While there have been many great recaps and write ups of the good time that was had at Cannonfest, we at TheUnionBlue.com felt like we might share something everyone wants to see: yourselves!! Enjoy this selection of images and if you see me at a CBJ (or any other) event with my camera, ask me to grab your photo! You just might find yourself right here on TheUnionBlue.com! Make the jump to the gallery by clicking Continue reading Cannonfest 2012 Photos below!
It’s summer. There’s no hockey to watch. CBA negotiations are underway. And, we are desperate to see what the new CBJ roster can do. Who understands this unique feeling of anxiety and anticipation better than fellow Blue Jackets fans? So why not hang out with a bunch of them?
Many of you have seen other accolades for Tom – and I hope we continue to see more – I will refer you once again to the words of Dark Blue Jacket who has stats on exactly how much work went into Tom’s videos. But, so far, you’ve seen a lot of words and what I want to make sure you realize is that those approximately 11 minutes of video represent MONTHS of work. Even before July Tom was watching every single Blue Jackets game…again (there’s something to consider undertaking…December 2010 anyone?). As Tom’s wife shared, it takes more frames than one can even realize to represent a single second and Tom went a frame at a time to match a single syllable cheer in a song to a players reaction on the ice. By the time we saw two videos on Sunday, Tom had poured over them so many times, his wife knew every single highlight, in sequence, well before it showed on the screen.
But back to Tom – again, this guy is someone you want to get to know. He is caring, smart, engaging, loyal. Above all those amazing video talents, lies the heart and soul of a great person – and so, it gave me chills when I just saw Tom share that his video “Call to Arms“ and “Jump Start My Heart” are on NHL.com.
Share these links, people. Tweet ‘em, post ‘em, visit again and again. Let’s show nhl.com that this year, CBJ is going to get noticed…in all the right ways.
Tom – its an honor to know you…oh, and you’re a rock star.
- Martini Hockey has a rockin post about why Hockey is starting to make a mark in Cbus
- The Cannon
- Even one of my secret media crushes Steph shared her experience via The Other Paper
And so many more…
So, as I’ve said many times, I leave the Hockey heavy-lifting to my many esteemed colleagues listed above and more. I’ll just share with you my take on a truly amazing weekend.
Its a real treat when a shared love, in this case hockey, brings people into your life who make spending time together a pleasure. So here’s what CannonFest means to me…and, far as I can figure, these are the things that only CannonFest (and BlueJackets love) can provide…(and I’m intentionally) not linking ;)
.Watching Rick dance in a kilt
….Actually finding out who is behind The Dark Blue Jacket (I bow down in your greatness)
..Mary’s curls…and tattoo…
…Dannie. Drinkin’ Boones Farm like a cowboy…on a swing, out of the bottle
.Amanda – adorable as ever…asking when we can bring in the Boones ;)
….Jeff harassing me about my DD Love
..Finding out who is behind NickRash
…Consoling Julie on the loss of Jake
.Seeing how freakin’ cute that database of sports that is Lori Schmidt is
….Betting Clay Hall a round of drinks that we’re getting to Playoffs Round 3
..Watching Gretchen tear up as Tom thanks her and introduces his videos
…Catching a glimpse of Matt – soaking in the product of all his hard work – with the very best smile I’ve ever seen
.Recognizing people from their Twitter pictures
….Random chants of “Leo” and “Let’s Go Jackets!”
..People knowing to look at me for some ridiculous reaction whenever Derek shows up on the video highlights (yes, that was a wraparound goal thank you very much! ;) )
…Comparing photos of “pocket dogs” with the “Martini” family
.Matt making hosting a couple hundred people at his business on a Sunday look easy
It all culminated, as so many of my peers have said, in watching Tom’s videos. I’m posting them here – again – because I’ve still met some people who haven’t yet seen them. So watch them. Share them. Tweet them to your friends tweet them to the players!
First off (Nice goal, DD!) Jump Start My Heart
And my personal favorite…A Call to Arms (chills)
Like I said, this blog isn’t sharing anything revolutionary that any of my peers haven’t already said. Its simply my way of telling you that we’ve got something going here, fans. We’re building a Blue Jackets community that’s not only some dedicated peeps, but some darn cool folks. People who are fun, smart, hilarious and who I am very much looking forward to seeing again soon. I say without hesitation that this weekend filled me with a whole lotta smiles, laughs and love for each of you.
LETS GO JACKETS!!!
…and no, you’re NOT going to see the posting of me on Channel 6 on this here blog ;)
Now, I am hesitant to share this news regarding the prize of all prizes because, well, obviously, I am going to win this outstanding “major award” (get the movie reference? I like you even more) but, in the spirit of sharing the cool news, check out this great Grand Prize brought to you courtesy of Superior Beverage.
So everyone come on out – I’m really looking forward to seeing so many great people I already know via in person or Twitter fun. Not that this is news, but I’ll be the tall girl in the Derek Dorsett jersey. (don’t act like this shocks you). So come up, say “hi!” and then give me your raffle ticket since obviously, well, ya know, the Miller Lite sign is mine. ;)
|Credit to Dark Blue Jacket|
Read more about Cannonfest HERE!