*I recommend playing the video below as you read this post for the full effect.
Chicago Blackhawks WIN Stanley Cup Finals
CONGRATULATIONS Chicago Blackhawks!!
The Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night to win the Stanley Cup Finals in Game 6, the first championship for Chicago since 1961. Patrick Kane sneaked the puck past Michael Leighton lifting the Hawks into a 4-3 overtime win! What an awesome victory for such an stellar team! Way to Go Hawks!!!
I became a Chicago Blackhawks fan today. I confess my passion is only skin deep. While we have more Blackhawk fans here at Sharpie HQ than you can shake a stick at (Sharpie is based outside of Chicago – Hawks are hometown heroes!) I just recently found my own reason to believe. And it has nothing to do with scoreboards or trophies or board checks. His name is Patrick Sharp. Sharpy:
Sharpy with Sharpie
Forget that his name lines up nicely with Sharpie, the marker I blog and Tweet and Facebook about all day. Forget that I found this doctored photo of him tearing up the ice with a giant Sharpie marker in hand. Forget his amazing hockey stats, his smooth moves, his already huge numbers of adoring fans. Today I am a Blackhawks fan for one reason and one reason only:
It was for much the same reason that I became a Kennedy fan:
While I’ll watch the games, note the score, yell at the refs and occasionally visit concessions, mostly I just want to watch Patrick Sharp. I know I am not alone…which is why I know you won’t want to miss this…
SHARPY-SHARPIE NIGHT SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13
Diehard or fareweather, Blackhawks fans won’t want to miss this. It’s Sharpy-Sharpie night at the United Center where the first 20,000 fans will receive a personalized Patrick Sharp Blackhawk Sharpie. Be sure to grab tickets to the game against the Atlanta Thrashers (Atlanta also home to Sharpie’s parent company, Newell Rubbermaid).
Here’s a sneak peek of what awaits 20,000 lucky fans:
Sharpy Sharpies go to the first 20,000 fans at the Feb. 13 game
I confess I have some connections over here at Sharpie. I just might be able to get my hands on one of these beauties. It will serve as my official indoctrination into the Chicago Blackhawks fan club. I know I’ve got miles of ice to go before they’ll let me in. In the meantime, I’ve got my eye on the prize, and he’s lookin’ sharp.