“Finz and Stitches” was created by accident. When San Jose had a six-game losing streak in Jan 2011, I began posting my thoughts in the Sharks’ Facebook game thread. However, I didn’t want to post what others were posting, such as “Team sucks,” “trade such and such,” “we need a new coach and goalie,” etc.
I wanted to post something that gave the Sharks credit but also held them accountable for their play on the ice. In my posts, I posted the positives first, which were “hits,” and after I listed those, I listed the negatives, which were “misses.” The feedback I got on them surprised me as a good number of Sharks fans enjoyed them. After posting on the Sharks Facebook game thread for a handful of games, a couple of people told me that I needed to create my own page for the Sharks so I wouldn’t have to rely on Facebook.
After asking around and comparing blog sites, I settled on wordpress, found a cool theme that had a hockey feel and was just missing a name. I spent a couple nights trying to think of one and “Finz and Stitches” just popped into my head. I liked the name because it was a tribute to both the Sharks and the game of hockey and after a few friends confirmed they liked the name as well, the blog was named.
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