but she instantly wanted to hug Ilya a lot due to his striking taste in cologne.

When one of them heard we were from OC and that I was the sole Cowboy fan they actually tried to intimidate me with some impressive rips but as my Norcal family/friends are well aware - I have taken it all my life and this was well... a fairly uncreative taunting and unworthy of other colorful phrases I have heard in the past.

Anyway... more stories later... I thought I should get these picts (and mini vids) up ASAP since many of you who heard I was going to represent my Cowboys in hostile territory weren't sure if I would survive (Irons told me if I died on the plan - "Could I have yer laptop?" Thanks Irons.)

Big thanks to my bro Vebbes who made this thing possible and my sweet wife who graciously allowed me to satiate my addictive fanaticism for DA BOYS.

Final Score: 34-10 Da Cowboys over Da Bears.


THE GTEAM said...

Wow--what fun pictures! I love all the shots of Chicago's food. I can't believe you dared to wear a Cowboys jersey to the game....ballsy.

Alex said...

Great photos and videos, Kerr. It was really fun to watch. I actually watched that game, if you can believe it. Go cowboys or whatever.

Carol said...

My daughter just wrote "ballsy"...yikes! Where is her upbringing? (!!!!!)

My fave picture is the last...Dallas shirted Erin and Bears shirted Michael at the end of the game, smiling. World peace might be possible.


Drea n Marc said...

Looks like you had a great time! Soldier Field looked amazing. Too bad it wasnt in Dallas -but we all know that if anyone can take the taunting and colorful insults, it would be you, since you were indeed knocked all thoes years for your "Boys" dedication. Somehow, I think I deeply sympathized for you, since I went out and married another "Boys" fanatic. If our family EVER has another thanksgiving all together, you will be in good company.