Philadelphia Flyers are my team. They have been my team my entire life and will continue to be the team I love with the most passion.
Any sports days at work where they allow you to wear sports apparel I come in sporting something Flyers. Even this year which was such a long year for Flyers fans I proudly wore my orange and black.
I do have other teams I love as I alluded to in my first Blog entry.
The Flyers were eliminated by the Montreal Canadiens.
Montreal went on to Play Calgary. As a rare treat in those days Prism was airing the Stanley cup finals. I am not sure where the coverage was being fed from. I watched that whole series. I stayed up late and watched the Flames win the Stanley Cup at the Montreal Forum. They showed all of the after celebration to the wee hours of the morning. I watched every minute of it and fell in love with the Flames.
That Flames team is still my most favorite one. Mike Vernon became one of my all time favorite players.
Friday at work I pulled out my Minnesota Wild Jersey. I asked for it one Christmas. I was living in Iowa. I hadn't seen a Flyers game in 10 months. I decided I was going to become a Wild fan. Not that I could see wild games either the Local cable system in Iowa felt Detroit games were what people wanted to see. I liked the Wild Jersey. Going back to my story, I had 5 people at work identify the Jersey at first sight. That to me was pretty impressive. I took lots of ribbing for being a traitor. I didn't feel like a traitor. I like the Wild jersey. I like the color and the logo. I take every opportunity to wear my hockey apparel out for supporting hockey in general. I still love my Flyers. I would put on my Flyers jersey right now and wear it proudly.
What do you all think am I traitor or just a loyal hockey enthusiast?