Monday, November 05, 2007


Another Hockey Road Trip We'll Never Experience

There are hockey road trips, there are hockey road vacations, and then there is something completely above all of those.

One fella has decided to take the idea of a hockey road trip 10 steps forward, pretty much tossing his hat into the ring as the Hardcore Hockey Fan of the Year.

From the New York Times:
“A lot of people have the ability and resources to do something like this over a longer period of time,” said Williamson, talking as he snapped photos of the Garden scoreboard with his iPhone. “But I wanted to take that challenge one step further by doing 30 arenas in 30 days.”

By the end of the tour, Williamson will have traveled about 30,000 miles and spent about $10,000 on airfare, car rentals and hotels. (He said he would cut costs by staying with relatives and friends along the way). That estimate includes the price of his authentic No. 30 Lightning jersey, with a message sewn on the back: 30 games in 30 nights. He wears the jersey to every game, washing it by hand whenever his schedule allows.

Williamson, a divorced father of two teenage boys, is chronicling his experiences on his Web site .
Of course, being a mainstream rag, the New York Times failed to even include a link to the guy's website. Why mention it if you can't provide a link? Afraid people might not come back to the NYT??

I don't think I could ever handle a 30-30 deal like this. Besides the cost, the aggravation and travel would seem to make it more of a chore than anything else. Having to check in/out of hotels, through airport security, and everything else would have to leave this guy extremely drained when its all said and done. We'll see if he pulls it off.

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I'd rather do this:

The 30-30 thing sounds kind of tedious, and way too expensive. A one-day burst of activity, punctuated with cold swims, is just what the doc ordered.

Maybe I'll be the first yahoo to do the Great Lakes in January.
A simple Google search would bring up his website:
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