Re: 2010-11 NHL Season discussion
Honest question: you guys - I assume - are from Reds country, so how did you become hockey fans?
I spent most of my life in Reds country, then moved to NY a few years ago. These people are crazy about hockey up here. They start playing soon after they're able to walk. Boys, girls, they all play. They install metal rings in their backyards, then fill them with water, wait for them to freeze, and play hockey on them during the winter.
Even in the summer, I'm used to seeing basketball goals in KY, OH and IN driveways .. but these people have hockey goals in their driveways (they don't even call them driveways ... lol .. they're "tarmacs"). It's crazy. I've been to a few Islander and Ranger games, and it's pretty cool live. But I can't develop the love otherwise.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN