My Response to Your Hockey Hating Article - Dana Chirps

I had other plans for this post tonight. Really, I did. But then I stumbled upon the most asinine article that has surfaced the face of the internet since the whole "is this ugly ass dress blue or gold" debacle. It was actually quite difficult for me to take this article seriously as it was written by a man with eyebrows that ought to have a Twitter account of their very own. But it really struck a nerve. You see, it's one thing to insult me or my loved ones, but it's a whole other level of abomination when you insult hockey. 

So here are my 5 counterpoints to your odious and sorry excuses to hate the sport so many of us love.

1) The Puck

You can't see the puck because you haven't taken enough time to study the game. When you're familiar with the game, you know exactly where the puck is. I say this without ever having played the sport myself. That, or those caterpillars growing out of your face may be intruding on your line of vision.

2) Substitutions

"I don't have a clue..." No, you really don't. So perhaps you should consider refraining from throwing shade towards a sport you know nothing about.

3) Brutality and boards

Hockey is one of the rawest sports out there. If you can't handle seeing some blood and casual bone breakage then I suggest you find a bridge club to participate in instead... although do be careful, I've heard some of those older ladies get quite vicious. 

4) Too Fast

I was convinced that when you suggested that skates be taken away from the sport that this article was satirical. Like, I'm embarrassed for you that you even proposed such a ridiculous idea. That's like saying basketballs should be square instead of round.

5) Too Indoors

Outdoor hockey is a special thing. We do have the Winter Classic and Stadium Series. But transferring the league to be entirely outdoors is simply unrealistic. Nice try, thanks for playing.

In summary, your points have derived from ignorance. So take the time to understand hockey, or chirp about something you know about. If you choose the former, let the definition of "chirp" be your first hockey lesson.



Dana Podgurski

Hi everyone! I'm Dana Podgurski! 

I'm a foot in the mouth, tongue in cheek, head in the clouds, and heart on the sleeve kind of gal. I live for new experiences, but am a total sucker for nostalgia at the same time. I'm tough as nails, but am a complete softie for all things kids and animal related. I fly by the seat of my pants, and live for adventure. But I firmly believe that adventure is a mindset that one's self determines.

For work, I am a marketer through and through. Bringing brands to life, and content marketing are passions of mine. Many would consider what I do as nerdy, but I seriously dig it. I have been doing marketing contract work for years, and appreciate the variety it brings, and the relationships I've developed with my clients. To check out my work portfolio, or if you're interested in a partnership, click here.

For fun I love to create - writing/blogging, photography, and painting are my main three mediums of doing so. Feeling good and healthy is also high on my list, as it really lends itself to making everything more enjoyable. So I maintain a very active lifestyle, eat pretty healthy, and am outdoors as much as I can be. And if my blog didn't make it abundantly clear, I absolutely LOVE to travel. I spend any extra money I have on plane tickets, and feel so fortunate to have been to several amazing destinations both domestically and internationally. There's nothing more fulfilling than coming home from a trip and adding a been-there-pin to my map.