It’s getting closer folks. We are a little past the midway point of the 2016 season and approaching the All-Star Break. I don’t know about you but I find these quite boring. What I really enjoy are the two Stadium Series games each year. There are two good ones, but today I want to focus on the Blackhawks stadium jersey for this years game against the Minnesota Wild.
I will cover what I feel are the three most important points of symbolism that were put on the jersey for this game.
The Four Red Stars
This year the jersey has four red six-pointed stars on the left collar. Each star represents an event from the cities history and each point on the star a more detailed part of that. The stars represent:
- Fort Dearborn (added in 1939)
- Chicago Fire of October 8-10, 1871
- World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893
- Century of Progress Exposition of 1933
This is an awesome tribute to a great city and the Blackhawks did it right.
The Shoulder Yoke
This is the first shoulder yoke the Hawks have worn since their 75th anniversary season in 1991-1992. The shoulders of the jersey are in all black with the players’ number there instead of on the sleeve. The black yoke represents Chicago’s nickname, the ‘City of Big Shoulders.’
It’s a good thing they didn’t decide to go with, ‘The Windy City.’ What would that have looked like? Waves coming off Lake Michigan or the politician shown flapping his gums with a gust of wind coming out. Unfortunately, I can’t find the image I am looking for, but most of you probably know which one I mean.
Chicago Blackhawks Stadium Jersey Logo
In my opinion, this is the best logo in all professional sports. The logo has been the same since 1965. From the 1926 original until now the logo has undergone 5 changes making it what it is today.
If this is something you are looking to purchase my suggestion would be Amazon. The pricing for the jersey is right and you know what to expect from them. Here is the information:
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