I am not a sports fan. I only watch sports on tv when I’m visiting family. And since most of my family ARE huge sports fans, I’m always vaguely aware of what’s going on.
I also live in a city that LOVES sports. I mean, seriously. Chicago has two pro baseball teams, a pro football team, a pro soccer team, pro basketball teams, and, in case you missed it, we have a pro hockey team that just won the national championship aka The Stanley Cup.
The Chicago Blackhawks also won the championship back in 2013 and since at the time I worked right next to where the congratulatory rally was being held, I made sure to wear the team colors to work.
This year I didn’t plan ahead but I inadvertently dressed the part of a sports fan on Monday, the day after the Blackhawks won The Cup. And in case you don’t know what the Stanley Cup looks like, well, it’s a big silver thing. And the Blackhawks wear red jerseys. I suppose my subconscious was channeling those things when I got dressed.
I no longer work right near the parade route or the rally but I have a feeling I’ll be able to see part of the parade from my office’s windows today. Seeing all the red and white is quite a spectacle and now I’m thinking I should be wearing this outfit today instead!