Chasing Checkers is not the typical hockey blog, and it’s not run by the typical hockey blogger. A Charlottean for nearly all of my life, I spend my days and nights working behind the scenes in a theater, doing all of the technical things that help the shows go on. When not running a light board, or designing lights or operating a followspot high above the audience, I can be found cheering on the Charlotte Checkers and recruiting all of my cultured, theatrical friends to join me at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The inspiration for Chasing Checkers started years ago, as a graduate student at UNC-Charlotte, where I took a class on sports communication and culture. Since then, I started to observe pro sports from a new, cultural viewpoint, and decided a blog would be the perfect place to enlighten and even educate Charlotteans about the best pro sports team we have in town. It came to life in February 2011, and while still in it’s infancy, it’s going strong.
When not watching hockey (or ballet, opera, live music or Broadway shows), Chasing Checkers chief blogger can be found knitting, enjoying a pint at my favorite downtown pub, hanging out with my monster dog William Shakespeare (named after the greatest play write to ever live), or white water kayaking in the mountains of western North Carolina. I have an ever-growing obscure hockey jersey collection that has taken over an entire closet, and keep buying more despite the fact I wear the same home white jersey to all Checkers game.
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