Thursday, October 05, 2006

Getting to know me...

Hey everyone! My name is Christy Hammond, the female blogger who runs Behind the Jersey.

1. Where are you from? What do you do?
I'm from southeast Michigan in between Detroit and Ann Arbor. I'm currently a sophomore at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) where I'm not quite sure what I'm studying, but I'm thinking of double majoring in Sports Management and Communications.

2. What's your favorite team? Why?
The Detroit Red Wings have been my favorite team since I can remember watching them play with my Dad at the age of six. Aside from the Wings being my hometown team, I've always appreciated their rich history in the NHL, their players (Yzerman was named captain half a year before I was born), and of course the Wings have never been a bad team since I've been watching. That never hurts!

3. Your least favourite team? Why?
Easy answer - the Colorado Avalanche. The rivalry was building up during my first few years as a fan and it definitely exploded during my sixth grade year. I like Joe Sakic, but any other player wearing an Avs jersey is not my friend. :)

4. Your favourite player of all time & now?
Last year, I would've said captain Steve Yzerman. But he has since retired so I don't have a true favorite anymore. I've been a big fan of Kris Draper after I interviewed him for 30 minutes back in 2003, but I'm debating between buying Henrik Zetterberg or Niklas Kronwall's jersey...

5. If you had to punch one hockey player or member of the NHL organisation, who and why?
Can I punch Claude Lemieux even if he isn't playing? Or Patrick Roy? I'd really enjoy doing that to either one. The "turtle" moment will be forever tatooed in my brain.

6. What you'll be looking forward in this group blog.
I think it's going to be great reading a variety of opinions' from fellow female bloggers about the different topics each week. This blog will be a great way to unite female hockey bloggers and fans alike.

7. What you don't like in general?
That's a pretty broad category. I don't like the Joe's lower bowl being half empty every game because the company owners/executives don't want to use their tickets. I don't like that Detroit has become Hoopstown and even Tiger-town. I miss Hockeytown.

8. What role do female fans play in keeping the game alive?
I think that female fans have the same responsibilities as male fans to keep the game alive - watch it on tv or attend the game in person and buy the merchandise. I do think female fans have to fight the stigma of the puckbunny or just not being knowledgeable in regards to the game.

9. What role do female fans play in picking heroes for the community?
Umm. I don't think it is a coincidence that the popular players (not necessarily the best) are known for their generosity to fans and charity. It's something that I think makes the NHL stand apart from its NFL and NBA counterparts.

10. Hockey just isn't the same without Steve Yzerman.

11. If you were on a deserted island, which player would you pick to stay with you? Crosby, Ovechkin or Phaneuf (hey he tried!)?
Ovechkin. We could play some island golf (think the tv show Lost) and he could get a hole in one - man he's a talented athlete. Plus he seems to have a good sense of humor.

12. The player you'd like to take for a grand night out/a movie/a boring event.
Grand Night Out - Yzerman. I think it would be fun to see what Yzerman's life is like. Plus I bet a grand night out for him is pretty nice...

Movie - Jason Williams. I interviewed him for 30 minutes in 2003 and he's a few years older than me and really nice. We'd for sure have to go see an action/sports movie.

Boring Event - Umm. Kris Draper is hilarious, I'm sure he'd find a way to make the evening not so boring...

13. If you could make your own team, regardless of whatever players, what would it be called and where will it be/how would it be like?
I am probably the worst person ever to come up with the name of a team. Seriously. But I'd get my favorite players on the team and as owner, I'd fly with the team to every game and it'd be sweet!


Jordi said...

I didn't write the questions! It was the monkey in my drawer!

Reminds me of one lecture I was sitting in and a guy walked in with an Avs jersey. Needless to say... My heart skipped a beat a little.

hockeygirl said...

You have a monkey? Is it the original funky monkey from chunky town?

Christy Hammond said...

One guy at my high school, actually a friend of my brother's, walked in on "Jersey Day" wearing an Avs jersey. I gave him crap about it all day and even in the weeks/months to follow.