Hockey is Back

It was good to have hockey back today.

Opening nights are supposed to be festive and full of both nostalgia and future thinking. There was very little of that. I guess Covid 19 has kicked that in the ass–and pretty hard too. Hopefully next year will have a bigger opening ceremony.

Many years ago, for two years in a row, I was able to get a ticket to opening night. It was so good to be part of the crowd. We had anticipation of the coming season. We had hope that our heroes would vanquish all of the challengers. For those first moments, anything was possible.

It is weird to watch hockey with piped in crowd noise. I keep wondering if they have microphones in people’s houses or if they are using Siri to transmit real noises. Probably not–but you just don’t know for sure.

It was good to have hockey back. It brings a bit of normalcy to my life. It makes things seem like they are going to get back on track. I enjoyed the game and I was glad I made time for it in my schedule. It is no doubt that it is Today’s Perfect Moment.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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3 Responses to Hockey is Back

  1. capejohn says:

    I know the feeling. I’m a soccer fan and am looking forward to going to games. I’m starting in New England, Atlanta and Austin.

  2. bgddyjim says:

    Watched the Wings last night! It’s almost a whole new team and they weren’t very good last night but I’m excited to see what Stevie Y can do at the helm.

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