Eagles linebacker Jamar Chaney grew up in Florida and went to school at Mississippi State, never feeling the need to seek out a hockey game.
But with everybody talking about the Flyers-Penguins playoff series, Chaney asked an Eagles official if he could get a couple tickets to Game 3 Sunday. The Flyers' 8-4, 158-penalty minute victory was quite an introduction for Chaney and fellow Eagles linebacker Brian Rolle.
"No matter the sport, this was the best game I ever attend(ed) as a fan," Chaney tweeted Sunday. "Crazy atmosphere."
Monday, after finishing up his weightlifting on the first day of the Eagles' offseason conditioning program, Chaney said: "The fellows sitting around us kept us informed about what was going on." He said he had watched enough Flyers action on TV to know what a power play was, and most of the basic stuff, but he still couldn't get over the fact that guys fought and didn't get ejected, as they would in the NFL.