Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Respecting the Chief

The most exciting team in Chicago right now is the Chicago Blackhawks. Yeah, the Bears won a "thriller" last night, but even when that team tries to win in exciting fashion it's boring.

Now, this writer knows less about hockey than most people have forgotten. One of the hosts over at Hockee Night can verify that I don't know a center zone trap from a mouse trap.

But watching sports over four decades does does give a person an eye for knowing when they are seeing something special. And the Hawks right now are clearly something special. They are fast, aggressive, and winning. They are young and getting better.

And, in case you haven't heard, they are playing at Wrigley Field on New Yearse Day.

Some folks are embracing this event because it's a Wrigley Field event. Not surprising as their enjoyment of an event is enhanced more by venue than by product. Ivy Chat embraces this as a potential national coming-out party for the next great team from Chicago.

In 1984, that game was the Bears-Raiders game at Soldier Field. The Bears knocked out 3 Raider quarterbacks that game (the Raiders only lacerated Jim McMahon's kidney).

In 2008? We, we shall see. Here's what it's going to look like.

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