Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's hockey season...

...and I don't care

Many locals here have hockey fever and they go crazy for the Vancouver Canucks. It's all they talk about. It's all their life revolves around. In social situations, it's the only topic. On a Vancouver-related blog, you may expect the occasional Vancouver Canucks reference, but this is about as far as I go as talking about hockey.*

* Unless the Vancouver Canucks get into the Stanley Cup finals.**

** But only maybe.

p.s. I apologize to my friends who, back in August, I mentioned I'd watch the Canucks for them this season. It hasn't happened yet. Sorry.


Sebast1an said...

Omg... I am the only one of two people within my circle of friends that doesn't care for the Canucks, or hockey in general for that matter. To be honest, sometimes the fans anger me as they seem so "patriotic" about nothing. It certainly feels like a situation where it's either I'm a fan and a Canadian or I'm not a fan and not truly a Canadian. For some, it is that black and white. Glad to know we're not the only ones.

Robyn said...

Definitely not the only ones. ;)

I know what you mean about Canadian patriotism + hockey supposedly going hand in hand.

But what actually irks me more is the fervent patriotism associated with Tim Horton's. It's almost embarrassing how many Canadians glorify Tim Horton's - a mediocre coffee + donut shop if there ever was one - to be the epitome of Canadianness. Perhaps that's the case in small town Ontario, but...