Sunday, June 30, 2013

Whoa, Stanley!

Welcome to Sundays in My City.  I am from Chicago, Illinois, and here's what's new in my town!

Hockey, Hockey and more Hockey.  Our home team won the big prize this week, and many, many, many people came out to celebrate on the ONE DAY that we DID NOT have severe thunderstorms, hail, flash flooding, and all-around yucky weather! The sports gods were taking care of business for us!

The celebration began the moment the Chicago Blackhawks plane landed. For the next 24 hours (it seemed) they shared their victory with Chicago fans by a gigantic pub crawl throughout the city.  They thanked fans, signed autographs for the fans, and even let fans "touch" the Stanley Cup trophy!

I've lived in cities where there were Superbowl winners, World Series winners, and NBA Champs, but this is my first experience with hockey champions.  No, I was not in the crowd depicted above, however, if you look closely in the team picture, you may see me putting rabbit ears on one of the players....I wish! 

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Unknown Mami


Raymonde said...

That is a lot of people, I do love a friendly crowd. Have a wonderful Sunday. :)

Dorothy said...

I'm a Philadelphia fan all the way so I haven't had reason to celebrate in a very long time! Congrats on the Hawks win.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Congratulations to your Black Hawks. I was glad to see them win as I really like Joel Quenneville. Someday I'd like to see my Blues have a parade down Market Street with the Cup.

Laurie Matherne said...

That's a large crowd, indeed. Wow.

Keetha Broyles said...

I saw pix of that Chicago Stanley Cup celebration. Pretty cool.