11 Reasons Why Hockey Is The Best Sport

11 Reasons Why Hockey Is The Best Sport

Hockey is without a doubt the best sport, and here is why.

Hockey is one of the greatest sports on the planet. Don't believe me? Here is a list of reasons why hockey is the best to not only watch but also play.

1. The die-hard fans

Every sport has their die-hard fans, but nothing compares to the die-hard's of hockey. Sitting in the 300 level nose bleed seats completely decorated in their teams gear is only half the job. Hockey fans travel far and wide to watch their team. They don't care about being the only one in the entire stadium representing their team, because their loyalty runs deep.

2. The big hits

The game of hockey is extremely tough and fast paced, making it exciting and always entertaining. Yet, nothing compares to seeing the huge hits hockey is known for. Nothing brings fans to their feet more than a player absolutely railing their rival

3. The fights

Fighting and big hits tend to go hand in hand with showing the toughness and competitiveness of hockey, but fights can sometimes be one of the reasons some people follow the sport. Nothing fires up a team, or lights up a stadium more than a good ole hockey fight. Whether you fight to pump up your team or because you genuinely want to fight the other person, hockey fights are always a good idea.

4. The cellys

Scoring a sick goal is one thing, but having a good celly is the cherry on top. If you light the lamp, its expected you finish it off with a celebration that'll not only get in the other teams head, but also make your fans just as excited as you. Regardless if its an empty netter, or a slap shot from the blue line a celly is always important.

5. Lord Stanley

The Stanley cup was named the best sport trophy by Fox Sports for many reasons. The cup stands at 35.25 inches and weighs about 34 pounds so not only is it huge in size, its also made of silver and nickel. Regardless the size, every hockey player and fan dreams of being able to lift the cup above their head or kiss it, symbolizing they are apart of the best hockey team in the world. The cup is filled with tradition that has been passed down to every player and coach to have ever won it since 1893. One of those traditions being each player having their name engraved into the sides of the cup, ensuring that their victory would never be forgotten.

6. The boys

Hockey players of every level can agree that the sport wouldn't be the same without their teammates. The bonds they have with each other bring an entire new meaning to the word "bromance" the love they have for each other is truly more of a brotherhood rather than just teammates. They are not only loyal to each other on the ice but also off. Regardless the outcome of the game, you will always have your boys by your side.

7. Roadies

Every hockey player has told me all about how "roadies with the boys" are so much fun. Doesn't matter if you're in AAA, juniors, college, or even NHL. Road trips are always fun and a great opportunity to make some team chemistry. What could possibly be better than pushing hotel beds together to make a massive bed for you and the boys to cuddle on after a big game?

8. Community involvement

Regardless if it's an NHL, Junior hockey, or college team, every teams community comes together to support their players and coaches. Hockey players show the love right back by volunteering and thanking all their supporters for their loyalty. Nothing ismore heart warming than hockey players spending time with kids.

9. The flow

Hockey players tend to strive to have the best hair on their team, and obviously impress the ladies. Having amazing hair and hands is the ultimate goal for every player. Hockey hair is essential to having a winning team on and off the ice.

10. The fan base as a whole

Regardless your team, all hockey fans come together for the love of the game. Doesn't matter wht sweaters we wear on game day, or what city we love. Hockey fans love hockey. Our loyalty isn't just to our teams, but to our sport.

11. For the girls

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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything

They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.

Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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From The Girl Who Kept Getting Denied Internships, Keep On Trying

"Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again." - Richard Branson


The idea of applying to graduate school or applying to a job in your intended field after college is a daunting experience. In an applicant pool of thousands of other students who majored in the same exact thing as you, how do you set yourself apart from everyone else?

The skills and knowledge you learn in a classroom setting can only help you so much unless you actually apply everything you have learned outside of the classroom. Clubs and organizations are a great way to find groups of individuals who are seeking the same experiences you are, but the most supplemental way to make the best out of everything you have learned and stand out as an applicant is to get an internship.

Internships are honestly a part of the college experience, and having an amazing internship can change your life for the better in ways you never would have imagined possible. An internship can open more doors for opportunities related in your desired field, you can network among individuals who can mentor and guide you, and sometimes, you meet people who will be a part of your life for a really long time.

I am going to be blunt here, the process of securing a great internship can be difficult at times; it can especially be more difficult if you have zero experience correlating in that field. Take it from someone who changed their major from the different side of the spectrum—biology to English—and the only professional experience I had was being a co-manager at a retail store.

I cannot begin to tell you how many internships I applied to in content creating, editing, or research opportunities, only to be flat our rejected or never even hear back from. My favorite rejection e-mail was from a publishing agency questioning why I even bothered to apply with the little experience I had and commented plentiful on the science courses I had taken, practically mocking me. I am not being dramatic when I say for an entire two semesters—summer and fall—that I applied over and over again only to be continuously rejected as my peers were securing some of the coolest internships locally and out-of-state.

It is exhausting to constantly feel defeated every time you receive an e-mail along the lines of "Thank you for applying to our company for this desired internship position. Unfortunately, …" You put out the best version of yourself and it's hard not taking it personally. Despite all the rejection emails you might receive, no matter how defeated you may feel, I can promise you that eventually, someone is going to look at your application and really see the potential you possess and take that opportunity to hire you onto their team.

For every rejection e-mail I received, I kept telling myself "this is a blessing in disguise." I will admit, there were periods of time that got the best of me and I stopped applying as frequently as I usually did, but I never genuinely stopped applying. After two semesters of continuously applying, I finally received a paid internship that was willing to work alongside my school schedule, and this opportunity was better than any other internship I applied for in the past combined. Someone finally took a chance with me and all the months of rejections leading up to this point were worth it.

My advice?

1. Apply as early as internships allow you.

The earlier you apply, the faster you will hear a response.

2. Apply to positions even if you're under-qualified.

Take a chance and never settle. Sometimes, companies are willing to train you even if you don't meet all the credentials they're looking for!

3. Connect unrelated experiences.

If you're like me and you have absolutely zero experience in a field you're applying to, try making connections with things you have experience with. For example, for my biology courses, I would say in interviews for internships in content creating that I have the ability to create different content on various topics and that I was very detail-oriented.

4. Apply to many internships.

Don't just apply to one and hope for the best. Apply to as many opportunities you come across because someone is bound to call you back eventually.

5. Sell yourself in your interview.

Show them the best version of yourself and what you can bring to the company. Not every company is going to be the best fit for you, but this is your time humbly brag about all the hard work you have done so own it.

The process for applying to internships can be bittersweet, but I never gave up and you shouldn't either.

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