If you're a big sports fan like I am, you probably love the fact that there are about 300 professional sports teams in New York City. And the best part is, not one of them is named after a jaguar.
When I started making this list, I knew I wanted to include some sporting events on it. However, there was one thing that I was completely unwilling to do - go to a Rangers game. Why?
I grew up in a house of Islanders fans. My dad and brother went to their games at the Coliseum all the time, and they always taught me to hate the Rangers. Therefore, the boys in blue will not be on this list. Yes, I know they're a better team. Shut up.
The cool thing about this game was that it coincided with my college's radio alumni night, so we got to see in the Honda Club. This was my first time going to the Barclays Center, and my first time seeing the Islanders since I was little. The story goes, I went to the Nassau Coliseum, and I was so bored that I cried and made my family go home. Surely, this couldn't be true, right?
No, it's probably a true story. Hockey and I don't really mesh well, which is probably due in part to the fact that every arena is freezing cold because of the ice. This game was fun because I got to hang out with my friends, drink, and eat. We also got to do the YES! chant a bunch of times, since the Islanders scored 4 goals. My former boss even did an amazing thing and got my name up on the board during the 2nd period - SO COOL!
If I really tried to, I could probably give you some in-depth analysis about why the team lost (they played like crap?), and why the Barclays is really lame (the team never should have left Long Island), but I'll spare you. This was one of those list items that I wanted to do, but seeing how hockey once (and still) bored me to tears, I guess it wasn't completely essential. I do recommend catching a game if you're a fan of the sport - it's always fun to see the team play in person, especially since games look so much different in person than they do on TV.
Just don't go see the Rangers.
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