It’s May the 4th, and that means it’s time for the Chicago Blackhawks to consider having a Star Wars Day in the near future
The Chicago Blackhawks have giveaways for everything under the sun, for a toothbrush holder to a Aviator sunglasses. Yet the Blackhawks are missing out on key sect of fans that would be clamoring for themed ’Hawks items.
The Blackhawks are missing out on Stars Wars fans.
Nobody wants to hear this, but sports is all about making money. If you have a good ownership group, your team is about winning and making money. The Blackhawks are about both, so a Star Wars celebration makes sense for them. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the highest domestic grossing film of all time and third-highest grossing movie worldwide.
Stars Wars Night would be different for the Blackhawks
Let me be clear: Star Wars Night is a gimmick to get people into your arena. The Chicago Wolves, the Windy City Thunderbolts, Kane County Cougars and White Sox all have Star Wars Night. Their reasoning behind it is to get people to attend their games and sell food/beer.
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The Blackhawks would not need Star Wars Night to sell food/beer; they sell out almost every game anyways. It could be an off-ice event. They have events off the United Center ice all the time.
They could have a Star Wars-themed watch party at an official Blackhawks bar with a costume contest. The winner gets Blackhawks swag. Another idea would be Star Wars-themed skate at the Navy Pier Ice Rink.
I am talking about sweet Blackhawks-themed items. Imagine Tommy Hawk coming out dressed as Darth Vader. He would have the cape and the ’Hawks logo on his chest. Imagine the best logo in sports coupled with the Imperial/Rebel symbol on a hockey jersey. This would be epic.
I am attending a White Sox Game in April solely to get the White Sox Storm Tropper bobblehead. That is how big of Star Wars fan I am. Imagine other people like me going crazy for Star Wars material. Can you picture a Blackhawks Storm Troopper bobblehead? What about a Corey Crawford Star Wars-themed goalie mask? Imagine the hats. The Blackhawks logo on the side of a Rebel symbol hat in black. Wow!
Lightsaber hockey sticks? The possibilities are endless for adults and children alike.
Now that I have worked myself into a tizzy, This all could be wishful thinking on my part.
It appears MLB owns the licensing rights and that is why the NHL has not had a Star Wars night. Well, I can always keep wishing for a Star Wars Blackhawks Night.
Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you!