More than any other sport this season (including football) I have watched and thoroughly enjoyed hockey. I guess it helps when your team you’re cheering for keeps winning!
How did I get so into hockey? And why the Bruins? Well first off, the main thing that got me into hockey… the fights. Most other sports, if two guys start laying into each other, they stop the game and break up the fight. In hockey, they stop the game, so they can finish the fight! It’s awesome!
So I made up my mind, I wanted to get more into the sport. But I didn’t know who to cheer for. There’s certainly no local teams to cheer for. And I didn’t want to arbitrarily just pick a team. So in 2010, I made a statement that before the season even began; before the first game was ever played. That the team that went all the way that year, not only wins the Stanley Cup, but more importantly: me, as a fan for life. That turned out to be the Bruins. Now they’re heading back to the Stanley Cup. Just swept the Penguins 4 games in a row and have as much momentum now as they’ve had all season. I really like the way we’re playing.
There have been some completely AMAZING moments in this season. The likes of which I haven’t ever experienced in ANY sport.
Like a comeback from 3 goals down in the 3rd period to win game 7.
Or watching somebody get a broken leg blocking a shot for his team… then getting back up to finish the job.
I don’t know if I’ve seen anything like those two videos in any other sport in all the years I’ve watched. Hockey is a hardcore, no excuses, lay it all on the line contest. After this season, I think I’m hooked for good.