Hopefully we all see a day in which politicians stop trying to pander to voters by talking about sports when, in reality, said politicians have no idea what they’re talking about. Friday was not that day.
That’s thanks in part to Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, who used the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup victory parade to show how he can talk sports. That was a somewhat regrettable idea.
Emanuel was asked about the Hawks’ dramatic Game 6 win over the Bruins. The comeback win, in which Chicago scored twice in 17 seconds to tie and ultimately win the game, will henceforth be known as “the Miracle on Ice,” Emanuel declared in a TV interview.
The problem with that, of course, is that the Miracle on Ice already exists. It’s actually kind of a pretty big deal, as it references Team USA’s historic win over the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics. Most sports fans know that.
Whether Emanuel didn’t know that or didn’t care is unknown at this point.
See a quick Vine clip below.
Video via Twitter/@BarstoolBigCat