What It's Like To Live In The South And Love Hockey
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What It's Like To Live In The South And Love Hockey

It doesn't matter where you live -- we all still hate the Oilers.

What It's Like To Live In The South And Love Hockey
Phil Ellsworth

What does it mean to live in the south and love hockey? Sometimes it means wearing shorts to a game in December or simply having a southern accent while shouting profanities at the referees. Some may ask why you would even watch hockey when it's a northern sport. Tell those people that you'd rather watch someone rip out their own tooth to continue their shift on the ice than watch fast cars make left turns.

If you've ever been to a southern hockey game, you'd know that there is some type of barbecue somewhere in the building. You will find it, and you will demolish it. You'll probably wash it down with a sweet tea or beer; honestly, either will do.

Now that the season has officially begun, we all can set our ringtones to the glorious sound of the goal buzzer going off whenever our mothers call us.

Y'all, the anticipation of waiting for that one game against your team's rival is like nothing else. Well, since your team's rival is probably also from the south, you could easily travel to see a game on unholy ground if it isn't a home game.

Since you live in the hot, muggy south, it probably isn't possible to ever play or watch pond hockey in the winter. You have a deep envy for everyone who lives in the north and is able to just lace up their skates and go to anywhere outside that was once a melted liquid and skate to their heart's desire.

We've got a lot to prove when it comes to championship wins. The South wouldn't be a typical place you'd think hockey would be prominent in, but we've got some talent building up on this side of the Mason-Dixon line.

Y'all, let's all sit around the TV while eating CookOut and complain about all the publicity McDavid is getting.

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