Blackhawks Road-Trip-It with their Moms

Sharp and Seabrook

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.

cheering moms

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

Toews and Sharp moms

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.

INJURY BUG Plagues the NFL

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What in the world happened on Sunday? I was feeling pretty down and out after watching the Chicago Bears not only lose to the Redskins 45-41, but also their leaders on both ends of the field. And then I watched the highlights from all over the league and I felt a sense of relief for the Bears injury report.

How could I possibly say the Bears “lucked out” when quarterback Jay Cutler is out for potentially 4-6 weeks (it could be longer) with a groin tear and Lance Briggs is out for 6 weeks with a fracture in his left shoulder?

Well, check out this other laundry list of injuries from last Sunday:

Sam Bradford: Torn ACL

  • He’s out for the year and the Rams are currently auditioning quarterbacks – yup it’s week 8.

Brian Cushing: Broken Leg and torn LCL

  • Texans fans were upset when runningback Arian Foster injured his hamstring after the first possession against Kansas City Sunday, little did they know it was going to get much worse.
  • Linebacker Brian Cushing was later carted off the field. This guy can’t catch a break, he tore his ACL in the same knee last October.

Reggie Wayne: Torn ACL

  • This may very well be the end of Mr. Wayne’s illustrious career as a wide receiver for the Colts.

Doug Martin: Torn Labrum (shoulder muscle)

  • This injury requires season ending surgery for the year 2 Tampa Bay running back.

Jermichael Finley: Out of Intensive Care

  • The Packers’ tight end suffered a serious neck injury when he took a blow to the head from Cleveland’s Gipson during the fourth quarter. He’s regained all movement, but football is the farthest thing from his mind.
  • His recovery process it TBD

And that is just the list of season ending injuries. This bad juju better be out of the NFL. I wish all these guys a smooth and healthy recovery.

*Check your fantasy teams friends, if yours is anything like mine you may not have any active players in your starting lineup!