Good afternoon sports fans alike! Yes, more hockey news, because yes, there is no NHL season still. Blah......games are canceled through the end of November meaning that IF a season were to resume,it would only be three months long. Thanks a lot Mr. Gary Bettman; you need to be fired from you job and never show your face again in society. Do you know that us hockey fans are pissed off at you for TAKING AWAY the season when plenty of other leagues and teams play through contract negotiations? WHY must you be so ignorant to the fact that us hockey fans WANT to see our favorite players playing the game they love?
Anyways, back to the task at hand, an African-American NHL player playing in the Czech Republic was called "Opice" or monkey in English. Why must race come into everything? People, WAKE UP, it is the 21st century and people of all kinds are around you. Accept it or go hide under a rock literally.
- What do you think about this issue?? Feel free to share your thoughts.
Hello sports fans! Here I am and ready to talk about the weekend. The Chicago Wolves played on Friday away in Peoria, IL and we lost 4 to 1 because the 3rd period was horrible. I wasn't there, but heard from my hockey friends that the Wolves just sat back and really didn't take much action. Saturday we faced San Antonio Rampage at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL and they gave us a battle. We were winning through out the game, but for some reason, we took a little coffee break during the second ish period and they tied the game 5 to 5. This is when fans got seriously into the game and the end result was an overtime win 6 to 5! Whoop! Whoop!
Come Sunday now, hockey players are just like normal people and get tired as well. We played pretty solid verses the Grand Rapids Griffins and if you EVER wear a RED WINGS JERSEY to the Wolves home ice, that isn't cool ok. If you didn't realize, there is no NHL SEASON PEOPLE! I can't believe people are so dumb as to think "Oh well, since I can't support my normal NHL team, instead I'm going to support the AHL team and piss off fans of the other team" NO NO NO!! Just because I'm a Blackhawks fan, I DON'T support the Rockford Icehogs a.k.a their AHL team. Just because I'm a Chicago Wolves fan, I DON'T support our lame affiliate a.k.a Cansucks. Fyi, we lost in overtime due to a stupid penalty that a referee gave to Nathan Longpre. One point is better than earning nothing though.
The point I'm trying to prove is that when a hockey such as myself comes to the Allstate Arena, I really don't want to see Blackhawks, baseball t-shirts, golf apparel, "Dead Wing" jerseys, or any other jersey that is NOT a Wolves one ok. If you dare wear another jersey, then you damn well have a good reason to.
Hello folks! :) I took a mini vacation from updating this blog, but don't worry because I'm back. This week was the Bieber concert (Tuesday), covered an event for the Torch on Wednesday, and normal student business such as reading, papers, and consuming lots of coffee. Maybe that why I'm so short, actually five feet to be exact. haha Anyways, not much has been happening in the sports realm except there was a poll that stated the most hated and liked players in the NFL. Jay Culter, the quarter back for the Chicago Bears, was ranked #2 for being the most hated quarterback. No way folks, please!! If voters provided a rationale for their logic, ok fine, but don't you dare say anything bad about Culter because he didn't do anything to you.
Good morning sports fans! As I'm finishing my mug of morning coffee and checking e-mails, there was a story on Yahoo! Sports about a football team, an NFL one at that, whose is under speculation by the league for the illegal use of a "illegal sticky substance". This is called cheating and no one should feel ok by doing this.
Yes, I know this is way... off topic from sports and technology. However, just thought I'd share this article because me being 100% Italian, we are known for drinking red wine and its many health benefits. Treat yourself and have a glass of red wine. You deserve it for keeping up with my blog for so long! Cheers everyone and raise a glass! :)
Hello sports fans alike. This weekend was odd in the sense that there was no home hockey games. The Chicago Wolves played away in Abbotsford Heat aka Canaian team and Friday night we won 3 to 2 in a shoot out. I'll explain what a shoot out is for those who don't know. Basically in an average hockey game, there are three twenty minute periods and a five minute five-on-five play takes place if the score is still tied in regulation. If the score is still evened up after this sudden death overtime period, then a shoot out happens, in which, five players are picked from each team to shot one-on-one with the opponent's team goalie. Whoever makes the most shots during this time frame wins the game and typically there are no limits as to how many "shoot outs" can occur. As you can guess, when two good teams come together, sometimes a long game happens and be prepared to cheer for longer then expected.
