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President Obama Chirps Like A Regular Chicago Blackhawks Fan

By Keith Schultz
Feb 18, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; President Barack Obama (M) is presented with a replica Stanley Cup and honorary jersey by (L-R) NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, Chicago Blackhawks president and chief executive officer John McDonough, and owner Rocky Wertz at a ceremony honoring the 2015 Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks in the East Room at the White House. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 18, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; President Barack Obama (M) is presented with a replica Stanley Cup and honorary jersey by (L-R) NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, Chicago Blackhawks president and chief executive officer John McDonough, and owner Rocky Wertz at a ceremony honoring the 2015 Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks in the East Room at the White House. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /
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No matter what your allegiance politically is today, if you’re from Chicago you must have liked what President Obama had to say today when speaking with the Canadian Prime Minister about the NHL and the Chicago Blackhawks.

With the first meeting between the President and the Canadian Prime Minister in years, President Obama had to talk about who’s beer is better first, and then he really started chirping when he said that Americans were better at hockey.  Then he went straight to the point that the Stanley Cup now belongs to the Chicago Blackhawks and not a Canadian team.

It would have been really funny if Obama had talked about the reality that is, It’s possible for only the 2nd time in NHL history that no team from Canada in the playoffs this year when the Stanley Cup playoffs kick off in mid April.

The President seemed like a real Chicagoan with the chirp which makes him seem more real unlike other Chicago Blackhawks celebrities like John Belushi.  The Blackhawks fans chirping though is a real deal if you follow social media on any given night but especially when the Hawks are facing teams like the St. Louis Blues such as Wednesday night.

The thing is Chicago Blackhawks fans for the most part are fun and creative when they do it which is exactly what we witnessed from the President on Thursday.  President Obama had the Canadian Prime Minister waving his finger in dissapproval in a fun way when the hockey came up.  If you want to watch the exchange here is a link from the Chicago Tribune from the two leaders talking about the Chicago Blackhawks NHL dominance.

You can tell what kind of fan President Obama is just by the way the Hawks were received recently at the White House for their Stanley Cup Championship trip when the gave the Commander in Chief a jersey a parking pass to all United Center events which of course as we all know he really doesn’t need.

The one thing for sure is that the President can chirp when the team is winning which is something we will all be rooting for when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin in April.

It’s fun when the President claims your team as his own and in the end it’s great when trash talking begins and he’s talking about your team.  What do you think of the President’s Blackhawks talk today?

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