Justin Bieber poses with the Stanley Cup in Chicago

Justin Bieber is still looking ridiculous in sports arenas

7/10/13 in NHL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Last time we brought up Justin Bieber, he was looking like an absolute clown at an NBA Finals game.

Following with his front-running trend, the Canadian singer has now visited the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center, and posed with the greatest trophy in all of sports, the Stanley Cup:

Blog Photo - Justin Bieber poses with the Stanley Cup in Chicago

There's something about celebrities wearing sunglasses indoors that I just don't understand. Clearly it's not bright. And if they're thinking they're going to somehow hide their identity and stay incognito just by throwing on a pair of aviators... that's just not going to happen. If anything, that's the surefire way to draw additional attention to yourself. Or maybe THAT'S the point.

Either way, it was nice of Bieber to roll out of bed and make an appearance in his pajamas with the Cup. Lots of Blackhawks fans weren't exactly thrilled when they saw this, but you can't please everyone, I suppose.

The biggest issue seemed to be about Bieber stepping on the Blackhawks logo on the floor of the locker room, which is peculiar, because... well, it's on the floor. That's normally what one steps on, as Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy points out.

Blog Photo - Justin Bieber poses with the Stanley Cup in Chicago

Either way, I think two things are clear:

1) Bieber needs to stop hopping on random bandwagons.
2) Teams need to stop condoning it.
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7/11/13   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25095 respect

Pat wrote:
There's also a difference between hockey players walking on it with ice skates and a 130-lb pop singer walking on it with sneakers. Especially since the players have no reason to be in the middle of the room, since their lockers are against the walls. Bieber, on the other hand, was there to see the Cup. Which was right in front of the logo.

Anyone who really gets upset by this is a clown. It's more of an atrocity that he was allowed into the locker room at all, than that he stepped on the logo.

agreed. the fact that the Hawks put this little show on in the first place is embarrassing

7/11/13   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

There's also a difference between hockey players walking on it with ice skates and a 130-lb pop singer walking on it with sneakers. Especially since the players have no reason to be in the middle of the room, since their lockers are against the walls. Bieber, on the other hand, was there to see the Cup. Which was right in front of the logo.

Anyone who really gets upset by this is a clown. It's more of an atrocity that he was allowed into the locker room at all, than that he stepped on the logo.

7/11/13   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

I'm just still confused as to why they didn't have it roped off or something if it was that important that it isn't walked/stood on. I totally get the superstition and the tradition. I get that fans are upset that the crest was discrespected, and I understand why. What I don't get is why it wasn't protected in some way - whether the PR people are fans of the team or not (it's a business), they must know about the importance of the logo not being touched, regardless of the silliness of its placement.

7/11/13   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25095 respect

Pat wrote:
Hard to believe the players hold that much stock in a logo, considering how many of them have no problem switching logos at the drop of a hat.

Not that I blame them. The Cup is the ultimate prize. The logo is just an employer.

superstitions in sports are a funny thing. who would think it would be that big a deal talking to a pitcher in the 7th inning of a no-hitter?
There are just some things are the way they are. Some guys don't like having their heads touched, hockey players don't like walking on the logo in their locker rooms

7/11/13   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
to you.. there is the possibility that the players see it as something else

Hard to believe the players hold that much stock in a logo, considering how many of them have no problem switching logos at the drop of a hat.

Not that I blame them. The Cup is the ultimate prize. The logo is just an employer.

7/11/13   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25095 respect

Eric_ wrote:
The Cup is the best trophy in sports. A logo exists for branding and selling purposes.

to you.. there is the possibility that the players see it as something else

7/10/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
I know, next thing you know, they'll have some silly superstitions surrounding the cup itself and other trophies

The Cup is the best trophy in sports. A logo exists for branding and selling purposes.

7/10/13   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25095 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Thank you Wysh for pointing out the stupidity of putting a logo on the floor, and then treating it like something sacred, especially when the logo is used to sell practically anything. I'm not sure if other leagues do this, but hockey seems the most sanctimonious about it.

I know, next thing you know, they'll have some silly superstitions surrounding the cup itself and other trophies

7/10/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Thank you Wysh for pointing out the stupidity of putting a logo on the floor, and then treating it like something sacred, especially when the logo is used to sell practically anything. I'm not sure if other leagues do this, but hockey seems the most sanctimonious about it.

7/10/13   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

Ugh. 

And I'll probably never be able to be in the same room as him. 



Stanley, not Bieber. 

7/10/13   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25095 respect

Blackhawks PR not seeing what the big deal is and that he appeals to potential Blackhawks fans.

Evidently, the goal is to fill the UC with 10 year old girls and pedophiles. Sexy