(How I Became a [Female] Hockey Fan)!
I think that we all have our stories of how we got interested in hockey. To show my age and where I come from, I can remember going to a few Atlanta Flames (that's right, the Atlanta Flames back in the day) with a friend because her family had season tickets. I can remember sitting there, watching the game, thinking, "Wow, I don't know much about the game, and it's a lot like soccer."
Years later...I got married and moved up here to Western Pennsylvania. My husband is a big Pens fan, and so is his sister. My husband would watch the games. In a side note, we lived with his parents for many years, so when he watched the games, he was in another part of the house.
It wasn't until we moved out on our own two years ago that I started watching the games. I didn't have much of a choice, really. But I started watching. It wasn't until towards the end of the 2007-08 season did I really get into hockey and the Pens.
As I watched more hockey did I come to the realization that some of the players were real cuties and HOT. I've got my favorites as we all do. My husband is grateful that I got into hockey because it's one more thing that we can talk about.
My husband knows that I've got my favorite players that I enjoy looking at. He knows I'm not dead, just in my 40's! He enjoys looking, too, but we know where our hearts belong.
I do appreciate this blog/site because I get to learn about players from around the league as I'm paying more attention to all teams because I enjoy watching hockey, just not the Pens.
I have learned a little more about the game here, which I appreciate. I also enjoy seeing the eye candy. My husband calls this site my porn. That's okay by me! I can get my eye candy fix while learning more about the Pens and more about the game. What a great combination.
I just want to thank you, "mtfree," for your awesome story and the HUGE compliment you gave me / this blog (I honestly LOVE the fact that your husband calls it your porn - OK by me too!) and that you not only fine enjoyment out of it, but that you learn more about hockey and the players by reading it -- THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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I also want to let you know I LOVE these stories (and so do alot of our readers) - I've always found it interesting no matter who the fan, so I'm enjoying ALL OF THIS IMMENSELY!! KEEP THEM COMING, but I ask that you email them please - THANKS!!!
Also, I ask that you please BE PATIENT as I've been receiving TONS of stories in addition to the ones that are already posted in some of the "comments" sections here that I'm hoping to re-post. If you sent in a story, it will eventually be on the blog - I promise!! ; ) JUST BE SURE TO KEEP THEM COMING (the more the better!)!!