100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die
5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Paperback
pub date 11-2011
1-color, photos throughout
100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
By Tab Bamford/Foreword by Jeremy Roenick
Contact: Bill Ames, Independent Publishers Group, 312.337.0747, ext. 326, email@example.com
The storied Chicago Blackhawks professional hockey franchise has long been full of pride and passionate fans, and the Hawks have provided decades of incredible memories for its legion of loyal followers. The tradition of congregating at the United Center on a cold Chicago evening is the perfect night for any Hawks fan, and author Tab Bamford captures this tradition and others in the new book, 100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.
100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die was written for all of those serious NHL fans in the Windy City who want to enhance their Blackhawks hockey IQ. It reveals special stories and experiences from fans and memorable moments about past and present players and coaches. Sports journalist and author Tab Bamford shares what's really important and he touches on some of the most famous games, players and traditions in Hawks history including:
- The incredible and stirring national anthem rendition by Jim Cornelison
- After a 49-year drought, the Hawks remarkable run to the 2010 Stanley Cup
- The dominant 1961 squad that brought a championship to Chicago
- How Rocky Wirtz, John McDonough and crew dramatically turned around the franchise
- The old Chicago Stadium and the transition to the new United Center
Hardcore Chicago hockey fans will thoroughly enjoy reading about all of these incredible facts, people, and stories that have created such a legacy for the Hawks over the decades. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Bobby Hull, Denis Savard, Stan Mikita, Tony Esposito and many more influential players, coaches and front office personnel are featured throughout 100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.
So whether you are heading to the Madhouse on Madison, taking in a road game with the well-traveled Hawks Nation or watching Coach Quenneville run the show on Comcast Sportsnet this season, you know you are part of something special as a fan of the Chicago Blackhawks. If you want to call yourself a true Chicago hockey aficionado, increase your knowledge of the franchise, and experience the full extent of Blackhawks hockey, then 100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is a must read.
About the Author:
Tab Bamford is the owner and managing editor of CommittedIndians.com, serves as a columnist at The FourthPeriod and contributes a featured sports blog at ChicagoNow.com. He was proud to be credentialed media during the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, but can usually be found in Section 302 at the United Center. He has professionally covered the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA, and lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and two sons.