With less than a week to go before the September 15 deadline, a lockout seems certain. As a huge sports fan and Canucks fan, I look forward to the NHL season every year. Therefore, I will really miss the NHL if there is a shortened season. But I guess there is a bright side to a lockout: I’ll be able to get my priorities straight and I will likely become a better student.
Instead of watching the Canucks on TV every second night or so, I can study. I will be able to improve on my least favourite subjects like Science and Social Studies while maintaining my love for recess, lunch and PE. Also, I won’t go to as many games with my Dad. While I realize how lucky I am to go to games, my grades will certainly get better. I’ll be home more and not taking 4 hour chunks to get to and from the arena. I’ve actually taken my textbooks to a game before and I studied during the intermission. I went from screaming to studying, booing to writing, and chanting to reading.
A lot of times I talk about the NHL with my friends and my teachers at school. So without hockey we’ll probably talk more about school and other current news events and less about hockey.
A lockout will also be better for both my physical well-being and my self-esteem. For the next little while, my Dad won’t have to drag me out of bed at 11pm (on a school night no less) to help him film his Clay’s Canucks Commentary. And I’ll feel better about myself as I won’t hear him yelling at me for cutting his head off or for being too shaky. What can I say: a lot more goes into the videos than you might think. Or he could just buy a tripod.
However, if I get too bored of studying, I can always turn my attention to the CFL, NFL, and the NBA. I look forward to seeing the new-look Lakers with Nash and Howard and making bets with my cousin on whether or not the Lakers will beat the Heat. I will see my favourite CFL team the BC Lions go for a second consecutive Grey Cup. Also, I will watch some hard-hitting NFL football.
Honour roll here I come!