Today is the beginning of a new chapter in my real life- I am a fan no longer of the NHL! Yes I know shockwaves happened after you read that statement. But for me it is a huge day, after watching and cheering for 25 years for Les Habitants, I no longer will. I made the decision a couple of weeks ago that if the NHL were to lock out the players, I would be done supporting the sport I grew up with and the team that I cheered for- The Montreal Canadiens.
The time came and passed this weekend, the NHL locked out their players, and now I am a fan no longer!
The church our family attends is beginning a small group series next week focused on Kyle Idleman’s book- Not A Fan. I am already able to connect with the premise that I am not a fan- (of the NHL). The concept of not being a fan of Jesus takes on an entirely new spin. A spin that is focused on getting out of the stands and getting into real life!
As a former fan of the Montreal Canadiens I had been able to jump ship when the waters got tough and ugly, which, as of yesterday, is what I have done for good. I am sick of what is going on with professional sports and I have chosen not to support the model they are pursuing. It is my choice and I am actually content with it.
In my next post I will explore I am a fan no longer at a deeper level!