How the Hell Did We Get Here?

With an NBA lockout an almost certitude, two NBA aficionados were left roaming the world of sports aimlessly. That is, until one day, Brett and Bob uncovered what (they hope) will become their new second favorite sport: hockey.

The hockey season always ran parallel to the NBA season, so these two orangeball lovers had never even watched a game. That would soon change. Brett and Bob devoured all they could about the mysterious sport. “Fighting? They are fighting? And the refs aren’t stopping it?” Brett asked Bob, as both sat in awe at what was perhaps the greatest display of manliness they had ever experienced. “Why didn’t we start watching this sooner?

At this point in time, these two basketball refugees are still trying to get a handle on the nuances of the sport (seriously, what the fuck is icing?) They are making progress. They have decided to root for the newly minted Winnipeg Jets and already have strong feelings about a lot of the other teams in the league (fuck the Bruins, am I right?) This is a catalog of their thoughts and ramblings about the manliest show on ice as seen through the only lens they know, by drawing parallels with basketball. If you’re a fan of the orangeball, a fan of hockey, or just like humorous sports writing in the vein of Grantland, this is the place for you.

Invite your friends, pull on the skates, maybe pop out a couple of your front teeth, and get ready for the 2011-2012 NHL season with two clueless basketball junkies trying to make it in a basketball-less world.

7 thoughts on “How the Hell Did We Get Here?

  1. Anonymous says:

    I loved this idea so much, I pimped it in my latest blog post.
    http://gossipsports.com/what-the-hell-is-icing-a-blog-by-nhl-neophytes-for-nhl-neophytes/

    I’ll be following you guys all year. Cheers!!

    • Bob Gurnett says:

      We definitely appreciate the shout out. We hope this gains enough traction that we can justify a more aggressive publishing schedule. Right now we’re at an article a day, with the recaps in the morning and table settings at night. But if we get enough clicks, we could justify post a few articles a day (and maintain quality by bringing in more contributers/spending more time at work blogging instead of working, because work is for chumps.)

      So thanks again and we will definitely be reading you as well.

  2. Hello. Apparently I have to say ‘your mother sent me here’ but I’d also like to wish you all the best with your new blog and sport! 😉

    • Bob Gurnett says:

      Thanks! If you’re not already a hockey fan, this is the perfect time to pick it up. Couple games a week will be on Versus and NHLNET. You’ll be surprised how quickly you pick up the game, even if sports aren’t your thing. The constant movement and ever-present threat of scoring/getting scored on will glue you to the action. Give it a try and you can thank me later!

  3. puckinidiots says:

    Hey Guys,

    Too bad you’ll never want to watch Basket ball ever again. Never.

    Ever.

    Im linking to you from my site. Feel free to do the same.(puckinidiots.com)

  4. furcifer says:

    Welcome. Now that you’re puckheads your lives will never be the same.

  5. Kay Mann says:

    You guys should definitely post more! From an old puck head to anew, thanks for the shout out to our proud sport 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: