My wife and I are huge hockey fans and are obviously bummed about this stupid NHL lockout nonsense, mainly because it is preventing us from going to any games. We try to see the Philadelphia Flyers as much as we can and after every home game there is a guy outside playing the theme from Rocky on a trumpet. Doesn't matter if they win or lose or how terrible the weather is, this guy is sitting outside playing it over and over again. I don't even think he knows the whole song as it just seems like the famous part over and over again. But he's dedicated and I'm sure there's some great life lesson we could all learn from it, but it escapes me.
Speaking of Rocky, here's some Pop! Vinyl figures from Funko that feature all the best characters from the films. You can get these in February to add to your shelf of things that get you pumped up. Next to your ceramic cats.