Chicago Blackhawks Prepare for Stanley Cup with a Little Mario Kart

Blue shells part of team's mental readiness

Competitive team sports are all about bonding as a unit: maximising each other's unique abilities, communicating well and working together towards a common goal. Pretty much the opposite of Mario Kart Wii then, but tell that to the Chicago Blackhawks who like to chill out with the game as part of their Stanley Cup preparations.

It seems to be working pretty well for them so far, with one victory all that's needed to get the Blackhawks into the Finals, perhaps leading to a nationwide adoption of Mario Kart in all NHL teams' warm-ups. Check out The Tanooki for a video of the hirsute hockey heroes in action, and try not to snigger too loudly when they talk about "pre-game naps."

[via thetanooki.com]