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Blackhawks Mon May 17 2010

Canucks Switch Twitter Avatar For One Week

Making good on our bet - Congrats to the @NHLBlackhawks on making it to Round 3! Our avatar changed up for 1 week... / than a minute ago via web

This is pretty great. New media-based wager between the Canucks Twitter profile and Blackhawks Twitter. Canucks will be sporting the 'Hawks logo all week, in addition, to paying up Mayor Daley's wager. Hizzoner scored some Pacific salmon along with other B.C. treats. This is all Chicago-based retribution for Team Canada winning the gold medal against Team USA in the hockey finals back in February. Meanwhile, Tailgate seamlessly used this post to show off Twitter's hot new "Blackbird Pie" code for embedding tweets directly into blog posts. "Swish!"

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