The Chicago Blackhawks pushed themselves to the brink of elimination against the Detroit Red Wings after only four games in the Western Conference semifinals, but they somehow rattled off three straight victories to take the series. Some will argue that they stepped up in a big way with their backs against the wall, but a woman named Shannon would tell you it was her dog Ivy’s bowel movements that sparked the comeback.
Shannon shared her story with the Eric and Kathy Morning Show on 101.9 FM Chicago this week. She said she takes Ivy, her lab mix, for walks in their neighborhood every day. Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp happens to live in the same neighborhood. Simply put, Shannon claims Chicago wins every time Ivy poops on Sharp’s lawn.
“You’re looking at Ivy, the Blackhawks good luck charm!!” she told the radio station in addition to sharing the photo you see above. “Ever since P Sharp moved into our neighborhood, Ivy has been pooping in his yard and they’ve been winning. We don’t walk by his house everyday but when we do, she almost always takes care of business. The 2 times that she passed it up were followed by Hawks losses.
“Admittedly, I was a little remiss last week and look what happened… However, Saturday, Sunday and Monday she was 3 for 3 and the Hawks won both games. She has a small following on my FB page…just thought I’d share with you guys as well. Rest assured, I will make sure she’s 2 for 2 on the #2 the next 2 days. And yes, I always pick up after her. GO BLACKHAWKS!!”
So there you have it. Professional athletes tend to be superstitious, so I’m sure there are plenty of players in the Blackhawks locker room who want Ivy to keep crapping on Sharp’s lawn. As for Sharp, he just wants to make sure the mess gets cleaned up.
“Yeah, I heard about it … as long as they’re picking it up,” Sharp told Eric and Kathy in a text message, via Puck Daddy.
We’ve featured some strange good luck charms on LBS over the years, but this has to be by far the smelliest. Assuming Ivy is in a rhythm of taking a dump on Sharp’s lawn on a daily basis, the Blackhawks should make quick work of the Kings.
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