And by not much of one, I mean not one at all.
In the slightest.
I don't like football, I find baseball boring, and basketball I just don't get at all. I'd rather go to the dentist than watch golf. And other sports, whatever they may be... I dunno. Just not my thing.
Then, yesterday, I went to see the Vancouver Canucks play the Dallas Stars.
And suddenly, ladies and gents (Steve, you're not alone anymore), I, Sarah Fain, was a hockey fan!
My team? The Canucks, of course. My favorite player? Daniel Sedin. Two hundred and eight pounds of solid Swedish brilliance.
Do I totally understand hockey?
No I do not.
But I know what a power play is, I know icing is against the rules, and I know you can't be over the blue line until the puck is.
I know there are five guys on the ice at a time (per team), unless someone gets a penalty, and I know penalties are two minutes.
Not bad, for someone who's only been a hockey fan for two days.
By March 5th, when I'll be at the Staples Center cheering Sedin and the Canucks to a magnificent win over the Los Angeles Kings, I should be a veritable expert!
Well, at least I'll be an expert at cheering.
And I'll be wearing my Canuck's hat with pride.
I don't even know myself anymore.