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Old 12-12-2010, 08:13 PM
 
Location: the Great Lakes states
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I grew up on a SW side block in the late 70s through the early 90's. Watching the Bears snow bowl today just reminds me of those snowy days when we would see the snow and go out and throw a football around on game days... usually in the street, sometimes on the sidewalks and the grass on the city's side of the sidewalk. When one or two people came out, it wasn't long before you'd have more neighbor kids, teens, and usually somebody's uncle outside playing ball and then you'd have a game.

Does anybody live on a block where this still happens?

I live in NW Indiana now, safe community, but I never see kids outside just throwing a football on snowy days. I miss that. I think kids are missing out.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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In the outer safe neighborhoods it happens more. But playing in the streets, alleys, and sidewalks has declined greatly. People are too afraid of being sued and brush the kids off to the parks.
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Old 12-26-2010, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Today would be a great day for it!
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:08 AM
 
Location: South Side
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I grew up on a SW side block in the late 70s through the early 90's. Watching the Bears snow bowl today just reminds me of those snowy days when we would see the snow and go out and throw a football around on game days... usually in the street, sometimes on the sidewalks and the grass on the city's side of the sidewalk. When one or two people came out, it wasn't long before you'd have more neighbor kids, teens, and usually somebody's uncle outside playing ball and then you'd have a game.

Does anybody live on a block where this still happens?

I live in NW Indiana now, safe community, but I never see kids outside just throwing a football on snowy days. I miss that. I think kids are missing out.
Traditionally they play football each year, rain or snow, on the midway on Thanksgiving on the south side. I actually saw the folks doing it this year.

They play in other spots, too. One popular spot is the median on Garfield Blvd. around Bishop or Union.
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: the Great Lakes states
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Today would be a great day for it!
It would!!
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