Monday, November 19, 2007

Carolina Baptism

When many of my KY friends heard I was moving to the Raleigh area, they approached me with concern for my soul. With the intensity of an intervention, they implored me not to root for the Dukie's (read Dookie's if you are a UK fan) or the fellas who wear the powder blue uni's. I made no promises, but said that I'd try to keep my 'Cat loyalties alive. Well, this past weekend I attended my first Raleigh sporting event: The Carolina Hurricanes vs. The Florida Panthers NHL game.

Had a great time. I was invited to sit in a box that one of the guy's in our worship band had rented so the rest of the band and their families could spend some time together.

If you've never seen a game from a luxury box- I highly recommend it. Why?: the constant provision of food, drinks (and dessert), premium parking passes, and the multiple seating options just off the top of my head.

So, breathe easy my UK brethren. My integrity is intact. (At least until someone offers me free tix to the Dean Dome or a chance to hang with the Cameron Crazies.)

And Russ- thanks again for letting me crash the party!


The Colonel said...

Had you ever been to a pro hockey game before? It might be one of my favorite sports to watch live. I mean, a game where a fight can break out at any second (on the ice or in the stands) is awesome in my book!

Fred said...

No- I'd been to a couple of Tampa Bay Lightning games before.

I agree w/the colonel- Hockey is much better in person than on tv.

And we did get 1 fight- complete with a full fledged body slam. NEVER seen that before in a hockey game.