Update: We have already hit $35 in donations. I will be sending all future donations to Chicago Blackhawks Charities. Thanks to all the Hawks fans for the positive reactions in the short time this has been posted!
It has ben just over two months since the city of Chicago celebrated their most recent Stanley Cup win. Its no secret that there has been an exodus of players since then, which has made it hard for some fans to properly celebrate.
Fear not, fans. We here at BHDL are here to help you gloat about being champs.
You may be familiar with Hockey-Reference.com. It holds a cornucopia of statistics of every player and team imaginable. On the individual pages, people, websites, and business can sponsor a specific player or team. For example, Patrick Kane's page is sponsored by Heroes In Rehaband has a tagline that says "Don't you know who I am?" That's hilarious.
We wanted to bring you a little chuckle too. What better way to do that than by being jerks about it and rubbing it in a little more? That's why Blackhawks Down Low will be the new sponsor for the 2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers page. Now every time someone wants to learn more about the 2010 Eastern Conference Champs, they'll be reminded who the best team in the NHL was.
Is this a bit of a dick move? Absolutely. But its also funny, so whatever. Maybe if a certain Flyers fan on Twitter didn't get all up on my case this week, I wouldn't be doing this. Oh who am I kidding? Of course I'd still do this.
So here's where you guys come in. I am a broke college student and this was $70. I'm not asking for a bailout or free handout, though. I just want people to meet me half way here. I'm going to raise $35 to pay for the sponsorship and the other $35 will come straight out of my pocket. Anything raised over $35 will be donated to Chicago Blackhawks Charities. Then, once the site generates some advertising revenue, we'll cover the original $35 as well by donating that to Chicago Blackhawks Charities. So if you can, give a dollar or two. I guarantee it will all go to charity.
And if you don't want to contribute to my stupid little joke, just leave a comment on the donation page stating that you want it to go to charity only.