July 9th, 2012, 05:58 PM #91
Has what hit everyone yet?
July 10th, 2012, 06:42 AM #92
My son and I traveled to Chicago over the weekend (july 7th and 8th) to see the LA Galaxy vs the Chicago Fire. Great game. And on the way my son used his IPOD to watch game 6 of the finals which he purchased off Itunes. I listened to the audio over the car speakers and we had it cranked, crowd noise was definitely louder than on TV. We both cheered and smiled when Emrick called the goals...so I still can't believe it.
And we even smiled and cheered when the countdown happened and the fans went nuts. Also, got to hear Brownie say "that's why we F...ing play..." Still love that line.
Although after seeing the game live, on NHL network 6 times and listening to it twice I only noticed ONCE that Doc said about Brown that "that was a word he would probably like back." Never heard that part before.
Side note..our FIRST NHL game was LA 2, Chi 0 back in December. Our First MLS game LA 2, Chi 0. First NHL game LA had a penalty shot (they missed), first MLS game LA had a penalty shot (they made it)...First NHL game we left the game and arrived back at our hotel 50 miles away in 1 1/2 hours....first MLS game left stadium got into car and 1 1/2 hours later we left the parking lot....TRAFFIC was freaking nuts!!!!!!!!!!!
July 10th, 2012, 08:21 AM #93
I was at the game (still can't believe it) and the countdown started at 25 or 35 seconds, I can't remember. Everyone was screaming the seconds off the clock. By the time we got down to 0 and the streamers dropped from the ceiling the sound died down a little bit because everybody was just plain out of breath. It was absolutely amazing. Grown men crying and hugging. I caught glances with random people around me and just screamed and raised my arms. By the time Brown lifted the cup I had nothing left in my lungs. I was saving one last cheer for Bob to lift the cup but it never happened. All in all it was an amazing experience. Blew up my savings account and drove down from Idaho. Bought tickets to game 4 about 90 seconds after Penner scored the OT game winner against the Coyotes. Paid $380 each. Bought game 6 tickets about 48 hours after we beat the Coyotes. I really didn't want to for the money reasons, but decided to buy them and my stepdad bought one to. Paid about $600 each. For game 4 I took my wife. I remember checking stubhub the night before the game and tickets were $1200 and I could have made over $1500, but I just had to see the Kings. I figure we'd either sweep (highly unlikely) or win it in game 5, and I wanted to see one game. Lo and behold, we lose game 4 and game 5. It was fine with me. I was able to attend game 6. It was abolutely amazing. People screaming the entire night. People screaming in the halls, in the bathrooms. "The Powerplay" was just astonishing. The game was over after the first period. It was like there was just the 'ceremonial' 40 minutes left to be played. Everyone in the building knew it was over. Brodeur goes to the bench. We bury one. 15 seconds later or something stupid, Greener (I think) buries another one. Domination. 6-1 in the Stanley Cup Finals clinching game. Beat 1 seed, 2 seed, 3 seed, and blew out the Eastern Champions 6-1 in the clinching game, and I was there. Been here since 1999-2000.
Originally Posted by eskymi
After all that, we got to go to the Rally and the Parade. The tickets for the parade went on 'sale' at 6pm. I got on the computer at 5:55 and just waited. At 5:59:45 I refreshed and got 4 tickets. I only needed 2 but figured I'd grab 4 and give the other 2 away to somebody on here (just to save them from being scalped on eBay or some crap like that). I gave them to BringTheReign (a member here) and he invited his father. It was very special to be able to see how happy they were to be able to attend. Me and my wife got to the parade early and got a spot right against the barries. It was so much fun. I met Kopitar in 2008-2009 during a rough season. I met him the night after we beat the Stars after scoring the 4 goals in the 3rd period and Kopi scoring the gamewinner in OT. The whole team signed my jersey, and Kopitar was my favorite player at the time. I remember when he first got here his English was pretty bad and funny to listen to, but now it's great. Seeing him on the bus raise the cup just brought me to tears all over again. This man is a King and I was so proud to see him grow into a Stanley Cup Champion. Same goes for this whole damn, er excuse me, this whole ****ing team. There's another highlight. Jonathon Quick. The MVP of the year and the playoffs. It was a pleasure watching him play. It's no surprise he was the first name to come to my head as who I wanted on the back of my vintage Forum Blue jersey. Listening to his speech at the Rally was one of the funniest things I've ever heard, and the most heartfelt. I remember getting beat my the Redwings 8-2. But now we're destroying them, and the Devils, and all 29 other teams. It was such a special experience for me. Watched all 20 games of the playoffs. Attended game 4 and game 6 of the Finals. Was at the parade and the rally. So good to be a Kings fan. It's funny. I always wondered how I would feel if/when we won the cup. I imagined I'd break down and cry. I didn't. I was just overwhelmed at everything, and it was just transcendental almost to be a part of it, and would like to thank all of you and all Kings fans/players for being part of it with me.
July 10th, 2012, 08:39 AM #94
No, not completely. The longtime Kings fan in me is still trying to figure out how the NHL was able to CGI Game 6, I mean how real does it look when Bettman hands the Cup to Brown? Amazing what they can do with computers these days.
August 28th, 2012, 12:30 PM #95
August 28th, 2012, 01:01 PM #96
I think it's the chemicals they put in the water in Los Angeles. Thousands of people have seen the same thing, it's an epidemic.
Originally Posted by Rawley19
August 28th, 2012, 01:11 PM #97
Originally Posted by dannybuoy1
I get that too.
August 28th, 2012, 01:13 PM #98
It almost feels like that wasn't the Kings with all of the domination and such. I think they're going to have to win another one for it to seem real.
Originally Posted by Bogey
August 28th, 2012, 02:44 PM #99
It will hit me HARD on October 3rd sometime around 3PM, when myself, my lovely wife (and fellow Kings games attender for the last 12 years) and 2 other people get to take our picture with the cup.
August 28th, 2012, 04:49 PM #100
EA Sports was responsible for that trickery. We were really just watching NHL 13 footage and the Kings put in a bunch of glitch goals.
Originally Posted by Rawley19