I'm all for McDowell's.Quote:
Originally Posted by King Taco:2618448
some of us aren't even 28, chief.
Hell, i have no idea how i became such a huge Sergei Federov fan.
haha, i love kelly hrudey!
i have a photo i took with him when i was 9 mo.s pregnant at the first kings' hockey fest. i waited in line for a long time (over an hour) standing in the heat and then his time was up when i was almost at the front of the line. i almost cried. my husband went up to him as he was leaving and asked if he'd take a pic with me and he kindly obliged. i loved him before and i loved him even more after that. uh, i'm talking about both my husband and kelly hrudey. HAHA.
i was pumped when i heard about this tribute night and totally want to go. i can't wait to get a blue bandana. i remember wanting to be like him when i was just a 15 yr old little lunchbox watching the kings for the first time and being mesmerized by that bandana. lol.
Sorry to explain it so bluntly, but this is nonsense. Won't be accepted as a fan (accepted by whom?) because the guy doesn't wet himself over players he never saw play? You're kidding, right? I've been following the Kings since around 90/91. I know Kings' history, but, while I probably wouldn't go as far as Mr_Conie did, I really don't care much about most guys who played in the 60s, 70s, and the early 80s. Show me highlights of the Miracle on Manchester? I'll watch -- maybe -- but it's no more meaningful to me than anything else from that era or earlier. Just like if I showed a video of game 7 of the 93 Campbell Conference Finals to someone who didn't become a fan until 2001. It would get me worked up because I remember that game from having watched it, but I wouldn't expect the more recent fan to care much.
So, will I too never understand why grown men cry at the SIGHT of the Cup? I cheered and yelled hugged complete strangers and, yes, cried on June 11, 2012. Do I have the same appreciation of what happened as someone who's been a season ticket holder since the early 70s? I don't know, but that hardly matters. I don't care if you've been a fan since 1967 or 1982, 1989, 2001 or 2011. If you're a Kings fan, I accept you, and I'd rather raise a glass with a passionate "new Kings 'fan'" someone who's been a fan since day one who is bitter about it.
Seperated at Birth
Because rocking the bandana is WINNING...