Chicago Blackhawks Win the Stanley Cup: Why I’m Happy it’s Over

June 10th, 2010 by Darrell Horwitz Leave a reply »
Patrick Kane's goal in overtime yesterday ended a 49-year wait for rabid Chicago Blackhawk fans and sent the city into delirium.

So why am I happy it's over?

For starters, I'm not a rabid fan of the team. I grew up watching hockey and I used to love the sport until a couple of generations of Wirtz's ruined the game for me and thousands of other fans in Chicago.

One of my best sports memories growing up was watching a Hawk playoff game with my dad. Facing the New York Rangers, Bobby Hull won it in overtime on a slap shot off the face-off.

Hockey is probably the most exciting major sport, with very few breaks in the action. Nothing tops overtime in the playoffs.

But I'm tired of hearing about it all day on the sports radio stations. It seems like it's 24-hour Hawk talk.

I know the Chicago baseball teams stink, but it's the summer. I want to hear the hosts and the callers discussing the games and what can be done to change things, whether the manager needs to be fired or a trade has to be made.

It's also the "Summer of LeBron." He could be coming to the Windy City. What could be more exciting than tha ...

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