A new hockey season is nearly upon us, and thus it is time for this ritual. We want to know about everyone who's here for the new season, after all, and it's nifty if folks who've been around can also introduce themselves to the new folk. So shall it be done!
Please note - the "interview template" has seen much abuse and revision over the years. Therefore, I have taken it upon myself to refresh it, as follows:
Name: Nickname: Age: Age you act: Sex: Where you live: Where you were born: Where you used to live: Nationality: Height: Weight: Mode of Transportation: Distinguishing Physical Characteristic (like if we saw you in the Rbar, how we'd know it was you): Job:
How you became a Jackets fan: How much of a Jacket-Whacket Job are you: How you found HFBoards and why you keep posting here: Favorite Jackets player: Favorite non-Jackets player(s): Other NHL Team(s) You are Willing to Root For: Fav teams in other sports: Most Obsessive/Strangest Blue Jacket paraphernalia (souvenir) you own: Section you usually sit in: Rituals or superstitions you observe when watching or attending a game:
Music You Claim to Listen To: Music You Actually Listen to: Favorite Movie(s): Favorite TV Show(s): Favorite Food(s): Pets You Share Your Household With: Pirate or Ninja: Other thing(s) we should be warned about you:
POST ABOUT YOURSELF. You know you want to.
Remember - when you're a hockey fan, it's not "reckless driving", it's "good forechecking".
"Viqsi, you are our sweet humanist..." --mt-svk on the CBJ boards
Thanks, Howson, for cleaning up MacLean's toxic waste. Welcome, Kekalainen; let's get good things built!
Can't remember if I've done one of these before. Oh well. New season...why not update.
Name: Alex Nickname: A-Mac, Macs Age: 23 Age you act: 20-ish Sex: Male Where you live: Hamilton, Ohio Where you were born: Hamilton, Ohio Where you used to live: Never moved out of Hamilton...yet. Nationality: American Height: 5'8 Weight: 175 Mode of Transportation:1998 Honda Accord with Jackets' plates "HCKY39" Distinguishing Physical Characteristic (like if we saw you in the Rbar, how we'd know it was you): Sideburns, perhaps Job: Production Assistant at WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio. Junior at Miami University.
How you became a Jackets fan: Always loved college hockey and just switched on the Jackets' sometime in 2005. Hooked ever since. How much of a Jacket-Whacket Job are you: I'd give it 10 stars out of 5. The logo will soon be tattooed somewhere on my arm. Favorite Jackets player: Antoine Vermette Favorite non-Jackets player(s): Dan Boyle, Ryan Jones Other NHL Team(s) You are Willing to Root For: Really? Favorite teams in other sports: Anything Miami University Section you usually sit in: Anywhere Rituals or superstitions you observe when watching or attending a game: Nothing as of yet.
Music You Actually Listen to: Silversun Pickups, Killswitch Engage, Trapt, AC/DC, Shinedown, Rise Against, Manchester Orchestra. Lots more...very eclectic taste. Favorite Movie(s): Wouldn't say I have a "favorite." Just too many that I really like. The Dark Knight is probably tops on my list from the last year or so. Favorite TV Show(s): Anything on NHL Network, The First 48, Family Guy, Seinfeld, Trailer Park Boys, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Favorite Food(s): BBQ, Skyline Chili, Italian, Mexican. Chinese. Hard to pick. Pets You Share Your Household With: A cat, Killian Pirate or Ninja: Hmm. Tough choice here. How about a ninja with a wooden leg? Other thing(s) we should be warned about you: The CBJ pretty much rules my life. I daydream about living in Columbus and going to Jackets' games (future STH) after work. Hope to fulfill these dreams post-college. I have another weird hope for my future...that I find and hopefully marry a girl that is down for going to the R-Bar before/after games and is as obsessed with the CBJ as I am. Weird, I know. I love everything about the city. Currently, I work in Television (sucks, don't ever get into it) and am pursuing a BS at Miami in Kinesiology & Health. Nice to "meet" everyone! Go Jackets!
WE HAVE A LOT IN COMMON WILL U B MY FREN.
I have another weird hope for my future...that I date/hopefully marry a girl that is down for going to the R-Bar before/after games and is as obsessed with the CBJ as I am. Weird, I know. I love everything about the city.
Nothing wrong with that!!! I'd prefer to date someone who is also into hockey as much as me. If not, we'll spend a lot of time apart during the season. Fever Pitch is one of my favorite movies, I can relate to it.
