We feel it's only appropriate to welcome our enemy from the north with perhaps the greatest president and Illinois' own Abraham Lincoln.
Welcome to the Land of Lincoln bitches..
There's also a fair amount of significance to this pick for today - April 16th - Lincoln was our 16th president - It will take 16 wins for the Hawks to bring cup back here.. and the last time the Hawks won was 61.. which is 16 backwards.. OK.. now we're really reaching...
As a soldier in the Blackhawk War, I'm sure Abe would be rooting for the men of four feathers tonight.
Here's some quotes from Abe to get you ready for tonight:
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."
"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."
"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."