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Chicago Fri May 21 2010

Weekend What-To-Do: Blackhawks, ChiSox, GapersBlock

'Hawks are Back in the United Center

If it seems like it's been a long time since the Blackhawks had a home playoff game it's because it has been a long time. It's been 11 days since the pleasant beats of Chelsea Dagger shook your lil' skull. Chicago looks to take a formidable 3-0 lead in their quest to reach the Stanley Cup Finals #ONEGOAL #etcetera. Puck drops at 7:00 pm and you better make sure you're at a bar/friend's house/cardboard box that carries Versus TV because the game is only on Versus.

It's Gapers Block's Birfday (Cue up the requisite "In Da Club")

Gapers Block is so old that this tired and busted Curtis Jackson jam was still a hit when GB got started. Fortunately, Gapers Block is not tired nor busted; come to Metro tonight and get silly with us. We'll be crack-a-lackin' all night and no, 50 won't be up in the hizzy.

Chicago Slaughter are Hosting Green Bay Blizzard

Chicago's premier indoor football squad, the Slaughter, look to slaughter divisional rival, the Green Bay Blizzard (no, for the last time, not the delicious Dairy Queen dessert). More importantly? Bragging rights 'twixt the two regions are up for grabs: Hoffman Estates Mayor William McLeod and Green Bay Mayor James Schmitt have put up various wares from their respective regions: McLeod gamely has wagered a set of Craftsman tools and a Mary Kay male grooming kit; while his rival has wagered a Green Bay-opoly board game and some Green Bay raised steaks. [Insert your own "Steaks are Wagered" pun here.]

Chicago Fire Are Hosting the Sister Cities Tourney

Already under the way, the Chicago Fire are hosting teams from Paris, Belgrade and Warsaw in an international four-way friendly (dirty!) The Fire dropped a tough match to Paris-St Germain on Wednesday and face Legia Warsaw in the consolation match on Saturday, while Paris and Belgrade duke it out for the Sister Cities Cup.

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