January 13th, 2009
by Hunter Lochte
Originally posted on LaxSpot on 1/21/2008
Hey everyone, I hope that you had a great weekend, mine had some ups and some down, but all in all, no complaints. Ill start with the ups….How about the Terps pulling off the huge W versus the Tarheels? What a game. I only got to see the first half and got the update of the final score from my roomate Trey (he graduated from UNC last year), but what a game. I have been a Maryland fan forever and beating Carolina is a huge step for this years team. The NFL Championhip games were good games to watch, but in the long run rather dissapointing for me. After watching a hard fought game in New England which saw the Pats come out on top, I watched my Packers take one on the chin from Eli and the Giants. As for the Super Bowl, lets hope that the Giants put up a showing like they have on the road (10 straight road wins) this year and in week 16 vs the Pats and not Giants that got spanked by the Ravens in Super Bowl 35.
Anyways, on to Buffalo. Our plane left Baltimore at 540 on Friday. This was nice because I got to get through a whole day of school and didnt have to take any time off and the flight only took an hour, so by the time we got up in the air, we were on our way back down. Once in Buffalo, which was cold (not as cold as the Green Bay/Giants game), we headed to the hotel, dropped off our stuff and made our way to practice. We had a relatively good practice, but it was really tough becuase we were playing on a roller hockey rink with no turf. The ground was slippery and the lights made it very tough to see the ball too. After practice, we headed back to the hotel where we got a quick bite to eat and got some sleep. We had flims at 8 am and than were off to our shootaround at 915. The HSBC center is a pretty cool arena, but it had a lingering smell of stale beer. After shoot around, it was back to the hotel for team lunch and nap time. At 5:00 we were on our way back to the HSBC to get ready for the Bandits. The game was a disappointing one, but I did get to see history in John Tavares breaking Gary Gait’s all time goals record. After the game we went back to the hotel and hung out there for a little while before heading out to see what downtown Buffalo had to offer. Did I mention in was freezing cold. 530 am wake up call and it was off to the airport to head home. The early flights are tough, but getting home early is nice.
Today starts another week, but a short one for me. We have no school today because of Martin Luther King’s birthday, so I am going to take some time to relax before going to the gym, cleaning up the house and taking Mason to the park. We head to Toronto on Friday, so check back next week for updates on how that trip went.
Have a good week everyone and I be back next week.