Playoff time brings out the 'best' in Chicago sports fans

Playoff time brings out the 'best' in Chicago sports fans Live

Brent Seabrook was suspended three games for his hit on the Blues' David Backes on Saturday. (USA TODAY Sports) 

By Jake Bressler, For RedEye

It’s playoff time in Chicago, which means hard-working people head to bars every other night for the next month in the hopes of postseason glory and one-night stands. Unfortunately, our teams are currently 0-3 and the binge might last only a week or two. Let’s examine further.

The Blackhawks were well on their way to a victory in Game 2 against the Blues when Brent Seabrook viciously hit David Backes. Seabs got a much-deserved suspension from the NHL, but the hockey meatheads came out in full force to support the defenseman.  

Good point, bro. Your goal for the summer should be to learn the difference between “resurrected” and “erected.” Easter isn’t an excuse. #seabshasrisen

In other Hawks news, none of us will ever forget the Coach Q crotch grab while arguing with a referee at the end of Game 1. Sure, he got fined, but touching yourself inappropriately while yelling at a grown man in ice skates and a zebra suit is well worth it.

Quenneville couldn’t be reached for comment regarding the Seabrook suspension. But we have a guess about his reaction. And it’s really ballsy.

Even if Q wins another 10 Stanley Cups, I hope this will be his lasting legacy in Chicago.

The Bulls fell short Sunday, but at least Joakim Noah has entertained us with recent tweets about horrendous spring weather and the weirdest celebrity from Minnesota. 

I don’t have a favorite Prince track, but I'm sure Joakim also respects his hoops skills:

And, by the way, our baseball teams are still playing, in case you got bored after opening day. I’m not going to lie to you, it’s pretty bleak so far.

The Cubs have a new liquor sponsor so people can forget the action on the field, and Sox folk continue to annoyingly complain about nobody caring.  

Wait, I thought U.S. Cellular Field was in the suburbs?

Jake Bressler is a RedEye special contributor.


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