If you know anything about me you know that I am a HUUUUGE Chicago Bears, Cubs and Blackhawks fan.

"Why" you might ask?

Well... besides being great teams, I believe they have "Heart!"

A couple days ago, MY Blackhawks proved my beliefs to be true.  

Hockey is a tough game and it's players are some tough people.  They are universally portrayed as knuckle dragging, semi-Neanderthals. 

Nonetheless, MY teams have "Heart". 

They expressed their "Heart" a couple days ago by being front and center at the Chicago Pride Parade. 

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I don't know why this video won't post!

(Fuck!  I guess this means I need to buy some damn Smirnoff's too.  Maybe I can use it to kill weeds with or something...)

I'm not just talking about sending the PR bus and mascot, I'm talking about MOST ALL of the Blackhawk starting line up marching in the parade right along side of the members of the Chicago Gay Hockey Association...


Not to be left behind with the discarded glitter and unicorn stickers, MY Cubs show their acceptance of the LGBTQ community in August...

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As for my Bears...  I don't know...  as much as I love them I vowed to ignore them until the NFL gets their heads out of their own ass. 

Exhibiting Pride doesn't trump stifling First Amendment free speech or protesting rampant police violence against people of color...

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Comment by Anna Herrington on June 29, 2018 at 10:35am

That is really cool. I had no idea.

Hockey does have a rep for (the old ideas about) neanderthals - but they are awfully decent people (neanderthals, it turns out *and* those hockey types) - the hockey guys I knew back in the day, anyway (mostly Canadians, frankly).

Huge kudos to those Blackhawks today! and okay, I suppose the Cubs, too....  ; )

Thanks for bringing, again, the news most don't hear. Thrilled to see some good news these days!

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on June 29, 2018 at 10:59am

More and more teams are having Pride Nights. My Phillies had a Pride Night a few nights back. A woman who was my student 40 years back and who just married last Saturday...she and her partner attended Phils' Pride Night and shared many photos. Fun!  

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on June 29, 2018 at 11:00am



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