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(USA Today)   Chicago Farkin' Blackhawks farkin' goalie Corey Crawford gives a farking awesome victory speech at motherfarking rally to celebrate the farking Blackhawks winning the farking Stanley farking Cup on live motherfarking TV   (ftw.usatoday.com ) divider line 33
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2013-06-28 05:29:57 PM  
Torts nods his silent* approval.

*As silent as you can make a string of thirty-seven expletives, that is
 
2013-06-28 05:33:03 PM  
So he's following in the proud footsteps of Jonathan Quick?
 
2013-06-28 05:41:46 PM  
Watched it live, started cheering at my desk, boss sent me home for repeating his speech. Best Day Ever!!
 
2013-06-28 06:03:55 PM  
An unfortunate bout of Shawrettes.

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2013-06-28 06:16:44 PM  

iamdonovan: So he's following in the proud footsteps of Jonathan Quick?


Larry Bird's observation frowns on his shiat-eating shenanigans.

/they earned the right to F-bomb
 
2013-06-28 07:14:12 PM  
Awesome rally today!  That speech was definitely a high point.
 
2013-06-28 07:38:09 PM  
Chase Utley nods and gives a thumbs up in agreement.

World Champions. World F*CKING Champions!
 
2013-06-28 07:47:24 PM  
The best part of that celebration was how people in Chicago actually cared about winning a title.
 
2013-06-28 08:30:43 PM  

PowerSlacker: The best part of that celebration was how people in Chicago actually cared about winning a title.


That crowd was insane... And it was hot as a mofo
 
2013-06-28 08:56:05 PM  
My Hero.
 
2013-06-28 08:57:56 PM  

PowerSlacker: The best part of that celebration was how people in Chicago actually cared about winning a title.


Indeed. Let's see... the White Sox haven't won one since 2005, and the Bulls haven't been relevant since Michael Jordan left the scene. The Bears haven't won it all since Super Bowl XX, and let's not even think about the Cubs.

Let's hope the Hawks can light a fire under the other Chicago teams' butts.
 
2013-06-28 09:36:27 PM  

PowerSlacker: The

most amazing best part of that celebration is was how many people in Chicago jumped on the Blackhawks bandwagon the last four seasons actually cared about winning a title.

Fixed.
 
2013-06-28 09:54:05 PM  

greggm59: PowerSlacker: The most amazing best part of that celebration is was how many people in Chicago jumped on the Blackhawks bandwagon the last four seasons actually cared about winning a title.

Fixed.


Well, to be fair, when the team belonged to Dollar Bill Wirtz, he basically told the city of Chicago to go fark itself by not having home games on TV, charging the highest average ticket price in the NHL, and refused to pay anyone so any good player they had bolted.  When a team has a shiatty owner, it's hard to keep any sort of interest in it at all.
 
2013-06-28 10:03:10 PM  
The Blackhawks made the playoffs for 28 years in a row starting in 1969 and didn't have an attendance problem during that time and had some damn good teams, too. It just kind of pisses me off that all of these backwards hat wearing douchebags that couldn't name three other teams in the NHL and whose hockey knowledge mainly consists of yelling shiat like "Blackawks, wooo, they rule" are now professing to be such diehard fans. It's as if the overflow from Wrigleyvilled has spread to the United Center.

/Blackhawks fan since 1966, through good times and bad
 
2013-06-28 10:07:24 PM  

jake_lex: greggm59: PowerSlacker: The most amazing best part of that celebration is was how many people in Chicago jumped on the Blackhawks bandwagon the last four seasons actually cared about winning a title.

Fixed.

Well, to be fair, when the team belonged to Dollar Bill Wirtz, he basically told the city of Chicago to go fark itself by not having home games on TV, charging the highest average ticket price in the NHL, and refused to pay anyone so any good player they had bolted.  When a team has a shiatty owner, it's hard to keep any sort of interest in it at all.


