Lions among Blackhawks fans in Stanley Cup finals
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks can boast of some mighty beasts among their supporters: two massive bronze lions that guard the Art Institute of Chicago.
The lions started sporting Blackhawks helmets on Wednesday, the day of the first Stanley Cup finals game between the Chicago team and the Boston Bruins. The museum says the helmets are "custom-made," which makes sense given that each lion weighs about three tons.
It's not the first time the statues posted outside the museum's Michigan Avenue entrance have touted their apparent support for local teams; They wore Chicago Bears and Chicago White Sox helmets when those teams made their championship runs.
They also celebrate the holiday season, when they're each decorated with wreaths.
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