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Bears, fair-weather fans showing Blackhawks love

May 19, 2014|By Jake Bressler | For RedEye

Thanks to Corey Crawford & Co., it’s still hockey season in Chicago. The defending champs are now only three wins away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final, which means it's time for bandwagon fans to come out of the woodwork and buy Patrick Kane jerseys at Sports Authority.

I'm the absolute wrong person to judge someone's Blackhawks loyalty. But I've never pretended to be a big supporter. I root for this team because it's positive for the city's economy and warm weather + tight women's Hawks shirts = cool.

Still, it seems a tad absurd that thousands of people suddenly know what "forechecking" means. Exhibit A: Bears cornerback Tim Jennings.

Jennings is from the South, where hockey ranks far behind God, football and beer on the list of priorities.

Even though I'd like to see another title in a few weeks, I wholeheartedly agree with the below tweet about the team's theme song.

It doesn't take a musical genius to write the lyric "duh." May I suggest Master P's "Bourbons and Cadillacs" be played after every goal?

Meanwhile, as the postseason gets longer, player beards become even more popular. It's a great opportunity for the Hawks to sell really creepy T-shirts that make facial hair look like fecal matter.

Seriously, those human faces look like tighty whities.

The opponent in the Western Conference finals is the L.A. Kings, giving locals the opportunity to remember one of the great teen dramas of all time.

Now, it's certainly a nostalgic photo, but we're obviously missing Julie Cooper Nichol Cooper Roberts.

In non-ice-related news, the Cubs recently gave away a cool toy.

It's the only kid's item actually still around from their last World Series win.

Staying on the topic of baseball, Old Style tweeted an interesting and hilarious fact about the first month and a half of this Cubs season.

They play every damn day. The number of two-game win streaks should be much larger by now.

And finally, NBA all-star forward Kevin Love said he'd be interested in a trade to Chicago. Sexist Bulls fans quickly voiced their opinions on social media.

Dear Tonny So, we all know that if a joke is made about girls playing hoops, it has to reference the WNBA. 

Jake Bressler is a RedEye special contributor.

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