I'd like to say we all appreciate your support of the Hawks, even if others don't really get that it's all in good fun. Detroit does indeed suck, only partly because they just can't seem to take a joke. Have you had much of a response to the resolution yet? Either pro or con? What exactly did the resoultion say? Is there a place to read it online?
Also, I have to try and since you're in politics - can you get me tickets to the outdoor game?
Hope to see you at a game - Go Hawks
Thanks for your email. People from Detroit are not reacting well to our resolution. It was all in good fun to get people excited about the game.
Unfortunately the Commissioner does not have any access to additional tickets. I think they are giving priority to season ticket holders at Wrigley and the Blackhawks if you know any season ticket holders.
Office of Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley
Kimberly was also kind enough to copy the resolution in with the email too - The letters in the final line were all normal - so I just took a stab at seeing what they'd actually be..
RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE NHL’S
SECOND WINTER CLASSIC AT WRIGLEY FIELD
SPONSORED BY MIKE QUIGLEY, COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER
WHEREAS, the Chicago Blackhawks have been a Chicago sports tradition since 1926; and
WHEREAS, the Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup three times, in 1961, 1938, and 1934; and
WHEREAS, the Chicago Blackhawks played at the Coliseum from 1926-1929, the Chicago Stadium from 1929-1994 and currently plays at the United Center; and
WHEREAS, the National Hockey League has announced that New Year’s day 2009 will feature yet another installment of the epic and long time rivalry between two of the original six franchises of the National Hockey League – the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings; and
WHEREAS, this game will be the NHL’s second Winter Classic and will take place at Wrigley Field; and
WHEREAS Wrigley Field, which opened in 1914, is the second-oldest major league baseball park; and
WHEREAS, the Friendly Confines is going to be covered in ice for this historical hockey game; and
WHEREAS, the game will be the third regular-season outdoor game in NHL history and harkens back to games of youth playing on frozen lakes and brings an excitement to the sport like none other; and
WHEREAS, the match up will be the 701st meeting between the Red Wings and the Blackhawks; and
WHEREAS, no NHL opponents have played more regular-season games against one another than the Red Wings and the Blackhawks; and
WHEREAS, the Blackhawks through a mixture of young talent and veteran savvy are bringing the roar back; and
WHEREAS, Chicago’s selection for this auspicious occasion further illustrates our city and county’s Olympic spirit.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Cook County Board of Commissioners, gathered here this 22nd day of July 2008, wishes the Chicago Blackhawks much success in this historic game; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that January 1 , 2009 shall be known as “Chicago Blackhawks Day” in Cook County; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners have declared Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhoods to be an Octopus Free Zone; andBE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a suitable copy of the rEsoluTion be pResented tO the DetroIT red WingS, the Detroit City CoUncil, and the Chicago BlaCkhawKS.