Kafka Should Have Kept Quiet About Rooting For The BlackhawksEagles, News, Quarterbacks Thursday, May 27th, 2010
Eagles rookie quarterback Mike Kafka grew up in Chicago and he’s proud of it, but he made a big mistake the other day, when he told some reporters that he was rooting for the Blackhawks instead of the Philadelphia Flyers.
‚ÄúYou know what, Chicago boy, I‚Äôm rooting for the ‚ÄòHawks,‚Äù Kafka said after practice Wednesday.
He doesn’t understand that Philadelphia sports fans are serious about the local sports teams and they get even more serious when one of the teams gets near a championship.
Many of them will never forgive him for rooting against the Flyers if the Flyboys are beaten by the Blackhawks in this year’s NHL Finals.
I know the youngster was just telling the truth but somebody should have told him to chill out with the allegiance to Chicago.¬† If he knew Philly fans like I do, he would start rooting for the Flyers right now because he will regret telling anybody he was rooting the Blackhawks if they beat the Flyers.
If Kafka ever gets in a meaningful game for the Birds and struggles, the first thing that those Philly fans will bring up will be about him rooting for the Blackhawks against the Flyers.
Many of Philly sports fans will never consider him to be a true Philly guy, even if he has a good career here because he’s rooting for the Blackhawks.¬† The only way he’ll be given is if he leads to the Eagles to a Super Bowl Championship.
“OLD HEAD PROVERB” – Keep some things to yourself.¬† Don’t ever tell Philly sports fans, you’re rooting for the opponent of a Philly team in a championship game.
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