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Apr 14, 2011

I WILL NOT JUMP ON THE BANDWAGON

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Let me just say right off the top that I am not a hockey fan. I prefer basketball. That being said, our local NHL team the Vancouver Canucks are having the most awesome year and are first in the league. 
Things are heating up around here. Everywhere you look the Canuck flags are flying from peoples cars. Hanging in peoples windows.  
I am happy for them. I hope they win because they are "our" team. Will I start hosting Grey (snort, I didn't even get the name right) Stanley Cup parties or screaming and cheering in the pub? Nope. 
As more and more people jump on the bandwagon I shrug my shoulders. I wasn't interested before when they were doing poorly and I am not going to suddenly become a fan now that they are doing great. 
But that bandwagon will be getting bigger and bigger as the days go on. Those who once felt like I did will now be spouting statistics and dropping names like they are best friends with the players. 
They will fill the streets and in some case riot whether we win or lose. 
Me? 
I'll be busy that day. 
(go Canucks, go) 
Enhanced by Zemanta

12 comments:

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Does it make us bad Vancouverites to ask if this is all about football? I love to see the astounded face on sports fans when I quietly ask them, like you if this is about the Grey Cup.

Yes I am a minority, a person who has no interest in sports. I tried to fake it for a few days, but I just can't continue...LOL.

I wish them luck, but beyond that, well, when you get down past the hype, and the retailers, it's just a bunch of overpaid overgrown thugs chasing a piece of rubber on ice. Whether or not you wish to cheer for them is a choice.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Kathleen said...

Not a hockey fan at all.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Hey now, I'm all for any excuse to raise a glass at the Pub! I'm in Flyers country, hockey's ok, but I'll leave the FANatic antics to my son:@)

Diane said...

I am not a big hockey fan either. I cringe everytime I see one of those players get hurt, just not body protection for them.

Growing up our household was Ken Dryden and the Montreal Canadians, to this day my family still cheers for the Habs.

Glad my son is a basketball player. Diane

Kasia said...

Wow... you should see it here... when the leafs play... -.- Its a jungle, with everyone going ape crazy... me? Nah, The only game I was excited (mildly) for is when we won with the US for the gold... and then my interest in hockey went back down to normal... from mediocre interested to not-at-all... LOL But I see your point... gonna b hard to ignore that riot though,good luck with it!

Blondie's Journal said...

Did you NOT hear me last year when the Hawks won the Stanley Cup??

Lots of luck!!

XO,
Jane

Bernie said...

Go Vancouver.....am really cheering them on but then I'm a sports nut.....:-)Hugs

Maureen said...

I'm with you. I've got bigger fish to fry. You can only imagine being a Montreal transplant now living in the Boston area how crazy it could be. I say "may the best team win". The Olympics were different though....go Canada!

Here Under the Rainbow said...

You don't strike me as someone who jumps on a bandwagon or follow the crowd. That is what's so great! Don't change your sassy ways.

But I'm a little dumbfounded that you are lukewarm on hockey...I thought all Canadians learn to ice skate before they crawl. :)

Forgive me, just because I was married to a Canadian, it doesn't earn me joking rights. Just dropping in to say hello, and thank YOU for stopping by and gracing my blog with your style and wit. Drop by again soon. -M

MiMi said...

That's so funny, that's exactly how I would be. Don't care! lol

vignette design said...

Not a hockey fan either, but I know how exciting it is when your team is winning. Go GIANTS! Did I mention, I love baseball?

Impulsive Addict said...

I like a good hockey match but we are Redwings fans. =)

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