Friday, December 3, 2010

Where My Ladies At?

THESE ARE OUR STORIES
(How I Became a [Female] Hockey Fan)!
I find your blog very inspirational, and, well, delicious, with all those adorable hockey players featured in it! I also appreciate very much what you are doing to help female hockey fans. I am a 15 year old teenage girl, and the only hockey fan in my class. (Well, it’s a class of 34 kids..but yeah.) I’ll even say I’m the only real hockey fan in my whole school. It’s tough. I am from Buffalo, and my favorite team is the Sabres, but the Penguins are my second favorite team, followed by Chicago Blackhawks and then Vancouver Canucks. Anywho, I get called a puck bunny from time to time. There is nothing that I despise more than puckbunnies. I actually go to the games to watch some hockey, and cheer for my favorite players (Drew Stafford, Derek Roy, and Paul Gaustad). Sure, I’ll admit it, they are ridiculously good looking. But that only emphasizes my love for hockey! I believe that hockey players have the most class (well, most of the hockey players..), respect, and love for their community out of all the other sports. They have a unique, charismatic charm to them, and I truly do respect and look up to them.

My love for hockey began when I was little. My grandpa and dad would occasionally get tickets to the games, and I would go. I just loved being there, the atmosphere, the food, the game. But my real love began for hockey began about three years ago. my mom's boyfriend was a huge Sabres' freak, and they were doing insanely well. That’s when the obsession set in. I was called a bandwagon fan, but I shrugged it off and just loved the Sabres more. I grew to love the game even more, and to this day it is still my passion, me loving it more & more each day. I haven’t been called a bandwagon fan for about two years.

Some of my guy friends (and a few girls) ask me if I am a puck bunny. I always seem a little..hurt by this, but give them a fully detailed response as to why I am not. Even my best friend accused me of watching the games just for the players, but I completely shot that back and once again had to defend myself. I watch hockey for the action, the excitement. For the mind-blowing goals, crunching hits, and superior saves. I watch hockey because I love it.

Kim M.
THANKS for your story, Kim!!  The term "puck bunny" is one that female fans are all too familiar with and one that I believe will be woven throughout our entire life as a hockey fan ... unfortunate, but inevitably true.  Just know that you're not the only one that is tormented with this title and stay strong knowing you have a family of female fans out there to support you and understand your struggle!  Thanks again!!

Don't forget, if you wish to submit your story, I kindly ask that you
email them directly to me so they don't end up being repetitive for some of the readers. Also, if you don't want me to include your name, please let me know that as well (what I'll normally do is put your first name and last initial if I have it OR just your screen name).

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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'm still receiving TONS of stories (they'll be posted in the order I received them, to be fair). 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!)!! AS A NOTE, I'm currently on stories I received back in January 2010!!!


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2 comments:

Trizzy15 said...

Dear Kim,
I too am a 15 year old hockey female hockey fan. I was the only girl who liked it and had to hide my love for it for years. I've lost girl friends because I wasnt crushing on the Jonas brothers and Ryan Sheckler but because I think that Sidney Crosby was beautiful. I got called a Puck Bunny and several other names... so I understand. But I think its really great that you still love hockey. Don't give up on it because i never did; then I got to high school and became best friends with a girl who also loves hockey and now we have a group of 5 girls who get together and watch hockey games once a week, usually there high school or college games, but we record our fave teams (we each have a different favorite team. which keeps the fames fun and creates a friendly rivalry) and watch them all as a group. I can easily tell that you're not a puck bunny and you have a real passion for the game. Thanks for your story-- i liked reading it and it showed me how lucky i am to have friends that love hockey as much as i do (FINALLY!) If you ever want to talk hockey, email me some time
(tristenlj@hotmail.com)
Thanks for your story! it was very well written!

Isabelle said...

Hey, Kim...
First of all, I'd like to apologize for my terrible English! LOL
My name is Isabelle and I'm also 15. I live in Brazil, and wanted you to know that someone miiiiiles away from you likes your blog! Well... my story with hockey is not as long as yours, as you can notice... My country has no culture of it, but on the last Olympic Games I completely fell in love with the sport, and watched it from the beggining to the end! I made a huuuuuuge Canada flag and put it on my bedroom... I watched to all Canada matches, and screamed to death on it! lololol
And finally, on the finals, I cried and cried and cried when Sid scored! <3 So, this week I'm very very very happy cause after 6 years, the sports channel here will transmit NHL matches again!!!!! =D
Just wanted to tell ya how much I love your blog... and if you eventually want to contact me, my email is isabellecastellano@gmail.com
I would be very happy if you did! XD
Kisses!
Belle.