It’s not all that often you hear of someone taking credit for championships won by professional sports teams, especially when these teams haven’t won many between them in the history of their respective franchises.
Apparently, this small factoid was not important to Burr Ridge, Illinois resident Emmanuel Kuvakos, 56, who was convinced that both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks ”stole his ideas in order to win championships”. Kuvakos was arrested by Burr Ridge Police on Tuesday evening and subsequently charged with three counts of harassment through electronic means for sending multiple accusatory emails to Blackhawks team president John Cavanaugh, and former Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry.
This story is bizarre on so many levels it’s hard to know where to start.
First off, the Blackhawks and Cubs as a tandem haven’t exactly been the most dominant city pairing in pro sports.
Sure, the Blackhawks won a Stanley Cup in 2010 and are battling for their lives in the 2012 NHL Playoffs, but prior to that, the team hadn’t appeared in the post-season since 1993 and had been mired in mediocrity.
And the Cubs are, well, the Cubs– not exactly the most dominant franchise in the MLB by any stretch of the imagination.
Evidently Kuvakos believed he had a great deal of personal power as one of his last emails to the franchises this past Saturday told Blackhawks team CEO Rocky Wirtz that he would prevent the team from winning the Stanley Cup, and would beat Wirtz if they ever met in public.
Luckily for the Blackhawks, Cubs and the Burr Ridge police, Emmanuel Kuvakos can now spend his time talking to the walls instead of being a general annoyance outside of the pokey.
After all, one really must be out of their gourd to somehow think the Cubs would be interested in random ideas– Jim Hendry had plenty of those, hence a new general manager named Epstein.
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Man Accuses Blackhawks, Cubs of stealing his ideas to win championships: http://trib.in/I6zpc1