We asked Greg Boysen, lead writer for LetsGoHawks.net, if he'd mind sharing a little about his thoughts on our current design, seeing as how he was the one who asked us to consider helping out his friend Owen with a t-shirt. Greg was happy to oblige.
When John Lawler sat down and wrote the song Chelsea Dagger for the Scottish band The Fratellis, he had no idea how important the song would become to Chicago hockey fans. The Blackhawks started playing the catchy hook after every goal scored on home ice during the 2008-09 season, just as the team was on the verge of greatness.
Chelsea Dagger is now revered as a song of celebration and victory in the Windy City as the Blackhawks sit atop the hockey world. This is why the Dagger design is the perfect choice for Owen Brautigam as he heads towards the biggest victory in his life.
Owen has always been a rock for his loving wife and those of us lucky enough to be called his friend. Now we look to return the favor has he battles Acute Myeloid Leukemia. His extended hospital stays for chemotherapy may have taken away some of Owen’s energy but it has never broken his soul. Just like the Blackhawks, Owen may be down but he is never out. He will grasp victory from jaws of defeat and we will all celebrate with a rousing version of Chelsea Dagger.
We look forward to getting Owen back out and about during the upcoming Blackhawks season. His no nonsense, “tell it like it is” attitude and sense of humor will be a welcomed addition to watching the Hawks make Chelsea Dagger come blaring out of the United Center sound system.
“It's one for the Dagger, another for the one you believe.”