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San Francisco Bulls Start Out With A Sell Out!

San Francisco BullsThe San Francisco Bulls played their inaugural game in front of a sell out 8,277 loud and proud fans this past Friday at the ‘World Famous’ Cow Palace.  Although they lost 4-3 that didn’t stop the fans from letting the team know they were a welcomed addition to the pro sports landscape of San Francisco.  When speaking with other hockey fans, mostly San Jose Sharks fans, the consensus was unanimous - going to a Bulls game is in many ways more fun than going to a San Jose Sharks game.

To qualify that statement the difference is in the atmosphere.  The Cow Palace is obviously a much more intimate venue, and in an era of social media where everyone wants to have a voice your voice counts more in a building with and estimated average attendance of 4,000 than the larger confines of HP Pavillion.  And recently the Sharks fans at HP Pavillion have become much more hostile and verbally challenging than in the past, so much so that management has acknowledged ongoing issues in some sections.

The vibe at the Cow Palace was much more relaxing than anything I’ve recently experienced at Sharks games.  And the kids on the ice, while no where nearly as talented as the players in the NHL, play with heart and energy that doesn’t go unnoticed.

If you want your hockey fix and are as frustrated as I am with the NHL labor dispute I strongly encourage you to check out your local AHL or ECHL franchise. I hope you’ll be as surprised as I was at just how entertaining that experience can be.

Team Captain Jason Bowers prepares to be introduced to the crowd.

Team Captain Jason Bowers prepares to be introduced to the crowd.

The Cow Palace dresses up nicely to welcome hockey back to San Francisco.

The Cow Palace dresses up nicely to welcome hockey back to San Francisco.

Hockey - enough said.

Hockey - enough said.

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3 comments for “San Francisco Bulls Start Out With A Sell Out!”

  1. Good for them, good for them and good for frustrated Sharks Fans. I truly wish I had an AHL or ECHL affiliate in the area. We lost our Roadrunners a few years back. The best I have is Mustang Youth Hockey lol. I will start reporting from those!

    Posted by PuckgalNo Gravatar | October 16, 2012, 9:08 am
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