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Vip 02-12-2013 01:38 AM

Phoenix fan biographies
 
Idea taken from the Lounge and Avs board. I don't know really any of you guys. It would be nice to get to know my fellow Yote fans better..

I'll start

Name: Steven
Gender: Male
Age: 19
Hometown: Goodyear, AZ
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 212
Location: SLC, UT
Occupation: Work in a supplement/nutrition store. Also a Firefighter intern.
Favorite TV show: The Walking Dead
Favorite food: Orange chicken
Favorite Coyote: Boeds
Favorite non-Coyote: Zetterberg
Next or other favorite team: Sharks :help:, Avs
How else is hockey in your life?: Used to play AA/AAA Travel, now I just go to drop ins
Favorite Coyotes moment: Last year WCF.. It was a great run
How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: Originally had season tix to the ECHL roadrunners.. Got hooked onto hockey.

awfulwaffle 02-12-2013 02:04 AM

Name: Ryan
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Hometown: Santa Rita, CA
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220
Location: Buckeye, AZ
Occupation: Circle K, looking for accounting employment
Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother
Favorite food: Sheppard's Pie
Favorite Coyote: Boyd Gordon
Favorite non-Coyote: Anisimov
Next or other favorite team: Avalanche
How else is hockey in your life?: It's not, never played it, never skated on ice.
Favorite Coyotes moment: Glass seats against the Sharks on Buck Bash night. I had 6 drinks on the glass and there was a check to the boards and all the drinks crashed down to the floor.
How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: Went to a game on my birthday when they played at AWA, was hooked. I forget the year.[/QUOTE]

BigGumby 02-12-2013 02:11 AM

I suppose I will join in.

Name: Kyle
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 235
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Occupation: Student/Bouncer
Favorite TV show: Sons of Anarchy
Favorite food: Chicken Parmigiana
Favorite Coyote: Doaner
Favorite non-Coyote: Chara
Next or other favorite team: Bruins
How else is hockey in your life?: Grew up playing street and roller hockey
Favorite Coyotes moment: First Coyotes home game, was my first time seeing an NHL game in person
How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: Day 1, grew up following the Hershey Bears with my dad and the Boston Bruins with my grandmother, attended many Roadrunners games during the IHL years, and, of course, became a Yotes fan when they moved here.

awfulwaffle 02-12-2013 02:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigGumby (Post 59543995)
I suppose I will join in.

Name: Kyle
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 235
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Occupation: Student/Bouncer
Favorite TV show: Sons of Anarchy
Favorite food: Chicken Parmigiana
Favorite Coyote: Doaner
Favorite non-Coyote:
Next or other favorite team: Bruins
How else is hockey in your life?: Grew up playing street and roller hockey
Favorite Coyotes moment: First Coyotes home game, was my first time seeing an NHL game in person
How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: Day 1, grew up following the Hershey Bears with my dad and the Boston Bruins with my grandmother, attended many Roadrunners games during the IHL years, and, of course, became a Yotes fan when they moved here.

Since you are from Phoenix and still live here, have you ever thought of or wanted to live somewhere else? This will be my 2nd summer enduring the valley heat when it hits. Does that effect people over time, or are you just used to it and it's another year for you?

BigGumby 02-12-2013 02:20 AM

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Originally Posted by awfulwaffle (Post 59544043)
Since you are from Phoenix and still live here, have you ever thought of or wanted to live somewhere else? This will be my 2nd summer enduring the valley heat when it hits. Does that effect people over time, or are you just used to it and it's another year for you?

I consider South Carolina my second home, as I've traveled there every year, but one, since I was born. I would move there in a heartbeat.

Just another year. As a kid, I got used to it, now I try to avoid being in the heat, but it's not the end of the world. Also, I either try to be inside or in/around a body of water.

AndrewYotes 02-12-2013 02:21 AM

Name: Andrew
Gender: Male
Age: 20
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195 lbs
Location: Tempe, AZ
Occupation: Student
Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad/ Game of Thrones
Favorite food: Hot wings
Favorite Coyote: Boyd Gordon
Favorite non-Coyote: Datsyuk
Next or other favorite team: N/A
How else is hockey in your life?: Family is pretty into it.
Favorite Coyotes moment: Coyotes advancing past the first round vs. CHI, going to the PHX zoo one year and meeting Sean Burke and the other players as a kid.
How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: Dad is from Chicago, but adopted to the Yotes over Blackhawks when the team moved here, he took me to all sorts of sporting events as a kid, including coyotes games. Got out of hockey for awhile, watching the 2010 Olympics got me back into it. Thankfully I only remember some of the Gretzky coaching years.

