The Coyotes Almost Reeled in Phoenix Fans For Good

May 2nd, 2010 by Jess Root Leave a reply »
I'll admit it. Hockey is just not one of the sports I really follow.

That's not to say that I don't like it. The few times I have turned on a game, I have enjoyed it.

However, two things get in the way. One is that I don't know everything about the game like I do about baseball, basketball, and football. The other is that, as a fan, all my available sports time is all but taken. I follow the NFL, NBA, MLB, and college football.

I get into soccer (which I learned to absolutely love while living in Argentina) once the World Cup comes around every four years. Those are almost more than I can handle in my life of work, faith, and family.

Despite these things, I recognize that what the Coyotes accomplished this year was special.

In the preseason this team was not even an afterthought.

Only about 1,000 people showed up for the first preseason game. No one knew if the team was even going to be here, and truthfully, no one really cared.

This is not meant to disrespect the die hard hockey fans here in the Valley, but let's be honest, there aren't many of you. Like I said, I enjoy hockey, but I would not ...

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