On Saturday night, unfortunately, the Wolves lost 4 to 1 and it was in regulation as well. I've got be honest here, I didn't listen to the audio online becaue I had a date with my boyfriend. But taken into account both teams (Heat and Wolves) were on a winning streak before they faced each other and one team has to win and the other has to lose. But that doesn't matter because at least the Wolves won one game out of the dual-weekend faceoff. No team is perfect and that is something that all fans, not just hockey fans, have to accept.
- Any thoughts about facing a team back to back?? How do you maintain that energy both nights?
*Yes, this is quite an accomplishment for me because getting three articles published in one week is crazy good for me especially since I never knew how much progression I'd make. Enjoy them and feel free to comment with any thoughts or opinions. Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your day! :)
Hello sports fans around the world. I just finished editing a video for a media production course and finally am getting a chance to up-date this blog. Tonight is the Chicago Wolves second home game excluding the home opener on the 13th of this month. Ironically, today is a "hockey day" because I'll be going from school straight to the arena with my boyfriend. I can't wait because there isn't a better way to end a productive day than to watch a good old fashioned hockey game. Tonight the Wolves take on the Peoria Rivermen at 7 p.m. and odds are that it won't be a crowded game because individuals have work/ school obligations during the week to take care of. Anyways, let's go Wolves and Hawks (whenever they start playing... I still have to support them though and hopefully the rest of the Chicagoland area will do the same) Later from the Windy City! :)
Reading the comments below this article on Yahoo! are brutal. Such comments are "Who cares. They boycotted me over and over and over. I'm not going to bother with them anymore. My sweaters are going up on Ebay." and "Go ahead and kill a sport that was on life support anyway". WHAT?? Go and kill the sport because it's not as popular as football or baseball?? NO. Comments such as this are ignorant and make no sense because hockey fans are everywhere ok. Please....... give me a break and stay under that rock you've been under. If you ever say "kill a sport that was on life support anyway"a.k.a hockey, don't ever talk to me because I <3 the sport and no one can tell me different. Nor will I ever be friends with someone who bashes my favorite sport. People don't understand something, in which, they have no previous knowledge about and therefore SHOULDN'T make themselves sound like uninformed individuals. Learn about a topic first before objecting judgment upon it and be a critical consumer of knowledge at the same time. Thank you...... - Link to article:
Hello again. I just got out of class and finally get a chance to fill you dedicated readers in on a crazy weekend from coming to Allstate Arena with my boyfriend, dancing in his car, forgetting to bring cups for drinks and having to buy them at Target, and laughing at some pretty nonsensical phrases later on in the evening. My "Hockey Family", which includes: Stephanie, Taylor, Tom, Thomas, Dawn, Ron, and myself as well as other friends of friends, all tailgated from 2 until 6:30 at night and the game finally started at 7 p.m.
