Thursday, June 10, 2010

Persepolis, The Chicago Blackhawks, and the Stanley Cup

"So", you ask, "What have Persepolis, The Chicago Blackhawks, and the Stanley Cup got to do with each other"?

For those of you not paying attention: Last evening, the Chicago Blackhawks, an ice hockey team, won the final game of the National Hockey League championship, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime, and claiming the Stanly Cup for the first time in 49 years.

49 years ago, the Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings for the 1961 championship. In the series leading to that championship two of the greatest athletes in Chicago sports history, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita made their first Stanley Cup appearances. Hull scored two in the first game including the winner, and Mikita scored the winner in game five.

Robert Marvin "Bobby" Hull was the brother of Barbara Hull. Barbara Hull was married to Richard Hallock. The circle is complete!

So now I ask you, what have the Stanly Cup and WWII cryptography to do with each other?

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