Saturday, October 15, 2005

Oh! the good old hockey game...

"Oh! The good old hockey game,
Is the best game you can name;
And the best game you can name,
Is the good old Hockey game!
"


Never thought I would ever sing that song (The Hockey Song) along with more than ten thousand people who's watching the ice hockey (NHL) game of Washington "Capitals" vs New York "Islanders" last Thursday! Dua tahun di Toronto, tidak pernah terbersit sekali pun untuk bela-belain nonton 'crazy' hockey game... meskipun setiap musim bertanding ada saja teman yang ngajak nonton.

"It's not a sport... it's a fighting game!"

Begitu alasanku setiap kali diajak. Yang kunonton malah baseball game (dan Toronto Blue Jays kalah teruuuuus! ) di Skydome. Dan kalopun pergi nonton, itu karena ndak ada kerjaan dan menarik lihat stadium sebesar Skydome )... and frankly speaking, baseball is kinda "B" rated sport to watch ("B" stands for mem--"B"osan--kan, hee hee). Later on, sa tahu kalo the Kearns family fans berat hockey... mulai dari Mom, Dad, dan saudara-saudara David. David told me kalo mereka sejak kecil selalu dibawa nonton hockey, yang akhirnya jadi olahraga kesayangan keluarga (eventhough they don't play it). Ketika akhirnya kita dikasih tiket gratis sama Mamanya Iman (hadiah dari kantornya... but she had to work that night) untuk nonton hari Kamis kemarin, sa "berhasil" juga nonton game yang sa selalu bilang 'fighting game'. lol.

Meskipun permainan berakhir dengan kemenangan NY Islanders 5-3, it was not a bad game at all (dan memang harus diakui kalo tim tamu jauh lebih 'jago' daripada the Caps). I enjoyed watching (and yelling... screaming... lol) the game sambil dengar David menjelaskan beberapa aturan yang tidak sa mengerti (hee hee... emang tidak ada yang sa mengerti *sigh*). Of course, there were some fighting... but not that bad lah :) ).

Can't wait to see Toronto Maple Leafs main di sini (lawan the Caps) awal November nanti. Hee hee... sa kasih tahu David nanti kalo nonton sa mo support the Leafs (it's Toronto bo'!)... jadi kita berdua "musuhan" ceritanya . Mmmm... bakal diborongika' itu kawé nanti satu stadium karena tidak men-support tim tuan rumah (the Capitals) . We'll see...

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