Muppet 02-12-2013 03:21 AM

Name: Michael
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 95kg (210lbs)
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Occupation: Crime Prevention Unit - City Council
Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead/Community
Favorite Food: Chicken Satay
Favorite Coyote: Rusty Klesla
Favorite Non-Coyote: Vernon Fiddler
Next or other favorite team: Coyotes, and only the Coyotes.
How else is hockey in your life?: Played between the ages of 10 and 15 before having to choose between hockey and another sport. Chose the other sport, which I now regret. My aunt is also a big hockey fan, though she supports San Jose.
Favorite Coyotes moment: Watching the Coyotes make the playoffs in 09-10, their first since 01-02. Getting so emotionally involved in that series, and then almost crying after losing Game 7.
How and when did you become a Coyotes fan?: We used to get the occasional game on ESPN, back in the day. It would have been around 2001, and I remember watching a Coyotes game and thinking how unbelievably awesome their logo and jerseys were. So I started to research the team, and.. here we are.

Rutkowski 02-12-2013 07:45 AM

Name: Emil
Gender: Male
Age: 25
Hometown: Vårgårda, Sweden
Height: 169cm
Weight: 71kg
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Occupation: Substitute Teacher, University Student
Favorite TV show: Futurama
Favorite food: Pizza with pineapple, bananas, and garlic sauce.
Favorite Coyote: Keith Yandle. Historically, Keith Tkachuk.
Favorite non-Coyote: PK Subban/Ilya Bryzgalov/Teemu Selänne
Next or other favorite team: Winnipeg Jets
How else is hockey in your life?: Not at all.
Favorite Coyotes moment: Beating Chicago in the first round 2012.
How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: When the team moved there from Winnipeg where my fandom started.

az archer 02-12-2013 08:03 AM

Name: Alexis
Gender: Female
Age: 21
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 160
Location: Florence, AZ
Occupation: Office assistant.
Favorite TV show: Mystery Science Theater 3000
Favorite food: Malt o' Meal
Favorite Coyote: Shane Doan.
Favorite non-Coyote: Braden Holtby.
Next or other favorite team: Minnesota.
How else is hockey in your life?: It's not, unfortunately. The only "sport" I play is archery.
Favorite Coyotes moment: Advancing to the WCF. And Kolanos' goal against Roy.
How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: Went to a few games as a kid but moved out of state. Started in earnest after returning to the Valley a few years ago.

Mayo Taco Monday 02-12-2013 08:50 AM

Name: Mark
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 180
Location: Tempe, AZ
Occupation: Asbestos Lab Analyst
Favorite TV show: Futurama, I guess
Favorite food: Zwieback (its german)
Favorite Coyote: OEL
Favorite non-Coyote: Ovechkin, I guess
Next or other favorite team: Sharks, Panthers
How else is hockey in your life?: Used to play street hockey, then played league hockey in Flagstaff, now I play nothing.
Favorite Coyotes moment: Last year WCF, and Doans hatty
How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: Started as a sharks/panthers fan, moved to phoenix and was slowly absorbed into the fold

Flying Chalupa 02-12-2013 11:30 AM

Name: Javier
Gender: Male
Age: 35
Hometown: Torrance, CA
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 150
Location: Chandler, AZ
Occupation: cubicle drone at ASU
Favorite TV show: Workaholics
Favorite food: Pizza and/or Ben&Jerry's Chubby Hubby
Favorite Coyote: OEL
Favorite non-Coyote: Keith Ballard for the hip checks
Next or other favorite team: Blues, Ducks
How else is hockey in your life?: Mom got remarried and stepdad was an LA Kings season ticket holder so went to a ton of games at the fabulous forum in the 1980s. (I hate the kings now though)
Favorite Coyotes moment: Whitney's goal in OT game 1 vs Nashville
How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: Moved to AZ in 2006...hadn't been into hockey for years but went to open house at the then-named Glendale Arena and on a whim bought season tickets. Had them ever since, but now in the lower bowl...

