A MESSAGE TO ALL SHARKS FANS:
The other day I read somewhere, the idea that one of the reasons the Sharks have trouble getting over the hump, is because the fans boo them. Whether this is true of not, I can't tell you, but I can't imagine it feeling very good when the "home" crowd turns against you cause you can't seem to get things going. It adds another element of pressure when the 80 pound gorilla is already sitting on your back.
So I have a proposition for you: If you're going to game 5 at the tank, and feel the frustration setting in because, yet again, things aren't going their way, and the desire to boo welling up inside you, try this chant instead, "We Shall Overcome!" Let this be our mantra!!!
This year is not like last year! While they haven't dominated on the scoreboard or in wins, it's because of a series of bad breaks, or another case of a goalie playing out of his mind. This year, the effort is there! They are working their asses off on every shift, and controlling the pace for much of the games, but just can't get the hockey gods to do them a favor. I don't know who's pissed them off to where every bounces seems to favor the Avs, but instead of taking it out on the Sharks, let's rally around them!!
WE SHALL OVERCOME!!!!