Okay, so I don't know if anybody still reads this since it's been well over a year since my last post, but I'm going to try and give this blog another shot with the Lightning's new season quickly approaching.
Here's the thing. I've been watching the Lightning since I was eight years old. Their very first season. My dad even took me to a handful of games at Expo Hall. Yeah, back when the Bolts played in a barn. Since then, I've been to more games than I can count and followed just about everything that's ever happened to the franchise.
The games I didn't go to, I either watched on TV or listened to on the radio. I remember Larry Hirsch and John Ahlers. Do you remember when John Kelly did the televised games? I think he's in Denver or St. Louis now. He was my favorite of the Lightning broadcasters. Don't misunderstand though, Larry Hirsch is an awfully close second and I have absolutely nothing against Rick Peckham or Dave Mishkin (scooOOOOre!!), but I just felt Kelly brought an energy to his play-by-play that I just really enjoyed. I make room for the possibility of course that I'm the only one.
I'm getting a little off track, though. The reason I'm here... the reason I'm back... I may be getting hired as a member of the Sun Sports broadcast team for Bolts games. Can you believe that? Now, don't get carried away, here. I'll be an intern. But I'll be right there for every televised home game. Right in the middle of it. The best of both my worlds. Hockey meets live television.
Now as a video editor, I may not be the biggest fan of live TV, but my standards change when my Bolts are involved. Maybe I'll get to be involved in a highlight reel package or something. Someone has to edit those together.
So unless I'm told to stop writing by some higher authority, I plan to bring a unique perspective to the hockey blogging world this season. Nothing scandalous, of course. I'm not like that. But those who watch the games on what used to be called Sunshine Network, I'm sure you might find something interesting in what I have to say.
There you have it, friends. I'm returning to the blogging world. I swear. Unlike last season where I quit writing before training camp even began.
Let's go Lightning, let's go!