Vip 02-12-2013 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by BigGumby (Post 59543995)
I suppose I will join in.


Height: 6'9"

Holy :amazed: You are tall

Primrose Everdeen 02-12-2013 01:38 PM

Name: Tricia
Gender: That remains to be seen.
Age: 27
Hometown: Tempe, AZ
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 145
Location: Mesa, AZ
Occupation: Phone monkey
Favorite TV show: None
Favorite food: Vodka
Favorite Coyote: Shane Doan
Favorite non-Coyote: Lars Eller
Next or other favorite team: Montreal Canadiens
How else is hockey in your life?: I play pickup about once a week and started officiating this season. Previously played high school hockey for two years.
Favorite Coyotes moment: Krys Kolanos scoring against Patrick Roy on a penalty shot.
How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: Started watching the Coyotes on FSA when I was in high school. Got hooked during the 01-02 season and with the exception of a few years off due to traveling around, hockey has been part of my life ever since.

Primrose Everdeen 02-12-2013 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by awfulwaffle (Post 59544043)
Since you are from Phoenix and still live here, have you ever thought of or wanted to live somewhere else? This will be my 2nd summer enduring the valley heat when it hits. Does that effect people over time, or are you just used to it and it's another year for you?

I'm also an Arizona native who still lives here. I did spend two years in Hawaii and one year in New Zealand though. Hawaii was nice but expensive. I might have stayed there on a permanent basis if not for job considerations and such. New Zealand was just a temporary thing where my working holiday visa was only good for a year anyway, but I wouldn't have minded staying either if it had been possible.

As for the hot summers here, I'm just used to them. I don't exactly go out running at noon on a July day but it's life as normal. I would rather have very hot summers than have to deal with snow in the winter.

XX 02-12-2013 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by awfulwaffle (Post 59544043)
Since you are from Phoenix and still live here, have you ever thought of or wanted to live somewhere else? This will be my 2nd summer enduring the valley heat when it hits. Does that effect people over time, or are you just used to it and it's another year for you?

You get used to it. I believe the blood actually thins out a bit. But mostly you should maintain some perspective. I'm not sure where you've lived in the past, but the dryness of the heat is the best part. So what if it's 120 out in a parking lot? There's no humidity. It's like walking around in an oven or having a blow dryer in your face all the time. I don't really find it all that oppressive. I went to Florida on vacation during the summer there and I was zapped after a few hours. Here you can avoid the heat with shade and AC, but there it seems like there's no escape.

moosemeister 02-12-2013 01:58 PM

Name: Anthony
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Hometown: Iwakuni, Japan
Height: 5'8
Weight: 180
Location: Chandler, AZ
Occupation: IT Support
Favorite TV show: Blue Mountain State
Favorite food: Katsu Donburi
Favorite Coyote: Shane Doan
Favorite non-Coyote: Steven Stamkos
Next or other favorite team: Colorado Avalanche
How else is hockey in your life?: I try to play every once in a while. If I ever have a kid that schmuck doesn't have a choice but to lace up.
Favorite Coyotes moment: Last year's playoff run
How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: Moved from Japan to AZ and was into hockey. My family are Red Wings fans, but I wanted something local. So I started to root for the Yotes.

SR 02-12-2013 02:18 PM

Name: Scott
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Height: 5'11
Weight: 185
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Occupation: Firefighter
Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite Coyote: Kyle Chipchura
Favorite non-Coyote: Mike Richards
Next or other favorite team: Flyers
How else is hockey in your life?: Played since I was three.
Favorite Coyotes moment: Doans hat trick
How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: loved hockey since I could remember an phoenix has always been my team.

Yote Devil 02-12-2013 03:27 PM

Name: Trevor
Gender: Male
Age: 22
Hometown: Prescott, AZ
Height: 5'11
Weight: 155
Location: Scottsdale, AZ (soon to be Flagstaff, NAU)
Occupation: Student, Valet
Favorite TV show: Top Gear (uk of course)
Favorite food: All food
Favorite Coyote: Doaner
Favorite non-Coyote: Zach Parise
Next or other favorite team: Avs
Favorite Coyotes moment: Going past the first round
How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: Went to my first hockey game at AWA when i was about 12, hooked ever since

Sinurgy 02-12-2013 04:08 PM

Too lazy to participate but surprisingly I'm finding this pretty interesting, keep them coming!

