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:
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.