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i remember i was obsessed with brian campbell and i had his jersey and every merchandise and went to go meet him several times and then when we were having chicken patties for dinner my mom told me he got traded and i cried for 3 days. i turned out normal its okay. miss you in buffalo soupyyyy<3
A night at the Bulls game with the Blackhawks' Brian Campbell
Brian Campbell watches the Bulls-Detroit Pistons game at the United Center on January 10, 2011. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune)
Brian Campbell looked up from a text message from Blackhawks teammate Patrick Sharp Monday night and smiled— even if the joke was at his own expense.
“I know what you're doing right now,” said the text, a reference to Campbell's tendency to watch ABC's “The Bachelor” on Mondays.
“The Bachelor” and its melodramatic rose ceremony, however, would have to wait. Campbell and his girlfriend were taking in the Bulls-Detroit Pistons game at the United Center that night and planned on watching the show when they got home.
“I watch ‘The Bachelor' with her,” Campbell said. “The trade-off is that she watches ‘The Biggest Loser' with me. I really like that show. I like to see them lose the weight.”
For Campbell, Monday's Bulls game was a rare opportunity to enjoy a sporting event at the United Center from the stands. The 31-year-old defenseman said he makes it to about one Bulls game a year (compared with about seven Cubs games a year).
Because the Blackhawks also play their home games at the United Center, Campbell couldn't help but compare the two game experiences, including the national anthem (Blackhawks games are one of the few events where fans cheer during the anthem) and the noise level (“It doesn't usually get loud at Bulls games until the end,” he said).
And when there was a small-but-respectable reaction to his appearance on the JumboTron late in the first quarter, Campbell said: “It's different at Hawks games. Everyone cheers. Here, it's different. Nobody knows …”
But don't feel too bad for Campbell, whose identifiable curly red hair was hidden beneath an Under Armour knit cap. He and his teammates had their moment in the sun when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in June. Just the other day, he was able to score hard-to-get reservations at Girl & The Goat in the West Loop — something Blackhawks players might have had a hard time with a few years ago.
The Stanley Cup victory, the Blackhawks' first in 49 years, still looms large for fans, Campbell said, and they share their cup memories with him regularly.
"Everyone has a story,” Campbell said.
On Tuesday, Campbell will host his second annual Campbell for Kids Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament at The Venue in the Horseshoe Casino. The event benefits Campbell for Kids, Autism Speaks and Chicago's Beard School. Campbell hopes to raise money for a playground at Beard and 100-day kits, which guide families through the 100 days after their child has been diagnosed with autism.
As was the case last year, when $100,000 was raised for autism charities, Blackhawks players and other celebrities will take part in the tournament and will give the jerseys they'll be wearing to the participants who eliminate them.
For a few fans, Monday's Bulls game was also an opportunity to rub elbows with Campbell. At halftime, a woman sitting in the row behind him asked, “Mind signing an autographs for a fan?” Just as he finished signing his name, two teen girls approached him excitedly and said they were huge Blackhawks fans.
“I have to tell you, I hugged Jonathan Toews at Gibsons,” said one of the girls, dropping the Blackhawks captain's name. “Can I get one from you?”
When Campbell obliged, a man sitting behind him, likely joking, asked “Can I get a hug?” Campbell declined, not that the man should be offended: Campbell wanted no part of the Kiss Cam late in the second half, either — and, fortunately for him, he wasn't put on the spot.
“I don't mind kissing (my girlfriend),” he said. “I just don't want to be on the Kiss Cam.”
To purchase tickets for the 2011 Campbell for Kids Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament, go to campbellforkids.org.
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Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Mon, 11 Oct 2010 14:03:22 GMT
Wow - is it really all about how someone looks?!? Sick - how about what kind of person they really are - "her body isn't perfect" - well who has a perfect body anyway? I'm glad he's found someone who is real - from what I have seen of him and heard (i don't know him but followed his career when he was in Buffalo) - he seems like a real guy - people who talk trash about him and his gf are just jealous. I'm really sorry he is hurt - I am going to the game in Buffalo tonight and was hoping to see him play - he was one of our favorites in Buffalo. So glad for him that he won the cup with Chicago!
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Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Mon, 25 May 2009 12:54:32 GMT
Soupy Sucks. Buffalo can have him back. Defensemen are supposed to play defense, not stand around while the opposing forwards score at will. He never sticks up for his goalie in the defensive zone nor his teamates in the offensive zone and can often be seen skating away as a scrum ensues. His half-ass rushes up the ice that either end with 1) him making an extra move at the blue line pulling the entire team offsides, or 2) making a backwards pass at the blue line are awful. Make room under the salary cap and send him somewhere that the fans want him.
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