Femme Loves Hockey is the reinvention of Flyers.Femme. Since I haven’t changed, here’s the [slightly redacted] post that kicked off my hockey blogging ways:
What’s a fangirl?
Fangirl (n.): Female hockey fan who knows the rules, the plays, and more about the players than “OMG, he’s so hott.” Not a puck bunny. Not an ice girl. A real fan who happens to have XX chromosomes.
I am a Flyers fangirl.
I’ve been a hockey fan for two decades. (Thanks, Eli.) I go to games, I watch the plays, I drink beer, I yell when the boys suck, and I cheer when they score. I question the bonehead moves, and I verbally replay the genius ones.
I believe in orange and black.
Through abysmal and winning seasons, the stupid trades and the good ones, and favorite player retirements, I am there. I don’t complain about nosebleed seats, and I treasure the ones right behind the bench when I land them.
I look forward to sharing my take on the Flyers and NHL hockey with you here, from the – coincidentally – female fan perspective.
P.S.: I have a soft-spot for goalies.
- My brother was one, and he got me hooked on the game.
- Those guys are crazy! Really. When they mess up, there’s no missing it. And just in case you do, these guys get the world’s biggest “you effed up” signs – lights and foghorns.
- Can you say, “Hextall?” I miss him! He was so much fun. No hesitation to mix it up with anyone. *sigh*