USA soccer is heading to the elimination round of the World Cup and Hulkamaniacs and soccer fans in Chicago are going wild. Like we did for the USMNT matches versus Ghana and Portugal, we were on hand at the USA vs Germany Watch Party that LTS Chicago was throwing at Benchmark to promote the Bacon, Sports & Beer Celebration plus capture the awesomeness that went down.
The crowd came strong, rocked tons of red, white and blue, and withstood the nervous energy that surrounded the uncertainty of the day. We also got a surprise visit from Ty Pennington, who was on hand to cheer on our boys, and was down to clown in some photos.
Digging the Masters hat.
Our friends from Urban Initiatives are bout it bout it.
Drinking champagne on a Thursday during the day > work
Yes, there was a Germany fan in the house.
What up Cliff Lee.
Digging the tank and hat.
Best pants of the day.
These two were a trip as were their crew. They were all about creating awesomeness. Ty Pennington just looking on.
Baseketball is one of my favorite movies so I loved this shirt. Who could forget the Malaka-Laka Balance Board of Trust?
My favorite shirt of the day: Chamberlain 20,000. If you don’t know why that’s funny/awesome then go look it up.
She made sure our beers were full.
I came correct and rocked my Ed O’Bannon Nets jersey. With the red, white and blue colors this was a no brainer.
Bonus points for coming to the bar with a suitcase.
Times be though.
Who’s ready for a photo shoot?
Someone just won a prize and is anxious to claim it.
The Jordan jersey on the right is from the 84′ Olympics.
Everybody who pumped to see the USA go to the next round say YAH!
MOVE THAT BUS!
Ty Pennington was a cool dude and a welcomed addition to our photo shoot.
You can feel the tension.
Time for a Ty Pennington photo shoot.
He’s having a baby.
Guys can’t have babies silly.