Republishing from 2010:
Chicago Blackhawks players getting drunk and silly in a limo with the young ladies. “Ain’t nothing wrong with that.” Or to quote a famous Chicagoan: “I don’t see nothing wrongggggggggggggggggg, with a little bump n grind.”
After the Patrick Kane incident this past summer, this revelation is anything about shocking. But congratulations to the Blackhawks- the previously afterthought franchise of Chicago has now arrived; into the same category as Josh Hamilton, Matt Leinart, Kyle Orton, Joe Alexander, etc.
Welcome to the world of Iphones, cell phone cameras, Flipshare vids, web 2.0 etc. Where this stuff happens all the time and gets a lot more press than it did during the Original Six Era. Athletes are crappy role models- deal with it. Period. Like Charles Barkley said in the 90s: “parents should be role models.”
UPDATE: Patrick Kane said he’s “got some growing up to do.” In regards to the public release of these pictures. I disagree. I think he should enjoy every minute of his youth. And I don’t think he did anything terribly wrong here. He certainly didn’t do anything terribly right or good, but if I good paraphrase Bobby Brown, it’s his prerogative, he can live how he wants to live. Do what we wants to do.
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