You may not know this about me but I like hockey. My love affair with the Lightning began when I was in highschool Tampa got it's hockey team and tickets were cheap and abundant. They were pretty much giving them away. My bff at the time (Derek) would invite me along to the dismay of his other friends. I would always have a blast. Here is a game I can follow. It's fast moving and it's air conditioned.
When I moved to NJ, I was lucky enough to cheat on my boyfriend (who never liked to anything besides drink in basements and play ping pong) with a guy who also liked going to hockey games. Seeing hockey at The Garden was always amazing and way more entertaining than the NJ basement parties.
When I moved back to Tampa in 2000, I got a job at the local news station as a floor director. It was my job to mic up guests and tell them what was going on. My favorite sports guy, Al Keck, would constantly call me out on taking my sweet time putting that mic on Vinny Lacaviler. I would jokingly tell him to shut up. I think Vinny would blush more than I would and after a few interviews I realized he was almost painfully shy and that was Al's way of feeding Vinny's ego. Al Keck, your the best in the biz.
I haven't gone to a hockey game in years. Mostly work was in the way. So yesterday when I was surfing the net and came across the free fan fest was going on I got super excited. When I read that there were drink specials I was "all in". That's there theme this year. After I applied some heavy peer pressure on my besty we made our way there.
It was mostly families and the random nerd herd but the main attraction was the team. Once Trish (from school) caught a look at the players she was "all in" too. Then she mentioned that her dad gets free tickets. Goooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaallllllll!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm not going to lie and say that I know all there is to know about hockey or my home team. I'm also not gonna lie and say something like "I wouldn't let that team run train on me". What I am saying is I am looking forward to the season.