Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hard to top that…


i hate two teams… :: bu vs bc at fenway park, boston :: january 8, 2010

Wow. It’s been awhile.


It’s not like there hasn’t been stuff going on - there’s been too much of it!

For starters, if you have access to my Tweets, you’ll know I’ve got something pretty big and potentially life changing brewing in the background. I’m supposed to find out for sure what’s going on tomorrow. I’m wicked sick just thinking about it… It’s that huge. If you’re my friend on Facebook, but blocked from my tweets, you probably think I’ve lost my mind. That’s fair and not too far from the truth. I’ve actually had fun the past few days sending out odd, random text messages and leaving even worse Facebook statuses. The creativity (if you want to call it that) has been keeping my mind off of The Thing I Can Not Talk About (Yet).

So. Moving on.

I don’t know - I had this whole rant about the NHL’s game at Fenway because there were so many people who got tickets who weren’t hockey fans, and we struggled to find some, any, that we could afford and failed. I may be a Rangers fan now (more on that in the next entry), but I used to bleed gold and black… and I would have liked to see the Bruins play there. It just really pissed me off that people went to that game because it was a novelty. I’m just happy it wasn’t a “real” game. They should have played the Habs. I would have mortgaged the house for a ticket to THAT game. THAT would have been a game… instead, I’m just bummed and annoyed that people who don’t even like hockey, who bitched about the cold, who got tickets for free, got to see the game. 

On the other hand, in my 29+ years of life on this planet, I’ve been able to experience several once-in-a-lifetime things. Some good, some bad, and some… OMFG! I CAN’T BELIEVE I WATCHED BU BEAT BC AT FENWAY FREAKING PARK!

Yeah. That.

I used to work in an outdoor rink, so I knew being outside was going to suck. I had an entire hockey season to practice layering techniques, and I am proud to say I remembered everything I learned back in the 1995-96 hockey season. (Here’s what I wore.) I had my ski jacket with me and I didn’t even put it on once, I was that warm. I had no idea it was 7 degrees with the wind chill, and I’m very glad I didn’t know it then, otherwise I might have actually felt it. That would have sucked.

I was an emotional wreck the entire game. Every once it an while it hit me that I was in Fenway Park, watching college hockey. Not *just* college hockey, of course, but my beloved Terriers and our biggest rivals. Not only was it BU/BC, which would have been huge in and of itself, but it was a game between the last two National Champions. Talk about amazing. It was such an historical moment, and I got caught up in it a couple of times. I still get emotional thinking about it. I can’t even begin to describe what it felt like to be there watching that. To make things even better, it was a HOCKEY game - not some prepackaged, family-friendly, unexciting, moving the puck from end to end game. The boys played like it was a National Championship game. Considering the rivalry - it might have been, it was that huge.

There’s so many things about the game that I will not forget… but the moment that will stay with me forever was how it felt to walk down Yawkey Way singing “The Song” at the top of my lungs.

one, two, one, two, three, four…

Posted by Matty on 01/21 at 11:14 PM