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How To Do A Phoenix Coyotes Whiteout…At Home

Phoenix CoyotesDespite a loss, like last night’s, there really is nothing like catching a playoff whiteout game at Jobing.com arena. The colors (or lack thereof) the noise of the crowd, the music, the frigid air and all that energy coming off the ice in waves..But what if you are broke? What if you have 3 children and ticket prices for 5 people could pay for the oldest’s first year of college?

Ok that is an exaggeration. But I think you are starting to get the idea that I couldn’t go to Game 1 of the Phoenix Coyotes vs LA Kings Western Conference Final last night. So what’s a Coyotes fan to do? You could find a sports bar in the area that is playing the game but then you might have to deal with the state wondering why you brought a 10 year to a bar.

Instead of risking that sticky investigation follow the simple PuckGal method of “Whiteout at Home”:

  • Force everyone to sit on the couch shoulder to shoulder. This will mimic the “let’s get friendly” tightness of the seats at the arena.
  • Distribute the whiteout tshirts you got when you attended games in Series 1 and Series 2.
  • Make nachos and pizza but you don’t have to pretend you spent $50 on them.
  • Find the souvenir Coyotes cups and pour beer and soda into them. You get extra points for authenticity if you spill a little on the way back to the living room.
  • Designate your least favorite person in the house at that moment as a Kings fan and glower at them accordingly (keep in mind this designation could change dependent on who irritates you the most in 2 1/2 hours)
  • Proceed to start a chant (or wave) during the first period as the Kings score first.
  • Have your DJ (or youngest stepson) crank some high energy tunes via his Ihome.
  • At intermission be sure to get up and walk the length of the couch while positioning your behind in the rest of the family’s face to go to the restroom.
  • Walk around the block to simulate cruising the concourse in search of another beer/soda while your daughter plays ice girl with the kitchen broom.
  • Once returning to your seat (or in this case, couch) rehash the first period with your row mates (or in this case, family).
  • Surprise your husband with the at-home version of the Kiss Cam.
  • For the next 2 periods watch, to your extreme displeasure, as the Kings dominate the Coyotes in pretty much every way including an empty net goal to seal the loss at 4-2.
  • Complain bitterly at the buzzer that the Coyotes looked sluggish and frantic echoing Dave Tippett’s sentiments throughout that they need to pull it together, get more shots on net and keep the Kings out of the Coyotes zone. Praise Mikkel Boedker once again for his goal contribution..in each and every series so far!
  • File out from the couch and make the 2 second commute (and gee traffic is light!) to the bedroom.
Ok, there really is NO substitute..I need to get to Tuesday night’s Game 2!!

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3 comments for “How To Do A Phoenix Coyotes Whiteout…At Home”

  1. I heard people were able to walk up to the arena and pay half-off the face value of tickets. And I guess we’re cousins now since one of the Sharks’ owners is now your owner!

    Posted by sharksfanNo Gravatar | May 14, 2012, 9:25 am
  2. Well that is a little hard when you need to buy 5 all together lol but I may try that if my daughter and I leave the boys behind! They do have that “preliminary” deal but I am counting any chickens until they are hatched, raised and on my dinner table :)

    Posted by Sharon Wilks (aka PuckGal)No Gravatar | May 14, 2012, 11:48 am
  3. The White Out did not have an intimidating effect on the LA Kings as it did on the Nashville Predators - maybe Phoenix should implement a “Red Out” as an ADDITION to the long held tradition which started in 1987 with the Winnipeg Jets!

    Posted by Steve PhoenixNo Gravatar | May 25, 2012, 1:17 am

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