Monday, July 14, 2008

Yo Vinnie! And Huh, Cheerleaders?

As my readers know, I am enjoying a fabulous vacation on Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast but I had to hijack my brother-in-law's laptop due to the total lack of anything hockey-related in these here parts of the South! I just heard about Vincent Lecavalier's "Crosby-esque" contract for 11-years, $85 million! Yo Vinny, looks like the Caps will be seeing you for a long time to come....

And cheers to GMGM for signing Gordo (Boyd Gordon), though HM wishes it were more than a one-year contract. He has a lot to contribute to the team and I look forward to seeing him back next season.


And no, say it ain't so Ted! Ice dancers, cheerleaders, spirit girls? I've always taken pride in the fact that the Caps were one of the few teams in the Southeast Division that didn't have such a spectacle. Note that some of the teams that have "spirit girls" (AKA Hooter's rejects on ice skates) are still trying to establish themselves as "serious" hockey markets. Example: Atlanta Thrashers, Nashville Predators, Florida Panthers...

I would rather pay more for a beer at the concession stand (or as one fan commented on another blog - get the napkins sponsored!) than be distracted while trying to explain the difference between real and silicon to my adolescent sons. When we're there to watch hockey for crying out loud! I will stick to my long-held opinion that cheerleaders have no place in ice hockey. And before you jump to conclusions, Hockey Mom was a serious ballet student in her younger days and tried out for the dance squad (on a dare) for the Florida State Golden Girls basketball dance squad. So I have nothing personally against the "dancers" themselves - I just don't think hockey is the proper "arena" so to speak. And just because you "love the Capitals" doesn't mean you know anything about the sport...

Sorry for the rant folks, but I just wanted to voice my opinion. I guess we'll hear a lot of different opinions on this subject; I'll be curious to hear the consensus.

Back to the beach - I have an ice-cold Corona calling my name! Ciao for now!

1 comment:

CapsFan 4U said...

Whaaaa?! You mean your not gonna try out?! Shake it, hockey mom! Looking forward to seeing future posts about your experience...