Earlier this evening, I went to my 36th live sport event of 2008. This time, it was an (ice) hockey game at the Bellingham Sportplex. From what I can gather, it was a Division 1 game in a local league, between Bay City and the Blazers. Including Lisa, Cameron and I, there were seven spectators.
It was my first time watching the sport live, and two things hit me straight away. Firstly, it stinks in there. The smell of sweaty, wet men. Secondly, and I don’t know why I was surprised by this, but it was cold in there. Almost like they were keeping it cold in there for a reason… I wonder what that could be?
Anyway, it was a far more enjoyable game to watch live than it is on telly, mainly because I could actually see the puck moving around which I find difficult on the box. And it was refreshing to see an (ice) hockey game with no WWF-style stupid fights going on, just a bunch of regular blokes (and a couple of women) wanting to win a game. Neither team managed a win, though, with one of the teams pulling back from 4-2 down to draw level with just a couple of minutes on the clock. Those last couple of minutes were very exciting indeed.