Our boys will be taking the ice to continue to amaze us and it is our duty and honour to support them in their Quest.
For those of you who are not familiar with the bracelet tradition, let me explain and extend to you a welcoming hand into our fold.
Since the 80's, hockey players have grown beards during the playoffs. Male (and hirsute female) fans have followed suit.
In the spring of '08, a member of LGW asked, "What can those of us who can't grow beards do to show support for our beloved Wings?"
Many people expressed interest- women, men who couldn't or weren't allowed to grow beards, even those who could grow a humdinger of a beard- and we all put our minds together.
Someone suggested bracelets, and the tradition was born.
The rules are simple: Red for a win; white for a loss.
Beyond that, you are on your own. Decorate them with beads, crystals- whatever suits your fancy.
Keep them on until the Wings are eliminated or until the Parade down Woodward.
The question did arise as to what should be done about discoloured or smelly bracelets. Is it acceptable to repair and/or replace them? Some said no; some said yes. I personally think that it is ok to do this as long as no one sees you without them.
Most men have been supportive, but there are always the few nay-sayers. To them I say, "Nay!"
This is not to replace the beard tradition. This is to support, encourage, and complement it. (Note: complement, not compliment, although if you see a great beard, feel free to compliment it.)
We are in this together. Let's Go Wings!!!!!
Here's mine from last year after the second round:
Edited by 55fan, 14 April 2010 - 08:41 AM.