Friday, September 23, 2005

I Don't Need them Anymore

My nine year old loves hockey. And why shouldn't he. He has seen the Wings win three stanley cups, loves playing the game, and enjoys collecting cards.

But he also likes baseball. Or so I thought.

Last night he wanted to see if the Tigers were on. Usually, they start their games about half an hour before he needs to go to bed for reading time, and more often than not he gets to watch an inning or two.

I hadn't checked if the Tigers were playing, but we turned on Fox Sports Detroit, and wouldn't you know it, the Wings were about to start playing the Blue Jackets in an exhibition game.

Check ESPN, I said, or channel 12, thinking maybe the Tigers would be on one of those channels.

He looked at me like I was crazy. Who needs the Tigers, he said. The wings are on.


Anonymous Zwicker said...

Don't let it get you down. Many people, especially kids, tend to go with the team who's won hotter or has won more recently. For example, I had little interest in basketball as a kid. Granted, that was partly due to how poorly the NBA marketed itself, but I'm sure the Pistons being a laughing stock had a lot to do with it.

September 24, 2005 10:49 PM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

You got one smart kid there. I became a hockey fan since in the '80s when the Wings sucked. Hockey just simply rules and trumps base-ball a million times over. Hockey just rules!

September 25, 2005 1:44 PM  
Blogger Just Shu said...

I think it's a shmae that the Togers aren't on TV every far as the boy choosing preseason hockey over pointless september baseball...I guess that's a wash

September 25, 2005 10:13 PM  
Anonymous Zwicker said...

What's a shmae?

September 26, 2005 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Zwicker said...

What are Togers?

September 26, 2005 8:54 AM  
Blogger Krunk said...

He's got a damn good point!

September 27, 2005 11:14 PM  
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