I've never had a better time at a game of any kind save maybe opening day 2005 with the walk of home runs and all. Especially a game in which my team performed as poorly as the Hawks did last night [despite the win]. A lot of dumb penalties, the defensemen couldn't clear a puck to save their lives last night, Niemi was rattled all game.... yet somehow they came out ahead in the end.
As for the city itself, Chicago seems like a good place to go spend some time in which we fully intend to do at some point, but getting out there and being a new place with an electric atmosphere for a play off of any kind is something I hope we are all experiencing here as Reds fans very very soon.
I'll try to get some pictures up here soon, but for now I'll leave any Blackhawks fans with this:
YouTube - Blackhawks Chelsea Dagger
[would have posted the video, but I thought some might take offense]
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Cincinnati Bengals - None
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98