Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Wait 'Til Next Year

My throat hurts from cheering for three straight hours.

My head hurts from the fans around me cheering for three straight hours.

My heart hurts from knowing this is the last game these Caps will play this season. 

I wasn't even a hockey fan this time last year. Now, after having watched the Washington Capitals play a magical season, you can count me among the converted. 

What an incredible game this is. It's neither better nor worse than baseball or soccer; it has its own rhythms and rituals that make it unique. 

The speed. The physicality. The grace. 

Will I be back at the Phone Booth this coming autumn? 

Bet your ass I will.

1 comment:

Scott said...

Me too -- see you in October.

Welcome to the interwebs, J-J.

"Scott in Shaw"