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⚽ World’s Largest Soccer Ball in Kansas City, Missouri
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⚽ World’s Largest Soccer Ball in Kansas City, Missouri

The World Cup is going on! I think...unless it's over... Admittedly, I don't really follow sports and don't really care to watch soccer (or football or footie or whatever else you call it). But everyone in this world seems to be going mad for it right now. The last time I willingly watched a soccer game was July 9, 2006. I landed in Paris just as the France/Italy World Cup final was beginning. My ...
Cubs/Sox Picasso
Illinois

Cubs/Sox Picasso

Even though they did lose last night, the Blackhawks are certainly the team of the moment here in the Windy City. And yesterday I showed you the Picasso to prove it. But, believe it or not, there was a time where our baseball teams were actually doing well as well...and at the time, way back when in 2008, that Picasso donned one of the most bizarre hats I've ever seen: a half White Sox, half Cubs baseball ...
Blackhawks Picasso
Illinois

Blackhawks Picasso

I am sure that this is well within Picasso’s original artistic vision… There are many statues in many cities that locals decorate for different locations (such as Waiting for the Interurban in Seattle), but I will never get over the fact that the Chicago Picasso is often donning a hat for whichever of our sports teams is currently actually doing well. And while no one can actually agree on what the ...
Brewers Game at Miller Park
Wisconsin

Brewers Game at Miller Park

After the Jelly Belly Factory Tour on Saturday, we took off for destination number 2: Miller Park! We were taking in a Brewers pre-season game (with tickets behind home plate for only $10, why not?) I really like Miller Park. Why? They have a dome. And on a rainy chilly day like Saturday that dome made the game awesome. I got a hot dog (of course) and cheese curds instead of my usual ...
? Giant Basketball Gas Tank in River Rouge/Detroit, Michigan
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? Giant Basketball Gas Tank in River Rouge/Detroit, Michigan

Some roadside attractions are built from scratch to mimic whatever the artist wants them to be. Others make use of what they already have and turn nothing into something. Such is the case with this giant basketball on the highway outside of Detroit, Michigan. An oil tank on I-75 in River Rouge, Michigan, is painted to look like a giant basketball. It's decorated on one side with the Detroit Pistons logo ...
Jack Brickhouse Memorial Statue
Illinois

Jack Brickhouse Memorial Statue

Jack Brickhouse was a Chicago sports legend. Although he wasn't known for swinging a bat or tossing a pitch he was known for his contributions to both of Chicago's baseball teams as an announcer. From 1948 to 1981 Brickhouse called Cubs games on WGN-TV and had also called for the White Sox until they left WGN in 1968. In 1981 he retired from announcing and in 1983 received the Ford C. Frick Award from the ...