hockey fan! If anyone had ever told me that this would or could happen, I would have giggled. I couldn't have imagined it.
I grew up loving high school football. Then college football. After all I was a student and then a wife of a student at LSU in Baton Rouge.
You couldn't survive without being a fan.
Other sports have never gotten to me. Even though I went to the Indy 500, I never cared to go again. Nor did it foster an interest for me.
Someone introduced me to the sport of hockey. To say I was skeptical
would be a HUGE understatement. What I have observed on TV is the fastest sport I've ever experienced. Yes, it is rough. The stamina and tenacity of the players is mind boggling.Truly talented individuals. Click on letter to
Then I watched the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Wow is all I can say. Two evenly
matched teams playing and playing and playing. No, I don't understand all the rules
No, I couldn't always keep up with where the puck was. But it sure held my interest.
As a neophyte I equate it to many other sports all rolled into one. Bumper cars to be
comical. Soccer and a little of basketball, but on the ground. That's just my perspective.
If you're a diehard, long time hockey fan, I'm sure your eyes are rolling back into your head
At the end when the Chicago Bruins won, I was astounded to see the sportsmanship that
was displayed as each player shook the hand of the men they had just tried to trip up on the ice.
To cap it off is the letter displayed above starting out as THANK YOU. I've never seen another
sport conduct themselves in this manner. WHAT A CLASS ACT!
Now I have something else to add to my repertoire of interests. Hope I live long enough to become more familiar with the rules and regulations of the game. Not to mention the players.
Oh, and mentioning the players, Bergeron who is pictured above played the game with not only a broken rib but a hole in his lung that no one knew about until after the game. Geez, these guys are tough as teflon.
If I had just learned to enjoy the sport when I lived in Houston, I could have gone to the Houston Aeros games. Alas, the Aeros are moving to Des Moines, Iowa. Doubt I'll ever be such a great fan as to make
a trip there.