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Everyone has a bucket list - an absolute must-do experience before their time is up. Nathan Peterman Womens Jersey .For me - surprise surprise - its attending sporting venues to see the best of the best strut their stuff.America is littered with phenomenal sporting venues and each has a place in history for different reasons.The first - Madison Square Garden in downtown New York City.Myself and Hannah booked in to see the National Hockey Leagues New York Rangers against the famed Detroit Red Wings. My Adelaide teammates, Taylor Walker and Brad Crouch - both traveling the USA - joined us for the clash, which made the experience even greater!I had been to MSG two years ago for a pre-season NBA game and even though the venue biggest tenant was in action, the fact it was a pre-season game meant the crowd was only half full and half-baked when it came to cheering and supporting.In New York, basketball is king, while the NFLs Giants and Jets have a strong following in the Boroughs. However, the Rangers hold a special place in the citys heart and on this night, more than 18,000 flocked to support the team in a battle of two of the NHLs original six teams.Everything from the national anthem and pre-game introductions to the crowd interaction throughout the game lived up to MSGs reputation as The Worlds Most Famous Arena.Despite the Rangers going down 2-1, we all had a blast and when Mike Zibanejad scored in the second minute of the game, the Garden erupted and the chanting lasted until after the play had recommenced.Part of the attraction and enjoyment of attending an MSG event is before and after the game itself. Thousands eat and drink before the contest in the various pubs, bars and restaurants surrounding MSG which - unlike many major sporting venues - sits in the heart of Manhattan, easily accessible for the 8.4 million people who call New York home and the four South Australians enjoying a sporting holiday.Despite Hannahs cries to stay an extra few days in what is now her favourite city in the world, the following morning we jumped on a plane and headed for Green Bay - a world away from the hustle and bustle of NYC.As we descended into Green Bay on a tiny American Eagle jet, the only thing that captured our attention through the widows was mighty Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers.The township of Green Bay has a population of a mere 100,000, which makes it truly remarkable that its people can not only support, but allow an NFL team to flourish in its area. Green Bay is the Packers and the Packers are Green Bay.The Packers were born in 1919 and have resided in Green Bay ever since. They are 13-time champions and a whos who of Hall of Fame players and coaches have ome through the organisation.Unlike the other 31 teams in the NFL, the Packers are not a privately-owned team. The team actually has more than 350,000 stockholders which is governed by an elected board of directors. While this system is, as mentioned, different to every other side in the league, the Green Bay community has always rallied around the team and when you hear someone say this is the towns team - they truly mean it.The Packers are the only not-for-profit, community-owned team in all of the United States professional sporting codes.And that very statement is what makes the Packers -??and attending one of their games - so incredibly amazing.Lambeau Field is as historic and honorary as you will ever find in world sport. It is the oldest operating NFL venue and only baseballs Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox have longer tenancy at their respective venues.Lambeau is almost 60 years old and has had very little construction done in the years since. The stadium does though, manage a magical balance of tradition versus spectator comfort.The stadium is named after Curly Lambeau, a founder and head coach of the team who died of cancer just months before the stadium was opened.Onto the game... we picked a good one. Not in competitiveness (the Packers wound up winning 26-10) but famed foe Chicago was in town, ruthless and hated rivals of the Pack.A flight from Chicago to Green Bay is only 40 minutes and the drive is both beautiful and comfortable, meaning there were more than a few Bears fans in attendance. Packers fans are known as the Cheeseheads and many fans wear a Cheesehead as a hat (look them up online, theyre very funny and very different) which only makes sense when we saw dozens of Bears fans wearing mock cheese graters as hats.Joining another teammate, Tom Lynch, and friend Nathan Evison for the Packers vs. Bears clash, we were fortunate enough to sneak onto the sidelines pre-game, making for an unforgettable experience.There are a few more venues on my list of must-attends (Soldier Field, Bryant-Denny Stadium, The Big House, Death Valley etc etc etc) but for a days work, Madison Square Garden into Lambeau Field is a pretty good start!Next up, Steelers vs. Patriots at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.Follow me on Instagram (@joshjenkins04) and Twitter (@joshjenkins24 and #JJintheUSA) for photos, videos and chats as we embark on a few more of Americas premier sporting events. Dion Dawkins Jersey . 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LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues are struggling so badly to score goals these days that even when they get one to go in the net it doesnt always count.Left winger Alexander Steen thought he had scored the 200th goal of his NHL career on Thursday night but saw it waived off after the Dallas Stars challenged the goal because of goaltender interference.Thats just the way it has been going for the Blues, who did score twice in a 6-2 loss to the Stars, the first time in five games they scored more than one. They have gone 1-3-1 during that stretch.The Blues will try to break out of that slump with two weekend games at home, hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night and the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday. Backup goalie Carter Hutton will get the start on Saturday night.Hutton has to hope the Blue Jackets are tired from all of the goals they scored Friday night. They set a franchise record with a 10-0 win over Montreal, handing the Canadiens their first regulation loss this season. It also matched the worst defeat in their history. The last time Montreal lost a game 10-0 was Jan. 4, 1942, to Detroit.The Blue Jackets became the first team to score 10 goals in a regular-season game since the Blues did it on March 30, 2011, defeating Detroit 10-3. It was the first shutout by a score of 10-0 or greater in the NHL since Jan. 2, 1996, when Calgary defeated Tampa Bay.We obviously had a bblast, said Blue Jackets left winger Nick Foligno, who scored two goals. Zay Jones Jersey. Ive never been part of a game like that before. But weve got to put it behind us, just like a loss. ... Well dance in the locker room and then well go.Blues coach Ken Hitchcock probably was jealous as he watched the Blue Jackets on Friday night, well aware of his teams scoring slump.You dont score, you hear all the chatter, so you start pressing, Hitchcock said. You start forcing the play. Were trying to score three goals in the same shift. It doesnt work that way.Were going to have to build some momentum back with better play. Its a frustrating time for everybody right now.Nobody is more frustrated than right winger Vladimir Tarasenko, who is tied with center Paul Stastny for the team lead with four goals, but they all came in the first four games of the season. He has not scored in his last seven games.Tarasenkos longest stretch without a goal last year was five games en route to his first 40-goal season.The Blues have scored 24 goals in their 11 games, six in a win over Calgary, the only time in their last eight games they have scored more than two.The Blue Jackets come into St. Louis riding a three-game winning streak, scoring at least three goals in all three games. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 

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