Another day, another new face. Welcome to Committed to the Madhouse (or CTM for short). I just
wanted to introduce myself briefly here and give you an idea of my background and what you can expect from me here.
I breathe hockey. I first laced up the skates (or I suppose my father first laced them up) when I was just three years old, and felt at home. I played all the way through high school and in college, and now find myself on a Men's League team pretending I can still be a star.
As a Chicago area native, I grew up during what I call the twlight of hockey popularity in the Windy City. Too young to see the Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita “golden age” Blackhawks, my heroes were the Savards and Larmers and Dirk Grahams, and later the Roenicks and Chelioses(eseses). I remember moment from my childhood at the old stadium, like the trademark roar during the anthem, the All-Star Game, and the dreaded cup finals sweep at the hands of the powerhouse Penguins (though I'm thankful their mastermind is at long last in the Hawks' front office)
I suffered through the many years of awful hockey as well, often delineated by which quality player they traded away, which Russian prospect or pickup failed to materialize, or which number back injury Eric Daze was suffering.
Now, the Hawks have begun what many fans hope is the new golden age of Blackhawk hockey, and I'm glad I can share that with you.
A few things about how this blog is going to work, at least from my posts. I encourage your comments. I'm writing this blog for you. I do enough talking to myself and the TV that I don't need to prepare material too. I'll post about about things I find interesting, relevant, and important, but ultimately this blog is for you, so be outspoken about what kind of content you like to see in this space and I'll shape it the way you the fans want to see it.
Things I am:
Unbiased (in opinion)
Funny (on occasion)
Things I am not:
Unbiased (in allegiance)
An attractive man
I'm not big on repeating facts. That you're here at all indicates that you're more than just a cursory fan, which means you already know the obvious. My goal is to help you dive deeper than the surface. So that's it, my brief intro-turned-novel is over, and I can't wait to get started. In my next blog I'll talk about one of my favorite stats this season. Until then, thanks for reading and keep on coming back! This is a great privilege to write here for you, and I hope you enjoy.
About the Author
Written by Adam Seidman
Adam can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org