If you are not from Chicago, it’s difficult to express just how big a sports town it really is. And, if you’re not a Chicago sports fan, it’s difficult to describe the incredible peaks and valleys you endure.
That’s why the recent win of the Blackhawks of the Stanley Cup is such a big deal. Now, this is the second win in four years of hockey’s highest honor, but it’s only the fifth trophy in team history.
I grew up a Blackhawk fan. Since I played hockey as a kid, I’d look up to legendary players in my day like Bobby Hull (The Golden Jet), his brother, Dennis, Stan Mikita (featured in the first “Wayne’s World” movie), Keith Magnusson and Tony Esposito (brother of hockey great Phil). Of course, while immersed as a fan, the Hawks never won a championship.
We would lose to the Bruins, Rangers and, of course, Montreal. So, it was such a great time to see the Blackhawks win this past week and in the way they did. Now, if we could just get the Cubbies, Bears and Bulls on track...