Since there’s an NHL lockout, hockey fans have to get their fix where they can — and thank goodness for minor league hockey! My cousin Emily’s husband Greg is a big hockey fan, so last night, they organized a cousin excursion to a minor league game at the Cow Palace. The game was between the local team, the San Francisco Bulls, and the Colorado Eagles.
The Bulls, bless them, got trounced by the Eagles, but the game was fun to watch anyway. Hockey’s so fun, you guys! It moves fast, it’s easy to follow, and there are fights. Man, I love me a good hockey fight. I think I must be part Barbarian.
I used to follow NHL hockey closely because growing up in Detroit, one really doesn’t have a choice. Hockey’s a big deal in Detroit. Like, a BIG deal. Songs like this happen somewhat organically.
Yep, people in Detroit really geek out over the Red Wings, especially when the team does well in the Stanley Cup playoffs. There are Red Wings Stanley Cup songs and cheers — for instance, who else from Detroit remembers this gem? (Thank you, YouTube, for preserving these songs in the internet amber.)
I kinda miss having that sense of community around a sports team. These days I don’t follow any sports at all. None. Period. I don’t care. Booo-ring. But I could see myself getting back into hockey. I’m married to a Canadian, for crying out loud. What other sport are we gonna watch? Somehow, though, I doubt there are a lot of hockey games broadcast in South Africa. Shame. I guess cricket will have to tide us over in the meantime. Now all we have to work on is making the term “cricket fight” a thing.
Dear Stephanie: watch Rugby! You may love it – it moves quickly and there are fights (much like hockey) and Canada tends to be pretty good (not to mention SA!). The only problem is the rules – you might need to take someone with you the first time to figure out WTF is happening.