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Obama shows support for Blackhawks

Jun 12, 2013, 8:23 PM EST

The Chicago Blackhawks have Barack Obama on their side.

Before the start of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, the President of the United States took to Twitter to voice his support for his local team:

The Chicago Blackhawks went to the White House after they won the Stanley Cup in 2010.

“Now, we have hosted a lot of teams at the White House over the last two years, but this one is a little sweeter,” Obama said at the time, according to NHL.com. “It’s pretty special. That’s because it is the first time as President I get to say congratulations on bringing a world championship to my hometown, the city of Chicago.”

He hosted the Boston Bruins the following year — minus Tim Thomas of course.

  1. stoopidfool - Jun 12, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    LOL…….kiss of death

  2. madtolive5 - Jun 12, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    I call BS….Bo was Ted Kennedy’s dog. No way he is rooting for the hawks.

    • 950003cups - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:14 AM

      Bo is the pet dog of the Obama family. Bo is a male Portuguese Water Dog.

      • madtolive5 - Jun 14, 2013 at 8:57 PM

        http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_(dog)

        Read that and you will get my joke…..

  3. einjzmolf - Jun 12, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    stay away from our sport.

  4. operwapitsai - Jun 12, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    did any other president get into sports and stuff like ole bo does? like with college basketball and now with this. i think thats pretty sweet and really brings him closer to the american people. go caps!……..

    • lordfletcher - Jun 12, 2013 at 9:27 PM

      Unreal!

      Closer to the American people? This is what today’s youth cares about???????????????

      UNREAL!

    • Windmiller4 - Jun 12, 2013 at 9:45 PM

      I would rather see him doing something about our economy, or education, or foreign affairs even. He didn’t become president to talk sports and share his basketball brackets. And Lord Fletcher, sadly that is what most of todays youth cares about, i can say that because at 19 i see the stupidity all the time

  5. therolandobottom - Jun 12, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    How about he supports the economy?

  6. dannythebisforbeast - Jun 12, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    If it goes 7 games there will be approximately 70 people shot and 11 murders in “your hometown”. 95% would probably “look like your son”. Keep it real prez

  7. eagles512 - Jun 12, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Except for the fact that he has proven over and over he really doesn’t know sports. And can’t shoot.

  8. 19to77 - Jun 12, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Guys, he’s a human being too. He’s allowed to have hobbies and like sports and things. Before he was President no-one flew into hysterics over his choice of hockey team, I’m sure. And guess what? Bush, Clinton and Reagan all enjoyed sports too. Why hate a guy for having a life outside his job?

    • Windmiller4 - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:25 PM

      Because sometimes it seems like he’s more worried about his life than his job

  9. norcalirish - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    He wire tapped Boston’s phones before the game! Thanks B!

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