Lord Stanley has the modern equivalent of the perfect finals for the Cup. Los Angeles Kings vs. New York Rangers. In Los Angeles tickets were going for thousands of dollars and when the Finals comes here tickets will be going for more. But last night the Stanley Cup Finals began on the most glorious night of the season and Bryant Park became Ranger Town, where 10,000 of the closest friends watched a hockey game under the stars. The game started well for Ranger fans with a 2-0 lead, but the Kings came back and the game was tied going into the third period. The Kings attacked and the Rangers defended and the game went to overtime tied at 2. While the Kings held serve, winning in overtime on home ice, we the fans of NYC had a night to remember for free. Saturday night’s game will probably get an even larger crowd and even as the Finals comes back to New York City, Ranger Town will be the center of the hockey universe for those New Yorkers who cannot afford the scalped price of a Stanley Cup Finals ticket. We the People thank the Rangers for getting to the Finals and hope for an even record coming back to NYC.
Today was a big milestone for Marc it was his first major sporting event. He loved it (at least I’d like to think so)… Marc is now 19 months old, we didn’t do baseball with him last year because he was a little young. We’ve taken him over the last year to a few live shows/concerts and he seemed to liked them.
I finally said its time pulled the pin and took him a major sporting event! The best part is that it was at Madison Square Garden (MSG). Ok I hear my Yankees & Mets fan getting upset already… but to me I have a ton of memories from watching the islanders play against the rangers as a kid being taken to MSG for games or the circus (which is coming soon!).
Sure the seats where in the 300’s but it wasn’t about watching the game and we didn’t stay for the whole game made it in to the very end of the second period. It was the fact that Marc sat on my lap watched the Rangers while eating bites of a hotdog.
This summer we’ve got big plans together… I haven’t been to either of the new baseball stadiums in New York (Yankees or Citi-field) we will be going to both. This is just the start of the memories of major milestones in Marc’s sporting history but it will be a great beginning and will make for great stories.
In advanced (and a little belated) to the people we seat behind, I’m sorry that Marc will at some point accidentally kicks you in the head. I kid… I kid…