When it comes to tailgating, my "Hockey Family" all pitched in to bring various drinks, food, and chairs for people to sit if they didn't want to stand. Mind you the entire time we were tailgating, it was raining and often times had to gather everyone under the tent to avoid getting drenched. After that, what happened last year happened this year, my one friend Tom leaves his tent out for the wind to take and long behold, after the game, the blue tarp that served as the covering, was completely gone and the wire framework was on the side by the highway in an angular shape. It was hilarious because he wanted to save it and lets just say, it was way way way beyond saving. Anyways, the point is that, yes, tailgating is fun, with the right weather conditions and temperature. However, I can't deny the fun time I had and in fact you have the best time when unexpected events occur (sometimes). - Story time: Have you had a really positive or negative experience while tailgating? Feel free to share! :) Go Wolves!!!! <3
Hello sports fans, specifically AHL hockey fans! This past Saturday, October 13th and 14th, were the Chicago Wolves' opening weekend and we dominated over the Rockford Icehogs. Ironically, the Icehogs or as I call them "hogs", are the minor league team for the Chicago Blackhawks. At this point, you're probably thinking, well if you support a minor team-AHL- you must support the NHL team. NO. This is not true because I am a Hawks and Wolves fan, but I don't support the "Hogs" or the lame Cansucks (Wolves NHL affiliate- when the season actually begins.......). Other hockey fans can or can't agree with me and that is fine because everyone has their own teams they support / their own opinions as well. Overall, there will be more posts about this weekend, but it was one crazy one at that and I'll explain why. But to just summarize, the Wolves won 1 to 0 in a shootout on Saturday and Sunday 5 to 3 in regulation. Yeah!!!! :) Way to go Wolves; great start to the season! :) Below are links to more objective news about this opening weekend:
Hello sports fans. I know it has been a couple of days, but don't you worry. I'm back in action and below is a link to my article that was published in the Torch this past week Enjoy and pass it along if you think it is good. Thanks and have a good weekend folks! It is finally Friday! :)
Yes, this post might go a bit off topic, but work with me here. I was browsing through my homepage and I came across this article about a WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment, star CM Punk who recently hit a fan in the stands after that fan punched him in the kidney. I know i'm probably confusing some of you who don't watch this sport, however, what does this prove? We have enough violence in this world ok and to have a wrestling fan attack a wrestler is simply not cool. That is why arena seats, a ring exists in the middle of the venue, and security personnel are typically present at these events. Listen up all you wrestling fans, you are NOT part of the show ok, you are a fan. Keep those boundaries and everyone should fair just fine. Leave the job of professional wrestlers to them and them only. Thank you and let me know what you think. By the way, I hate to say this, but he is from Chicago.
- Is WWE promoting violence in an already violent world? Does this organization add a negative or positive value to society as a whole?
Sports fans: How far is too far to cheer for your team? When an opponent's main player, what do you do? Cheer? Stand up in concern? Wish for him/ her to be ok? Well in this situation, Kansas City fans cheered loudly in unison when a player for the opposing team couldn't move for minutes. Is this action wrong or right?? I'll let you decide for yourself.
Here is another article about the NHL lockout and I'm trying to keep you readers updated on what is going on between the owners and the National Hockey League Player's Association. Even though us Blackhawk fans might not be cheering our team on, Go Hawks!! :) You should still keep faith in your team with the bleakest conditions.
Hello sports fans! Yesterday after the Bears game verses the Jacksonville Jaguars, my lovely boyfriend told me the our Chi-Town team literally owned the game and that the final score was 41to 3. It is kind of crazy that I got distracted with updating blogs, doing homework for today, e-mailing a couple people for my dad because he types as slow as turtle, and a couple other tasks, that I completely didn't even know their was a Bears game until it was over. That is why I'm lucky to have someone in my life who keeps me updated on sports when college work takes over! :) Even though I'm not the biggest Bears fan in the world, I do support Chicago sports in general, however I have only been to one baseball game about six years ago and it was a horrible experience. Anyways, the point of of this post is to congratulate the Bears on yet another victory and to keep up the amazing work. Below is a helpful overview of the game and what went down because I didn't watch or listen to it and therefore I don't have a basic rundown of events. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/bears-overwhelm-jaguars-defense-win-014510881--nfl.htm
Enjoy and have a fantastic day everyone! Thank you for reading and don't hesitate to contact me regarding this blog, sports, or any other topic you'd like me to bring up and write about! :)
Well NHL hockey fans alike, I wish I had better news to report. No, Chicago Blackhawks, I still haven't forgotten about you even though my Wolves is the only hockey being played now. According to a Yahoo! article, Bill Daly, NHL deputy commissioner, announced that the first two weeks of the season are basically canceled. Below are a couple of snippets:
"In announcing the cancellation, Daly issued the following statement:
"We were extremely disappointed to have to make today's announcement. The game deserves better, the fans deserve better and the people who derive income from their connection to the NHL deserve better. "
"We remain committed to doing everything in our power to forge an agreement that is fair to the players, fair to the teams and good for our fans.
"This is not about 'winning' or 'losing' a negotiation. This is about finding a solution that preserves the long-term health and stability of the League and the game.
