ESPN 1000 and the Chicago Sky are looking for Ms. She-Cago -- Chicago's best female sports fan! We're down to our 4 finalists, and the winner will be selected Friday, July 8 at Harrah's Casino in Joliet.
The four finalists will appear at our grand finale event -- where Chicago sports trivia and your votes will determine the winner of the contest!
Here's a look at our 4 finalists!
My wife loves ESPN 1000 and listens all day long. I am a sports idiot by comparison. Last summer, she predicted the Bulls would have an exciting year and wanted to buy season's tickets. I nixed that idea. Please pick her so she'll forgive me!
”-- Ira Pilchen on nominee Kathy McCabe
She has a shrine of the 2005 World Series on her wall. She insisted on attending game 2 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, 2 days before major surgery. She's not shy about screaming at a TV. After a Viking victory over the Bears, she threw my luggage and me out of our hotel room, so I can "hang out with my other Viking friends".
”-- Aaron Zelko on nominee Karen Horting
I know JACK about sports. When I met Nirali, I thought it was just me who was impressed by her sports knowledge. When she ran into Matt Kemp, chatted him up, and HE said, 'Wow, you really know your stuff!' I knew she was special. She's either watching while yelling at the TV at the top of her lungs or get tickets to every game she can afford.
”-- Ruchie K. Chadha on nominee Nirali Shah
If you're looking for the complete Chicago sports nut, no need to look any further, Payal Patel is your girl. Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, Fire, Sky, Sox - you name it, she's there or at least watching. She's one woman who knows the game & she looks good doing it too!
”-- Lauren Hazuka on nominee Payal Patel
So what will "Ms. She-Cago" win?
Each of the 16 weekly qualifiers will receive a Chicago Sky Friends & Family Pack that includes 4 tickets, 4 t-shirts, 4 food items and 4 drinks!
The grand prize winner of the contest will be crowned "Ms. She-Cago", receive a pair (2) of 2011 Chicago Sky season tickets and a trip for two to the 2012 ESPY's in Los Angeles!