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Clarksville, TN – My wife and I are avid hockey fans. We fell in love with the game a couple of years ago. She was given a pair of tickets from a friend, and off we went.
We’ve been hooked ever since.
My wife knows all the players, listens to sports/talk radio, keeps up with all the latestDo you know how exciting it is to have an in depth discussion with your wife about sports? Especially a wife who knows more about the team than you do? It’s not intimidating, it’s a bit of a “turn-on.” news.
As a news/sports “junkie” I have always been a fan of the game, because I think hockey players are the best professional athletes on the planet. The things they can do, no, the things they HAVE to do just to play the game is amazing.
Try asking Rob Bironas to kick a field goal wearing ice skates. Better yet, try asking Rob Bironas to skate.
If you’ve never seen a hockey game live, and I mean an NHL game, you don’t know what you’re missing. Television just doesn’t do it justice. It’s such a fast paced game, with athletes who have amazing hand/eye coordination, ice skating skills, and toughness to “rough” it up the entire game.
And not to mention, they’re in incredible shape. I mean let’s face it, they run “wind sprints” all night.
The Nashville Predators organization does an amazing job to accommodate the fans. From the moment you enter the Bridgestone Arena, or “Smashville,” to the moment you leave the game, they put on one hell of a show.
You’re greeted by a friendly ticket taker, then immediately welcomed by a member of the staff handing out programs or promotional items. You immediately are engulfed by all the smells of the food vendors, and captivated by the excitement of just being there.
Once you get to your section, another “host” shows you to your seat, and the excitement begins to build.
The jumbo tron is showing video shots of people in the crowd, promotional announcements and more. And the music is LOUD, just like I like it.
GAME ON !
Most people tell me they don’t go to a game because they don’t understand hockey. I tell them to just go for the fast paced action and the “rock concert” feel of the event.
If you can’t enjoy the “people watching,” not to mention the excitement of the game, then something is seriously wrong with you. Plus,when you leave the game, you walk right out into lower Broadway, the “pulse” of the Music City.
Awesome! What’s not to love?
The Nashville Predators put on a great show, night after night, and that’s no easy task. Over 17,000 people per night, and they’re good at it.
Go to a game sometime. You won’t be disappointed. Regardless of who wins.
Hank Bonecutter spent forty years in broadcasting as a talk-show host, journalist, writer, and producer. He is president of www.clarksvillesportsnetwork.com, and is a contributing author/journalist for .an advertising consulting and media firm. He owns
Hank is former owner/general manager of Wjzm radio, Clarksville TN, and produced the longest running morning radio talk show in Clarksville, “The Bone Show.”
Hank is also a stand-up comedian, having performed at some of the top comedy clubs in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. He produced a series of Clarksville comedy shows called “Comedy on the Cumberland,” that raised money for Clarksville area charities.
You can follow Hank on Facebook and Twitter, @bonecutter01 and @boneheadnews.
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