The Chicago Blackhawks took over Soldier Field on Saturday night, beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1. The nearly 63,000 fans in the stands enjoyed the game quite a bit, but they weren’t the only ones to watch the spectacle, as Soldier Field’s regular tenants watched the game.
Several Chicago Bears players were watching the contest on television, and they shared their thoughts on Twitter. Offensive lineman Jordan Mills was among those checking out the game:
His partner in crime Kyle Long was also watching the game, but the Blackhawks’ impressive victory ended up leaving him wanting to score some points of his own:
No seriously I just love when WE score and the crowd goes bananas — Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) March 2, 2014
Both of head coach Marc Trestman’s daughters were watching the game as well, and they sent their well wishes to the Blackhawks:
Let's go Hawks!!! — Chloe Trestman (@chloT94) March 2, 2014
I wish I was at this game so bad damn it. Props to all y'all sitting in that tundra. let's go hawks! — Sarahanne Trestman (@sarahTrest) March 2, 2014
Kicker Robbie Gould probably summed up the emotion of a lot of fans when he made a suggestion to NHL schedulemakers:
For the record, the Blackhawks’ attendance at the game was 62,921. The attendance for the Bears’ December game against the Packers? 62,708.