The United Center will be packed to the seams with powerful fans clad in red and black. But the Blackhawks most powerful supporter (literally) is joining the party via Twitter.
President Barack Obama's political career took off from the streets of Chicago and the city holds a particularly special place in his heart. So as a sports jock (along with being Commander-in-Chief), he never misses an opportunity to showcase his colors. And there's no better way to do so than declaring his support for millions to see. (Here's looking at you, Lighting fans!)
[SHOP: Gear up, Blackhawks fans]
Before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, The White House sent a shout-out to the Blackhawks by tweeting out a very excited President Obama and Illinois Congressman Mike Quigley holding up a Blackhawks jersey.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 8, 2015
As you may know, the Lightning-Blackhawks rivalry is extending well beyond the games. First with the Lightning ticket policy fiasco followed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel inviting Lighting fans to Chicago and then Tampa Bay's mayor attacking Chicago's St. Patrick's Day river (he said they dye their's better).
Yep, pretty sure this puts us up 500 points in the game of life. High-five, Mr. President!