I originally started this blog for college football and rock & roll. Now that hockey season is in full swing, I reserve the right to toss a hockey post in here every now and then. But first, a little background...
-I played rec league hockey when I was in highschool.
-I loved seeing the Atlanta Knights play when I was a kid even though the Omni was a TERRIBLE venue.
-I was a junior or senior when Atlanta got their pro franchise, the Thrashers.
-It's been a love/hate relationship ever since. Especially the last few years when we weren't competing up to our level of talent.
-I loved Bob Hartley and Don Waddell ranks right up there with Michael Adams in my book for firing him.
-I own the original style "throw-back" jersey the Thrashers stopped wearing...and I still like it best.
But on to last night, I received a few tickets most hockey fans only dream of getting. Thanks to a little business dealings we had VIP access to the arena from a guarded door in a parking deck, a luxury suite with all you can drink beer and all I could eat BBQ pork (it was Aramark grade BBQ, but I'll take it), and center ice seats right behind the penatly box.
This was my view for the initial puck-drop.
This was my view when Garnet Exelby beat the crap out of someone and got thrown into the penalty box.
And I got to meet Thrash.
I'm slated to receive a few more games with my contact and if you're a Thrashers fan with 2 extra GOOD UGA/Tech tickets I might consider the pioneer style barter system if you're feelin' foxy.