True story: prior to meeting my husband I dated someone who was a serious sport fan, as in he loved every. single. sport. known. He could not hold a conversation for more than 5 minutes without bringing it back to sports. Every date involved some kind of sport activity. The relationship did not last long, let me tell you. Shortly afterwards I met my husband and when we got serious I told him I would not marry any man who spent his entire life in front of the TV watching nothing but sports. My husband remembers me telling him to pick a single sport and I told him I would support that one team and learn about the game and go to games with him or even watch it on TV with him...but only one sport. I must have been suffering from PTS disorder from my previous relationship. I truly don't remember being that harsh, but luckily we can joke about it:).
I didn't realize at the time Hockey has one of the longest seasons of any major league sport:(. The team my husband supports and is a life long fan of always seems to get knock out of the play offs which occurs in May, so I thought I was home free until I found out I still have to watch the 7 game series to find out who is the champion. Seriously it takes seven games:)!!! It should only take one game in my very humble opinion:) when we were first married, before children, we even subscribe to the hockey channel every year so we wouldn't miss a game. I have to say, I kept my promise and learned the rules of the game and did my very best to participate in his love of this game. I will also say my husband kept his part of the bargain and did not force very many other sports into my life...we are a good match:)
When we moved to England finding sport channels that played Hockey was very difficult so my husband decided to watch Rugby and that became his sport of choice. I embraced his new sport of choice as best I could. Now that we are back in the states we are back to watching Hockey:).
|Zamboni -- my husband wants this to be his retirement job one day:)|
|This is the mascot of the minor league team, who we found out that night is in last place and after watching the game we know why:)|
|We had great seats right next to the glass so could see plenty of action|
|including checks, fights and the lot. Kids loved the fact that after a fight the players had to go to the penalty box, I called it the naughty box for fun|
|During the intermissions the kids got to see handicapped hockey which was pretty neat to see.|
|Also saw the games that are play for the audience.|
|Alas the visiting won the game, which wasn't a big surprise here.|