When a hometown team wins any kind of major game or championship, there is bound to be a grand celebration waiting for them when they return home. And with the Chicago Blackhawks recent Stanley Cup victory still ringing in the streets of Chi-Town, the celebration seems to have just begun. All the excitement started as soon as the last goal was scored. Soon after that final horn rang in Boston, the streets of Chicagoland exploded with the sounds of Chelsea Dagger and the occasional “Detroit Sucks”. I myself am not a Hawks fan, but I had to leave my Buffalo Sabres just for a little while so I could jump on the Chicago bandwagon. All I could do was watch abc 7 local news and see the festivities unravel from a helicopter view.
Things had only just begun in the Windy City for the Hawks and probably the biggest surprise was waiting for them the following Friday. That surprise was the celebratory parade honoring their recent championship held in Chicago. It has to be one of the biggest celebrations for any team I’ve seen in a while. Miami, you can eat your heart out, this is how a city celebrates a championship. Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to enjoy the parade myself. I have seen the pictures though and that’s good enough for me hearing from my friends about how chaotic and great it was.
On the contrary, I did have the amazing opportunity to see Coach Quenneville and his friend Stanley make an appearance at the Hinsdale Fourth of July parade. Coach Quenneville had the honors of being this year’s grand marshall. As he drove down Garfield street, he hoisted up the Cup so everyone could see that the celebration is still going strong. Go Hawks….for now, and next year GO SABRES!