Growing up in the Midwest, a lot of kids play hockey. Some of them are good, some of them are really good, and some of them end up being die hard fans for life.
Tonight the scrappiest, fastest, and best-built team of players from all over the world of hockey pulled together through one of the most exciting Stanley Cup Finals Series in recent memory, to bring home the dream that every kid who ever played the game has had. The dream, talked about by pros and amateurs alike, is to bring home "The Cup."
Here's to the entire Chicago Blackhawks team and organization for making a dream come true for all of us little boys who played hockey on homemade rinks, on ponds, or in our back yards with too much water from the garden hose at 10 above zero on Christmas break. We all are transported back to those days when we first laced up and sharpened up, to pick up a stick and hit a little black piece of rubber around until mom called us in for dinner.
Thank you, Men, for taking all of us back to being kids again. Tonight you showed the world what the game is all about. As adults we don't often get these opportunities to be kids again like you did tonight. To share just a little piece of it, and remind us what it is like...is absolutely one of the best gifts you could possibly give to your fans.
Three Cheers and a Beer (or Nine) to the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions, The Chicago Blackhawks. May you always play like you're a kid taking that last winning run at the homemade goal before mom calls you in for dinner!