Buh duh duh duh. That’s the sound of my drum roll! I have finally crossed something off my bucket list. The Kid and I had a Groupon for a Texas Brahmas hockey game and we used it yesterday evening.
Yes, we had never been to a hockey game of any kind. I wasn’t sure what to expect but it turned out to be pretty thrilling to say the least. We got there and thankfully it wasn’t too crowded. I guess minor leagues aren’t like the pro games thankfully.
When we got to our seats, there were large warning signs alerting us to watch out for flying pucks. I wasn’t sure exactly how I was supposed to get out of the way of one should it be aiming for me, but I immediately went into worry mode and prepped to hurl my body in front of The Kid if I needed to. That sign is not something a professional worrier needs to see.
I was surprised at the violence during the game. There were all kinds of body slamming against walls, tripping with sticks, and falling down on the ice. Blood was drawn within the first couple minutes with someone’s eye getting split open. We even got a fight at one point with gloves and helmets strewn across the ice.
Interestingly the referees stood back and let the fight go. I asked the woman next to us why they didn’t stop it. Apparently they let the fights go until someone hits the ice. Hockey, boxing and UFC all rolled into one. I didn’t think that was allowed in any sport. What do I know though. The Kid loved it and squealed with joy at the fight.
The music was pretty great, but the most exciting part for me was the hot dog. Now I’ll confess that’s it has probably been over two years since I’ve had a hot dog so maybe the secret formula has changed since then, but that was the best hot dog ever! I can’t believe how good it was. I had ketchup, relish and onions on it. Oh man, I wanted another one so badly but I resisted.
The game was tied at 3 at the end and we were even treated to overtime. We ended up losing and our toes were froze by the end, but it was a blast. I’m pondering season tickets at some point. Maybe I’ve found a sport that I’ll actually enjoy watching. It was quite the adventure and worth doing, bucket list or not.
Have you created your bucket list yet? Have you crossed anything off the list?