First off, I never knew there were so many people from Pittsburgh who lived in Denver. Wow, for all the love they showed their Penguins tonight, youíd think they would never have left their beloved city in the first place. But there they were in their Stub-Hubbed glory tonight, sitting in the lower bowls of the Pepsi Center, cheering nonstop for the Penguins in their romp over the suddenly awful Avs again.
(One thing Iíll never ever do again: wear jerseys of my Boston teams in a foreign arena. Not because I would be afraid of being told off, but because Iíve finally come to realize after nights like tonight: that you look foolish. You look dorkish jumping up and down for a team whose city you donít live in anymore, high-fiving all your phony new friends in similar jerseys around you. I think I finally agree with those who say: If you love your city and team so much, why do so many hundreds of you live in Denver or wherever? I think itís kind of a big, sad overcompensating plea for attention, and I used to fall into that group too; you want so much for people to think ďHey, Iím from PITTSBURGH (or Detroit, or Boston or New York or wherever), that Iím going to act like every goal we score just won us the Stanley Cup and Iím going to lord it over you poor saplings from Denver Ė even though we live in your city now.Ē I finally realize now how annoying Red Sox fans are.)
So, this guy is suggesting the Pens fans look foolish. Is this guy honestly suggesting that if you go to a hockey game (any sporting event actually), you better be sure you are only a fan of the home team...or at least, don't wear the visiting team's jersey or cheer for them, otherwise you will look foolish?
The biggest "huh?" part for me was when he's suggesting that they loved the Pens or the city of Pittsburgh so much, then why are they in Denver. This is the most absurd comment I've ever seen. Some of those people may have travelled from Pittsburgh, that happens....but more importantly, who cares. I grew up in Nova Scotia...spent my whole life there until after University when I moved to Toronto to start my career. So, I grew up, spent approximately 20 years cheering for Detroit.....when I moved to Toronto, was I all of a sudden supposed to stop cheering for the Wings and change my team to the Maple Leafs? The writer didn't make a single logical point in his rant.