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by Paul on 01/12/09 at 05:05 PM ET
from Jed Lockett of the Bluefiend Daily Telegraph,
Note: This is the final part of Jed Lockett’s chronicle of a trip with his mother Nora to the National Hockey League Winter Classic, played on Jan. 1 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
Wrigley Field is one of those rare sporting venues that has a certain magic about it. You can feel the history, the tradition and the meaning of the place. Just getting there can be a religious experience….
Chicago Blackhawks fans have a tradition that began in 1985 during a playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers. They clap and yell and make as much noise as possible during the national anthem. Two nights earlier in Detroit, a pair of visiting Chicago fans clapped throughout the song and it sounded odd. But when those two were added to an additional 30,000 as well as fireworks, explosions and a flyover from a pair of fighter jets, it made for a breathtaking experience.
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