Ladylike? No. But true. These were the words
1. That I know when a play is considered offside.
2. That I care.
Funny thing is, being from Michigan and not to far from Detroit you may have pegged me for a hockey fan. But, truth be told, I wasn't converted until I moved to Canada. Had you asked me a few years back what it meant to sneak one through the 5-hole, I likely would have taken you for a freaky pervert and nervously walked away.
But, when in Canada...do what the Canadians do. And, you just can't avoid hockey round here. Sure, not all of us our fans, but most are. Cheering for our teams like they hold the key to everything good in our lives. When our Flames are smouldering, we Calgarians carry a weight on our shoulders. We are grumpy. We are irritated. Last year, when the Flames failed to make it to the playoffs, this city wasn't just upset, no, we were someone-responsible-must-be-stoned-in-town-hall pissed.
Only hockey can ignite such passion. After all it is our, (which tangent...I still have a hard time with saying "our..".since I'm a red-white-blue-born gal, but it's easier to just say "our" then, "my husband's country" blah blah), national
Already a die hard.So as a self-proclaimed fan who can name our backup goalie, and sit at the table with the boys him-hawing over injury lists and over compensated players with little to show, I say, "bring it" (along with the wings and gluten-free beer please)...it's hockey season. Now, if only I knew...is Zamboni capitalized...and if so why? Google away my friends...google away.
until next time - ABCD