Nobody should have to justify bandwagonism. It's the sign of an intelligent sports fan. Our time, money, and emotional investment is valuable. And nobody should have to expend it when there's zero chance for any sort of satisfaction (not even a failed playoff run). For example: the White Sox currently suck ass. Therefore, I only follow their games when there's nothing else to check on my cell phone or when I need background noise when I eat dinner.

So whether this surge of new Blackhawks fans is the result of new fans who never had an interest in hockey before (like me) or old timers who shut off their interest during the depths of the Dollar Bill days, good on them for being judicious. This cup is for everyone.
 
2013-06-28 10:35:14 PM  

The Great EZE: . For example: the White Sox currently suck ass. Therefore, I only follow their games when there's nothing else to check on my cell phone or when I need background noise when I eat dinner.


The Sox are hilariously bad at this point.  In game 1 of the doubleheader tonight the only pitcher to not be on the mound for runs was MLB's Shared Sixth Outfielder, Casper Wells.  The sad part is the pitching is what usually isn't the problem -- they scored 10 runs in a game (twice as many as they usually score in 3 games) and lost by 9 runs.  And that's not even getting into the absurd defensive follies they've engaged in recently.
 
2013-06-28 10:57:48 PM  
Fan elitism is not a pretty thing. It was not that long ago that the Hawks top line was Kyle Calder, Mark Bell, and Tyler Arnason. Those of us who were fans then don't deserve praise for our loyalty, we deserve pity for the pain we endured.
 
2013-06-28 11:19:37 PM  
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2013-06-29 12:07:16 AM  

greggm59: The Blackhawks made the playoffs for 28 years in a row starting in 1969 and didn't have an attendance problem during that time and had some damn good teams, too. It just kind of pisses me off that all of these backwards hat wearing douchebags that couldn't name three other teams in the NHL and whose hockey knowledge mainly consists of yelling shiat like "Blackawks, wooo, they rule" are now professing to be such diehard fans.


Are we just ignoring the fact that Blackhawks games weren't televised for like 30 years? You can't fault new fans for that. That's an entire generation.
 
2013-06-29 12:28:31 AM  
Chicago sucks!
 
2013-06-29 02:35:49 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: Chicago sucks!


Detroit sux more!!!
Sorry Johnno, wrong AGAIN

/proof
//in the
///pudding
 
2013-06-29 09:39:26 AM  
fubegra.net

/tips hat to the Bruins for the outstanding hockey
 
2013-06-29 09:55:20 AM  
Ahh, the diehard fan. Sportsdoms hipster.
I was a fan first!
Not paying my money or wasting my time watching a crappy team. What you think I am a Cubs fan?
 
2013-06-29 10:58:13 AM  

The Great EZE: Nobody should have to justify bandwagonism. It's the sign of an intelligent sports fan. Our time, money, and emotional investment is valuable.


Ooh, let me guess. You're also a big fan of the San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Ravens and Miami Heat, right?
 
2013-06-29 11:12:57 AM  
As to the "bandwagon" fans stuff, it's already been pointed out regarding the Bill Wirtz BS. I'm 34 and was I dunno, 11-13? during the Roenik, Belfour, Larmer, Chelios days. I was a big fan. Then they disappeared from TV and they were lost on me for a long time. New interest started in this recent era, and it's farking sweet!
 
2013-06-29 11:21:03 AM  

greggm59: The Great EZE: Nobody should have to justify bandwagonism. It's the sign of an intelligent sports fan. Our time, money, and emotional investment is valuable.

Ooh, let me guess. You're also a big fan of the San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Ravens and Miami Heat, right?


There's a difference between not getting invested in a team that's only going to disappoint you for the next few years and hopping onto easy success at every turn.
 
2013-06-29 11:30:16 AM  

The Great EZE: greggm59: The Great EZE: Nobody should have to justify bandwagonism. It's the sign of an intelligent sports fan. Our time, money, and emotional investment is valuable.

