One of the great things about the ladies assembled here is love and fandom spanning all spectrums of the sporting world. The majority of these ladies however, know something that I did not, hockey rocks!
Last Friday I had the immense pleasure of attending my first NHL game. The Caps faced the Minnesota Wild. Sadly, Ovechkin wasn’t returning for this nights match-up… but I’m not complaining.
I consider myself pretty well rounded when it comes knowledge of a wide range of sports and the rules therein… but hockey… I’m clueless! I was close to, “Who’s winning the match Pa?” on more than one occasion!
I always said that the two legit sports I could never get behind were soccer and hockey… for different reasons, but still, there they are.
I mean, you invest in a game, watch, watch, watch- look away for a second to pound your giant chili cheese nachos and sip on a beer, and bam! GOOOOOOALLLL!!!
That happened precisely like that, but luckily The Caps scored three goals, so I caught the other two.
The things I was appreciating about hockey include, but are not limited to, the rowdiness of the crowd, the sick video montages on the jumbo screen, two opportunities to replenish your beers without missing any game, players names that are unpronounceable, the juxtaposition of graceful skating to slamming someone’s head into the glass, and certainly… the Zamboni!!!
The verdict- where several are gathered for the common goal of getting inebriated, comatosed on food, rocking jerseys and cheering their team to a win… I’m IN!