As a new blogger for Gongshow, I can tell you that I am pretty damn excited…not only because I have been a fan of the line since 02..(as I write this I sit here wearing my “Just dangle” t-shirt) BUT I’m pumped to give my perspective as a female hockey fan, there isn’t many of us “beauties” who share our love for the game and actually know what we’re talking about.
I have always been the girl my boys know they can talk to. About what’s going on in the league, the game last night…or who the biggest beauties and plugs are in the NHL, I know more than a lot of these males do, and I’m proud of it.
You see, women have to prove themselves as fans, because if you’re a female hockey fan chances are, you’re going to be labeled a puck bunny or a puck slut, and until you prove yourself otherwise, your opinions seem to be dismissed. I’ve spent enough time with hockey players to know that this probably isn’t a label you want. I’ve researched this a little but online and it seems to be all negative, Urban dictionarys definition isn’t quite appropriate so here is the definition from wikipedia:
A puck bunny is a female ice hockey fan, often one whose interest in the sport is primarily motivated by sexual attraction to the players rather than enjoyment of the game itself .Primarily a Canadian term, it gained popular currency in the 21st century, and in 2004 was added to the second edition of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary which defines it as follows :
Puck bunny: a young female hockey fan, especially one motivated more by a desire to meet the players than by an interest in hockey.
The term is somewhat analogous to the term groupie as it relates to rock and roll musicians. Sociological studies of the phenomenon in minor league hockey indicate that self-proclaimed “puck bunnies” are “‘proud as punch’ to have sex with the [players]“, as it confers social status on them. However, these transitory relationships are often contrasted with those of girlfriends, with whom players have more stable, long-term relationships
“Puck bunnies” are defined by the sociologists Garry Crawford and Victoria K. Gosling as:
The term ‘puck bunny’, which is applied almost exclusively to female ice hockey fans, implies that these supporters are ‘inauthentic’, not ‘dedicated’ in their support, and are more interested in the sexual attractiveness of the players rather than the sport itself.
Hey… As much as i’d love to give Sidney Crosby 110% for 60 minutes, doesn’t mean that my love for the game isn’t authentic . Yet I can see how this definition is fitting, I’ve been to plenty of games, professional or not where you see the girls dolled up, texting or taking the entire time. The same broads who show up to every hockey party and get passed around and become the new joke of the locker room.
This is why I have come up with the term top shelf beauty; as a top shelf girl, you have credibility, you know what you’re talking about and you’re respected, you watch the game and truly enjoy it, you’re passionate and involved.
That doesn’t mean you can’t be the smoke show that you are…You can still show up to the games in jersey and heels, you can still hook up with that hockey player if you want to (in my opinion they are hands down, the best) but you’ll often still respected in the morning, because you respect the game. You’re the type of girl he wouldn’t mind bringing home to mom, or to that Christmas Party with the ugly sweaters.
Whereever you stand on the topic and Whatever type you prefer… the puck bunny or the top shelf beauty, hockey needs girls because what goes better together than hockey, beer and women right?
Hope you have all enjoyed my first article, I’d love to hear your comments, questions or suggestions on future articles so hit me up in the comments below.. or on my twitter at @topshelfbeautyy