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Kudos to Blackhawks & Brent Sopel...Stanley Cup going to Gay Pride Parade

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member


    Sopel also is marching in honor of Brendan Burke, the son of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke, who was killed in a car accident two months after coming out late last year.

    "When Brendan came out, Brian stood by him, and his whole family stood by him, like every family should," said Sopel. "We teach our kids about accepting everybody. Tolerate everybody, to understand where everyone is coming from."

    Great story. They're even flying the Cup back from Los Angeles early so it can in the parade.
  2. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    1000 gays 1 cup?
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Cool story.

    I wish there was a blog or something where I could follow where the Cup was each day.

    If anyone knows of one, please link to it.

    Also, I can't remember the circumstances, but I could swear that there was some issue in the past between the Blackhawks & the CGHA.

    If I recall, the CGHA felt slighted by some decision or policy of the Hawks.
  4. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member

  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    That's pretty good. Thanks.
  6. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    There's a Twitter feed that monitors the Cup but I think it's a hit and miss kinda thing.

    Edit: http://twitter.com/WheresTheCup
  7. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Awesome. Just another reminder of why I like NHL players collectively better than any other group of professional athletes.
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    That is a great story and I have no doubt the Leafs will do the same thing for the huge Toronto Gay Pride parade, but I doubt any of us will live long enough to see them win the Cup.
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Well, maybe the Hawks could lend it to the Leafs for this year's parade.
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