Born and raised in Central New York, I grew up playing Hockey and Baseball. The Rangers caught my heart early with that convenient Stanley Cup win when I was 5, and the Red Sox were passed on to me from Dad. The summer of 2006 introduced me to Soccer in its highest form, the World Cup in Germany. It seemed so different from North American sporting events with such high emotion and passion from the stands (constant partying it looked like) that I was hooked. I went from fan to supporter when Frankie Hejduk made the game 2-all against El Salvador, and its all been a blur since.
Hockey is still number one in my book. I've played it for over fifteen years now, and the friends you make while in the dressing room are like none other. Another reason is that I will always know more about Hockey because of the experience playing, coaching, and watching so much of it. Soccer takes up the same amount of time in my life as Hockey, but its for different reasons.
I go to school at Clarkson University where I major in Business and work the penalty box for the Division I Hockey games. You don't appreciate the speed of even DI Hockey until your three feet from it.
This used to be my former blog called Puck Money, where I focused on the attendance and news of the NHL. I'm too busy to keep that stuff up on a daily basis, but at the same time I have an unhealthy habit of wanting to write my opinion on big business issues in the worlds of Hockey and Soccer. Essentially, this will be a journal where I can write down my ideas and opinions on the business (and the sports themselves) of Hockey and Soccer in America. Think of me as a dilettante; as I am only a young student with plenty to learn.
Also, any images posted that are not graphs or charts made by myself are not meant to infringe on any rights.
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