I’m sick of hearing what if, what if
Just follow what you’re feeling for
If you don’t know what you’re looking for
Just follow what you feel, Just follow what you feel
"IT IS VERY EASY TO FEEL THAT MEN ARE NOT SO BAD WHEN YOU ARE STILL MAKING SURE TO GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT"
To make sure people are home, the Penguins have to spoil the surprise to some extent by calling ahead after they randomly pick several season-ticket holders for the special deliveries, although the recipients don’t know which player is coming.
It has become common for parents to pull their children out of school for the chance to hang out with a Penguins player. With the kids, Crosby is particularly attentive.
He told the Bianchin brood, ‘I love going to the rink. Still do.’
Crosby seemed delighted that the three youngest of the family’s four children — all three of them boys — had been or are Little Penguins, a learn-to-play program that bears Crosby’s name, is partly sponsored by him, and provides all equipment and lessons.
Seven-year-old Tyler Bianchin took the initiative and shyly asked Crosby if he wanted to play hockey in the driveway. Of course he did. Crosby is hockey’s most famous center, but when he’s playing with kids — or pickup hockey with his longtime buddies, as he did when he took the Stanley Cup home to Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, in 2009 — he prefers to play goalie, the position his father, Troy, played.
He began to maneuver for that spot Monday: ‘Who usually plays goalie? Want me to play goalie?’ He was rebuffed by one of the boys because they wanted to see him shoot, but in no time Crosby had successfully but nicely cajoled his way into the net — after making sure the boys would be shooting balls, not hard pucks.
'They're pretty oblivious,' Reuben Bianchin said of the scene. 'Probably, I don't know how many years from now, when they look back on it, they're going to be blown away.'"
"From the moment I laid eyes on [Mario Lemieux], he became my hockey hero. It never occurred to me that one day I’d be playing with him on the same team. I saw every one of his games and couldn’t take my eyes off the television screen. My mom complained that it almost made her deaf. I sat in front of the television and screamed: "Mario! Mario!"
My mom was completely beside herself and asked me if I’d lost my mind.
"Why are you so hung up on that Mario? You don’t even know a single person named Mario!" she exclaimed."
- Jagr: An Autobiography
Geno is in charge of today’s beverage cart at Summer Sticks. Watch out on the course! [x]