Cross posted from the new …On Being a Sports Girl
Ryan Gentry is a devoted Boston sports fan, despite relocating several years ago to Southern California. The co-founder of up-and-coming sports fan wear company CPR Gear, Gentry saw a need for fan wear that was hip and spoke to the intense nature of New England sports fans. He founded CPR Gear – “The Heartbeat of New England” – in 2008, and his line has attracted all sorts of attention from several teams and many fans. CPR Gear may stand for “Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox,” but Gentry is quick to point out that the Bruins and all other teams are included as well – his line represents more of the devotion and dedication of New England fans as a whole, rather than individual teams.
I had a great phone conversation with Gentry a few weeks back, and he agreed to be one of my first “Five questions with…” subjects. Here’s the interview! Continue reading
Join me over at the new home for…On Being a Sports Girl, as I interview Adam Sherlip, aka the Hockey Volunteer. Adam will be traveling to India in January to teach hockey in the Himalayans. Impressive, right? Join me as I talk to Adam about his motivation, challenges and future plans.
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While I will continue to cross post some of my posts here, the brand new …On Being a Sports Girl is ready at http://www.sportsgirlkat.com.
I reccomend that you update your bookmarks and check out the site early and often. I have a lot of things planned – giveaways, exclusive interviews, and the like – and you will want to check it out as much as possible! Consider this new site a holiday present to you – you asked for more SportsGirlKat, and I obliged!
Thank you to all of my readers, and here’s to more sports discussion in 2009!
I have taken the plunge and am currently in the process of setting up my own domain: http://www.sportsgirlkat.com. This is all new to me, but has been a step I have been researching and mulling over for a few months. If I ever want to make my coffee money through writing (because I fully realize I’ll never make real money writing, but if I could possible earn coffee money, it would be helpful), I would need to do so from my own domain.
When the new site is fully ready, I’ll be sure to let you all know. As always, thank you for your readership!
Dear My Canadian Family/Ma famille Canadienne,
Let Rochester become a member of "The Eh Team." (T-shirt available at Noisebot.com)
Last Sunday, Western New York let you borrow the Buffalo Bills for a game. You gave them the Rogers Centre, a dull and lifeless home. They, in turn, gave you a dull and lifeless football game. I apologize for the unproductive exchange. Maybe when we have a quarterback, a new coach, and uninjured defense, this will go much better.
Because you were probably pretty bitter at the inferior goods we sent to Toronto, you decided last Monday to express interest in purchasing the Buffalo Sabres. Not all of you exactly, but the CEO of the best thing to come out of Canada since Tim Hortons Coffee, Research in Motion (RIM), which manufactures Blackberries. (I love my Blackberry like a second cat.) If they were for sale, RIM’s CEO reportedly is interested in buying the Sabres with a stipulation that some of their home games be played in Hamilton, Ontario.
Well, Canada, it seems that you are interested in all things Western New York. So do I have a deal for you.
Take us all.
The Penguin asks, "Where is Everyone's Favorite Goalie? He won us games!" (by Flickr user Alicia Rae)
All of us Everyone’s Favorite Goalie fans knew that this day would come. Pittsburgh Penguins star goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury would eventually recover from his “lower body” injury, and want his job back. And because of this, John Curry would get sent back down to Michael Scott’s favorite hockey team, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins.
Curry didn’t leave without earning his second NHL win, stopping 24 of 26 shots in a 9-2 Penguins win against the Islanders. Pittsburgh-ians like him. For example, according to my Twitter friend @erinkpgh, a “Spicy Curry” sign seen in the crowd at the Mellon Arena. Several game accounts mentioned a few really spectacular saves that he made, and while he got lost in the shuffle after two of his teammates scored hat tricks, many in the Penguins blogosphere have expressed their hope to see him back permanently next year, after Sabourin leaves in free agency.
Pittsburgh, all BU fans would like to thank you for taking such good care of our beloved Curry. We are happy knowing he is in good hands, that he’s appreciated, and that you’ve caught on to making amusing signs using his last name.
And BU fans, here’s a fun fact to taunt your favorite Boston College Eagles fan with: Curry leaves the NHL with more wins than Cory Schneider. Take that.
According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s Empty Netters blog, John Curry will get the start for the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. Isn’t this a case of deja vu? Curry’s first NHL start and win happened on November 24th against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.
It is hard to gather from the blogosphere if this start is more because of the two games in two nights schedule, or more because Dany Sabourin has been in net for three straight losses. While many (like The Pensblog and others) mention that while Sabourin hasn’t been awful, he hasn’t been awesome, and that him sitting a game might not be the worst idea. The general sense I’ve gotten from all that I’ve read is that the Penguins defense hasn’t been making plays when they need to, and that has been what has hurt them most, not necessarily goaltending.
Now, off to find a bar with NHL Center Ice that won’t break my holiday budget…