OK, a long day coming to an end for me. Because I spent my evening at the hockey game and in the traffic leaving it, I simply don’t have the time to write a coherent post this evening. And as an interesting factor in the mix tonight, I am a bit intrigued with some of the discussion on last night’s post. So I am going to fill you all in on my night, offer some interesting reading from some of the folks who write blogs and also comment here, and then direct you to continuing the discussion that we started yesterday.
So let me tell you that the hockey game was awesome. My wife really came through in getting me tickets. We went to the game and found there were FAR fewer Bruins fans than we expected. I know we are in Carolina but there are a lot of transplanted northerners down here. However, we could count on our four hands the number of Bruins fans in the building. Our seats were absolutely awesome! We were sitting right next to the Bruins bench, literally close enough to touch them. Chara is every bit the giant monster that I imagined him to be (Chara is referred to by fans as “The Largest in Captivity”, standing 6’9″ and weighing 265, without skates or gear on. He is one of the largest hockey players I have ever seen). And if you have never seen a game from that close, right at the glass, it is amazing. I will share some better pictures as soon as I am able to get them downloaded from the camera. The ones here are just from my iPhone.
The Bruins jumped up 1-0 and thanks to some great goaltending went to the first intermission that way. The Canes scored twice in the second to take a 2-1 lead to the second intermission. The Bruins scored in the third period and we went to overtime tied at 2. The Canes scored about three minutes into overtime to get the win and a 2-1 series lead. Disappointing but a great game so I am not complaining. One of the guys on the Bruins bench decided to flip me a Stanley Cup Playoff puck, since I was wearing a B’s jersey, but his throw was errant and a Canes fan grabbed it and even when told it was being given to me by the Bruins bench he wouldn’t give it up. I went home empty-handed. Jerk.
Overall I have to say I was really disappointed with the Hurricanes fans. There is a line between good natured ribbing of opposing fans and being downright rude and ignorant. They crossed that line many times during the evening. Neither my wife or myself could go anywhere without people yelling at us that the “Bruins Suck”. They yelled from their cars on the way in and out. They yelled while I was in the bathroom. They yelled while we got drinks. On more than one occasion fans literally got in my face and yelled at me. My wife was proud of me for not hurting anyone. But I have to tell you, I really wanted to just destroy just one of them, and look at the rest of the crowd and state very matter of factly, “I am prepared to whip the ass of everyone in this arena if need be. I am not to be trifled with. I just want to enjoy a playoff hockey game. The next person to invade my personal space leaves in an ambulance.” Oh the fun that could have been had. But alas, I respected my wife’s wishes and behaved myself. Enough about the hockey game, but I had to share! It was exciting! Thanks Mrs. USWeapon!
As you all know there are several folks who participate in the discussions here who have subsequently started their own blogs to discuss the things they are passionate about. And every now and then I am going to give you a bit of a taste of their sites, because I want to help promote others who are taking the time to do what I do. To that end I am providing a paragraph from recent articles on their sites below with a link to go and finish the article there if you find it interesting.
If You Won’t Stand Up For Your Freedom . . . . .
Lets face it, apathy is the killer of freedom! No doubt about it. For those of us who have actually donned the uniform, taken the training and fought for freedom, believe in this country with all our heart. We have a real problem with those who seem to be in it only for what it can do for them. But that is the way it seems to be nowadays, this seems to be the era of take whatever you can get away with and never look back. But does it leave you with satisfaction and a liking of the person that you see in the mirror? Click below to continue…
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