Here we go guys!! As I promised on Monday I bring to you a fan spotlight :) !! If  you’re a fan of the Blackhawks, Sharks, Rangers, Stars, Jets, or Blue Jackets and want to be recognized for your awesomeness send an email my way. CTNspotlight@gmail.com

 

CBJ Fan Spotlight

 

Name: Cody Compton

Twitter Handle: @ccompton96

Tell me a little bit about yourself: I’m a major hockey fan. That’s all you need to know.

When did you become a fan of the Columbus Blue Jackets: been a fan and season ticket holder since 2000! 

Have you been to a CBJ game if so tell me about your experience: every game I never get tired of coming . Wether we win or lose

Where do you see the team in five years: I see them as a Stanley cup contender.

Favorite current player: either Captain America , Dorsett , or , Cam Atkinson

Favorite past player: Jody Shelley

Favorite CBJ memory (on or off the ice): to many good memory’s to pick a favorite but any time we beat the Red Wings is a good memory.

Favorite CBJ Jersey design: 07 home jerseys 

BOB or MASE? Love Bob and love Mase no favorite here.

Favorite thing to eat at Nationwide: nachos, two cheese lots of peppers 

Favorite place to sit in the arena: upper bowl! You can see everything

If you could be any person in the CBJ organization for a day who would you be and why? Scott Howson to show em how to do the job ;p  (note: this last question was answered mere days before Howson was let go. It’s like this kid is psychic)

 

 

On this day 26 years ago in Indianapolis a very important document was signed. A document that would forever change the history of Ohio. The birth certificate of John Joseph Louis Johnson the third, Captain of the United States of America. Who knew this little bundle of joy would grow up to lead the US to victory upon victory?  What’s even more shocking is the fever that has overtaken Ohio. So much love for a man from the University of Michigan. Ludicrous I say, ludicrous. Today we salute you, Captain America. May you celebrate your birthday with the same gusto with which you celebrate your goals. Happy Birthday Jack Johnson!!

 

 

A little over a year ago I fell in love with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Many of my friends were miffed because I popped out of the womb proclaiming my love for the Chicago Blackhawks. They constantly ask me how I could even think about liking the Jackets. My response to them is usually this : “The Chicago Blackhawks are like your first love. You hold on to them because they have been there your whole life. The Columbus Blue Jackets are that homely girl who steals your heart and you end up marrying her. She cooks for you, cleans for you, and would do anything for you. The Blue Jackets are that team who will do everything in their power to show you just how much you are appreciated. Not because they have to because they want to.”  That my friends is real love.

I would like to take a moment to thank the Columbus Blue Jackets organization for everything they have done for me. Especially recently.

To my very first ticket rep Erica : Thank you for the support you showed my family last 4th of July when my Uncle Don died. You called me the day after the funeral to check in with me. To see how I was doing. Not once did you mention buying season tickets. Then in February when I lost my job you gave me a hug and said things will get better. You were right Erica. Things did get better.

To James Wisniewski: I met you two days after I became unemployed. When you found out I lost my job you wished me luck and said “I’m sure someone as nice as you will get a job in no time.” In July you were tweeting out local businesses from fans on twitter. I still didn’t have a job so I chanced it and tweeted at you saying I had no job. You in turn did something that literally changed my life. You retweeted me and added “Someone hook this girl up with a job!”. Two weeks later a fan of yours, who I’ve never met, tweeted a job lead at me. I looked into it  and the day before my birthday I was hired in as an Assistant Manager. Thank you so much for your support. Thank you for tweeting out that I needed a job. I’ve followed your career since you were a Blackhawk and never in my wildest dreams did I think James Wisniewski would be one of the reasons why I have a job. I could never thank you enough.

To my second ticket rep Cody: Thank you for your patience. You became my ticket rep in the midst of my unemployment. You listened to me talk about my struggles with moving. Especially about how hard it is to be away from my family. You wished me luck with every job interview I told you about. You kept me positive with every job I was denied. You called me to congratulate me on my new job and to wish me a happy birthday. Cody you have gone above and beyond what anyone could ask for in a ticket rep. Again, thank you. I can’t wait to sit down and talk to you about what I can do season ticket wise. It’s going to be a great season!!

To, the one and only, Jack “Captain Amerijack” Johnson : Thank you for the birthday tweet that killed my battery. :) I was extremely worried about my birthday this year. It was my first birthday in 27 years that I was away from my family. Everyone that I’m friends with in Columbus was working on my birthday and I was afraid to be alone. See on my 21st birthday one of my best friends committed suicide and every birthday since then if I’m not busy I end up dwelling on it. Jack, this was the first birthday since her death that I didn’t stop smiling the whole day. The amount of love I received from your fan base was unreal. Thank you. Thank you so much for making me feel special on my birthday. You didn’t have to.

 

There are many more stories like this from fans around the organization. If you are a Blue Jackets fan then you are loved!

Please share your heart warming Blue Jacket stories in the comment below. I would love to hear them. I’m sure the organization would too.

THANK YOU COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS!

 

Stick taps to @redditcbj for the picture.

Earlier today team USA held a Question and Answer session via twitter with Captain America himself, Jack Johnson III. Hopefully this Q&A session will explain to the rest of the NHL why Jack has stolen the hearts of the fans in LA and Columbus. Jack is a very diplomatic, honest and caring person. I think that comes through during this Q&A. If you didn’t get a chance to read it while it happened I have the Q&A here. Enjoy :) GO USA!

I hope this Q&A was both informative and enlightening. Great guy and we are so lucky to have him in Columbus. Carry that flag buddy.

 

 

 

 

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