07 March 2008

2 points, goals for the new guys, Kari is a redneck

We won. In OT. Thanks Crush. And congrats, Army. I didn't see it, I didn't listen, I just checked the box score when it was over, so I have no further insight or commentary.

But hey, our goalie, my favourite player, is more a redneck than am I. Which kind of surprises me, because I live on a god damned farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and we have an above-ground pool (although, in my defence, it would have cost over $20k to blast all the rock out to install an in-ground). Thusly...

NASCAR NIGHT: It was NASCAR night at Philips Arena, and fans got to see a few of the stock cars up close. You might think a Thrashers team built mostly of Canadians and Europeans would be without NASCAR fans, but goalie Kari Lehtonen plans to attend Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway as a fan.

"My first three years, I didn't get [NASCAR]," said Lehtonen, a Finland native. "But I just kept watching it and watching it and started loving it."

He said he likes Jeff Gordon but is open to finding a new favorite driver. "I don't have someone I always like to watch," he said.


6 comments:

George said...

Kari is also a huge fan of Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen, also from Finland.

Maal said...

I would hope so :) But F1 and Nascar are quite different, not unlike CFL and NFL.

pkwaldrop said...

I renewed my season tickets today b/c hockey is perfect even when my team is tanking. I'd also like to say a word about Minnesota Wild fans... they're all a bunch of classy ladies and gentlemen. Go Wild!

Maal said...

So, pkwaldrop I'm not sure if you're a Wild or Thrashers fan but yay! I put the cash down for my season tickets today too! We must be twins!

To me, hockey's perfect when the players are playing for the love of the game. :) Everything else is gravy.

Sandi said...

Kari is a redneck, nascar loving Fin!! You gotta love him!!

Maal said...

Oh I do babygirl! I totally do!! But the fantasy, it is now tainted, hahahah!!! God, if I find out from Aunt Donna that he drinks BudLight with his cheetos, I will cry. THE PHOTOS OF HIM DRINKING IT FROM THE CASINO NIGHT DON'T COUNT!!!!