Patrick Kane didn’t shy away from photos when he was partying Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s annual Mifflin Street Block Party like many celebrities would have. The Blackhawks star instead posed for them – as he often does – and now the photos are making the rounds online – as they often do.
The photos from Saturday show him laughing with another male on the ground next to empty beer cans, posing with two females and then there's a less flattering one of him hunched over on a bar. In other words, the photos aren’t that different from what many guys his age post on their Facebook pages.
So why am I writing about it?
Because Kane wore a custom made t-shirt that included “CINCO por DOS es igual a DIEZ” (5 x 2 = 10) on the front of it and appeared to feature the infamous 2010 photo of himself shirtless with two females in a limo on the back.
That’s right, Kane took a photo of himself that many would find embarrassing and made it into a t-shirt, while apparently poking fun at the two females’ looks in the process.
Some of you will probably see the t-shirt and the photos as a sign of immaturity. Some will question why the highly-paid face of the Blackhawks franchise continues to put himself in these positions repeatedly (maybe you'd rather he be more like the Bears' Jay Cutler, who despises the cameras). And really, I can’t totally disagree.
But now is the part of the article where I remind you that Kane is only 23 and ask you to remember what you were doing when you were his age. I remember what I was doing during this time six years ago when I was around Kane’s age: I was enjoying one of my last free weekends before covering the World Cup in Germany for the Tribune.
At Mifflin Street Block Party in Madison.
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About this week: Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons will serve as the master of ceremonies for “The British Are Coming” benefit for WTTW-Ch. 11/98.7 WFMT Wednesday at the Harris Theater. … Former “American Idol” runner-up Crystal Bowersox will perform Wednesday at the Dempster Foundation Casino Night, hosted by the Cubs’ Ryan Dempster, at the Palmer House Hilton Chicago. … “Saturday Night Live” alum David Spade will perform Saturday at Make-A-Wish Illinois’ Wish Ball 2012 at the UIC Forum. “Access Hollywood” co-host Billy Bush will emcee.
On the record: "Thanks to the Mexican joint in Chicago, Allende, for giving me tortas after my comedy shows." - Comedian Hannibal Buress backstage after winning "Best Club Comic" during Comedy Central's 2012 Comedy Awards (via avclubchicago.com).
Sightings: Comedian Aziz Ansari hung out at Board Room Friday following his show in Milwaukee. … Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg was spotted at Vertigo Sky Lounge in the Dana Hotel Saturday. … Los Angels Dodgers star and Rihanna ex Matt Kemp dined Wednesday at Paris Club and Friday at Mastro's Steakhouse. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Love dined at Mastro's Monday for the third time in 11 days. ... Former NFL Pro Bowler Donovan McNabb had brunch at Market Saturday and was spotted at Moe's Cantina in River North later that night. ... Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford stopped by Roots Handmade Pizza Thursday. … The Cubs’ Randy Wells and Chris Volstad hung out at The Fifty/50 Thursday.
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