Bears vs. Steelers, as seen from Southwest flight 4376

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Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

5 thoughts on “Bears vs. Steelers, as seen from Southwest flight 4376”

  1. I find myself thinking how wasteful it is to have the Field Museum right next to the football stadium like that. The parking issues alone would make it essentially impossible to visit the museum while a game was going on (and for the couple hours before and at least an hour after), time that would normally be prime museum-visiting hours. That said, the pictures are impressive.

    1. How close is light rail? Seems to me getting there or leaving there during a game by light rail might be pretty easy.

      1. That may well be, but I'd like to hear from a Chicagoan about how it actually plays out. In general, even with good transportation, wise non-game-attending residents tend to avoid travel in the area of a football (or baseball) stadium on game day. (Some personal experience coming into play here as well.)

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