So, I've been friends with Coach Phil Esposito of the Danbury Whalers now for 3 years and I've seen my fair share of Whalers games.  This however....

is the first year that I really gave a crap.  I don't know why.  Maybe because in the past when I was at the arena I was not paying attention.  The fact of the matter is I know Phil, goalie Mike Brown, Cody Ayers, Julian Fraser, owner Herm Sorcher and their marketing guys.  Their appearances on our show are always fun but I never really put together how talented these guys are.  So this past Friday and Saturday I was at the Danbury Ice Arena for what were pivotal games for the team heading into the playoffs.  I attended 2 of the 3 games of the weekend home stand which they swept.  #1 - It's amazing to see the talent these guys possess if you actually watch the games, #2 - The fans are some of the most knowledgeable, informed and passionate people which says a lot because this is a minor league team and # 3 - I know, like and have had beers with some of these guys.  I've lived in Brewster, Putnam Lake, Patterson and New Milford almost my whole life and it's nice to know that something awesome to do is just a short drive from my house in Brewster.  Congrats to the Whalers on a weekend sweep and best of luck in the playoffs.  I'll be there.  SO MUCH FUN!