Embracing My Inner Fanatic

In January, Quinn started watching NHL highlights. Football was just about over, and he needed something to fill in that excitement. One of the first questions he asked Sean was “What do you know about hockey?”

Sean: “ummmm… nothing. But I’ll be willing to learn about it and watch it with you.”

That simple statement has led to this:


Me – crazy screaming hockey fan. It only took one game. Since then, I’ve woken the kids up with my yelling, missed workouts due to game night, fist pumped, high-fived and belly bumped my husband more than I have in the sum total of our prior 12 years together.

Addicted doesn’t seem to adequately describe my feelings for this sport. I love it! I’m a crazy fanatic.


And the entire family has gotten into it:

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Sean, Abbie and Quinn have been to many games. And they’ve been on tv:

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quinn at game

The little ones and I have only been to a couple. (that will change next year because we’ve purchased season tickets)

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So now it’s lead to this: (fortunately, I’ve known how to skate since I was little. Otherwise, I’d be on the curb pouting)


(AGAIN with the rabbit ears for Sean)


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Last nights Predators win against the Red Wings has gotten us fired up for tonight. It’s the final game of the regular season. It’s our last shot for the playoffs. If you call my house, from 7:00 – 10:00 pm, leave a message.

What or who are you a fan of?


  1. http://Anonymous says

    Preds all the way!

  2. http://Paul%20Nicholson says

    Welcome to Pred Nation (as announcer Paul McCann calls us)

  3. http://Karla says

    I just wish I had an *actual* photo of me in all of my craziness and not some Oilers fan ;0)
    I tried to “Pred” it up lol

  4. http://@stackiii says

    Welcome aboard! Great post. Wish the team/local media would market stories like yours, show how much fun hockey is for TN families!

  5. http://Sonya says

    It so easy to become a fanatic of this team. It was just a few years ago that I was exactly where you are now… and trust me it… it just keep getting more & more insane (in a wild & wonderful way)!

  6. http://Kimmy says

    Yes, I too am a hockey fan. My team is the Toronto Maple Leafs. Sadly, they did not make the playoffs this year. I think this is so precious how you have embraced this sport, and how your husband told his son that he would learn about the sport for him. And now, look at you. . . season ticket holders!!!! You remind me of myself when I first became a huge fan of hockey as well (back when I was 15 years old and “falling in love” with players from our local junior hockey team). My husband isn’t quite as big of a hockey fan as I am, so I’m not into it as much anymore. My boys, however, love to play street hockey and “mini sticks”; we are hoping to take them to an NHL game next season. It didn’t work out this year–we have to travel one or two provinces in order to watch a live game, and it just wasn’t feasible for us this past winter.
    Anyways, I like your team and I’ll be cheering them on and thinking of you and your fam during the next couple of months.

  7. http://John says

    I know what you mean about it just taking one game. I grew up in the Tampa Bay area, and when the Lightning came into existence Phil Esposito said the game would succeed in the South because if you go to just one game, you’ll be hooked. So I tried it out and discovered he was right. By the way, I found your blog through Run DMT.

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