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Greetings from Gate B-8

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 25, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Barely awake here at O’Hare but famed WFAN reporter Sweeny Murti (or “Sweeney Murdy” as he is known in this book) got my attention and pointed out that Mike Ditka was standing a few feet away from us.

Seeing Ditka in Chicago is like seeing Springsteen in Asbury Park or Derek Jeter in Times Square. Everybody was excited.

Ditka stopped near our gate to tie his shoes after going through security. Security must be pretty tight here if they even make Ditka take his shoes off. Obviously if the terrorists strike again, it will be because they recruited colorful former NFL coaches. Ditka, Bill Parcells, you can’t be too careful.

Meanwhile, I just spent $143.51 on a hotel near the airport. I checked in at 1:15 a.m. and checked out at 5:58 a.m. I think I slept at some point but I’m not sure.

What do you figure the profit margin must be for hotel airports? I was there for four hours and 43 minutes and spent nearly $150. The day is coming when I just go to the airport and sleep in a chair.

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