Mick then posted a reply and indicated that he accepted my offer of a Columbus Blue Jackets game ticket and both pre- and post-game festivities.
The dialogue has since left the blogosphere, so I figure that an update for those of you keeping track would be in order.
First, our party of guests has gone from one to two. Mr. Kern will be accompanied by his co-host, Mike Ross. While Kern has never been to Columbus, Ross has visited (stayed at the Hyatt Regency, I gather) and - not surprisingly - has nothing ill to say of Columbus or the Blue Jackets. (I tell you, get the people to Columbus, let them see what it's all about...and the negative stuff about our community and team tails off right quick.)
Second, the guys asked me to hunt down weekends where CBJ games coincided with Ohio State football games. There are two such weekends, but I learned this morning (yes, I have to listen to their show to find out where their heads are at) that neither weekend works out. So they're (wisely) eschewing the football and will be restricting their sports viewing activity to hockey.
And that's that. We're all up to speed. Kern & Ross need to figure out their schedules and get back to me with a preferred date. Then we secure tickets, and we're off and running for what should be a terrific day!
So now let's have some fun...in the interest of leaving no stone unturned, permit me to ask all of you two questions:
- If you had to suggest one game in the entire CBJ home schedule for Kern & Ross to see, which one would that be?
- If you were to take your buddies from out of town to a CBJ game, what would you consider the "Do Not Miss" points of a game night experience - pre-/during/post-game?
Post your thoughts in the comments. Can't wait to see what you suggest!