Yes, I wrote about a toy car I got for Christmas in 1978. I also shared a heartfelt story about a little girl with cancer. I took you golfing to San Diego and on a raft trip down the Royal Gorge. Certainly none of these stories pertain to the world of hockey, but as Bob Costas once said, “If you’re always telling people what they already know, you’re not really telling them anything at all.” Over the last five months or so I have dipped into subjects like the Tim Tebow-Jeremy Lin debate, winning streaks, acquisitions of players through trades, Mark Rycroft’s’ path from hockey to Scooter-Mania, and the race to raise Lord Stanley’s Cup.
My question is simple…what do you want to hear about?
I read a lot of different blogs on the internet, some I really enjoy, and others seem too mundane and rehearsed, like watching the 5 o’clock news and the expecting different results at 6pm. Isn’t that the definition of insanity? Sorry Jeremy, no pun intended, although you’re story has been so magnified, I pray you stay on top. So much of what we read on the internet is just regurgitated garbage especially in sports. For instance, if you watch a morning run of Sports Center, get caught up on last nights’ action and then hop in your car and turn on the radio, it’s the exact same entrée with a little vinegar and salt, but nothing new. So goes the internet, all twisted in some other fashion to make you see the big picture from a different vantage point and a different opinion. But are you learning anything? Do you want to learn anything? Or would you settle for simply being entertained? If I write a re-cap from the week in hockey, do you enjoy reading it? After all the whole point of writing a blog is to connect with people through a message that makes them stop and think….and eventually agree or disagree. Either way, the reader has to stop and think. Is it so bad to take a break from every run down story, and take your mind in a different direction? A story about normal life, things that happen to you and me as we drive into work. Memories of being a child. Friends that have sick children, or a long weekend with buddies. Maybe it is….
So I put the ball in your court. What do you want to know about? Any question for a player, a good story idea, a new twist on the hot topic of the week…you tell me what you want to know about and I will do my best to give you an answer.
With a twist of course.
Fire away, I’m listening.