I’ve mentioned before that John Cusack and Chris Chelios are friends.
I’m captivated by their friendship.
SI had a Q&A with Cusack and posted the leftovers online. Cusack is a good guy:
SI: Are you friends with any athletes?
Cusack:Chris Chelios is one of my oldest and dearest friends.
SI: But you stopped being a serious Blackhawks fan the day they traded Chelios, right?
Cusack: Yeah, I’m very old-school and loyal to my friends. If he ever goes back to the Blackhawks I’d be happy, and I’d root for the team again. But as long as he is still playing, I’m with Cheli. It’s the only time I ever turned my back on a Chicago team.
Of course, it’s pretty easy to give up being a Blackhawks fan. It’s kind of like quitting competitive Roshambo.
Exhibit A: The team might be shopping goalie Nikolai Khabibulin with the idea of using Patrick Lalime as their number one goalie. Because Lalime worked out so well for Ottawa. Does The Hockey News not deliver to Illinois?