I’m still not sure why the NHL has decided to anoint January 1st as their showcase day when every casual sports fan is going to be watching college football instead. But that hasn’t stopped the NHL (common sense seldom does), and as you can see they’ve already settled into the friendly confines at Wrigley Field, thanks to the magic of time-lapsed photography, which really isn’t magic as much as something fun to do to impress 16-year-old girls strung out on meth.
Logistics aside, playing professional hockey outdoors is still pretty sweet, and the Blackhawks and Red Wings playing at Wrigly Freaking Field should be doubly awesome. Will I be willing to pull myself away from the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl to watch it? I mean, they play football outside all the time. How hard can it be?