Let’s go you Hawks, move up

I attended my first live hockey game of the season yesteday (so sad that it took until January for me to make it out to one): The Blackhawks versus the Calgary Flames. Amid some personal disappointment (Jerome Iginla wasn’t playing for the Flames, and neither was Darren McCarty), the game itself was a good time. We arrived in time for the warm-up, were able to, er, borrow some better seating than we paid for, and the Hawks beat the Flames in overtime, which always makes for a bit of excitement. Better still, they had a montage of Blackhawks past and present up on the screens before the game, to the tune of the cheeseball classic Here Come The Hawks (if you really want to hear the lo-fi kitsch of this song, you can download it from the Blackhawks website). I know some folks on here like to hate on the Blackhawks (I’m no fan of Bill Wirtz, either, that’s for sure), but the game was a good time, and there are worse things to do on a January Sunday afternoon.

But hey, if you’d rather not spend your money at the United Center, you can always check out some underwater hockey.

2 Comments so far

  1. Bill V (unregistered) on January 29th, 2007 @ 12:14 pm

    Borrowing better seats seems to be pretty easy these days at the UC. I prefer the Wolves games, at least for now. Maybe there will be a reason to see the Hawks once again, doesn’t look like that will be anytime soon.

    That underwater hockey looks a little hokey, so I guess I’ll take a pass on that too :)

  2. HDB (unregistered) on January 30th, 2007 @ 9:43 am

    Ooooh, underwater hockey. That’s kinda cool.

    Despite my excitement over the Hawks ending a 10 game losing streak, their win was somewhat of a fluke: 1) No Iginla, 2) a terrible call in OT, 3) Ruutu being at the right place at the right time to screen that shot from Mikka.

    It’s also pathetic that we were able to “borrow” seats for a game against a Western Conference powerhouse like Calgary. However, that won’t change until the Blackhawks start winning and “Dollar” Bill starts treating the fans better. I’m not saying anything that hasn’t been said a million times before.

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