Tuesday, June 16, 2015
I can't bitch about anything today
Well, for the third time in six years, the Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup and I'm pretty much on cloud nine right now. My plane ticket back to Chicago to see the parade is booked. In our common areas at work, we have some 60 inch TVs and there some family members watching the game last night and I had a colleague take a shot of me next to the captain of the team, Jonathan Toews, as he hoisted the chalice. Sigh, that beard gets a little grayer every year that I grow it for hockey season, but that will be coming off this week.
Something that makes this extra special is that the Hawks have not won the Stanley Cup on home ice since 1938. They have won both of the last two championships on another team's ice. As for the team they beat, the Tampa Bay Lightening, all I can say is wow. Until last night, every single game of the series was decided by one goal or less. The Blackhawks have incredibly good players and incredible experience to boot, but top to bottom, the Hawks have an embarrassment of riches of talent and despite the gap, TB could easily have won this series had they gotten a couple of more breaks.
Life is good today.