Fair-weather at Its Finest: Why Not Be a Chicago Blackhawks Fan?

June 10th, 2010 by Seth Boster Leave a reply »
Chicago is a place full of sports enthusiasts who tend to be rather extreme. It's a place where hopefuls have proclaimed it the Cubs' year every year for the past century. Where super fans believe their faulty football team is automatically repaired by a big-arm youngster and a big-name geezer.

Fans drift from one team to the next in the Windy City, and loyalties are always blown over. The city is home to some of the planet's biggest fair-weather fans, and I, for one, have always vowed to never join their ranks.

After the Blackhawks were crowned the Stanley Cup Champions, I broke my vow.

My confession: The sport of hockey has never meant anything to me. Not too long ago it amazed me how anyone could watch the stuff. No team, no player ever mattered to me. Speaking of players, I would not have been able to name one of them just a year ago (save for Sid the Kid).

Here in Chicago, I could not understand this Hawks hoopla just like I could not understand this sport.

That is, until the second period of Game Four of the Western Conference Finals.

I watched as Duncan Keith left the ice to get medic ...

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