The other night, we took the boys to a pre-season hockey game. The event was free for the community, so we figured it would be a great time to go. This was the first ever hockey experience for JSL. NHL has been to a few before, but so many years ago that he does not remember.
When we decided to go, I told TechyDad that I was going to do something that I never thought I would do. I actually asked for seats behind the nets. Since it was only 24 hours from our ER visit with the little guy, I wanted to make him less of a puck magnet.
To understand why it was painful for me to do this, you should know that for several years I had season tickets to our hockey team. My season tickets were a few rows back, on center ice and right behind our home team’s bench. The seats were amazing when I was into it, but as a parent they make me a little nervous with pucks flying by. Of course, reality also hit during the game. I realized that it has been ten years since I had season tickets. My how time flies!
Both of the boys liked the hockey game. NHL had fun watching the instant replays, chanting for the home team and screaming when prompted. JSL got a little antsy, but was content with a snack.
Of course, one of JSL’s favorite parts was when the zamboni came out. He sat there mesmerized by the big "car" and kept jumping up and down each time it was close to our end of the ice.
Toward the end of the game, I asked NHL if I could get a photo of him wearing his hockey shirt. Check out the only photo he would allow:
So my question for you this week is inspired by our recent fun at the hockey game:
What is your favorite sport to watch in person (not on television) and why? Feel free to shout out your favorite team while you are at it!
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the MckLinky there if you are participating.
I love football. Hs, college or pro it just doesn’t matter. I love to watch football. I think I love it because it was something that my dad & I would do while I was growing up. Just him & me.
My bil works for the Utah Grizzlies & they are always @ the hockey games. I think my nephew will be on the ice soon since he can now walk. *g*
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Football!! GO UGA!!
Ice skating and skiing.
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Ice skating! I’ve only seen it live once, but I loved it!!
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We love going to a baseball game, and we actually got there this summer. I love everything about it!
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Have a great Friday!
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We love to watch football.
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Basketball is fun! I don’t have a favorite team.
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I like watching basketball in person because it’s fast paced.
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i like to watch any sport live, it’s so exciting. i prefer to see tennis live, but i am happy with watching it on tv. aloha and take care.
There are not any I enjoy in person.
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Hmmm…football? I hardly watch any sports in person =). But football is pretty exciting.
I love baseball in person but not on tv. I also love watching bowling, yes, I said bowling, in person.
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I am not a big spots fan but I do enjoy watching baseball in person. We have a local minor league team and they are always really fun to watch.
Similar to hocky pucks I am always worried about flying baseballs and where they are going. Freaks me out every time.
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Anything involving horses :-) And baseball — we love the Cardinals :-)
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My favorite sport is high school or college football.
GO GATORS! ;)
I love COLLEGE FOOTBALL!
But, hockey is pretty great to watch live!
Football! Go Gamecocks! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
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I love watching live football..diving is nice also :)
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When I used to see sports in my country. We were always watching football (The US calls it Soccer) so that’s what I like to watch.
Now I’m in the US. I like to watch football. US Football
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I don’t like any sports. But I am willing to see everything in person at least once just to say “I did it”. So far I have only been to a Lakers basket ball game and a Colorado Rockies baseball game.
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I have never been to a hockey game and I have always wanted to go!
My favorite sport is baseball…go Red Sox!
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Football all the way. Go University of Hawai’i Warriors!!! Have a great weekend :)
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And thanks for stopping by my playground. Much appreciated :)
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let’s go Rockies!!
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I guess it would have to be football. Go Warriors!
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I really love to watch basketball in person! Of course.. football is a close second.
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I don’t have a favorite sport, never been a sports fan but if I had to pick one I would watch gymnastics
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I guess I’d have to go with baseball, although this is a pretty hard question as I’d pretty much rather be doing anything than watching sports. :)
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Basketball & Football…will suffer through baseball.
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