There are few things in this world that I enjoy more than a day at Wrigley Field, but sitting in the stands for a hot game between the Blackhawks and Red Wings might be one of them. Yes, that's me admitting that I'm an in-the-closet Puck Daddy and a big fan of young Patrick Kane (above).
Now comes a report out of Comcast Sports Chicago that says the Blackhawks will host the Red Wings at Wrigley Field next January in the NHL's Winter Classic. The puckheads scored mega-ratings (for the NHL, anyway) with this year's Pens-Sabres game in Buffalo and since Gary Bettman says that Yankee Stadium is unfit for a Rangers tilt, playing a game in a winter den the Bears used to inhabit seems the next-biggest headline grabber. An announcement, according to Comcast, is expected soon.
With two of my worlds colliding in such fashion, I'm pretty sure the current rapid firing of my synapses is causing permanent brain damage and that I may have to retreat to a corner to shake uncontrollably for the rest of the day.
The Blackhawks and Red Wings? At Wrigley? In the middle of winter?
Yeah, here's my credit card, John McDonough. Charge whatever you want on it.