We’re a hockey-type family (meaning the Husband and I love hockey and the little monster doesn’t like anything on TV because he feels threatened by anything or anyone that moves faster than him… but he can still be a fan by association, right? Right.)
Anyway, I was convinced that the NHL was about to be no more for the 2012-3013 season, but just when I was about to lose hope, hockey started again! Then the problem became: how the heck do we watch hockey games now that we’ve canceled cable television?!
Ah, first world problems at their best. I’m actually rolling my eyes at myself.
We solved this problem the way we solve all problems, we decided to
illegally stream the game from someone who decided to purchase the NHL game package or something like that. I don’t know, I’ve never looked into it. I am far too frugal to think it’s a great idea to spend $50 on hockey for the season when there are perfectly good ways to watch the games for free.
Actually, first we decided to try to stream the game from someone with a Slingbox… this has worked for us before and it’s amazing, but for some reason it didn’t work for us last night. Oh the pain and inconvenience this caused!
Then we found another method of watching the game and this particular method involved some man watching the game and streaming it online so that other (cheaper) people could watch it with him. Now, we’ve done this before and it usually works without incident. However, last night we were watching ‘with’ an especially
annoying interesting individual. At random times during the game he would yell things about the goalies (the Husband says he just used a microphone to do this… I have no idea) and other off-color comments. Let me tell you, in case you have yet to experience this particular event, it’s super-strange to be watching your TV and hear a random man who is not a TV announcer commenting! It’s like having a third roommate again, but one that you don’t know and don’t particularly like. I wanted him out of our family room, immediately.
Then, and this was our favorite part, during game breaks this man actually opened up the Paint program in his computer (do you all remember this gem?!) and started drawing.
So, instead of watching hockey, we were listening to hockey and watching our modern Van Gogh. His specialties appeared to be drawings of mascots, scores from other NHL games, and even a penis or two. Because no hockey game would be the same without a penis drawing.
What are we, 14 years old again?
Maybe we do need to spend the $50 and watch the games like normal people.