Deputy Dawg 02-12-2013 05:06 PM

Name: Kevin
Gender: Male
Age: 36
Hometown: Akron, OH (moved to Phoenix in 1987)
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Occupation: Process Engineer, Intel Corporation
Favorite TV show: Walking Dead
Favorite food: Sushi, I guess
Favorite Coyote: Boedker (and Doan of course)
Favorite non-Coyote: probably Ovechkin
Next or other favorite team: Used to be Chicago, but none now.
Non-hockey team: Cleveland Browns, Diamondbacks
How else is hockey in your life?: Played roller hockey when I was stationed in San Diego (after becoming a Yotes fan). I've raised a die-hard Yotes fan. She's 14 now
Favorite Coyotes moment: There's a few good ones...Doan hat-trick stands out at the moment.
How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: Learned the hockey rules from a video game. Watched a game on TV during their first season in Phoenix. We were down by 2 goals and came back and won. I've been hooked ever since. I remember the Tkachuk/Roenick years and I've sat in the obstructed view seats at AWA (or whatever it is now).

Vip 02-12-2013 05:32 PM

It's cool to see how all of us became Coyotes fans and where we are from. Keep it up guys.

GiveAFlyingPuck 02-12-2013 06:30 PM

Name: Rob
Gender: Male
Age: 50 (yeah, I'm fartin' dust)
Hometown: Baltimore MD
Height: 5' 10
Weight: 200
Location: Surprise AZ
Occupation: Computer Programmer
Favorite TV show: Top Gear UK version
Favorite food: Crab cakes
Favorite Coyote: Vrbata
Favorite non-Coyote: Whitney
Next or other favorite team: Penguins (Baltimore's minor league team was affiliated with them)
Non-hockey team: Cards, D-Backs, Ravens, Orioles
How else is hockey in your life?: Gives my in-laws in Yuma a reason to come visit
Favorite Coyotes moment: Doan hat-trick (after game 7 vs Detroit when we were cheering "Lets-go-Coyotes" was quite memorable, too.)

How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: Got a couple free tickets to a game in March 2008 and went with the wife. Liked it and started getting Howliday packs the next season (coincides with our anniversary). Cutting back on games with 2 daughters going to ASU.

Blubba Jenkins 02-12-2013 07:15 PM

Name: Peter
Gender: Male
Age: 20 (21 next month)
Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ
Height: 6'4"
Location: (small town near) Jacksonville, FL
Occupation: Recently unemployed, taking time away from school
Favorite TV show: Law & Order
Favorite food: Burritos
Favorite Coyote: Boedker
Favorite non-Coyote: Stamkos
Next or other favorite team: Flyers and Lightning. Used to like the Thrashers when I lived in Atlanta
How else is hockey in your life?: Not really. Used to catch a lot of ECHL games with the Pensacola Ice Pilots when I lived there and the Gwinnett Gladiators when I lived in Atlanta
Favorite Coyotes moment: Boedker's back-to-back OT goals
How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: Brother-in-law introduced me to hockey and he was a Flyers fan. I was one too until I was 12 or 13 and decided that I shouldn't be since I'm not from Philadelphia and never lived there. I was born in Arizona so I went with the Coyotes

OKHoosier41218 02-12-2013 07:25 PM

Name: Gary
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 242
Location: Oklahoma
Occupation: OK State Government
Favorite TV show: Psych, South Park
Favorite food: Mexican
Favorite Coyote: (present) Doan, Smith (past) Roenick, Waite
Favorite non-Coyote: Backes, Jagr
Next or other favorite team: Blues, OKC Barons
How else is hockey in your life?: Became a fan at the age of 9 after going to my first IHL game, played hockey while in high school, jersey and card collector
Favorite Coyotes moment: My first game at Jobing.com Arena (and the numerous games I attended while living out there from 2004-2008), meeting the team at the Coyotes Game Night in 2007, Last season's playoff run.
How and when did you become a Coyote fan?: Acquiring JR was a good start in 1996, loved the jerseys. Then I got stationed at Luke AFB in 2004. The team was one of the biggest selling points about moving to Phoenix, a city I didn't know much about.

Vip 02-12-2013 08:52 PM

A lot of us don't even live in Arizona.

I take that back, only 4 of us.


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