I’m not trying to say I don’t like hockey. All I mean to say is that every screen in my house is commandeered from April to June every night with hockey games, hockey commentary and hockey stats. It’s a little much.
To make matters worse, my husband’s team, the Red Wings, just got kicked out of the playoffs, so instead of watching with someone who’s excited and engaged, it’s with a grumbling sourpuss who can’t help but complain about how all the teams left fighting each other for the Stanley Cup are…
Not so stupid that we don’t have to watch it every night.
Did you know that if you have enough channels, you never have to be without hockey-related programming for even a minute of every waking hour? I have the channels but I know even if I didn’t, we have a PlayStation 3 with NHL2012 just waiting to be played. In our house, the Red Wings deserve to win the cup and they’ll win it again next year too, and I’m pretty sure Gordie Howe still plays for them or at least inspires them!
Again, hockey is ok; it’s fast, it’s exciting and the guys that still have teeth and noses that haven’t been flattened by pucks and punches are cute enough, but it’s on every single night! How do the player’s wives put up with it? At least football is only on Sundays and Mondays.
I’d love to make some sort of compromise, to drag him away from his obsession but I know this two month ritual reminds him of when he was a kid with his father, and I know that he’s been watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a lot longer than he’s known me. So, like in other years, I’ll just let him enjoy his game and catch up my reading. Once in a while I’ll look up from my book and see my husband cheering and gyrating on the couch across from me, and then I’ll look up at the mantle and see the framed autographed Steve Yzerman rookie card sitting in front of our wedding photo.
June can’t come soon enough!
Karla Stephens-Tolstoy, Tokii CEO & Founder
A business and brand maverick, skilled in building start-ups and building brand management teams in North America, Asia and Europe.