This is a little off topic from what I normally post, but I feel like something needs to be said about this.
It’s finally the end of August, the greatest time of year is upon us. We’re only a few weeks away from football season and 36 days away from puck drop! That means teams will start releasing their promotional schedules, which is something that I love! As I’ve previously stated, I love bobbleheads and I love seeing how creative and fun a team can get with their marketing and promotional ideas. I like to see teams showcase the uniqueness of their individual brand and heritage/history.
That was fast! One day after posting my curiosity about the 2019 Winter Classic jerseys, the NHL released the official team logos. The event logo was released in early July and features a frosted green shamrock, a nod to the Fighting Irish and Notre Dame Stadium. I like it, a lot. My hope and expectations are/were that the jerseys would also somehow tie into that theme.
It’s the end of August, which means that the greatest time of year is finally coming. Everyone’s excited for pumpkin spice flavored everything and football season, which is understandable. We’re about to see the GOAT win his 6th Super Bowl title and I’m all about that. But what I’m honestly looking forward to the most is the end of swamp ass season. Because that means it’s time to dump out the summer shandies, grab an ice cold Molson Canadian and break out the hockey sweaters and toques. The 2018-2019 NHL season is upon us, and it’s going to be great one!
When I started this blog almost a year ago, I had every single intention of posting at least weekly. That clearly wasn’t the case, and after only 3 posts I took a “break”. I saw the big picture, the goal, of what I want(ed) this blog to be, and quickly became uninspired once it didn’t catch on as quickly as I had hoped/thought it would.
Fenway Park is a thing of beauty, I really don’t know how else to describe it. Even if you’re not a Boston Red Sox fan, if you love/appreciate baseball or sports in general, or even history, and you have the opportunity to attend an event here, do it. I use the word event because they do so much more than just play baseball here. They host concerts, hockey games, football games, and other fun community events throughout the year!
I live for October and the discernible sound of skates gliding across a fresh sheet of ice. Nothing brings me joy quite like the site of missing teeth, black eyes and the potential of a 3-on-3 overtime. If you can’t pronounce the names of Patrick Roy or Steve Yzerman properly, we probably won’t be friends. Combining my passion of hockey and love of adventure, I’ve made it a goal to attend at least one NHL game at every team’s home venue, as well as attend a Winter Classic, a Stadium Series game, an All-Star weekend and a game during the Stanley Cup Finals.
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