Posts in category "rugby"

It's Official, Premiership Eagles will be at USA v All Blacks

Earlier in the week, it was a lot of hearsay about USA Rugby’s CEO getting the top Eagles back for the USA v All Blacks game, and who was mad, and why it is wrong. The official info is now out, and how it is fully ok-ed.   VIA USA Rugby BOULDER, Colo. – USA... Read more »

USA v ALL BLACKS, Game Day Details

USA Rugby has released game day details to make planning your Halloween weekend a bit easier. It’s only TWO WEEKS AWAY! Friday the Chicago Griffins will be playing Arkansas State at noon, The CARFU Masquerade Ball ends after midnight, but you will want to make sure you rest up for the big day! You can... Read more »

Grow the game, by ref-ing!

Are you 18-25? Love rugby? Want to grow the sport? Travel internationally? Have a once in a life time opportunity and maybe let me live vicariously through you in your youth??? BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby is now accepting applications for scholarships from the Shanagher Morrison Referee Fund. The Shanagher Morrison Referee Fund provides scholarships... Read more »

Blackhawks Jim Cornelison to sing Anthem!

I’m already excited for the national anthem! VIA USA RUGBY BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby announced Wednesday Jim Cornelison, the popular national anthem singer for the Chicago Blackhawks, and classical New Zealand trio SOL3 MIO will perform the national anthems of the United States and New Zealand, respectively, prior to the USA Eagles – New Zealand All Blacks rugby... Read more »

USA Rugby makes deals to have their best available for USA v All Blacks

USA Rugby had made some trades in order to get their top players available for the USA v All Blacks game, Nov 1st. Rugby Today , reports that USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville negotiated an agreement that will see them[top players] unavailable for the Nov. 8 match with Romania, Nov. 15 meeting with Tonga and... Read more »

Tickets and Merch for USA v All Blacks

BOULDER, Colo. – With 58,000 tickets to the USA Eagles’ match against the New Zealand All Blacks already in the hands of fans around the globe, event promoters have released an additional block of tickets for the Nov. 1 match at Soldier Field, USA Rugby announced Monday. Fans hoping to witness history as the All Blacks visit... Read more »

Weekend Games

So who is playing where this weekend? What game swill you check out between all the other fall activities you have going on? Here’s a quick list of what you can catch and where. There are a lot of team that had this weekend open or as a BYE week, so if you’re not playing,... Read more »

CARFU Masquerade Ball!

VIA CARFU RUGBY- CHICAGO, IL.- The Chicago Area Rugby Football Union (CARFU) are pleased to announce that they will be holding a Masquerade Ball in celebration of the USA Eagles vs. New Zealand All Blacks game on November 1st at Soldier Field.   The CARFU Masquerade Ball will be held October 31 from 8:00pm-12:30a at... Read more »

Hard choices, sometime made for us

I stopped playing rugby, when I was almost 26. It was in fact one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. When I hung up my boots, I first of all did know it was going to be the end of my playing days. I had torn my ACL,  I needed surgery, my insurance sucked... Read more »

Screams with your Teams!

The 13th Floor is in Melrose Park, promises enough blood, gore, and darkness to keep you up at night and wondering what the heck was that.
The 13th Floor is a chain of haunted houses all across the nation, which means they have to be doing something right to have expanded and keep coming back.  There are two houses that you get into for $25, $35 with a VIP Pass for a shorter line/quicker entry into the houses. Although, as it gets closer to Halloween, Saturday prices go up by $5.  Once mid-October hits, they're open Wednesday-Sunday which means you could go after practice one day, post game, or on a Sunday Funday.
I have yet to check out this attraction, but it will be on my list for this year.
HALLOWEEN TIME!!! It is my favorite time of year. Always has been, and i really hope it always will be. In college, my teammates and I would always take a trip to a haunted house, just out side of our little college town. It was fun to see which girls got scared, which didn’t, and... Read more »
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