After the pulsating USA v. Slovenia match on Friday, England played out a dreadful 0-0 draw with Algeria in what was, arguably, the worst game of the World Cup so far (oops -- I forgot about France v. Uruguay).‚ What is it about England?
Anyone out and about in Chicago's Loop today quickly found themselves‚ immersed in sea of sports fans wearing a rainbow of jerseys.‚ There were jerseys for the Cubs, the Sox, Brazil, Arsenal, Mexico, Chelsea, Argentina, and of course, the Blackhawks, the Blackhawks, and even more Blackhawks.
Our Flickr group members must all be playing hooky today- they all seem to be at the Blackhawks' parade! Check out this slideshow of photos that have been pouring in. To add yours, simply submit to our pool and tag your photos blackhawks and parade.
We collected a bunch of random celebrations last night from areas of the city. Andrew Gill put together some of the best, including two women who are insisting him to pan down to show them shaking their booties. Weird. Go Blackhawks.
(Written by Steve Waranauskas) A few weeks ago, my colleague Ammad Omar posted here that Chicago fans don't deserve the Stanley Cup, stating that the passion of Blackhawks fans didn't match the intensity of fans in other cities like Montreal and San Jose.
Congrats, Blackhawks fans.
Last night was one for the history books. A 49-year-old drought was snapped by a kid sniper less than half that age, and the joy felt by old-timers and new fans alike was something that no one can take away - not even jerk sportswriters.
Da da DADA da da dada dadadada echoes off the buildings in the West Loop. Happy Chicago drivers are testing out their SUV horns. Soaking wet women (why?) are on the shoulders of their companions, to get a better look at the party inside the crowded bar.