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Thursday, February 17, 2005

We bleed black

And, while some are bleeding red ink, consider that the Chicago Blackhawks once won the Stanley Cup against those rabid Motown wingettes. It was about 45 years ago, but hey.... Times have changed a lot since then.

Rarely do I mention sports here. Or, anywhere for that matter. I'm not a sports chick. But, having attended one glorious Blackhawks game in the early 80's (the height of Blackhawks fever, by the way), and while being jostled, kicked, slapped, ogled, felt up, and beer poured on my lap, I developed a certain fondness for the team named after the only war in which our 16th President served.

It has recently come to my attention that the 2004-2005 National Hockey League season has been cancelled. I make note of this here because I'm certain, while it's not likely to go down as a major black mark in the history books, it does say something about the times in which we live. Money. Well, we hear that everywhere we go these days.

Posted by Marie at February 17, 2005 9:31 AM


You think you're funny, don't you?

Posted by: T-Rexx at February 17, 2005 2:36 PM

All jokes about Hockey aside (I'm a southern boy and couldn't home to fathom the intricacies), it's sadly reminiscent of the 1994 Baseball season... except that season at least started.

(Trackback spam become too much, Marie, or did I miss something?)

Posted by: ben at February 17, 2005 9:40 PM

hope, not home. sheesh.

Posted by: ben at February 17, 2005 9:40 PM

The oddest thing about the canceled hockey season is, as many people have already observed, the collective reaction south of the 49th parallel has been a collective yawn. North of the border, and among season ticketholders everywhere, I suppose it's a big deal.

As far as the Blackhawks -- I followed them long ago. 1972 was the zenith of my life as a hockey fan. The Blackhawks had a great season and made it to the 7th game of the Stanley Cup finals, playing at home against the feared, hated, and admired Montreal Canadiens. Don't need to tell you how that ended up, though it was a close game.

I love your little aside on Lincoln's service in the Blackhawk War. He did a little bit of everything, too, though I've never heard that he bought half a truckload of propane.

Posted by: Dan at February 22, 2005 10:00 AM