Name: Liz Nickname: Busy Bee/Biz most often. Age: 29 Age you act: Yeah, that can range pretty wide! Sex: Female Where you live: Clintonville, Ohio Where you were born: Columbus, Ohio Where you used to live: Beavercreek, OH, around Columbus and Bonn, Germany & Chemnitz, Germany Nationality: Slavic heritage Height: 5'2" Weight: Like I'd post that! Mode of Transportation: VW Golf Distinguishing Physical Characteristic (like if we saw you in the Rbar, how we'd know it was you): Short and feisty sometimes. Job: Work for a utility company near the AD. How you became a Jackets fan: Won tix from work right after the lock out and got hooked right then! Really got into the Olympic hockey around then, too. How much of a Jacket-Whacket Job are you: Pretty high - I'm quite obsessed! How you found HFBoards and why you keep posting here: My friend told me about it and I've been coming back since. Favorite Jackets player: Commie Favorite non-Jackets player(s): Ovie Other NHL Team(s) You are Willing to Root For: Capitals mostly Fav teams in other sports: Indians, Cavs, Columbus Crew Most Obsessive/Strangest Blue Jacket paraphernalia (souvenir) you own: I'm not telling that either. Section you usually sit in: Have a 10 pack in section 214. And wherever else I get tickets. Rituals or superstitions you observe when watching or attending a game: R Bar before - and usually after. Must wear something CBJ and if they win, have to wear it again and again until they don't win when I'm there. Music You Claim to Listen To: The Kooks, the Killers, the Kings of Leon, Jack Johnson, Coldplay, etc. Music You Actually Listen to: Same that I claim to listen to. Favorite Movie(s): Fever Pitch, Good Will Hunting, Love Actually Favorite TV Show(s): Jeopardy, Top Chef, My Boys Favorite Food(s): Mexican, Italian, Thai Pets You Share Your Household With: My roommate's cat, Sasha. Lucy is my baby girl though, but resides at my mom's house (an 11 year old husky/shepherd mix) Pirate or Ninja: Well, I do have a pirate on my shirt that I'm wearing, so I'll say pirate. Ask me to tell you my favorite pirate joke! Other thing(s) we should be warned about you: Might hug opposing teams fans before game, but fight them later.
Name: Frank or Frankie Nickname: FROP Age: 27 Sex: M Birthplace: Welland, Ontario, Canada Hometown: Welland, Ontario, Canada Nationality: Italian, French Canadian, New England American Height: 6' 1" Weight: 225 Lbs. Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown Mode of Transportation: '98 Dodge Dakota Pickup truck with tonneau cover, blue in colour with Jackets Decals. Job: Automotive Shop Manager/Technician How you became a Jackets' fan: I always loved Junior Hockey weather it was Junior B, Junior A or Major Junior A (OHL) and wasn't much into the NHL, I didn't have a favorite team until the Blue Jackets came into the league and I caught a news broadcast on the CBC station that showed an alternate logo going to be used by the then NEW! Columbus Blue Jackets (Stinger). I tried following the Jackets but back in '00-01 it was quite hard, until about 2006 when I ordered NHL Centre Ice. I have been able to follow the Jackets alot more with Centre Ice and the internet. Favorite Jackets' Player: Jason Chimera & Steve Mason Favorite NON Jackets' Player: Martin Brodeur Video Game Systems Owned: XBoX 360 Favorite Game(s): NHL '09 and probably NHL '10 Music You Listen Too: I LOVE MUSIC! Punk, Rock, Classic Rock, Oldies, Country, Old Hip Hop (late 80's to mid '90s), Grunge, Alternative, etc... everything! Favorite Movie (s): Dazed & Confused, A Bronx Tale, Shawshank Redemption Favorite Book: The Hockey News, Ontario Out Of Doors Favorite Food: Chicken Parm & Stuffed Bell Peppers Favorite TV Show: Sportsnet and TSN nightly sports reports Hockey Jerseys In Wardrobe: None, I hate how Jerseys fit me. Anything Else: MmmMMmMm BEER!!
I feel honored since you will have a team in Hamiton-soon.
That said, the Jackets (with Howson) are 2 years away from winning the NHL Cup...
How you became a Jackets' fan: that is a long story you can read it here if you really care: BLOG
From one old OC grad to another - That.Is.Awesome!
"Every game, every point is a necessity." -- Ty Conklin, January 2007
"I'll have a chance to compete for the post of first issue. This is the most important thing." -- Sergei Bobrovsky, June 2012