Ooh, let me guess. You're also a big fan of the San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Ravens and Miami Heat, right?

There's a difference between not getting invested in a team that's only going to disappoint you for the next few years and hopping onto easy success at every turn.


Old man Wirtz really turned a lot of fans off with his cheap-to-the-point-of-cheating-to-lose ways. While I was a fan, I knew that there was something wrong all along. Now that Rocky is showing the league how to make money big time there's nothing to not love about the Hawks. Even if they weren't so damn good I'd be watching.

Yeah I still love the suck-ass White Sox too, ever since I was a little kid.
 
2013-06-29 01:08:02 PM  
 
2013-06-29 03:03:42 PM  

GQueue: And that's not even getting into the absurd defensive follies they've engaged in recently.


I'm convinced that Hawk was going to commit suicide by jumping from the broadcast booth if the Sox hadn't won that game against the Mets when the tying run scored on a dropped popup in the infield.
 
2013-06-29 03:16:27 PM  

Guelph35: GQueue: And that's not even getting into the absurd defensive follies they've engaged in recently.

I'm convinced that Hawk was going to commit suicide by jumping from the broadcast booth if the Sox hadn't won that game against the Mets when the tying run scored on a dropped popup in the infield.


The way the lost the second game of the double header may be pushing him. Sox fans say this may be the team that drives him to retirement, and at this point it may still be just a joke. But if this level of play continues it may turn into a matter of whether the Sox firing him or him quitting happens first. Sucks because I still like Hawk.

There's being bad at baseball and there's acting like you've never seen a baseball in your life.
 
2013-06-29 04:04:16 PM  
At this point, I'm surprised the media even attempts to let hockey players (or coaches, for that matter) speak on live TV.
 
2013-06-29 09:53:09 PM  

greggm59: The Blackhawks made the playoffs for 28 years in a row starting in 1969 and didn't have an attendance problem during that time and had some damn good teams, too. It just kind of pisses me off that all of these backwards hat wearing douchebags that couldn't name three other teams in the NHL and whose hockey knowledge mainly consists of yelling shiat like "Blackawks, wooo, they rule" are now professing to be such diehard fans. It's as if the overflow from Wrigleyvilled has spread to the United Center.

/Blackhawks fan since 1966, through good times and bad


"I was a Blackhawks fan when being a fan wasn't cool!"

Sports hipsters. Gotta love 'em.

Maybe you should go follow a new team, one that no one's ever heard of.
 
2013-06-30 12:41:26 AM  

greggm59: The Blackhawks made the playoffs for 28 years in a row starting in 1969 and didn't have an attendance problem during that time and had some damn good teams, too. It just kind of pisses me off that all of these backwards hat wearing douchebags that couldn't name three other teams in the NHL and whose hockey knowledge mainly consists of yelling shiat like "Blackawks, wooo, they rule" are now professing to be such diehard fans. It's as if the overflow from Wrigleyvilled has spread to the United Center.

/Blackhawks fan since 1966, through good times and bad


I've been a big Hawks fan since the late '80s and remember seeing the terrific '91-92 slowly get dismantled piece by piece (Hasek for Beauregard, Roenick for Zhamnov, etc...) while the team fell into a quagmire of mediocrity and outright suckiness by the turn of the century. I tried to keep the faith during my college years and watch any away games that I could, even in the face of indifference from my roommates. But in my heart, I understood that Dollar Bill's greed was destroying any interest any of my friends could have had in the team. Because of this, I was able to forgive those same "bandwagon jumpers" you decried and welcomed them back into the fold with arms wide open* during the 2010 Cup run. I hope you can find the same peace within to bury the past wounds and accept the fact that ultimately these "bandwagon fans" are laying the groundwork for a new generation of Blackhawks fans.

/*Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra with arms wide open
//old man Wirtz passing and his son having learned what not to do when running a team certainly helped
 
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