Now, here is how I see it, since there hasn't been a collective bargaining agreement reached or commonly known as the CBA, so far the first two weeks of the season will be canceled. This is not a good sign because who knows how many more games will be canceled (let's hope no more). For the dedicated hockey fans, this isn't good. What are we going to do without our favorite sport? The reason why I feel so dedicated to this topic is because both sides, the NHL owners and National Hockey League Players Association, in the end, MAKE MILLIONS OF $. Why can't they settle their issues regarding non-hockey revenue and various other issues. Please please please just agree, compromise, and try to make everyone happy. That is my vent. lol Thank you for listening! :)
Hello sports fans! This past Friday my Chicago Wolves, American Hockey League, had their third pre-game at Hoffman Estates Ice arena at 7 p.m. and I went with my boyfriend. Additionally, I saw all of my "Hockey Family" and my dad's friends as well. To to honest, the best feeling in the world is knowing that your favorite sport or sports will be starting up and you know to expect lots of highs and lows. I came in my decked out hockey jersey and blue jean purse that Kurtis Foster and Brian M., both former Wolves players, signed. The fights, aggression, and everything that hockey fans love came at me on Friday night and I loved every minute of it. However, in the end, our goalie, who was with us for a couple games last season, let in a couple extra goals that were questionable. The Chicago Wolves ended up losing 4 to 2, but that is why it is called "Pre-Season", to basically get out all of the kinks in the system before the "real" season starts. Nevertheless, I salute my Wolves for giving it a good A+ effort and keep on keeping on.
Question for you dedicated readers: How do you cope when your favorite teams loses a game?
Enjoy the rest of Sunday folks! Stay warm out there if you're in the Chicago area.
Hello sports fans! Last night was a very special night because it was when my family, close friend, and myself picked up our season tickets for the Chicago Wolves at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. Yes, I met a close friend at Addison, which is stop on the blue line and we went together. Funny thing is we ended up being an hour late, but what can you do; life isn't perfect. During this ticket- pickup event, I saw various members from my "Hockey Family" and the new boys (players). It was a very nice event and finally our pre-game is coming up Friday at Hoffman Estates, IL, which is where the Wolves practice anyway. - Question: What is the first action you do when you haven't seen someone, aka a friend/ sports fan, in a while? -Do you run to them and give them a huge hug? - Do you say hello and knock them down? Feel free to share your thoughts. Have a great day and later folks! <3
Hello sports fans! My love for writing has taken on another level. As it turns out and I plan on keep on keeping on, my second article was published in my college newspaper, which is the Roosevelt University Torch student run newspaper. The first one was about Justin Bieber's new book and the second one was about the NHL lockout. I'm honored to be in this position and completing this blog as well! Thanks to all of you dedicated readers we have reached 1436 views!!!! Without you, I'd be nowhere in the blogging world. THANK YOU so much!! :)
Hey sports fans! Chi-Town what's up? Our Chicago Bears won 34 to 18 against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night. I'm not sure if the game was on Fox, which is Channel 32 in the Chicago area, however I do know that it was on ESPN if you have cable or dish. I didn't watch the game and I'm kind of mad that I didn't because first off we won and number two Tony Romo was sacked by our over powerful Bears. Trying in popular culture, Jessica Simpson, yes, the same one that dumped Nick Lachey, dated Romo for a while during years past and then they ended things for various reasons. Anyways, I loved hearing that Romo was sacked because it is funny. Below is an article about his event in it's entirety:
This past Sunday my love Justin Bieber emptied his insides out on stage due to not feeling well, but never the less continued to push through and finished his first show of the new Believe Tour, named after his album that was released in July. I couldn't be more proud of him because he didn't let the temporary illness take over and realized that his devoted Beliebers had been waiting months if not a year for his tour. Keep up the good work baby and Never Say Never. An article is below if you want to read more about this issue: http://omg.yahoo.com/news/justin-bieber-gets-sick-on-stage--continues-with-concert.html
- Sharing time! Put yourself in Bieber's shoes,would you have pushed through basically puking your guts out or just ended the show earlier?