Miss Canada Scores with National Costume

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Sunday night some of the most beautiful ladies from around the world competed in the Miss Universe pageant. There is nothing I love more than when two of my favorite things in life collide and Miss Canada did just that.

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In my opinion, the best part of Miss Universe is the National Costume portion at the very beginning of the show. The elaborate and creative costumes for each country are always fantastic, but Miss Canada’s was my personal favorite. It was obviously awesome because if Canada owns one sport it’s most definitely hockey. Her costume was decorated with sticks, a scoreboard, a goal net in her hair and a mini Stanley Cup adorned on her head like a crown. It was perfection for any hockey fan.

Good work team Canada, you totally got robbed in the National Costume contest.

Sarah Harbaugh and Dockers Man the Fight Against Dad Pants

This commercial addresses a very serious concern for all women who have known a man who own a pair of “Dad Pants.” This issue circles back to a post I wrote back in January about 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh and his choice of Khaki pants. Please join Sarah and Dockers to #stopdadpants. It’s an epidemic that needs to end.

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Blackhawks Road-Trip-It with their Moms

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Courtesy of Blackhawks Instagram

This week the Blackhawks brought their moms along for their road trip through the sunshine state and gave the ladies who raised them a taste of life on the road as a Blackhawk. I have to admit it was absolutely adorable.

They may be professional hockey players who beat the pants off of each other on the ice, but at heart they’re all still boys with a soft spot for their mamas.

During Tuesday’s game against the Panthers (we won’t discuss how they blew a 2 goal lead in the third period and had to rely on shootout goals by Toews and Sharp) the camera would pan to the suite filled with red jerseys cheering on their boys and it was impossible not to smile. There’s nothing better than successful fully grown men who love their moms.

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The Hawks and their moms only fly in style.

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Your mom will always be your number one fan, ESPECIALLY when you’re a Championship winning hockey stud.

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Hopefully Mama Toews and Mama Sharp were just catching up on how they raised two awesome Stanley Cup winning, hockey dominating, ridiculously handsome millionaires. Does it get much better?

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You can catch all the moms again at the game in Tampa Bay tonight while their boys take on the Lightening at 6:30 PM on CSN Chicago.

Blackhawks Receive their Championship Bling

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Diamonds are the Blackhawks’ best friend.

On Sunday night the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks were presented their custom championship rings designed by the jewelers at Jostens. This bling-a-ling has it all from white diamonds, yellow diamonds, emeralds and rubies. It’s really too bad I can’t ice skate.

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The ring tells the story of the Blackhawks triumphant journey to a second Stanley Cup title in three years. Each ring is personalized with a championship team member’s name and respective number. Captain Toews shared his ring with the Blackhawks’ Instagram yesterday evening to give us fans a look-see at the new jewels.

One of my favorite parts is the inscription breaking down the different series of this particular post season. Just a little reminder of who they dominated and in how many games they did it.

The opposite side (not pictured) features five diamond-studded Stanley Cup trophies. Each trophy representing a Chicago championship title including 1934, 1938, 1961, 2010 and 2013.

Hopefully I can see one of these beastly beauties in person!

Evolution of End Zone Dancing and More

Before you head out and about this weekend for college football or to watch your NFL guys, check out Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake break down the End Zone dance #peeyourpantsfunny

Mr. Fallon wasn’t done after displaying his moves with JT! Real satisfaction could only come after a REAL NFL player performed one of his touchdown dances. Because end zone dancing is frowned upon in the NFL, Fallon offered to match the $10,000 fine from the league and donate it to that player’s favorite charity.

Rookie tight end Joseph Fauria took to some N’SYNC after he scored his five yard touchdown during the Lions’ 27-20 win over the Redskins on Sunday.

Fauria tweeted “you may hate me, but it ain’t no lie” after Sunday’s game. He may have only been 10 years old when “Bye Bye Bye” was released, but it looks like we have a JT fan on our hands. “We were going nuts,” Fallon said on the show. “We all saw it on Twitter and we were going crazy.”

The NFL didn’t end up fining Fauria, however Fallon stuck to his word and donated $10,000 to the charity of the rookie’s choice.

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I love Jimmy Fallon and I love football 🙂

Petty Predators: Keeping the Red Out

138970992FUN SPOILER: Don’t plan on making your annual road-trip to NashVegas this year to watch our Chicago Blackhawks dominate the Predators. Apparently, Nashville doesn’t appreciate Hawks fans invading their city/stadium during the season according to a report by Section 303. It’s too bad Chicago fans travel better than any other fans. Sorry we’re not sorry.

This entire situation can be summed up with two words, petty and pathetic. The Predators organization is openly admitting that Blackhawks fans filled Bridgestone Arena with red last season and they’re hell bent on avoiding a repeat scenario. LAME.

This upcoming season you will not be allowed to buy single game tickets for the November 16, December 17 and April 12 dates against the Blackhawks. In order to get tickets to those games, you’ll be required to purchase a second game as well. The ONLY decent thing about this situation is that the organization has implemented a plan that you can donate your second game tickets to members of the military.

“For Blackhawks games, we want to make sure that we preserve this building as much as we can for those who live in Smashville,” said Predators president and chief operating officer Sean Henry.

5178167807_25deb8101d_zSeems to me like Mr. Henry is a bit of a coward. Predators fans have the ability to buy season tickets, they have the ability to buy single game tickets and it’s really not Chicago’s fault that they’re not selling out from the get-go. Maybe they need to work on building a better fan base throughout the city instead of worrying about Chicago fans traveling down to Music City for a weekend.

The “Keeping the Red Out” campaign was launched in 2012 when the Predators were scheduled to play their arch nemesis Detroit Red Wings in the first round in the Stanley Cup playoffs. They’re now extending the campaign to Blackhawks fans as well. Sounds to me like the Predators organization are a bunch of haters.

The Predators organization has officially declared war with Chicago Blackhawks fans.

Say Goodbye to the “Madhouse on Madison”

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If you were partial to the “Madhouse on Madison” sign while watching your Chicago Bulls or Chicago Blackhawks you’re not going to be happy about this news. Reports confirm the sign has been removed at the United Center.

Bulls vice president of branding and communications, Susan Goodenow, explained the sign was removed as part of an initiative to improve “fan experience” at the United Center – a project two years in the making. Instead there will be a LED signage system to “heighten” in-arena entertainment and messaging. Sounds more like an additional opportunity for corporate sponsorship to advertise through the stadium.

The Madhouse sign we know and love was preserved for future use. So LAME.

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These guys would NOT approve