(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.
Umpire Joe West is quickly becoming a bigger adversary to the Sox than the Twins. West and Guillen have had a sordid past. Don't get me wrong, West is not as big a thorn-in-Ozzie's side as Phil Cuzzi, but still.