Let's just be honest here...hockey is not a huge sport in the South. For most folks in our neck of the woods, it's one of those "geez, why are television stations even showing this?" types of sports. Grown men chasing around a little puck with sticks, beating the hell out of each other has never really seemed appealing. Plus, what's the point in fighting when you're wearing all that padding anyways? For the longest time the only hockey player Heather could even name was Doug Dorsey in The Cutting Edge.
Brett & Heather have been to the professional rink together once before when Brett did a story on Nashville Predator Ryan Suter. Heather played cameraman and managed to offend the entire Predator team when one player
Since moving to upstate NY, we've noticed that most folks around here are big on cold weather sports. Trying to cash in on the action, we decided to test the waters (or the ice) and take the leap into committing to a NHL team. A good deal on craigslist sealed our fate when we scored two tickets to a New York Rangers game.
|BG @ The Garden|
The Rangers took on the Philadelphia Flyers and ended up loosing by a goal in the last minutes of the game. The fans totally made the experience worthwhile...we thought those yelling "Flyers Suck" really added to the patriotism of the National Anthem.
We ended up with pretty good seats, but the highlight had to be in the second period when our section was picked for "Fans of the Game"! We fist bumped it (as prompted) for the television cameras and ended up on the scoreboard screen several times!
|Gettin' some screen/scream time!|
|This section was not as happy as we were.|
|We were the best out of all these people!|
Looks like the Rangers are getting our vote as the Garrett's official NHL team.